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S2Blue - Manx Radio / Tameside versions from JAM.

Some new jingles uploaded to the S2Blue site this week. This package was originally produced for Manx Radio over 10 years ago. The tracks were made at Abbey Road.

S2Blue re-sung it for us at Moorlands Radio in 2009 (at the time I was MD at Moorlands Radio) - and it has now been re-sung at JAM for Tameside radio in Manchester.

Tameside jingles with JAM vocals:
https://songbox.com/qs/13185437-343e-453d-b932-3342e77fae38

(and the Moorlands Versions from S2Blue 2009)


I'm sure you've all seen this - the original session at Abbey Road for Manx:

Comments

  • If only Jon would do jingles this way...
  • "If only Jon would do jingles this way..."

    Lets be fair...

    Any Dallas producer can't get the huge BBC in-house professional Philharmonic Orchestra over from London just like that to do a main session!
    Hence why e.g. RW Europe have used such BBC staff musicians to "locally" record packages for clients over here, e.g. BBC Radio Scotland customs.

    In real "commercial" jingle-land, each orchestral "section" has the appropriate musicians "in" separately - the videos of AJ Productions in New York
    having tiny groups of musicians recording on the office landing or corridor for the "big sound" to be built-up at the mixing desk is a good example
    of the reality of how everything is now engineered and honed to get excellent results without having the "entire band" together in one place at one time.

    :)
  • Sorry about that phrasing! I meant if only Jon made more modern-sounding jingles like this.
  • edited July 2021
    Justin, I agree with you. I'd like to hear a new vocal sound.
  • Was always curious about the possiblity of JAM doing resings of S2Blue (or Top Format) cuts. These sound great!
  • That would be awesome!

    Mr. Wolfert, if you are reading this, then this is something that could bring you guys back out from just being a more niche-sounding jingle company.
  • Mr. Wolfert, if you are reading this, then this is something that could bring you guys back out from just being a more niche-sounding jingle company.
    I'm sure Jon would produce whatever the client requested.

  • ......to be fair; if you listen to the Tameside jingles (in the top post) Jon produced this session himself. It was JAM vocals on UK (S2Blue) tracks.
  • The cuts have been re-worked by AudioSweets too...

    https://www.audiosweets.com/asid/packages/compass-fm/
  • edited July 2021
    I've not been here for a long time... However, I decided to take a peek today and saw this.

    I can add a little background to these as I chose this particular set of jingles, placed the order and sat in on the session with Jon and the group! The package was actually re-sung in May 2019 in Dallas, so it's a few years old now. S2Blue have only just got around to sharing it.

    I went to Simon P and asked if we could get this package re-sung, but have the Dallas group sing on it. The answer was yes, but it needed to be tweaked slightly. Those more observant individuals will notice that the original Manx Radio package mainly featured solo vocalists - hence the final product doesn't feature a "full" 5-voice group. I believe Steve Butler re-wrote the vocal charts and they were sent over to Dallas for recording.

    They recorded and stacked the vocals twice, as they went through and sung the melody of the cut first and then the harmony afterwards. (Or the other way around, I can't remember!)

    Nonetheless, Jon and the team did an excellent job and they were transferred back to the UK for mixing in Manchester.
    Mr. Wolfert, if you are reading this, then this is something that could bring you guys back out from just being a more niche-sounding jingle company.

    I personally wouldn't describe JAM as a "niche-sounding jingle company", but each to their own :) They have recently produced some newer material, just look at the website.
  • LindenWade wrote: »
    I personally wouldn't describe JAM as a "niche-sounding jingle company", but each to their own :) They have recently produced some newer material, just look at the website.

    They have only released a few new packages over the past 5 or so years.

  • I agree with Justin. Back in the day, jingle companies had jingles that had texture, bass and style. It just seems there's no grit or texture to jingles these days, with Reelworld being the exception.
    A lot of today's jingles (at least in the US), sound over-processed, artificial and flat. Modern equipment doesn't necessarily mean better jingles.
    You can have all the equipment in the world, but if the vocals aren't right, it's all for nothing. My brother once said that one of his favorite jingles had one piano and one vocalist!!
    Times, especially in the US, have changed. Jingle companies should reflect those changes in their own way.
    I heard a Reelworld TOH the other day while traveling. I said at the time that no company anywhere could top that jingle.

  • BA wrote: »
    I agree with Justin. Back in the day, jingle companies had jingles that had texture, bass and style. It just seems there's no grit or texture to jingles these days, with Reelworld being the exception.
    A lot of today's jingles (at least in the US), sound over-processed, artificial and flat. Modern equipment doesn't necessarily mean better jingles.
    You can have all the equipment in the world, but if the vocals aren't right, it's all for nothing. My brother once said that one of his favorite jingles had one piano and one vocalist!!
    Times, especially in the US, have changed. Jingle companies should reflect those changes in their own way.
    I heard a Reelworld TOH the other day while traveling. I said at the time that no company anywhere could top that jingle.

    What station was that?

  • They have only released a few new packages over the past 5 or so years.

    That’s still the newer material, which I was referring to. The original package featured on this post is 12 years old…

  • JAM the best place for jingles.
  • BA wrote: »
    WAVR.

    What package were they using?
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