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Boogie da Bee

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FeaturingSprezza, tiltededge, Kara Square, ElRon XChile, Stefan Kartenberg, rocavaco, Javolenus, reg7783
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Study of the psychoacoustic effect of bee hive noise on electro-boogie rock rhythm track in C minor

Started with Stefan Kartenberg’s War of Insects drum and bass tracks in the sampled real and digital insects.

For real insect samples, added bees by Sprezza, flying-insect by reg7783, and August night critters of the Shenandoah by tiltededge.

Then added Kara’s Annalise’s Lullaby uke with a C minor guitar chord. After running the two uke riffs through an Amplitube 4 model of 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb, we were good to go. Added some previously recorded ElRon guitar to the uke fest. Ran ElRon’s audio through an Amplitube 4 model of 1965 Fender Twin Reverb.

Added timbales and percussion from Rocavaco and stock bongo and alto timbale samples for drive.

Would have been done at that point if not for The Flight of the Bumblebee.

With Sprezza’s bees buzzing up front and centered in the mix, was thinking why not add some Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Flight of the Bumblebee. Looked on from some bumblebees.

Found Jack Fina’s 1946 boogie version of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Flight of the Bumblebee entitled Bumble Boogie.

After listening to Fina’s audio, decided to forego the classic bumblebee melody and boogie with Sprezza’s real bees by replacing some of Stefan’s bass with a quickly created MIDI boogie synth pattern. We got real bees and plenty of synthesizers. Why not use ‘em?

The recorded bee hive “noise” frequency range looks to be about 50Hz to 10kHz with more energy in the 100Hz to 2kHz range. The buzzing noise promotes a psychoacoustic effect of a slightly melodical buzz when couple with the music.

To mellow out the boogie bees, replaced some of Stefan’s drums with chopped up Javolenus’ funky groove drums.

Flying-insect sample courtesy of reg7783 and Licensed CC Zero.

"Boogie da Bee"
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