CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!
Each episode's opening music will be a unique piece, relating to the episode's theme. They'll all be different in tone, tempo, and harmony. What will be consistent among all of them will be the prominent placement of our hitRECord slate, which is a series of beeps we use at our live shoots to sync everyone's cameras up to the action on stage.
CHECK OUT THE SLATE HERE. It's simple - four beeps: Root, root, root, octave: It's simple on its face, but it's wide open for manipulation in endless ways, depending on what you surround it with harmonically, or the tempo you play it at, or how you transpose it. It doesn't imply major or minor, and it can live along with melodies or chords.
CHECK OUT THESE THREE ROUGH DEMO PIECES. Use them as examples of how this can all work with different feels, keys, and tempos.
We want each episode's theme to incorporate the slate in novel ways, but it's also very important that it is a consistently-recognizable element. So, we'd like to concentrate on maintaining the sequence of beeps as they exist MOST of the time (root, root, root, octave). That doesn't mean you can't play that figure over (for example) an A major, then shifting up to a D major or something like that, though. And it works if you want to change the rhythm of the four notes, too (triplets or dotted eighths or something). But the phrase should always consist of only the root note and octave, starting on the low note, and ending on the high note.
Another consistent element in each opening music sequence will be where we come out of the music: We want the words "It's time to hit RECord". It can be sung, spoken, or sliced / diced or stuttered. By one voice or many. In unison or in harmony. All depends on what works with the music
So here's what we're looking for:
--Music tracks that evoke each episode's theme, which include our slate, as described above. They'll ultimately end up being somewhere between 10 and 20 seconds long, so your ideas have to be clear and concise. You can make a longer track if you want, but make sure there's a solid piece that fits into that timeframe.
--Vocals, spoken and sung, saying "It's time to hitRECord". The more of these we have to choose from, the more we can all mix and match them, slice and dice them, tune them to match our tracks, etc.