Smart Loops Intros SL Reference Kit

Smart Loops has released the SL Reference Kit, an all-new drum sample set for use with leading Mac and PC software samplers. SL Reference Kit includes over 300 MB of 24-bit drum samples, performed live on a Pearl Reference kit, and recorded at the world-renowned Platinum Labs in Nashville.

All SL Reference Kit samples were recorded completely dry, with no processing, EQ, or compression, providing the ultimate “reference” drum samples. Musicians and producers can customize and tweak SL Reference Kit samples for use with any style of music, using their own effects processing to mix their own sound on the drum tracks.

This is the company’s seventh release as part of the SL Sample Set line, which also includes SL Acoustic Kit, SL Trap Kit, SL Thunder Kit, SL Tight Kit, SL Groovy Kit, and SL Industrial Kit.

SL Reference Kit Highlights:

  • Over 300 MB of 24-bit drum kit samples in SFZ and WAV formats
  • Compatible with all major Mac and PC software samplers
  • All samples recorded dry, with no EQ, compression, or other processing; the ideal reference samples from which to build and mix a custom drum track sound for any style of music
  • A complete drum sample set performed on world-class Pearl Reference Series drum kit, including:
    • 20″ bass drum
    • 24″ bass drum
    • 14″ snare
    • 8″ tom
    • 10″ tom
    • 12″ tom
    • 13″ tom
    • 14″ tom
    • 16″ floor tom
    • 18″ floor tom
    • Zildjian 16″ A Custom Crash
    • Sabian 16″ Explosion Crash
    • Zildjian 18″ K Crash Ride
    • Zildjian A New Beat Hi Hats
  • All drum samples recorded at Nashville’s Platinum Lab, using highest quality mic’s and preamps running through an SSL board (visit for complete list of microphones and pre-amps used)
  • All drum samples performed live by pro session drummer, Pearl artist and Smart Loops founder Frank Basile

Pricing and Availability

The SL Reference Kit drum sample set is available as a download from Smart Loops for the introductory price of $19.

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