Help record the new Idle Thumbs theme!
Chris here. I’m looking for singers to help us perform the new Idle Thumbs theme that will debut in episode 150. The idea is that a chorus of Thumbs fans will sing the various “video games” harmony lines, creating a fuller sound than when it’s me overdubbing myself three times.
If you want to help out, and you think you can hold a pitch, download the zip file of guide vocal tracks, and record your own voice against them, maintaining the timing and pitch. Each file you record, in wav or high-quality mp3 (at least 256kbps), should consist of only one line, with the same filename as the original. Each file in the zip has a click track to help you with timing, but yours shouldn’t have that.
As you can tell from my own files, my voice doesn’t hold up all that well without accompaniment—the goal here isn’t for pristine solo vocal performance, it’s to get a good blend of voices singing basically in pitch and in time.
If you’re a woman, or a man with a high tenor, feel free to record any of the lines an octave up.
We don’t have a place for you to upload these right now, so you’ll have to find your own place to host them. Send them in to email@example.com with the subject line “Theme 150 vocals”.
Please note that I probably won’t be able to use every single submission—I’ll be selecting the ones that hit a good standard of audio quality, pitch and tempo accuracy, and overall blend.
If you have any questions, you can ask me on twitter at @chrisremo.
This is going to be rad!