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jason on 07/12/2010 at 01:05PM

LCL launches Creative Commons soundbank w/ composition contest

The French electro/dub label LCL (LibreCommeLair) is holding a composition contest to celebrate the launch of their Creative Commons-licensed soundbank.

The soundbank, aka "La boite a sons", is chock full of samples, loops and acapellas hand-crafted by the label's talented artists & collaborators. French dub-masters like Volfoniq, Arrogalla (of the Nootempo collective out of Sardinia, Italy), Disrupt (founder of Jahtari the 8bit dub netlabel), Jambassa, Taiwanese hip-hop group Kou Chou Ching, Peak and Vinlette. The sample packs include "bits of folkloric isntruments, reggae a cappella from Spain, hiphop a cappella from Taiwan, synth loops, drum loops and kits, lo-fi dub, electronics, organ slices..."

You can check out the sample packs here, hosted by ccMixter, along with the contest rules and info about each artist who has contributed to the soundbank thus far.

Highlights from the composition contest will be featured here at the Free Music Archive, and in a net release on LCL. More info after the jump, and you can enjoy some sounds from LCL's FMA collection below

To introduce " La boite a sons " we organize a composition contest opened to every musician. 

1- Produce a track using one or several of the sounds featured in the bank

2- Send it to contest[at]lclweb[dot]org

You can mix the sources, tempo and style are free. Your work must not contain any copyrighted material. 

3- A first pre-selection will be promoted via

4- A jury composed of cc music and netaudio actors will make a final selection, that will be released as a compilation on LCL



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