(Smart Loops | Posted 2006-12-19)
Smart Loops, a leading provider of pro audio loops and web-based recording services, has released its Phat to Phreaky Hip-Hop loop library in Apple Loops and REX2 formats. Previously this essential collection of contemporary and old school grooves was available only in ACID format. Now musicians and producers can create unique Hip-Hop tracks using any of the leading Mac and PC music software— including GarageBand, Logic Express, Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Reason, Ableton Live, Cubase, Pro Tools, SONAR, Project5, Cakewalk Home Studio, Guitar Tracks Pro, FL Studio, Digital Performer, ACID, and other compatible software.
Phat to Phreaky is the ultimate collection of urban beats, breakdowns and fills, and comes straight from the beatboxes, drum machines and samples that you hear on today’s hottest songs. The library contains over 800 grooves in a wide array of styles ranging from contemporary Hip-Hop beats to old school grooves and even slow jams. Phat to Phreaky can be used to inspire new songs and to breathe life into existing material, with grooves in both straight and swing feels.
Smart Loops enlisted some of Hip-Hop’s leading beatmakers to produce the grooves in Phat to Phreaky. This library includes beats from Joey P. (TLC, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Fabolous, Jagged Edge), James “DJ Melo” Davies of Underground Productions (Queen Latifah, Marky Mark, LFO, Popstars Eden’s Crush), Dale “Rambro” Ramsey (Jay-Z, U.G.K., Ludacris, Justin Timberlake), Michael Nickolas (music for ABC, NBC, CBS and Showtime), Frank Basile (world-class drummer and Smart Loops founder), Tracey Clarke (Producer with RJAM/Island Records) and Corey Presley (Jagged Edge).
Smart Loops offers this definitive set of Hip-Hop loops for producers, rappers, remixers, and musicians of all types. While Phat to Phreaky was primarily designed for use in urban music, the loops also work great in Rock and Pop songs, layered right in with live drums. Most of the loops are offered in dry, unprocessed form, so users can add plug-ins and customize the grooves to their individual sound.
Pricing and Availability
Phat to Phreaky is now available as a download for a promotional price of $29. To learn more, audition loops, or to purchase Phat to Phreaky from the Smart Loops web site, visit www.smartloops.com.
About Smart Loops
Smart Loops is a leading provider of pro audio loops and web-based recording services. All Smart Loops audio files are performed and recorded by professional studio musicians and producers. The Smart Loops libraries allow users to create professional music tracks with the realistic feel and dynamics of a natural performance. Smart Loops products are licensed worldwide, and the company’s audio and MIDI content is an integral part of the best selling music software products on the market. The company’s meticulously produced drum, percussion, guitar, and bass loops are endorsed by Grammy-winning musicians and producers worldwide.
In 2003, Smart Loops launched Live Studio Drums, a web-based multitrack drum recording service. Musicians and producers can have a live session drummer sit in on their songs, any time, anywhere, without ever leaving their computer.