Smart Loops, a provider of pro audio loops, samples and web-based recording services, has released the SL Reference Kit for SoundFont 2.0-compatible software samplers and sound cards. SL Reference Kit includes over 350 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 SoundFont Format Highlights:
- Includes 2 SoundFonts – The complete 350 MB 24-bit SoundFont plus a smaller “LITE” 16-bit version for improved compatibility with older SoundFont devices or machines low on system resources.
- 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
- 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
- All drum samples performed live by pro session drummer, Pearl artist and Smart Loops founder Frank Basile
Pricing and Availability
The SL Reference Kit SoundFont Edition drum sample set is available as a download from Smart Loops for the introductory price of $19.