(Smart Loops | Posted 2006-12-31)

Smart Loops, a leading provider of pro audio loops, samples and web-based recording services, has released the SL Reference Kit for SoundFont 2.0-compatible software samplers and sound cards. SL Reference Kit includes over 350 MB of 24-bit drum samples, performed live on a Pearl Reference kit, and recorded at the world-renowned Platinum Labs in Nashville.

All SL Reference Kit samples were recorded completely dry, with no processing, EQ, or compression, providing the ultimate “reference” drum samples. Musicians and producers can customize and tweak SL Reference Kit samples for use with any style of music, using their own effects processing to mix their own sound on the drum tracks.

This is the company’s seventh release as part of the SL Sample Set line, which also includes SL Acoustic Kit, SL Trap Kit, SL Thunder Kit, SL Tight Kit, SL Groovy Kit, and SL Industrial Kit.

SL Reference Kit SoundFontFormat Highlights:

Includes 2 SoundFonts - The complete 350 MB 24-bit SoundFont plus a smaller “LITE” 16-bit version for improved compatibility with older SoundFont devices or machines low on system resources.

Compatible with all major Mac and PC software samplers

All samples recorded dry, with no EQ, compression, or other processing; the ideal reference samples from which to build and mix a custom drum track sound for any style of music

A complete drum sample set performed on world-class Pearl Reference Series drum kit, including: 20" bass drum
24" bass drum
14" snare
8" tom
10" tom
12" tom
14" tom
16" floor tom
18" floor tom
Zildjian 16" A Custom Crash
Sabian 16" Explosion Crash
Zildjian 18" K Crash Ride
Zildjian A New Beat Hi Hats

All drum samples recorded at Nashville’s Platinum Lab, using highest quality mic’s and preamps running through an SSL board

All drum samples performed live by pro session drummer, Pearl artist and Smart Loops founder Frank Basile

Pricing and Availability

The SL Reference Kit SoundFont Edition drum sample set is available as a download from Smart Loops for the introductory price of $19.To learn more, audition samples, or to purchase SL Reference Kit 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.

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