August 23, 2004
New from Smart Loops is Pro Drum Works Volume One (US $249 MSRP),
a 6-CD collection of ACID-format drum loops for use with ACID and compatible
music and audio software products.
Several years in the making, Pro Drum Works Volume One is a massive drum loop
library that lets musicians and producers quickly create 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 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
- 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.
All drum loops were performed live by Smart Loops founder and Pearl Drums
' artist Frank Basile with the crash cymbals kept separate from grooves and
fills so you can add them only where you need them. In addition to loops for
pickups, intros, fills, verses, choruses, bridge sections, and endings, there
are also individual “one shot” samples at multiple velocities for each drum
and cymbal. Loops have been optimized for Acid-style time-stretching between
a 75-150 bpm tempo range
Pricing and Availability
Pro Drum Works Volume One has a suggested retail price of $249 US, and will
be available in music stores worldwide, this summer and can be purchased now
direct from Smart Loops.
For more information, visit their web site at www.smartloops.com