We’re pushing three years serving music fans by “sharing” from artists and frankly it’s time we give back to the music makers. Introducing BeatHive.com (no relation to 3hive). BeatHive is an online marketplace for musicians to buy and sell loops. They currently have producers from the US, UK, Spain, Argentina and Canada, offering their best loops in Apple Loop and Acid formats, which work in programs like GarageBand and ACID. This means even uninitiated songwriters can grab some loops and start banging out the hits.
We came across BeatHive and thought it was the coolest thing since curly fries, so we asked them if they’d be willing to share some free loops with y’all. They said yes! Both WAV and AIFF formats are available and all the loops are 100% royalty free. Mouse over the handy buttons to hear each of the loops. The download links are just below.
3Hive 12-pack Contents:
|Drums 1||Synth 1|
|Guitar 2||Pedal Steel|
|Electric Bass||Synth 2|
|Drums 3||Bass Synth|
Download Apple Loop AIFF Format Here|
Download ACIDized WAV Format Here
(Not sure which format to use? Click here.)
CONTEST: Make Stuff from BeatHive, Post it on 3Hive!
22 Replies to “Beat Hive”
this was an unexpectedly cool surprise. thanks for the opportunity!
Name: Dark Deepness
Artist: Tim Porter
Album: The Infinity Aeronaut
So, I guess I'm the first submitter. I'm cool with that.
It's all good.
Thanks for this awesome opportunity!
That’s awesome….can we splice the loops at all?
Hope my song works. It’s called Beat Hives! Use Lotion!
Sounding great so far guys! Keep 'em coming. Also, feel free to share the link to your track in our forum:
We'd love to hear it there, too.
Splice away! The only caveat is that you use all or some of 6 loops–how you use the loops are up to you. The tracks sound great so far!
Name: No Backstage Pass
enjoy the bumpin’ funk kids
Ok, so I don't have any free server space other than my myspace (sorry, I know that myspace is lame and owned by none other than rupert murdoch but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do). If anyone has any server space that they'd like to let me borrow or knows of somewhere where I can host for free, then please let me know. For now, the song is at http://www.myspace.com/fivesoundswithleaves
It's called "The Dispossessed". The track consists entirely of sounds I managed to squeeze out of all 12 samples (via slicing, pitch-shifting, all that fun stuff) and no samples were used outside of the ones that beathive offered. It was really a fun experience making it, so I want to thank you guys again for the opportunity.
Also, I apologize if it at times gets a bit noisy. I know some people aren't into that and with good reason, but I've been on a merzbow kick and that just messes with your head, haha.
p.s. Everyone's tracks have been groovy so far! I look forward to seeing the rest.
Postings on myspace are fine. Ya gotta take the server space where you find it!
Song: “Pulsations From The Hive”
Artist: Zebulon (aka James Harris)
Genre: Hard Trance
I managed to use I think pretty much all the loops you gave us, sliced them and diced them, added some distortion to some, and I came up with a deep heavy and danceable track that gets your heart pumpin and your feet tappin’. I mixed it in Apple’s Garageband 3.0.
You can find more of my stuff here: http://www.macidol.com/jamroom/bands/1116/
if the above url doesn’t work, go to the music section of my site, and go to the very bottom – the song can be found there as well.
are we restricted to those samples only, and how much creative commons can we take to our work?
Feel free to add whatever other sounds you'd like to. The requirement is that all or part of at least 6 loops are used in the track.
Also, the loops are royalty free, so feel free to use whatever creative commons you’d like with your completed track.
Forget the earlier song.
I made an EP of my song, this one called “Darker Deepness.
sorry I couldn’t find a direct link.
Go here and click on the song “Darker Deepness” on the right side.
Here is my submission, “Nevermind Blue”, at http://www.myspace.com/eminormusic
Vocals, guitar, additional loops and programming performed by me.
If you’d like a higher bit rate than the 96 kbps available on MySpace, let me know.
Not too many posts here or on BeatHive, hopefully you’ve been receiving more?
Thanks a lot for the fun!
awww it's ending soon! I wanna hear more!
Here is the submission from TRANSALARM RECORDINGS
Vocals by me and backing vocals by my mom…
Thanx for the opprotunity!
Here is ths submision from TRANSALARM RECORDINGS
A dance didy vox by me and backing vox by my mother Carlie
Thanx for the opprotunity!
Thanks to all those that entered. We’re getting the contest results together and they will be posted soon!
Soon? When soon?
Very soon! Results are being calculated now. Thanks for your patience!