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March 9, 2006


SL Sample Sets™ Now Available for Steinberg HALion, Reason NN-XT, Native Instruments KONTAKT & Battery, Other SoundFont 2.0 Samplers (DXi/VST, PC/Mac)

WALTHAM, MA-- Smart Loops, a leading provider of professional audio loops and web-based recording services, has released SL Sample Sets for SoundFont 2.0-compatible software samplers and sound cards.

Launched this year, SL Sample Sets provide musicians and producers with the pro-quality drum sounds they need for their computer-based productions. These new drum samples are now available as downloads from the Smart Loops web site, for use with Steinberg HALion, Cakewalk Dimension Pro and SONAR, Reason NN-XT, Native Instruments KONTAKT & Battery, and many other DXi/VST software samplers. SL Sample Sets also work with any SoundFont 2.0 compatible sound cards, including the Creative Labs SB Live and SB Audigy cards.

Smart Loops now offers three SL Sample Sets in SoundFont 2.0 and SFZ formats: the SL Acoustic Kit, SL Thunder Kit, and SL Trap Kit sample sets. These sample sets also can be used in any software sampler that can load .WAV files. Each SL Sample Set provides the user with a complete drum kit, including toms, hi-hats, crash cymbals, ride cymbal, china cymbals, splash cymbals, cymbal chokes, cymbal rolls, and cymbal swells. Each SFZ and SoundFont file includes multiple velocity layers and multi-sample mappings. Smart Loops will announce support for additional sampler formats in the coming weeks.

Pricing and Availability

SL Sample Sets are now available as downloads from for an introductory price of $39 each, or $89 for all three drum sets.

Users can also download free drum sample sets for Dimension Pro, Project5’s Velocity, GigaSampler, DR-008, SoundFont 2.0, and over 100 free audio loops in ACID, REX2, Apple Loops formats from Smart Loops at

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 record tracks for their songs, without ever leaving their computer. Live Studio Drums is the fastest, most affordable way to get live multitrack drums recorded for any song or music project.

Smart Loops, Live Studio Drums, SL Hit Tracks, SL MultiTracks, and SL Sample Sets are trademarks of Smart Loops. All other trademarks mentioned are held by their respective owners.