Bioni Samp – Live @Raindance VRX London 2017 – Binaural Sound Design Demo (extract)

Bioni Samp performed a hybrid binaural DJ Set @Raindance VRX London.

I talked briefly about sound design & performed live with 360 binaural audio design used in The Resistance of Honey & Aftershock.

Sounds were position in a rectangle room using two pairs of stereo speakers. I played my own released music, bee field recordings with a mixture of vintage vinyl recordings of Aboriginal, Haitian and Native American music. Here is an extract of the two channel live recording. The recording sounds a busy mix because playback in the room, was on 4 speakers (using twin audio spatializers) and has now been mixed down to a stereo mp3 for soundcloud. In the room it sounded more spacious and minimal 🙂

Bioni Samp played the following instruments:

Hive Synthesiser (6 oscillator prototype)Baby Bee Synth, The Bela Bee (with partial / samples taken from field recordings from two beehives) Electronic Beesmoker, Hex Mixer, Ableton Max For Live, Beequencer, Honey Taster Resonance Detector, EchoFirewire, Beehive Field Recordings,

Thanks to everyone at @Raindance VRX for great technical support and fab staff at a cool event exploring the future of VR.

About Bioni Sound Design For 360 Video and more… :


Live experiments on-board MS Eleonore, Linz Harbour, Austria 2015

Live experiments on-board MS Eleonore, Linz Harbour, Austria 2015 performed live soundtrack to Bee Frequency Electronics video. Bioni Samp played the following instruments: ‘TheBee’, Baby Bee Synth, with field recordings from several beehives recorded in London, Sweden, Slovakia and Tenerife (recording of bees in native lavender plant in Teide National Park). Also on the recording is some deep thunder from a storm that night.

Many of the the live electronic sounds are actual samples of bees turned into partials and played via touch sensors. (for more info)