Libre Music Challenge #13 : Looptober

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Libre Music Challenge #13 : Looptober

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Hello everybody,

tl;dr
Libre Music Challenge #13 : Looptober
  • make 10 loops.
  • loops should be in the key of G minor (if a tonality applies to your loop)
  • loops should be at 133 bpm
  • loops should fit together to create new loops, think of it as an old skool loop construction kit.
  • loops are licensed under Image
    This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format,
    so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.
    If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.
  • deadline of submissions is 31-10-2021 (your local time is fine, I'm not gonna bother with time zones and such :D )
We've noticed people on social media posting music with the tag #looptober and after some discussion we decided to join in, with a twist.
After some discussion we came up with the idea to take the word loop a bit more literal, so we're not gonna make some loop based songs or short loop based musical pieces, but actual loops that can be used to create new loops.
Check the above tl;dr for the rules of the loops.
In the end we hope to have a collection of loops, all in the same key and tempo, upon which others (or you!) can create new musical ideas.
Of course you must use free (libre) audio software only.

Some notes
  • although the looptober idea was picked up from mastodon, there's absolutely no obligation to post your loops there or a need to have an account
  • You can use other sample/audio based material if the license allows that. Please specify the source and license if you use existing material.
  • There's no chord progression or musical style you must stick to, please be creative.
  • For example the base tempo is 133 but you can of course double time or half time that if you like.
  • The base key is G minor , but you aren't restricted to tonal music. If you want to make screaching noise based loops, go ahead.
  • Rules are nice, but nothing is set in stone. We do this together.
If you have any questions, post them below.

Rob
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Re: Libre Music Challenge #13 : Looptober

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Looks good to me! :wink:
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Re: Libre Music Challenge #13 : Looptober

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0) Are the loops meant to be interchangable with other persons or is my set self-contained?`
If self contained the following questions don't matter.
1) How long should the loops be? Any meter constraints?
2) G Minor key is fine. Am I allowed to change the key internally and then back before the loop ends?
3) Are the loops meant to layer or is it just linear?
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rghvdberg wrote: Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:01 pm [*]loops should fit together to create new loops, think of it as an old skool loop construction kit.
nils wrote: Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:53 pm 0) Are the loops meant to be interchangable with other persons or is my set self-contained?`
Following the workflow of old school loop-based music sequencers (like ACID pro or Giada for ex.) I think the loops should to be interchangeable with others.
Having 4/8/16 (or whatever multiple of 4) beats loops would make it really easy to build loop based songs.
Drums, basses, leads, pads, SFXs, voices... whatever. More you layer them more the fun. :)
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Very excited and impatient to hear/see/loop/play any example from the submitters so I can start to try to re-read and eventually hopefully understand all of the above descriptions, comments, questions :D

(though now I feel so sorry it made me realize I'm now much older than I dreamt then I'm not even able to uncipher a music challenge theme :cry: :mrgreen: OK, such mixed feelings must mean either I should go back mixing or start joining some banjo band :D )
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This is my first attempt at a Libre Music Challenge - and at creating loops - so I hope this all ok...

Loops are (appropriately licenced) here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... s8KmcPUFOG

All made with, Ardour, Hydrogen, Yoshimi, QmidiArp, Jack, QjackCTL, Ubuntu, and some plugins, and drumkits and sounds that come with the software.
I've tried to give details in the README with the files.

It's not massively exciting, but I hope it fits the rules, and can be used by other people.
If anyone has any feedback, I'm happy to hear it.
(If there are problems with downloading or access let me know - google drive permissions always flummox me!)
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Re: Libre Music Challenge #13 : Looptober

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I totally forgot to add a deadline but we set the deadline at 31/10. So submit your loops during 31 October, local time.

I'll edit the 1st post too
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caprenter wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:55 pm This is my first attempt at a Libre Music Challenge - and at creating loops - so I hope this all ok...

Loops are (appropriately licenced) here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... s8KmcPUFOG

All made with, Ardour, Hydrogen, Yoshimi, QmidiArp, Jack, QjackCTL, Ubuntu, and some plugins, and drumkits and sounds that come with the software.
I've tried to give details in the README with the files.

It's not massively exciting, but I hope it fits the rules, and can be used by other people.
If anyone has any feedback, I'm happy to hear it.
(If there are problems with downloading or access let me know - google drive permissions always flummox me!)
great! very kind of you to pack all loops in a zip and tar archive 8)

Rob
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Re: Libre Music Challenge #13 : Looptober

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Even as a fan of FLOSS and libre culture (even as someone who prefers copyleft to permissive licenses), I think CC-BY should be allowed, if not preferred. Loops can be building blocks of music and I don't see any good reason to not allow usage in nonfree works, since they must give credit and that could promote free software, which is IMHO more important (because software can run your car or pacemaker, music cannot).
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