Hive Sound LIbrary - King of FM

in Music7 months ago (edited)

Delighting synth enthusiasts around the globe, AudioKit has unveiled their latest masterpiece: The King of FM. This stunning new FM synthesizer and electric piano combination offers an unparalleled level of sonic versatility, making it a must-have for any serious musician or producer. With its intuitive interface and rich sound design capabilities, The King of FM promises to bring a new level of inspiration to your music-making endeavors. Don't miss out on this game-changing instrument that's set to redefine the world of FM synthesis!

Thanks again AI for your introductions to my posts but I refrain from using AI completely for writing, just as an aid to getting things started :-)

I downloaded King of FM after hearing lots of great reviews about it and during the King’s coronation lol!!

It’s a beautiful synth, I decided to hook it up to my Arturia kit, the Keystep Pro and Minifuse 4 to get a real feel for it. However it works fabulously with various sequencing tools such as Riffer and many others. I’ve created a few short videos/audio clips demonstrating some different ways you could create little musical pieces with King of FM at the heart of each recording.

Riffer and King of FM

Second version with reverb

Listen to the audio recording IPFS

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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This is a great synthetic although I've only had a little play with it, but it does sound absolutely fantastic on the play I've had with it.

Sorry that should read synth, my phones autocorrect kicked in lol

No worries Darren and it’s really good. I’ll update the post with more recordings I think.

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