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October 15, 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Smart Loops™ Releases Long-Awaited Hip-Hop Collection Phat to Phreaky™

—Premier ACID™-Format Loop Developer Announces the Essential Collection of Authentic Urban Grooves—

Waltham, Mass., October 15, 2003 – Smart Loops, a premier developer of ACID-format loop-based music content and creation tools, announced the release of Phat to Phreaky, a collection of authentic Hip-Hop loops. Widely regarded as the premium loop products on the market, Smart Loops (www.smartloops.com) titles are used by leading GRAMMY®-recognized producers and studio musicians that work with today’s hottest artists and are responsible for some of the biggest hits of all time.

Phat to Phreaky is the ultimate collection of urban beats, breakdowns and fills. Unlike other Smart Loops titles, which are performed on acoustic instruments, the grooves in Phat to Phreaky come straight from the beatboxes that you hear on today’s hottest songs. The CD contains over 800 grooves in a wide array of styles ranging from today’s hottest 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.

The company enlisted some of Hip-Hop’s leading beatmakers to produce the grooves in Phat to Phreaky. This CD 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 Pearl Drums Endorsee), Tracey Clarke (Producer with RJAM/Island Records) and Corey Presley (Jagged Edge, Oprah Winfrey).

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.

Smart Loops President and Founder Frank Basile commented, “Smart Loops built its reputation on products that feature world-class musicians playing acoustic instruments with a natural, human feel. Still, we’ve had constant demand for an entirely different style of product - a collection of drum machine and sample style loops, but with the Smart Loops standard of quality.” Frank added, “Phat to Phreaky has been created to respond to the needs of our customers. Working with some of the top people in the Hip-Hop world, we’ve assembled a collection of authentic street-style loops that bear the consistent quality of our other Smart Loops titles.”

As a free bonus to registered users of Phat to Phreaky, Smart Loops is providing additional loop variations online. After registering their of Phat to Phreaky, customers will receive access to even more loops, breakdowns, fills, drops, & variations, as well as other bonuses.

As with all Smart Loops titles, Phat to Phreaky contains ACID-compatible loops optimized for use in programs that allow users to change the tempo and pitch of their audio, including Cakewalk’s SONAR™, Home Studio 2002™, Project5™, Plasma™, Music Creator™, and Guitar Tracks Pro™ products, as well as all Sonic Foundry ACID™ Programs. Since the files are provided in WAV format, virtually any PC or Macintosh music recording or playback software, such as Pro ToolsTM, Cubase™, Logic Audio™, Phrazer™, Unity™, Live™, Digital Performer™ can also use the loops.

Producer, writer, and guitarist Greg “G-Moe” Moore has worked with today’s top urban artists and many of the biggest names of the past. With Multi Platinum chart-topping stars like Whitney Houston and Maxwell on his resume, G-Moe commented, “These loops are the real deal – authentic Hip-Hop loops with great feel. Phat to Phreaky has such an extensive choice of styles, I can use these loops on almost any project.” Greg, whose depth of experience includes legends such as Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, and Barry White, added, “I’m sure I’ll start seeing Phat to Phreaky in all the top sessions in the future.” G-Moe just released his first solo album, available at http://www.ThaMoeJo.com/, and is currently working on a variety of new songs with Smart Loops products in the mix.

A box shot of Phat to Phreaky and its system requirements are posted online at www.SmartLoops.com along with a selection of audio samples from the product. Phat to Phreaky has a suggested retail price of $69.

Smart Loops offers a variety of other retail products, including the highly acclaimed Dry Studio Kit, Percussion Kit™, Electric Guitars™, and Bass Guitars™, as well as the best-selling Drumatic™ and Rockit Fuel™ titles co-branded with Cakewalk. The company’s distinguished titles feature exclusive live performances by world-class musicians, providing human feel and musical nuances that are rarely found in other loop products. Smart Loops also supports the popular Phrazer and Unity software instruments with separate “Phrazerized” versions of the products as well.

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.

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