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Sonoma Wire Works releases DrumCore 4

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Sonoma Wire Works has released DrumCore 4. It is an upgrade to the award-winning DrumCore 3 and KitCore 2 plug-in drum instruments, The new version now works with most popular 64-bit recording software, and includes 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, multi-velocity sampled drum kits, groove browser, song timeline, mixer, effects and more. Royalty free recordings of celebrity drummers are provided as tempo-adjustable GrooveSets in a wide variety of styles. Users can create their own grooves using the included drum kits, which are MIDI-mapped and customizable, making DrumCore easy to use with external controllers.

DrumCore 4 is available in three editions that contain the same plug-in. The differences are how it is delivered (download, USB Flash drive, or Solid State drive) and how much content is included. All editions can be expanded on the fly with content by more than 25 drummers in DrumCore 4's new built-in online store.

DrumCore 4 Lite ($49) contains 4 GB of content, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio loops and 800 MIDI loops) by 13 celebrity drummers, and 11 multi-velocity sampled kits. DrumCore 4 Lite is available as a download.

Lite includes content by 13 drummers: Alan White (Yes, Lennon), Ben Smith (Heart), Jeff Anthony (Sheryl Crow), John Bishop (Bobby McFerrin), Lonnie Wilson (Brooks & Dunn), Luis Conte (Sergio Mendes), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver), Michael Shrieve (Santana), Ned Douglas (Dave Stewart), Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley), Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons), Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt), and Zoro (Lenny Kravitz).

DrumCore 4 Prime ($229) contains 20 GB of content, including 160 GrooveSets (11,000 audio loops and 2,000 MIDI loops) by 17 drummers, and 100 multi-velocity sampled kits. Prime Link is available as a download, and Prime Flash is delivered on a high quality 32 GB USB flash drive for quick installation and easy portability.

Prime includes all of the DC4 Lite content (more from many of them), plus 4 more drummers: Gregg Keplinger (Herb Ellis, Carter Jefferson), John Tempesta (The Cult, Testament), Matt Cameron (Sound Garden, Pearl Jam), and Stephen Perkins (Janes Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Nine Inch Nails).

DrumCore 4 Ultra ($599) contains 50 GB of content, including 265 GrooveSets (21,000 audio loops and 3,000 MIDI loops) by 18 drummers, and 139 multi-velocity sampled kits. Ultra's 50 GB content library comes preloaded on a silent and fast 120 GB USB3 Solid State Drive with space to add more content from DrumCore 4's online store. Ultra's external hard drive provides instant access to your DrumCore 4 library whenever and wherever you need it.

Ultra includes all of the DC4 Lite and Prime drum content (with much more content by many of them), plus an additional drummer: Terence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Norah Jones, The Black Crowes).

New Features in DrumCore 4:

  • Improved interface.
  • 64-bit compatibility.
  • Updated plug-in formats (AAX/VST3/AU).
  • Mixer view with insert effects.
  • Song timeline for assembling loops.
  • Integrated online store with preview players.

Sonoma Wire Works acquired the DrumCore product line from Submersible Music in 2009, and has continued to support thousands of professional musicians and producers who rely on DrumCore for their songs, commercials, videos, and performances. Rebuilt from the ground up to be more lightweight, powerful and modern, DrumCore 4 marks the first update by the Sonoma Wire Works team.

Douglas Wright, the president of Sonoma Wire Works, had this to say about DrumCore 4, "DrumCore is an amazing product with many fans in the music industry. For DrumCore 4, we've done our best to keep many features that made DrumCore great, while adding powerful new tools that give the user even more options for their sound."

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