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    McGurk/Vocal Paredolia on chopped vocals?

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    The McGurk Effect aka Vocal Paredolia is the phenomenon in which you can hear stuff said or sung that isn't exactly there. In sampling, you can go the Todd Edwards route and chop already existing vocals and make new words out of them or you can go all out and make instruments sound like it "sings" and such. "High Life" is pure McGurk of the first kind.

    Have you heard any other examples of McGurk/Vocal Paredolia and do you experiment with it yourself?

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    Re: McGurk/Vocal Paredolia on chopped vocals?

    Didn't know the name for this! It's a neat effect.

    I've mostly heard it in Daft Punk songs, and Todd Edwards, of course.

    I used chopped vocals in these songs:
    https://soundcloud.com/sir-ridley/downfall
    https://soundcloud.com/sir-ridley/ka...all-sir-ridley

    The first one sounds to me like "My downfall, I have to give up/keep up"
    But actually it's something like "Five th | ound for | handsome viewer". It's from Chic - Stage Fright.

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    Re: McGurk/Vocal Paredolia on chopped vocals?

    Researching this now.. That's really interesting. Did not know there was a name for the phenomenon.

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