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AJ Classic re-sings Series #1
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC May 22
    Hi guys! So finally....and it's been a long time coming, now all those classic AJ Jingles from the 80's & 90's are available to have your name, station name, slogan and brand sung on the same tracks using whatever lyrics you want. The first series, #1, focuses on a handpicked selection (there were 307 cuts to choose from) of 30 cuts from that era. The emails have been overwhelming and we are almost complete for our first session in 10 days. It's on both Sound Cloud & YouTube whether you just want to geek/anorak out or actually order some for your name, project, station etc. Here's the presentation. Thanks so much everyone. AJ SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/user-714178636 OR YouTube presentation
  • Slight hiccup AJ?
    At approx 22-26 seconds in, Steve Wright and someone else are airchecked at the same time!
    Intentional to make sure we've really listened to the demo properly ?!?! :^)

    Also:-

    1) what's the pricing structure please?

    2) your website appears to be a blank black page with a tiny "run flash" button,
    some visitors may need to hit that button to run Flash version 10.

    Apart from that, a GREAT selection to choose from!
    IJ
  • Slight hiccup AJ?
    At approx 22-26 seconds in, Steve Wright and someone else are airchecked at the same time!


    I'd say Intentional, but it does sound confused - Steve is on left channel, other DJ is on the right, plus that Maximum Music jingle on top of them too.

    I noticed cut #29 has 2 completely different jingles on it though - the Steve Wright jingle isn't a resing or alternate version of the the Q101 cut.

    On a technical note, why does the Duncan Newmarch resing of Steve Wright's "Across the Nation... ... Radio 1" cut play faster? Both versions are synced at the very start of play. Listen on headphones to better hear the drift...

    https://soundcloud.com/gameswizard/steve-vs-duncan-speedpitch-comparison
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC May 23

    Slight hiccup AJ?
    At approx 22-26 seconds in, Steve Wright and someone else are airchecked at the same time!


    I'd say Intentional, but it does sound confused - Steve is on left channel, other DJ is on the right, plus that Maximum Music jingle on top of them too.

    I noticed cut #29 has 2 completely different jingles on it though - the Steve Wright jingle isn't a resing or alternate version of the the Q101 cut.

    On a technical note, why does the Duncan Newmarch resing of Steve Wright's "Across the Nation... ... Radio 1" cut play faster? Both versions are synced at the very start of play. Listen on headphones to better hear the drift...


    Firstly always fully intentional yes. Hidden things for geeks to find!!! :-) . So the pricing is available from info@ajmusicproductions directly and does depend on the cut but as the first session is 80% full we can offer deals for multiple cuts etc. I'm happy to work with everyone on getting a solution to what they want. So @gameswizard the variable speed is most likely to do with TAPE. *some* of these early cuts were recorded on a gorgeous AMS/Neve desk in Milan Italy onto 24 track studer 2 inch tape. We mastered to 30ips quarter inch tape and restored in early 90's. There can be some speed variation but the cut is in Concert G major and might run slightly fast but Duncans recent re-sing is closer to G than the original Steve Wright version. Finally cut #29 IS one of the same. the second version is a keyboard and guitar mix-out (without drums etc) of the first cut. I promise! These are my babies so I would know. ;-) Thanks. AJ

  • Finally cut #29 IS one of the same. the second version is a keyboard and guitar mix-out (without drums etc) of the first cut. I promise! These are my babies so I would know. ;-)

    Of course it is. I can hear it now D'oh!, & thanks for the explanation regarding the speed.
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC May 25
    I would like to thank the support of Jingle Mad and everyone as really excited about the first re-sings session on June 4th. We've booked in 12 cuts and have room for 2 more! Thanks again everyone. https://soundcloud.com/user-714178636/01-aj-classic-re-sings-series-1-presentation-final
  • Team Jinglemad; Aj is awesome to deal with - keeps everything simple and straightforward - has a detailed knowledge of his own jingles and what can and can't be sung, if all goes to plan, soon I'll be "Steve Wright!" ....can't wait to hear how my first cut comes out (there may be more if the wife, and of course funding allows) .....actually, who am I kidding, it's just the wife!
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC May 28

    Team Jinglemad; Aj is awesome to deal with - keeps everything simple and straightforward - has a detailed knowledge of his own jingles and what can and can't be sung, if all goes to plan, soon I'll be "Steve Wright!" ....can't wait to hear how my first cut comes out (there may be more if the wife, and of course funding allows) .....actually, who am I kidding, it's just the wife!



