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Post by BradBush » January 6th, 2007, 12:31 am

Long time since I contributed anything, but here I am again.

I have been listening to the community podcast and I would like to thank the producers for using my little themes from this oh so long ago forgotten thread - http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1061&start=0
(I'm so disconnected, that I don't even know who they are.. but they do a great job)

Well, I thought I would do a few more in varioius styles, and I started with a little accoustic guitar one.
http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=F9424AD6068B2DBA

Can someone stick this up on the Wiki promo page? Its not an editable page, or I would have done it.

Any suggestions for other themes (smooth jazz? Hard rock ;-) 70's funk!!)

I got the original ideal from XM radio (if you have it, you know what I mean).

Enough rambling...

Brad

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Post by Cloud Mountain » January 6th, 2007, 1:13 am

Thanks for the new variation on the theme! Nice.

Actually, the LV wiki IS editable by you, but you have to sign on to the wiki to do that. But anyway, your new theme file has to be added to archive.org, which you couldn't do.

I've added a link to your new file to the wiki and the file will be added to archive.org for all to access. (The yousendit link has a short window, and so I've provided a temp link to it elsewhere.)

Thanks again for enrichening the podcasts!

Yes, a smooth jazz one might be good. Are these "real" instruments?
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Post by jimmowatt » January 6th, 2007, 1:43 am

BradBush wrote:Long time since I contributed anything, but here I am again.
Hiya Brad
Welcome back and thanks a lot for the themes.
They are the perfect tool for the job.
As for new variations;
There's one I can hear in my head but I'm not sure I can explain it very well. It's a sort of acoustic guitar clicking sound that has a bit of a sense of urgency.
It's the sound you get when you strum a guitar and then clamp your hands over it to stop the reverberations. I figure it might give the jingle a sharp staccato type feel for special occasions.

And another one which would be fun would be the theme on a banjo.
A real plinka plinka plink type thing

Kind regards and many thanks

Jim
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Post by jimmowatt » January 6th, 2007, 2:05 am

Cloud Mountain wrote: But anyway, your new theme file has to be added to archive.org, which you couldn't do.

And neither can I.
I don't get an edit button logging in there so I figure someone (maybe Brad) has put it on archive.org under their own login
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Post by hugh » January 6th, 2007, 5:57 am

i want an improvisational free jazz version!! ;)

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Post by BradBush » January 6th, 2007, 7:48 am

Thank you CM and Jim (and you too Hugh) for your suggetstions and comments on the themes.

Well, at one time, I knew how to put stuff on Archive.org, and I had a log in to the Wiki, but I had forgotten all of that!! Thanks for updating it for me.

I have a full little computer-based studio in my office. The first three themes were all "virtual" instruments (which are really just samples of real instruments - you can get pretty real sounding with the right technique, voicings, effects, production, etc). The last one was a mike of me actually playing my real nylon guitar. I added a few effects to make it sound like I am in a cathedral!

OK, a muted guitar (electric I presume), and a jazz version somewhere between free and smooth coming up soon (which is all relative, given my schedule).

Brad

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Post by ductapeguy » January 6th, 2007, 8:10 am

This is a little bit tongue in cheek, but since Librivox is all about voices...

How about a full choral version with pipe organ?
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Post by BradBush » January 6th, 2007, 9:19 am

I like that one. I have some good choir sounds.

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Post by Cloud Mountain » January 6th, 2007, 10:37 am

BradBush wrote:I like that one. I have some good choir sounds.
Anything more would be good!


Does anyone have the "key" to uploading newer themes with the original ones? (And as I think of it, I have a few as well. Am currently providing spave for Brads newest and mine, on one of my servers. Links are on the LV Promo page.)
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Post by Cloud Mountain » January 6th, 2007, 10:38 am

ductapeguy wrote:This is a little bit tongue in cheek, but since Librivox is all about voices...

How about a full choral version with pipe organ?
If you can supply the organ, we should be able to get some singers together.
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Post by kayray » January 6th, 2007, 11:21 am

hugh wrote:i want an improvisational free jazz version!! ;)
Hehehe Hugh just throw another party and hit "record" ;-) Nice to see you again, Brad -- Happy New Year to your whole family!
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Post by ceastman » January 6th, 2007, 2:13 pm

And I have the idea in brain for a version with strings+horn/orchestral... it'll just be a while before I actually get working on it!

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Post by Cloud Mountain » January 6th, 2007, 2:46 pm

The first week of February will be
LibriVox Theme Week
in which we drop everything and
create various versions of the LV theme.
A sign-up "I promise to" topic thread
is forthcoming. Put aside your time now!
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Post by kristin » January 7th, 2007, 11:50 am

Can anyone supply the notes for this? I've tried to decipher it but it's giving me problems. (I know, I know, I should be able to work it out but I can't. I'm a need to see notes type of person.)

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Post by BradBush » January 10th, 2007, 7:50 pm

Kristen, I have been out of town. Do you want just the melody, or the melody and chord voicings? The different versions have some different chords.

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