[Hpr] HPR Theme
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.
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
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