    Thanks Tony for that, it was a pleasure to meet you through this crazy world of jingles!! Like Tony said I know these babies inside and out, backwards and forwards, left & right, mono or stereo, even out of phase and then placed in mono! :-P . I work with you on a personal basis to get what you want. There have been some who decided to make public a private conversation, commenting of my prices...that they were too high. This is not true and I work and help you all out whatever your budgets might be. It's not the mind of a rocket scientist who came to make sure that the very short idents cost less than the 2/3 phrase vocal sings (medium length jingles) would also cost less than the long ramps or heavier sung lyrics with say sentences as much as 14 words in them. Next week we are recording 14 cuts all ordered within 4 days of this service being available. Thanks very much for that. AJ

  • Just ordered my cut yesterday. Really quick service....from hearing the demo....to selecting a track....writing the lyrics and getting a reply - all within 24 hours. Well done AJ. Looking forward to hearing the finished product.

  • michimichi May 29
    There's a couple of cuts in there that I like. I will have to look into this when the budget improves.
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC May 29
    scotron said:

    Just ordered my cut yesterday. Really quick service....from hearing the demo....to selecting a track....writing the lyrics and getting a reply - all within 24 hours. Well done AJ. Looking forward to hearing the finished product.



    Thanks @scotron Thanks!!! Yes we are really looking forward to the first session one week from today. Many thanks. AJ
  • There have been some who decided to make public a private conversation, commenting of my prices...that they were too high.

    It's quite despicable when folk share a personal communication, be it business or personal. By doing so, however, they should of course then be politely declined any assistance in the future ;-) To throw in my tuppence, I can say that AJ offered me a competitive (some might even say generous) deal on the two re-sings that I have ordered. I don't know him personally, but my impressions are that he is obviously primarily a talented producer and secondly a reasonable businessman.

  • I forgot to ask: who is the lead male vocalist on the "Across the nation..." cut, plus, who says "Steve Wright" on that cut also?
    After hearing Duncan's re-sing, the male vocal sounds almost identical now as he did back in the late 80's.
    Thanks.
  • I forgot to ask: who is the lead male vocalist on the "Across the nation..." cut, plus, who says "Steve Wright" on that cut also?
    After hearing Duncan's re-sing, the male vocal sounds almost identical now as he did back in the late 80's.
    Thanks.



    Those pipes belong to Anthony James ;)

  • Now that's VERY shrewd as a business model for the product, certainly to broadcast clients at least!

    1) Royalties for the rights
    2) Royalties for airplay (per play in UK anyway)
    3) Royalty for each sing (AJ premises are in NY, union town) as the "artiste" performing
    4) Royalties for lease of material

    And probably more as owner of the company.

    I tip my hat to AJ on this one !



  • iJingles said:

    Those pipes belong to Anthony James ;)


    I'd never have guessed. I wonder... is there any video of him in action?
  • Video...Now there is a thought. Hope your are going to video this historic session AJ. Got to do it for posterity etc....:-)
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC June 1

    There have been some who decided to make public a private conversation, commenting of my prices...that they were too high.


    It's quite despicable when folk share a personal communication, be it business or personal. By doing so, however, they should of course then be politely declined any assistance in the future ;-) To throw in my tuppence, I can say that AJ offered me a competitive (some might even say generous) deal on the two re-sings that I have ordered. I don't know him personally, but my impressions are that he is obviously primarily a talented producer and secondly a reasonable businessman.



    Many thanks Chris and you were one of the first ones to place your order. :-) Much appreciated. AJ
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC June 1
    iJingles said:

    I forgot to ask: who is the lead male vocalist on the "Across the nation..." cut, plus, who says "Steve Wright" on that cut also?
    After hearing Duncan's re-sing, the male vocal sounds almost identical now as he did back in the late 80's.
    Thanks.



