iCompositions and MacJams both announced Thursday that they are giving away a free set of GarageBand loops. Both sets of loops can be used with any application that recognizes the Apple Loops format, including Logic and Logic Express.
iCompositions is offering a free set of 90 drum loops, courtesy of Drums on Demand, a developer of loops and other drum-related recording software and packages. The bundle being given away includes 90 drum loops, 19 "single hit" sounds for applications such as sound effects, and 9 "loop layers" for building your own drum loops.
You can find more information and download links at iCompositions.
MacJamsi free loop package was developed by Tune Media, and is called Tune-Up Mini, an extension of that companyis Tune-Up loop package. It consists of 100 loops that MacJams said was not available anywhere else.
The Tune-Up Mini free loops are being released in conjunction with a song competition. The contest is offering prizes for the best songs made using at least three loops from the Tune-Up Mini package. Top prize is an iPod shuffle, a GarageBand keyboard, Tune-Up vols. 1 and 2.
You can find more information on the contest, including download links to for Tune-Up Mini free to everyone, at MacJams.