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seeking loops that may be used here

Ran Dumb Dots...... .. .
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permalink   Fri, Nov 18, 2005 @ 7:31 PM
Hi,

I’m looking at having a little time to play more soon, and I intend to spend some of that time improving my skills at mixing loops, samples, etc. I’m having a tough time figuring out where (other than here) I can find loops that I can use (here).

I plunked down $25 for a Magix DVD full of royalty- & copyright-free loops & other samples, and when i got it i checked the fine print and it says i can use it for non-commercial and commercial as long as i include their Magix Creation Logo. Since I can’t be sure all derivative works will also point to this unattactive logo, I have a feeling I’m not allowed to use these “royalty- & copyright-free” sounds here.

So I just checked out the LoopGalaxy website, which advertises “free” loops. Then I saw the line at the bottom that says “Contents Copyright © 2001-2003. Loopgalaxy.com All rights reserved.” So I assume these “free” loops also cannot be used here.

Other than making loops myself, does anyone know how/where I can acquire lots (hundreds or thousands) of loops to play with and potentially use in tracks I upload here on ccMixter? Am I pretty much stuck with needing to buy the more expensive libraries by Spectrasonics, etc.?

Thanks.

Chris
teru
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permalink   Sat, Nov 19, 2005 @ 7:25 AM
Hopefully this thread grows and grows.

I thought I’d start it with some obvious ones;

http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/- down for the moment. CC licensed samples.

http://soundtransit.nl/- CC licensed sounds (field recordings).

http://www.archive.org/- remember Religion by DU?

http://melodiefabriek.nl/- Marco makes loops for Reason(lucky bastards). But his last sample upload here was MP3.

You probably know of these already and I’m sure you’re looking for more ready to use samples but it’s a start. : )
fourstones
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permalink   Sat, Nov 19, 2005 @ 7:10 PM
The best list of (mostly legal) samples I’ve ever seen is here although by now it’s a little crufty.

IANL

In many cases loop libraries copyright the loops so that people don’t re-sell the loops “as is” or slightly repackaged. They usually make provisions for using the loops/samples in your own composition. That means you could post a remix using those loops, but not the loops themselves.

Regarding pointing to a logo of the loop library — wtf is that? That’s just lame. My attitude would be to move on to the next library.

IANL,
VS
Ran Dumb Dots...... .. .
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2005 @ 2:02 AM
Hey Teru, thanks for sharing the links. The one I’m not sure about is freesound (which I really like), though - I think they’re still on the CC sampling licences (unless they changed recently), which limits their usability here now that CCMixter primarily supports the attribution licenses. I’ve actually considered asking the sponsors over there to change licenses as Mixter has, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

Wow Victor, the futureproducers list of links you shared is really big - even though some links are dead it is definitely way worth checking out - thanks.

I agree with Teru; let’s build this thread out as people have links to share….. .. .