Jingles for comercials question

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Allan F, Oct 24, 2002.

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  1. Allan F

    Allan F Guest

    Hi again,
    I thought I should make this a new topic. Thank you all for your help and advice on my other topic, very grateful. I enjoy doing jingles and background music, and would like some advice as to what radio stations, advertising companies, Tv commercials, need for demos, for example, would the demos have to be mono capable, normalised to 0db, etc. I hope, eventually, after much learning from you guys to be able to, maybe someday, to send some demos to the above! Much advice needed.
    Many thanks for your patience.
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
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    Generally, jingles for tv should be done at 48khz sampling rate because that's what the D2 video machines run at. But that only needs to be addressed after you get the gig and they love it, change it, rewrite it, mix it, remix it, and finally lay it up. The final format for delivery will be dictated to you after they agree to use it. As far as demos are concerned, in my experience, just make it sound as good as you can and put it on CD with a great label on it. Heck most jingle houses I know of in new york, trade demos back and forth between writers via MP3, that goes onto a server hard drive and some highschool kid in the back burns CD's from that to deliver to the people in the jingle house. If they like it, then they email that to the client. If the client likes it, then they call you into re-record the whole thing while the client sits in the room on the phone eating sushi.
  3. skip bitmin

    skip bitmin Guest

    Hi who do you send your demo cd to?
    how long should it be example under 2 min?
  4. Linwood

    Linwood Active Member

    Dec 9, 2001
    I make most of my money by writing and producing jingles. I work with a lot of jingle houses. They get the gigs and farm them out to people like me. The problem is that they step on the money so hard that there's very little left to actually get the job done, but that's the gig. Either you do it or the next guy will. You loose money on every gig, but make up for it in volume. Anyway... for a demo, I would say maybe around 5 mins. If your looking to write jingles, just put jingles on you demo. If you search the net with keywords like jingles,production music, radio jingles,etc.. you'll find lots of places to send your demo.

  5. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Micheal, isn't that the truth!

    Why is is that Vid production finals don't give a rats asshole about the sound in certain circumstances?

    I fixed -up a Vid editing stations sound..(their speakers were out of phase to begin with) and besically, it still sounds "good"

    Emphesis in audio production quality running SP is few and far between..but some do care.. :)
  6. daviddk

    daviddk Guest

    You have to have something for the Ad agency
    to see.They want to see how you write to picture.
    I write music for TV shows but my advise would
    be to take 4 commercials and write music to them
    so you have something to show them.
    Most Ad agencey wont even listen to a demo

    Oh ya I have heard a lot of demo cd's
    and the one thing to stay away from is
    using too many synths and samples to emulate
    real instruments.
    hope this helps
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