    Those pipes belong to Anthony James ;)



    They do indeed and thankfully because I look after my "pipes" and live an extremely healthy lifestyle (starts coughing furiously for some reason) :-P It hasn't changed at all apart from hitting about a whole tone lower bass notes.
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC June 1

    Now that's VERY shrewd as a business model for the product, certainly to broadcast clients at least!

    1) Royalties for the rights
    2) Royalties for airplay (per play in UK anyway)
    3) Royalty for each sing (AJ premises are in NY, union town) as the "artiste" performing
    4) Royalties for lease of material

    And probably more as owner of the company.

    I tip my hat to AJ on this one !





    Thanks Ian. So how it works for personal cuts is simple. You buy it and it's yours forever. If you were to broadcast it, then yes you'd simply have to write down the name of the jingle/composer/publisher etc. There is no royalty for each sing as by state law you are allowed to work out the appropriate deal with each singer as long as they agree to (and they sign to that fact) that they are happy releasing the recording. I'm not sure what you mean Royalty for the lease of the material, well there are several meanings to it in fact. This is not a commercial sale in the way a song on iTunes is so by purchasing the jingle you don't own the copyright of the work/music/vocals within the jingle, but you own the right to keep it (deeming it as your own personal property for the purpose for which it was intended) ....oh hell sorry for the legal stuff. For Broadcast stations buying several cuts, we take a cool approach and do not impose a license period/term. I do not think this is fair. However is a station is buying more than 5 for a breakfast show or something, we would then give them our standard jingle licensing. Phew! back to the mixing board. Coffee anyone? AJ

  • "...oh hell sorry for the legal stuff"

    Not at all!

    While many of us who've been involved for a long time are familiar with different companies methods and even the
    different "legals" between e.g. Texas or California, its always worthwhile to "educate" the younger or newer ones
    to our hobby as to how it all works!
    :^)

    Iain (not Ian, "two I's, one on either side of my nose" is how to remember it! Heh heh! )

  • I am so looking forward to hearing these resings from the new candy store on the block. Your work, AJ - and voice - is legendary :)

    Hope there will be some video and/or session tapes!!
  • Yes. I understand AJ's inaugural session of personal Cuts was on Monday. Looking forward to receiving mine when they're ready. :-) :-)
  • Yes. I understand AJ's inaugural session of personal Cuts was on Monday. Looking forward to receiving mine when they're ready. :-) :-)




  • Received my cuts this morning from AJ Productions and they sound great. :-)
  • mbmb June 8
    Always exciting to get THOSE emails in your inbox - i have no doubt it is excellent!
  • Maybe we should start a separate thread with our AJ personal cuts? :-)
  • Wonder if I get the Gold Star for being the first to "Air" an AJ personal Cut? :-)
    Here's a Drop-Box link to a 60 second scoop of the 2 Jingles. No doubt you'll spot there are actually 3 in this clip, the first being a JAM one,

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/40yksq4ets96na0/AJ%20Jingles%20first%20use.mp3?dl=0
  • Nice but bordering on distortion here - I would run the limiter over that audio and knock off at least 3dB !
  • Ok here are my AJ cuts. The main cut and two of the mixes. Enjoy. https://soundcloud.com/ronseeth/sets/the-ron-seeth-show-aj-productions
  • On a technical point:
    Interesting looking at scotron's cuts in an editor.
    "Track 2 (02)" is semi instrumental of "Track 3 (08)", yet when you line the waveforms up one cut is missing 0.026 of audio (i.e. they've been edited at different points).

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    Heard individually, you would never notice. But as an avid editor of audio with a very keen ear, I noticed an anomaly on the original length version "Track 1 (01)" which got my OCD tingling.

    The hightlighted "maroon" section is where the 2 cuts are synchronised perfectly. Now looking at the beginning in "blue", the cuts are clearly different lengths - it's the same jingle apart from one being semi instrumental and the other being the vocal version.

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  • "...OCD..."

    And to think I used to worry about JAM over-emphasising the very last "nnnnn" of my name as "...nnnNNGH!"
    Until Jon explained the technical "why" .....

