Smart Loops, a leading provider of pro audio loops and web-based recording services, has released SL Groovy Kit, one of the company's new SL Sample Sets for Mac and PC software samplers.
Launched this year, SL Sample Sets provide musicians and producers with the pro-quality drum sounds they need for their computer-based productions. These live drum samples are available as downloads from the Smart Loops web site, for use with Steinberg HALion, Cakewalk Dimension Pro, Rapture, Project5, 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.
In addition to SL Groovy Kit, Smart Loops has released four other SL Sample Sets so far this year: SL Acoustic Kit, SL Trap Kit, SL Thunder Kit, and SL Tight Kit. Smart Loops plans to release more SL Sample Sets throughout the year.
SL Groovy Kit samples are produced using a smaller drum kit that is recorded and tuned specifically for jazz, Latin, and acid-jazz; these pro drum samples are also an ideal way to add a refined drum sound to rock, pop or any other style of music. The new drum kit includes samples performed live with brushes as well as drumsticks, providing a wide range of sophisticated drum sounds for the Mac and PC software samplers.
Formats: SoundFont (SF2 2.4), SFZ, WAV
SFZ Multi-sample Mappings: 15 including Complete Kit, Complete Kit with Brushes, Kick, Snares, Snares with Brushes, All Cymbals, All Cymbals with Brushes, more
SoundFont Files: SoundFont format is provided in 2 SoundFont version 2.4 files. 1 with dry mappings and 1 with room mappings
Compatible samplers: Audigy, Dimension Pro, EXS24, FL Studio, GarageBand, GigaSampler, GigaStudio, HALion, KONTAKT, Metro, Reason NN-XT, SB Live!, SFZ Player, VSampler and any other sampler that can load or import 24-bit SoundFont (SF2) or .WAV files
Unique Samples: 227
Drums: Groovy Kit includes 1 18-inch Kick (10 velocity layers), 2 Snares (20 velocity layers each), 6 Toms (10 velocity layers each), and more
Cymbals: Hi-Hat, 2 Crash Cymbals, 2 Ride Cymbals, 2 Splash Cymbals Demo File: Includes MIDI Drum Loops file that demonstrate how to create realistic drums with the swing snare brush samples
Pricing and Availability
SL Groovy Kit and other SL Sample Sets are now available as downloads from Smart Loops for a special price of $39 each, or $29 each when purchasing two or more together.