[Hpr] HPR Theme

slick0 slick0 at slick0.net
Wed Sep 7 08:02:24 PDT 2011


That is indeed the best intro!

On 9/7/2011 10:47 AM, Joshua "lowtek" Burton wrote:
> Attached is the best HPR intro /EVAR/...
>
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 10:22 AM, slick0 <slick0 at slick0.net 
> <mailto: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
>>     <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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