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October 12, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Smart Loops™ Releases Pro Drum Works™ Volume One

A 6-CD Drum Loop Library for ACID, SONAR, Cakewalk Home Studio, Cubase, Ableton Live, Logic, GarageBand, Digital Performer, and other ACID-compatible music software

WALTHAM, MA– Smart Loops, a leading provider of professional audio loops and web-based recording services, is now shipping Pro Drum Works Volume One™ (US $249 MRP), a 6-CD collection of ACID-format drum loops for use with ACID, SONAR, Cakewalk Home Studio, Cubase, Ableton Live, Logic, GarageBand, Digital Performer, and other compatible music and audio software products.

Several years in the making, Pro Drum Works Volume One is a massive, versatile drum loop library that lets musicians and producers quickly create professional-quality drum tracks for a wide range of rock and pop music. Pro Drum Works is organized into three separate Drum Kits: Acoustic Kit, Thunder Kit, and Trap Kit. The entire collection includes over 3,000 unique grooves and fills, each performed on all three Kits, for a total over 9,000 loops and samples. Users can copy and paste drum grooves as is, or mix and match loops within each kit to create a virtually unlimited number of possible drum tracks.

Each Drum Kit provides a distinctive sound best suited for particular musical styles:

Acoustic Kit: Acoustic standard size drums recorded dry, with no effects. EQ and compression applied to enhance the natural quality of the drums, and to provide a little punch common in various rock music styles.

Thunder Kit: Acoustic drums recorded with powerful effects and processing to create big sounding drum tracks for today's aggressive rock styles.

Trap Kit: Acoustic drums using smaller drum sizes, and tuned for a unique small, up-front type of sound. This drum sound has been popular in styles ranging from acid-jazz to R&B Hip-Hop. Minimal EQ and processing applied.

Highlights

* Extensive, 6-CD drum loop library of the world’s most popular and versatile straight rock and pop grooves, with hundreds of variations

* Over 3,000 unique grooves and fills, performed on three different drum kits, for a total of over 9,000 loops

* Includes 3 complete Drum Kits, each on 2 CDs: Acoustic Kit, Thunder Kit, and Trap Kit

* Use with ACID, SONAR, Cakewalk Home Studio and any other ACID-compatible music software

* Quickly create drum tracks for studio sessions, radio and TV spots, CDs ,or any other recording project

* Use grooves as is, or mix and match to create an unlimited number of possible drum tracks

* Includes loops for pickups, intros, fills, verses, choruses, bridge sections, and endings

* Includes individual “one shot” samples at multiple velocities for each drum and cymbal

* All crash cymbals separate from grooves and fills so you can add them only where you need them

* All drum loops performed live by Smart Loops founder and Pearl Drums ‘ artist Frank Basile

* Loops optimized for Acid-style time-stretching between a 75-150 bpm tempo range

* Create pro-quality drum tracks for rock, hard rock, funk, reggae, metal, punk, pop, country, and other musical styles; comes with cut-time, double-time, side-stick, tom and train beats, more

Pricing and Availability

Pro Drum Works Volume One has a suggested retail price of $249 US, and is now available worldwide. Pro Drum Works is also distributed in the U.S. by Thinkware, and in the U.K. by Et Cetera.

To learn more about Pro Drum Works Volume One, 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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