    Got to admit the editing on Ron's mixouts is very smooth-flowing indeed.
    Great work by AJ!
  • Thanks Iain. Am trying to understand gameswizards's post. Hell sounds good to me...:-) Ok, Iain, what was it about your name that had to be over-emphasised etc. We need to know.. :-)
  • rakrak June 9
    scotron said:

    Thanks Iain. Am trying to understand gameswizards's post. Hell sounds good to me...:-) Ok, Iain, what was it about your name that had to be over-emphasised etc. We need to know.. :-)



    You're not the only one, Ron! Both yours and Chris's AJ cuts are sounding good. Look forward to hearing everybody else's cuts.

  • Due to a few personal issues I missed out on the first session

    Hopefully the next one

    Anyway the cuts I have heard so far sound great
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC June 11
    Hi all. Thanks for the positive comments. My editor is working on a quick montage of some of the re-sings while I am away. The next session is on July 17th. It was really fun to do these and in September we will be releasing Series#2 of more classic stuff. Many thanks. AJ
  • "September we will be releasing Series#2 of more classic stuff"

    Daft question - will it include the "all time favourite" ... "Spire FM - with Woods in Salisbury" !!! ???
    :^)
  • Here's my re-sing of cut 8 "Steve Wright in the Morning!"

    https://soundcloud.com/tony-mullins-1/tony-mullins-aj-productions
  • Chris and Ron - LOVE your re-sings, AMAZING!
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC June 15

    Thanks all. We have put a rapid montage of the recent re-sings on sound cloud. One thing, there are several clients that prior to ordering do not wish to make their personal cuts available to hear. It might sound strange but I am honoring that. Here is the link.
    Listen to AJ CLASSIC RE - SINGS SERIES #1 SAMPLE OF RECENT CLIENTS by AJ Classic Jingle Re-Sings #np on #SoundCloud
    https://soundcloud.com/user-714178636/aj-classic-re-sings-series-1-sample-of-recent-clients
  • Thanks AJ. Terrific to hear some of your classic cuts re-done to the same high quality ;-)
  • My order to join the growing number of people with AJ classic cuts was placed last week. So far it has been an absolute pleasure to deal with AJ and I can’t wait to hear the end result next month! Unlike the party poopers AJ mentions, I will be happy to share the end result.
  • RjMRjM June 21
    I’m very tempted... might wait to see what cuts are in series 2.
  • m_hodgey said:

    Unlike the party poopers AJ mentions, I will be happy to share the end result.



    Thanks Mark ;)
  • m_hodgeym_hodgey August 27
    As a bank holiday bonus, my new AJ Classic Re-Sing landed in my inbox this morning!!!

    https://soundcloud.com/user-494582921/aj-classiccuts1-cut11-markhodgkinson-08-18/s-K6QRv

    It’s took a little longer than expected but it’s definitely been worth the wait and I’m well-chuffed with the end result. Thanks AJ for a cut that certainly stands out with some of my best re-sings.
  • mbmb August 27
    It's a great cut and resing Mark - sounds amazing and I really like the vocal mix.
    Overall I think we can say its the dogs b's :)
    Great work from AJ - again
  • scotronscotron August 27
    Nice one Mark. Worth the wait I would say...
  • That's fantastic!
  • bigchris69bigchris69 August 27
    Snap!
    Clearly Hodgey and I both have immaculate taste ;-)
    Here are my couple of new ones - I think Top quality again from AJ, as usual.....

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/nk8cy1fuo2vw084/AJ%20BigChris%20Jingles.mp3?dl=0

  • m_hodgeym_hodgey August 27
    Great choice of cuts Chris, especially the second one. ;-) Sounding good!

    There’s nothing wrong per say, but something didn’t sound quite right with the bed version and it’s only when I’ve gone back to listen to the original Steve Wright version that I’ve finally been able to put my finger on it. It is the end part that is slightly different in that the drums drop out sooner and there a couple of additional notes missing on the end.

    Here’s the original Steve Wright track for you to compare: https://youtu.be/GoOs57z1Tvw?t=4m7s

    Using the above track from AJ’s wonderful Steve Wright archive jingles montage and my acappella, I’ve done a second version of my montage:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-494582921/aj-classic-re-sings-series-1-mark-hodgkinson-ver-2/s-uZ9gM
  • pvankleipvanklei August 27
    Nice re-sings Mark and Chris.
    Great job from AJ.