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March 7, 2005


Smart Loops Now Shipping Dry Studio Kit and Percussion Kit Multi-format CDs

—(ACID, REX2, and Apple Loops Formats)—

WALTHAM, MA— Smart Loops, a leading provider of professional audio loops and web-based drum recording services, is now shipping its Dry Studio Kit and Percussion Kit loop libraries in multi-format editions, supporting ACID, REX2, and Apple Loops formats on the same CD.

Now musicians with ACID, SONAR, Reason, Cubase, Digital Performer, Logic, Soundtrack, GarageBand, or any other software supporting ACID, REX2, and Apple Loops can use Smart Loops libraries to quickly create professional drum and percussion tracks for their projects.

The Smart Loops Dry Studio Kit and Percussion Kit Multi-format CDs each list for $69 U.S., and are available through music stores worldwide. For a limited time, both Dry Studio Kit and Percussion Kit CDs can be purchased for $39 U.S. at

The Smart Loops Dry Studio Kit CD includes over 300 unique drum loops and individual samples, each in all three formats. The loops have been recorded dry so musicians and producers can add their own effects, and mix the drums the way they want. The individual drum hits are also provided so users can easily add a drum or cymbal to an existing loop to create a new loop. All Dry Studio Kit loops were performed and recorded by Smart Loops founder and session drummer Frank Basile.

The Smart Loops Percussion Kit CD includes over 370 unique loops and individual samples of percussion instruments, including agogo, bata drums, bongos, canjira, claves, congas, tablas, timbales, and other instruments. All loops and samples are performed by international percussionist Eugie Castrillo, who has played with Tito Puente, Steve Winwood, Michael Brecker, Ruben Blades, United Nation Orchestra, Paquito D' Rivera, Michel Camilo, among others.

Like the Dry Studio Kit, the Percussion Kit loops have been recorded dry, and the individual percussion hits are also provided.

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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.