Hive Sound LIbrary - 27th April 2023 - A new composition and update


I was saying a little while ago that "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.", well I simply haven't done any of this recently, life has been busy and maybe because the weather has been weird and like an extra December, my motivation has been rock bottom, which is rather frustrating.

Tonight however I sat down, fired up my iPad and came up with this composition, which I've committed to two different places, NFT Storage as normal and on which I'm starting to use a little bit for music, audio clips and photography. Highlight offers you the opportunity to purchase this piece of music as an NFT using Matic (Polygon), but you can also listen to it there. It's a shame we can't embed HTML here on PeakD, as they offer a nice piece of code I could pasted in here

The links are all below in the table.

NameTypeIPFS Link
Jam Session 00001Track


About the Hive Sound Library

How to download the samples?

I'll be honest that I'm not sure, I am learning on the-fly regarding how IPFS works and especially NFT Storage which uses the technology to host a fully decentralised file store. We can access the content via HTTP or IPFS if you have the tools installed to do so.

This section will be repeated as a regular piece of footer content for all future posts in this series and I'll update it as the project unfolds.

UPDATE: 2rd March - I did find a way yesterday on 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 presented this way.

Will these be minted as NFTs on Blocktunes?

Yes, absolutely, that is all part of the plan. I am in the process of building up my $MUSIC layer 2 tokens in order to be whitelisted and then shall gradually mint the sample loops and full tracks. The details I will reveal in due course.

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

Tagging posts

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
  • AUM
  • Cubasis 3
  • Other desert cities by Audiodamage - the tape delay effect I love plus many more
  • Sunrizer synth
  • Playbeat 3
  • Audioshare
  • Rymdigare
  • Piano Motifs
  • Copperhead
  • Ason 2
  • FAC Drumkit
  • Atom 2

I'll add to this list with each post, lots of great apps

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