[Hpr] New intro and outro

Mark Rice ricemark20 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 09:29:11 UTC 2021

My vote is for the new music, keeping the text2speech.   It would be nice to keep the old music, though somewhat quieter, as an option.  

On November 7, 2021 2:00:02 PM CST, hpr-request at hackerpublicradio.org wrote:
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>      attrition(trying again without encryption)" (Ken Fallon)
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>Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2021 18:14:44 +0100
>From: Ken Fallon <ken at fallon.ie>
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>Subject: [Hpr] Theme - was "Possible cause and solution to subscriber
>	attrition(trying again without encryption)"
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>On 2021-10-28 14:22:04, Ken Fallon wrote:
>> On 2021-10-27 20:03:47, dnt wrote:
>>> Hi, this lurker would like to come out of the woodwork and say that 
>>> the discussion started from a perceived concern about a plateau in 
>>> subscribers and one of the defining things about HPR, it seems to me, 
>>> is its focus on attracting contributors, rather than listeners. 
>>> Therefore, I think it would be very important to retain the outro, 
>>> specifically the part about "this episode was contributed by an HPR 
>>> listener like yourself, if you want to find out how easy it really is" 
>>> etc. Apparently not easy enough for me! But still, I find it important 
>>> for the invitation to be there in case someone is tuning in for the 
>>> first time, and for someone who has been tuning in for a while and 
>>> still hasn't converted, it's a welcome reminder.
>>> -dnt
>> Valid point - as is the show license declaration.
>We have recorded a show to read out all these comments, so that the 
>community as a whole can come with feedback.
>The show itself
>It includes a first attempt at new branding based on the comments here 
>and on the HPR Matrix channel.
>This is to give it an airing and see what people think. It's open to 
>change resulting from the feedback.
>The general layout would be to use a shorter quieter theme for the intro 
>and outro. This is approximately 1 minute 10 seconds in total to the 
>show itself, shaving about 1? minutes off the current branding.
>The computer text to speech (although hated by some) was liked by more. 
>So for this test we're going to keep it as a voice over on the intro. 
>The outro is much reduced and has the addition of thanking the sponsors. 
>We'll rerecord it once it's agreed what the final format is.
>Show hpr3461 was edited manually while show hpr3463 has been done 
>An attempt has been made to tackle the loudness but I'm still looking 
>for how to run an audacity filter via the cli.
>Please tell us what you think.
>Ken Fallon (PA7KEN,G5KEN)
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