[Hpr] HPR Theme

Joshua "lowtek" Burton morgellon at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 07:47:37 PDT 2011


Attached is the best HPR intro *EVAR*... [?]

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 10:22 AM, slick0 <slick0 at slick0.net> wrote:

>  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> 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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