[R6 13/10/2013 FREE MUSIC] tulamide's USL Series

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Post » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:40 am

USL stands for Ultra Short (music) Loop.

In this series I offer music loops with perfect transitions that are not longer than 16 bars. Most of the audio is 4 to 8 bars long, but there are also loops of 2 bars and 16 bars. They are of different styles and tempo and most of them feature variations (mostly longer versions with more instruments). Note that these loops are arranged music and not just drums or bass or chords on its own.

Wherever you want to save on file size these music loops come in handy. Just think of a start screen that will most often not be used longer than a few seconds. Why loading a complete song? This is just an example of course. I'm sure you'll find dozens of occasions where the loops are useful.

You can hear a demo of the initial release loops here.
All loops in the demo run a few times to prove the carefully mastered transitions. At the start of every loop a comment will pop up showing the loop's file name.

Revision 2, 6 July 2013
12 new loops. Listen to the additional music loops of r2 here.

Revision 3, 21 July 2013
12 new loops. Listen to the additional music loops of r3 here.

Revision 4, 11 August 2013
12 new loops. Listen to the additional music loops of r4 here.

Revision 5, 21 August 2013
12 new loops once more. Listen to the additional music loops of r5 here.

NEW! Revision 6, 13 October 2013
12 new loops as always. Listen to the additional music loops of r6 here.


Download the music loops here
All loops are provided in 44.1kHz, 24 bit pcm wave (.wav) to assure the best quality. It's up to you to convert them to a format of your choice. The link leads to a dropbox folder, where you can download single loops of your choice - or all at once.

CC Attribution 3.0 licence
Just add music by tulamide in the credits, or, where multiple musicians are used, replace "music" with the name of the loop without the bar length (e.g. jungle_4b.wav becomes "jungle" by tulamide)

Comments welcome, just don't be too harsh tulamide2013-10-13 03:58:58
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Post » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:44 am

Some great stuff here,I especially like "winter" and "nightmare" many thanks for posting...

Is there a tulamide's ULL series?... Pixel perfick2013-06-26 07:52:51
As long as I can move left, right and fire, I'm Happy...
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Post » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:06 pm

[QUOTE=Pixel perfick]Is there a tulamide's ULL series?... [/QUOTE] Who knows, maybe, I can't foresee the future ... But if this series is successful (and welcome) I might produce some 20 minute songs ...
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Post » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:11 pm

These are fantastic! Dreams is my favourite, but the Reaper tracks are a close second

It's a great idea too - I usually skip through start screens in seconds, so it should be important to set a musical theme up instantly rather than assuming the player will hang around.
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Post » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:29 pm

hi
thanks for these; I esp like the jungle one...
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Post » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:50 pm

Thank you very much @-Silver- and @mineet

[QUOTE=-Silver-]It's a great idea too - I usually skip through start screens in seconds, so it should be important to set a musical theme up instantly rather than assuming the player will hang around.[/QUOTE] I thought so too. Hopefully it's also useful for others. If the thread gets enough attention, I'd be happy to extend the series with more stuff!
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Post » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:39 pm

Nice little tracks, I like 'em! Would love to hear more work from ya. :D
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Post » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:03 pm

Amazing work @tulamide, thanks for sharing this!

I really liked summer_8b and 16b, they had a very classical feel. And reaper_strong_8b, whoa that has a really cinematic sound (very cool). I think my favourite was definitely reaper_soft_8b (I guess I'm just a big softy at heart)!

Thanks again, I think I'll leave these playing in the background while I work   
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Post » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:52 pm

[QUOTE=DatapawWolf] Nice little tracks, I like 'em! Would love to hear more work from ya. :D[/QUOTE] Thanks @DatapawWolf ! I'm afraid most of the game music I compose is bound to other people's projects :D But I started to create new loops for this series, so there will be more soon ;)

[QUOTE=Blacksmith] Amazing work @tulamide, thanks for sharing this!

I really liked summer_8b and 16b, they had a very classical feel. And reaper_strong_8b, whoa that has a really cinematic sound (very cool). I think my favourite was definitely reaper_soft_8b (I guess I'm just a big softy at heart)!

Thanks again, I think I'll leave these playing in the background while I work   [/QUOTE] A special thank to you @Blacksmith . I'm so insecure regarding my music (there's someone who knows what I'm talking about^^) that such a comment is really giving me a lot of confidence. I might be on the right track :)
...And if you're a big softy at heart, well, then I'm also. reaper_soft is my favourite too xD
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Post » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:56 am

Hey @tulamide,

Your music is really good, and you have every reason to be confident about your skills! I'm looking forward to hearing some more tracks in the future :)
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