Submersible Music has announced that it will be demonstrating version 3 of the DrumCore software at this week's NAMM show in booth #6225, Hall A. The new version 3 sports a new interface, over twice as much content and is now a plug-in (RTAS/AU/VST).
DrumCore gives songwriters and composers access to grooves and instrument sounds of over a dozen famous drummers and percussionists. It includes a library of both audio loops and MIDI grooves plus a software drum instrument for Mac OS X and Windows. DrumCore covers a multitude of styles – including rock, blues, metal, prog, alt-rock, pop, jazz, urban, funk, Latin, reggae and others.
Drumcore 3 New Features
New User Interface
DrumCore v3 features an attractive new interface with enhancements asked for by DrumCore users. Now it's easier to search and audition the vast number of grooves in DrumCore via List View in the updated Groove Browser plus Audio Mode and MIDI Mode are more clearly indicated. Beats, variations and fills are arranged into song-like GrooveSets for fast access. Search content based on drummers, musical styles and "Feel" criteria (like shuffle,swing, 1/8th, 1/16th, etc.) and then simply drag and drop grooves into any popular music application (Acid, Cubase, DP, GarageBand, Live, Logic, Pro Tools, Sonar, etc.).
Vastly Expanded "Basic Beats", Urban and Jazz Sections
A huge selection of bread-and-butter songwriting beats have been added plus expanded jazz content featuring Seattle jazz drummer Gregg Keplinger. Submersible's popular "Urban GT" expansion pack ($49 value) is now included, which features classic hip-hop and modern R&B MIDI grooves plus 24 subwoofer-slammin' drumkits.
Matt Cameron (Soundgarden), John Tempesta (Testament) and Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction) Content
Included with v3 are drumkits and grooves from Seattle rock/alternative legend Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), all of the Tempesta Pack II expansion pack ($79 value) featuring smoldering metal drummer John Tempesta (Rob Zombie, Testament, Helmet) and new grooves by Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins.
DrumCore v3 is now a plug-in for easier integration with all the popular recording applications.
DrumCore MIDI engine enhancements provide greater realism for drum rolls and cymbal performances. Tired of "machine gun" playback? Grab the LiveDrummer slider and get more dynamics into your groove.
DrumCore Toolkit can be used for importing REX2, WAV, ACID and AIFF loop libraries as well as for building drumkits using any WAV or AIFF files. It is a standalone application and ReWire client that works similar to DrumCore 2.5.
DrumCore includes content by these great drummers: Ben Smith (Heart), John Bishop (Ernie Watts), Terry Bozzio (Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa). Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver), Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt), Ned Douglas (Dave Stewart), Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley), Michael Shrieve (Santana), Alan White (John Lennon, Yes), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), John Tempesta (Testament, Helmet), Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Lonnie Wilson (Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts), Luis Conte (Clapton, Sergio Mendes) Zoro (Lenny Kravitz) and others. Even more drummer content is available via "DrummerPack" expansion libraries.
Pricing & Availability
DrumCore v3 will be available for $199 in Q2 of 2009. A v3 upgrade will be available to all DrumCore customers for $50 via www.submersiblemusic.com and music software resellers worldwide. There will be no free upgrades. Example drum tracks will soon be available on the Submersible website.