I’m stoked to (finally) submit a track to a junto project! I’ve been following it for a long time but never managed to take part. Until now!
I started by looking at pictures of beehives on google. From there i got the idea to create a midi track in Ableton and manually ‘paint’ the structure of the beehive with midi notes. I then looking for the appropriate instrument to play these midi notes. I choose Aalto’s FM Plonk (by Richard Devine). I tweaked the settings a little to suit my taste (a little more reverb for example).
Thereafter i remembered i had a recording of bees (and frogs) from a couple of years back. I added this layer. The result is a mixture highly abstract synthetic sounds, representing the structure of the beehive, with the sounds of the bees themselves, buzzing around and in this structure.
Aalto by Madronalabs
Screenshot of the Midi Beehive