Smart Loops has released its Phat to Phreaky hip hop loop library in Apple Loops and REX2 formats. Previously, this collection of contemporary and old-school grooves was available only in Acid format.
The library is compatible with Mac and Windows music software, including GarageBand, Logic Express, Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Reason, Live, Cubase, Pro Tools, Sonar, Project5, Cakewalk Home Studio, Guitar Tracks Pro, FL Studio, Digital Performer, Acid and more.
Phat to Phreaky is a collection of urban beats, breakdowns and fills. The library contains more than 800 grooves in a wide array of styles ranging from contemporary hip hop beats to old-school grooves and slow jams. Smart Loops enlisted some of hip hop’s leading beat makers to produce the grooves, including Joey P. (TLC, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Fabolous, Jagged Edge), James “DJ Melo” Davies of Underground Productions (Queen Latifah, Marky Mark, LFO, Popstars Eden’s Crush), Dale “Rambro” Ramsey (Jay-Z, U.G.K., Ludacris, Justin Timberlake), Michael Nickolas (music for ABC, NBC, CBS and Showtime), Frank Basile (drummer and Smart Loops founder), Tracey Clarke (producer with RJAM/Island Records) and Corey Presley (Jagged Edge).
Phat to Phreaky was primarily designed for use in urban music, but the loops can also work in rock and pop songs, layered with live drums. Most of the loops are offered in dry, unprocessed form, so users can add plug-ins and customize the grooves to their individual sound.
Phat to Phreaky is now available as a download for a promotional price of $29.