Hive Sound Iibrary - Bank holiday Monday sounds
I have been having fun playing around with Logic these past few days, exploring the different synths that come with it and the extensive loop libraries. Anyway I want to create me own, so have made a start on that. Today’s small contribution to the library is a loop I created with a few loops of my own and one that I pulled in from a third party, to create what you’d hear today.
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Project 23 - Why project 23? It’s the file name that Logic assigned to it! So by using these details in my posts, so that I can easily cross reference the sound content with Hive articles. Saves me from going bonkers!
I also sneak in today, a mix track (as I like to call it) because its based on one of the Live Loop sound packs and it’s the bank holiday here in the UK.
The gist of the project
Every day or maybe should I safely say, every so often, I launch my iPad and explore the sonic possibilities of sound design and music using a growing collection of apps that I own. Sometimes I may come up with a set of audio files, maybe a complete track or as in the case of today just one longer piece of audio.
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The main tools I use...
Logic Pro for iPad
I have been using a variety of hosts on the iPadOS platform now for a awhile but there is a new tool on the list, Logic! Yay! So expect it to feature heavily for #hivesoundlibrary posts and videos. I've been loving it, since they launched the iPad version.
A tape delay machine that can be used in various different ways. In this instance I used it to produce a delay effect, that I can slow down and speed up just by adjusting the spool speed of the tape. This is one I'd like to a deep dive on but right now, since it's a new tool in my toolbox, I need some time to write up notes on it's features, how I plan to use them for my productions.
Audioshare to upload to NFT Storage
The app I use for exploring the files I've saved to my iPad, playing them back and then sharing to online services. Very useful app that all iPad musicians should own.
Listen to the audio recording IPFS
About the Hive Sound Library
How to download the samples?
You'll need to access via the desktop version of Chrome. If you see a play transport that looks like this
You can click on the vertical elipsis to reveal a download link but on some other browsers, it's not always presented this way.
Having downloaded the file, it will probably just be called download.wav, which is a bit annoying but you can of course rename it as you wish. It would be far better if we could retain the original filename - I am looking at way of improving this, if at all possible.
Will these be minted as NFTs?
The files uploaded to NFT storage are all assigned with a CID and it's possible to programmatically mint them onto one of a few blockchains, I think Polygon is one of them and that is the way I'll probably go with it.
How often will the library be updated?
In theory, daily, that is the aim. I tend to post no more than two posts a day and for these, I would post one a day. However when other people join the project, you can of course post one each a day and gradually this process will gain momentum. We could later introduce run curation posts. If you've been following me in the past you may know that I've written some #followfriday posts much like #steevc is famous for! Contributors to the #hivesoundlibrary will be featured in those posts when I start them up again.
Can other people add to the library?
Eventually yes, not just yet but please let me know if this interests you. I might invite some people to begine with.
Will there be a community of it's own?
Probably not, Blocktunes works well for us.
What sort of sounds are we looking for?
Here are a few suggestions:
- Electronic sounds derived from synths, drum machines, chord progressions, sequenced or composed, samples maybe but have to be our own creations, not from existing sample libraries. Otherwise copyright becomes a huge problem.
- Accoustic instruments, guitar licks, riffs, chord progressions
- Found sounds, one of my favourite things and this is where samples are ok. Makes drums out of old pots and pans, record and boom!
- Sounds of nature
- Sounds of the city
- Exotic sounds
All posts will be tagged with #hivesoundlibrary so that we can find stuff again
Useful tools, apps and the things I use for creating these sounds/loops/seqeunces etc
- NFTUp for uploading files to NFT.storage
- Logic Pro for iPad
- Cubasis 3
- Other desert cities by Audiodamage - the tape delay effect I love plus many more
- Sunrizer synth
- Playbeat 3
- Piano Motifs
- Ason 2
- FAC Drumkit
- Atom 2
I'll add to this list with each post, lots of great apps
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