Smart Loops announced Friday the launch of a new product line called SL Hit Tracks, a series of professionally produced drum loops that reproduce live drum performances of "hit songs from artists like Led Zeppelin, The Who, The B-52s, Sublime, Van Halen, and others." The loops are being released in ACID, Apple Loops (GarageBand and Logic), and REX2 formats.
The company said that all of the performances are live audio recordings of actual drum performances (as opposed to drum-machine produced), and that each performance is split into separate chorus, verse, fill, solo, and other selections. According to the companyis Web site, some tracks are based on studio performances, and some have been "interpreted."
SL Hit Tracks is being launched with 14 tracks from 13 artists. Each track is priced at US$9.99 each.