[Hpr] HPR Theme

slick0 slick0 at slick0.net
Wed Sep 7 07:22:40 PDT 2011


Have you heard the theme to Star Trek: Enterprise?... *shrudders*

You do have a point, though. I'll work on providing different cuts of 
the original at some point. I don't know when that point will be, but 
hopefully not too far off.

-slick0

On 9/6/2011 11:28 PM, Klaatu wrote:
> I have to agree.  The new themes are neat and all, but they are no 
> equal for the retro feel of the current theme.  Also, there is solid 
> brand awareness with the current theme.  It IS hacker public radio.  
> You wouldn't go and change, say, the Star Trek theme music would you?  
> Well, unless you were rebooting.  But we're not rebooting.
>
> As for the intro being shorter.  What I try to do is, like Slick0 
> says, fade the intro down very softly after the initial 10 seconds, 
> and bring in the voices.  If you do this carefully, and mind your 
> levels, you can have a bit of a mix as the intro plays itself out and 
> the show begins.  You can even script it with soemthing like sox 
> hpr_intro.flac -m hpr_publican.wav mixed.flac (which admittedly 
> doesn't have any delay; voice and intro start a the same time, but you 
> get the idea).
>
>
> -- klaatu
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 3:28 PM, lostnbronx <lostnbronx at gmail.com 
> <mailto:lostnbronx at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Honestly, I don't like any of the new themes.  The highly orchestrated
>     one seems like a pretentious network news broadcast, and the other one
>     wasn't memorable at all.  What, exactly, is the motivation for a new
>     theme?  Have there been complaints about the old one?
>
>     I believe that there really is a fair amount of brand awareness
>     associated with the current tune.  If it's sounding a little long in
>     the tooth, then I suggest asking the more musical members of the HPR
>     community to come up with a new arrangement of the old theme --
>     something immediately identifiable as HPR, but more updated-sounding?
>     I don't even know if that's possible, but it would be nice.
>
>     Oh, and it would be VERY nice if it the Intro theme was made much
>     shorter!  Honestly, it really doesn't need to be over 10 to 15
>     seconds.  Regular listeners have to sit through that thing five times
>     a week, and its sole purpose is to identify the show as HPR.  A quick
>     riff on the old theme would accomplish this, and get right into the
>     content.  The Outro theme can be as long as it needs to be, to get the
>     hosting and contact info out there: anyone interested in that will
>     have no problem sitting through it, while everyone else can just skip
>     it.
>
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