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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!# | Posted March 5th, 2014 at 6:03 pm. It has 17 notes. View high resolution.
This Saturday, at 11am PST, Sean Vanaman & Olly Moss will fight to the death in the desolate world of Chernarus, streamed live at twitch.tv/idlethumbs.
The CONCEPT: Starting as new spawns in DayZ, Sean and Olly will set out with one goal — to the kill the other person.
The DETAILS: Both men will be able to gain information about the other’s whereabouts from one place — their twitch chat feed. While various levels of misinformation and trolling are unavoidable, we ask that you don’t log on to the server with the expressed goal of killing one of us. To win, Olly or Sean must initiate and deliver the killing blow.
- The event will be streamed from twitch.tv/ollymoss, twitch.tv/seanvanman and twitch.tv/idlethumbs, concurrently.
- You can give Sean and/or Olly information in the chat channels of their respective streams.
- If you wish to join the *actual* server, it can be found by searching Idle Thumbs.
- To keep the on-server players to folks in the know, the password will be THEMOTHERFUCKINGWIZARD.
FINALLY: We have no idea if this will be fun to watch (or play). Come find out!# | Posted February 26th, 2014 at 2:25 pm. It has 29 notes.
Here it is, the culmination of the clandestine Idle Thumbs 10th Anniversary Weird Thing Committee’s many weeks of planning. A package arrived at the office last night and, as requested, we opened it on a live stream. We were not disappointed.# | Posted February 12th, 2014 at 12:40 pm. It has 38 notes.
A mysterious package arrives. We fear reader maliciousness.# | Posted February 10th, 2014 at 7:15 pm. It has 18 notes.
More Idle Thumbs host portraits have arrived…# | Posted February 5th, 2014 at 6:22 pm. It has 39 notes.
A book arrived in the mail, with a wonderful rendering by the author!# | Posted January 30th, 2014 at 2:35 pm. It has 31 notes. View high resolution.
This arrived at thumbs headquarters.# | Posted January 28th, 2014 at 3:07 pm. It has 52 notes. View high resolution.
An absolutely incredible gift in honor of Dishonoured Australia Day from reader Rikky Cohn.# | Posted January 24th, 2014 at 2:56 pm. It has 12 notes.
Google buys the BigDog: A Speculative Video
Recently it was announced that Google has purchased Boston Dynamics, creators of autonomous military robots which, for all intents and purposes, are terminators. MAYBE they’re not terminators, but they probably are.
A few weeks ago on our podcast we speculated as to what the future may hold, pinned under the aluminum hoof of a BigDog. To our delight, our mindless yammering was then animated in amazing video form by Derek Lieu (The creator of the Idle Thumbs Steam Controller Reveal video from a few months back!).# | Posted January 10th, 2014 at 1:15 pm. It has 51 notes.