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Smart Loops MIDI Drum Loops Volume 5

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1.0 License Agreement


Smart Loops License Agreement for "MIDI Drum Loops Volume 5"

All sounds, samples, files, and text contained in the “MIDI Drum Loops Volume 5” download file
are property of Smart Loops. You are granted a license from Smart Loops, to use these files as
part of your own musical productions, for profit or not. These sounds cannot be resold in the
current format, or any other format, as is prohibited by law.

Using these files in your own songs and productions, and making a profit from your songs is
permitted. Transferring, or reselling these files, in any format, not as part of your personal songs
and productions, and marketed as such, is not permitted.

2.0 Note Mappings


Each loop in MIDI Drum Loops Volume 5 is provided using two different note mappings.

The main difference between the GM (General Midi), and the GM Enhanced, is in the Hi-Hat
mapping. The standard GM Spec does not use note number 22 and 26. We have added these
note numbers in the GM Enhanced loops to make the loops more realistic. So, instead of just
having three notes for the hi-hat (Open, Closed, and foot/pedal), the GM has five different notes
for the hi-hats. (See the table below).

Also, we use two notes for the same snare drum the GM Enhanced loops. One note (#38) is for
the center of the snare hit with the tip, and the other note (#40) is for rim-shot on the snare (hitting
the center and the rim of the drum at the same time). Often a drummer will hit a rim-shot on the
back-beats (like beats two and four in a standard rock groove), but all the notes in-between
(grace-notes) are not played with a rim-shot, but rather hit lightly in the center with just the tip of
the stick.

So, if you are using one of the Smart Loops Sample Sets, we highly recommend using the GM
Enhanced loops. These loops will also work with other sample sets that recognize these
additional hi-hat notes (as described above). If you’re using a standard GM sample set/patch of
drums, use the regular GM loops.

2.1 GM Enhanced
The loops in the GM Enhanced folder are optimized for use with the Smart Loops SL Sample
Sets. The GM Enhanced mappings add even more realism to the loops by using additional snare
and hi-hat samples.

MIDI MIDI
Key Note
Bass Drum
35 B2 Bass Drum
36 C3 Bass Drum
Snare Drum
37 Db3 Side Stick Snare
38 D3 Acoustic Snare
40 E3 Acoustic Snare (played with Rim-shot)
Hi-Hat
42 F#3 Closed Hi-Hat Tip
22 Closed Hi-Hat Edge
44 G#3 Pedal Hi-Hat
46 Bb3 Open Hi-Hat Tip
26 Open Hi-Hat Edge
Toms
48 C4 High Mid Tom
50 D4 High Tom
45 A3 Low Tom
47 B3 Low Mid Tom
41 F3 Low Floor Tom
43 G3 High Floor Tom
Crash
49 Db4 Crash 1
57 A4 Crash 2
55 G4 Splash
52 E4 China
Ride
51 Eb4 Ride 1
59 B4 Ride 2
53 F4 Ride Bell
Percussion 1
54 F#4 Tambourine
Percussion 2
56 G#4 Cowbell

2.2 GM
The loops in the GM folder are compatible with all General MIDI sound modules.
MIDI MIDI
Key Note
Bass Drum
35 B2 Bass Drum
36 C3 Bass Drum
Snare Drum
37 Db3 Side Stick Snare
38 D3 Acoustic Snare
40 E3 Acoustic Snare (played with Rim-shot)
Hi-Hat
42 F#3 Closed Hi-Hat
44 G#3 Pedal Hi-Hat
46 Bb3 Open Hi-Hat Tip
Toms
48 C4 High Mid Tom
50 D4 High Tom
45 A3 Low Tom
47 B3 Low Mid Tom
41 F3 Low Floor Tom
43 G3 High Floor Tom
Crash
49 Db4 Crash 1
57 A4 Crash 2
55 G4 Splash
52 E4 China
Ride
51 Eb4 Ride 1
59 B4 Ride 2
53 F4 Ride Bell
Percussion 1
54 F#4 Tambourine
Percussion 2
56 G#4 Cowbell

3.0 File Format


MIDI Groove Clips – For use with SONAR, Session Drummer 2, and other Cakewalk products.
MIDI Groove clips are MIDI clips that you can roll out like audio Groove clips. Please see the
MIDI Groove Clips help topic in your Cakewalk product for more information on working with MIDI
Groove Clips.

Standard MIDI Type 1 – For use with any sequencer that can load type 1 Standard MIDI Files.

4.0 More Smart Loops Products & Services


MIDI Drum Loops

For more information please visit


http://www.smartloops.com/products/mididrumloops/

SL Sample Sets™ are downloadable sound files


designed for PC- and Mac-based software samplers.
Available in SFZ, SoundFont 2.0, and SFZ formats.

For more information and audio samples please visit


http://www.smartloops.com/products/samplesets

SL Hit Tracks™ are


downloadable audio
loop packs based on
recordings of popular
songs. These are
recordings of real
acoustic drum tracks
not MIDI. The loops
are split into separate
verses, chorus, and
other song sections so you can duplicate the original
performance, or use them to create your own song. Short
1 and 2 bar loops are also included so you can get the
most use from these performances.

For more information and audio samples please visit


http://www.smartloops.com/products/hittracks/

Pro Drum Works Volume One is the ultimate Loop DVD


library for recording musicians and producers. Available
in ACID, Apple Loop, or REX formats. With Pro Drum
Works, you can quickly create realistic, professional-
quality drum tracks for virtually any rock, pop or country
song.

Pro Drum Works is organized into three separate Drum


Kits: Acoustic Kit, Thunder Kit, and Trap Kit. You get over
3,000 unique grooves and fills, each performed on all
three Kits, for a total of over 9,000 loops and samples.

For more information and audio samples please visit


http://www.smartloops.com/products/prodrumworks/

Percussion Kit includes over 370 unique loops and


individual samples of percussion instruments including
agogo, bata drums, bongos, canjira, claves, congas,
tablas, timbales, and more.

For more information and audio samples please visit


http://www.smartloops.com/products/percussionkit/

Live Studio Drums is a custom multi-track drum


recording service that gives your song projects and
demos the professional sound you need. With a live
session drummer playing real acoustic drums this it the
real thing. Custom drum tracks recorded for your song in
as little as 24 hours.

To book your next online session please visit


http://www.LiveStudioDrums.com
5.0 About Smart Loops
With over 10 years experience creating professional drum and percussion loops for computer-
based musicians, Smart Loops is a leading provider of professional audio loops and web-based
recording services.

All Smart Loops audio files are performed and recorded by professional studio musicians and
producers.

Smart Loops products are licensed worldwide, and the company’s audio and MIDI content is an
integral part of the best selling music software products on the market. The company’s
meticulously produced drum, percussion, guitar, and bass loops are endorsed by Grammy-
winning musicians and producers worldwide.

6.0 Contact
If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions please contact us at:
info@smartloops.com
www.smartloops.com
SL Sample Sets and the Smart Loops logo are trademarks of Smart Loops.
All other trademarks mentioned are held by their respective owners.