Hive Sound LIbrary - Logic Pro for iPad sounds


My last post touched upon Beat Breaker (Not Beat Slicer as I called it! Whoops!) and I will come back to that a bit more soon, as it's both powerful and fun.


Today I started to play around with "Live Loops" in Logic Pro for iPad and had a play around with some sampling too, so here are some new sounds, one of them is a track and the other some sampling.

The track called "Edges" was created using the "Edges and Angles" sound pack that you can install for LPFI (that's short for Logic Pro for iPad or let's just refer to it as Logic)


Having installed sound packs, you will often find ready made loop grids are available, most packs come with one, sometimes more than one. Each cell in the grid comprises of Audio or MIDI clips, which means you can associate such clips with the instrument that is loaded for that track. Rather nifty and you can assemble your own grids, add your own MIDI and/or audio loops, you can mix and match as much as you like. Effects can be applied to each track as normal. There is a lot of depth here.


Having performed and mixed the live grid above, you can record the performance to a set of tracks ready for further editing, if desired or to mix down a full track in no time whatsoever. The above screenshot is how it looks, seems fairly complex doesn't it? Loops are very powerful!


This last one was something a bit different, I recorded some household items in the kitchen. There were a couple of gin glasses on the side and a glass straw, that I used to strike the edge of one of the glasses with. The sounds it made were beautiful!

Click on the links below, you'll be presented with new tabs for each containing an audio player (hopefully!)

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
  • Logic Pro for the iPad
  • 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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