[Hpr] HPR Branding

Nigel Verity nigelverity at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 2 03:47:09 PDT 2018


My only gripe is with the electronic voice. A point I raised on an earlier thread a few months back is that we have a lot of listeners to whom English is a second language. Espeak does not lend itself to clear unambiguous diction. I could just about get value from a podcast in German but I'm certain I'd struggle to understand an intro in German using Espeak.

I'd prefer a gentle and clear human voice. The voice which appears in the outro would be perfect, but I do appreciate it is a bit of an imposition on somebody to take the upcoming episode schedules and record/edit all the snippets. I'd volunteer to do it but anybody who has heard my few episodes would know my voice is just not the one for the job.

From: Hpr <hpr-bounces at hackerpublicradio.org> on behalf of Ken Fallon <ken at fallon.ie>ly
Sent: 01 September 2018 21:03
To: hpr at hackerpublicradio.org
Subject: [Hpr] HPR Branding

Hi All,

Following a discussion on the Community News,
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I am reopening the discussion as to the HPR branding as defined on "Give
Shows > Theme"

It's been a while since we had this discussion and it would be good to
revisit it again.

Currently the branding is as follows

1. Show Synopsis (Espeak saying "This is HPR episode ${show_number)
entitled "${title}". It is hosted by ${hostname} ... etc"

2. Thanking our Hosting provider (Automatically Added)

3. HPR Introduction Music (Mandatory)

4. The Show

5. HPR Outro Music (Mandatory)

We would like your input on what if anything should change.

Is the 1. Show Synopsis, adding value to people ?

Do we continue to 2. Thanking our Hosting provider ? Should we remove it
or put it in the outro ?

Should we refresh the 3. HPR Introduction Music ? Make it shorter ?

Should the 5. HPR Outro Music text be changed ?

Any other changes ?


Ken Fallon

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