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DrumCore 4 Lite

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DrumCore 4 Lite by Sonoma Wire Works is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Product
Version
4.3.4
System Requirements
Windows
Windows 7 x64 SP1, Windows 8 x64, Windows 10 x64
Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

Both Mac and Windows Systems
Internet connection for activation and downloading content
Monitor with 1280x768 resolution
Minimum 200 MB free hard-drive space to install plug-in
Content space requirements are as follows:
DrumCore 4 Lite - Minimum 5 GB free hard drive space (10 GB for installation)
DrumCore Prime Link - Minimum 25 GB free hard drive space (50 GB for installation)
DrumCore Prime Flash - Minimum 25 GB free hard drive space (50 GB for installation) - or access content from the included USB Flash drive
DrumCore Ultra - Minimum 60 GB free hard drive space - or access content from the included 120 GB Solid State drive

Compatible DAWs (64-bit only)*
Avid Pro Tools 11 and 12 (AAX) (Mac/Win)
Apple Logic Pro 9 and X (AU) (Mac)
Apple GarageBand 10 (AU) (Mac)
Steinberg Cubase 5 and 6 (Win), 7, 8 and 8.5 (Mac/Win) (VST3)
PreSonus Studio One 2 and 3 (AU Mac/VST3 Win)
Ableton Live 9 (AU) (Mac)
MOTU Digital Performer 8 and 9 (AU) (Mac)
Cakewalk Sonar X3 (VST3) (Win)
Cockos REAPER 5 (AU Mac/VST3 Win)
Others TBD (Status of Other DAWs)

*Compatibility is subject to change. You must have Administrator Access on your computer to install DrumCore 4.

Contact support@sonomawireworks.com with questions.
Product
Version
4.3.4
System Requirements
Compatible DAWs (64-bit only)*
Avid Pro Tools 11 and 12 (AAX) (Mac/Win)
Apple Logic Pro 9 and X (AU) (Mac)
Apple GarageBand 10 (AU) (Mac)
Steinberg Cubase 5 and 6 (Win), 7, 8 and 8.5 (Mac/Win) (VST3)
PreSonus Studio One 2 and 3 (AU Mac/VST3 Win)
Ableton Live 9 (AU) (Mac)
MOTU Digital Performer 8 and 9 (AU) (Mac)
Cakewalk Sonar X3 (VST3) (Win)
Cockos REAPER 5 (AU Mac/VST3 Win)
Others TBD (Status of Other DAWs)
Mac
Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), macOS Sierra (10.12)
Intel Core Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Core i3 or better recommended)
2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

Both Mac and Windows Systems
Internet connection for activation and downloading content
Monitor with 1280x768 resolution
Minimum 200 MB free hard-drive space to install plug-in
Content space requirements are as follows:
DrumCore 4 Lite - Minimum 5 GB free hard drive space (10 GB for installation)
DrumCore Prime Link - Minimum 25 GB free hard drive space (50 GB for installation)
DrumCore Prime Flash - Minimum 25 GB free hard drive space (50 GB for installation) - or access content from the included USB Flash drive
DrumCore Ultra - Minimum 60 GB free hard drive space - or access content from the included 120 GB Solid State drive
*Compatibility is subject to change. You must have Administrator Access on your computer to install DrumCore 4.
Instrument
Formats
Sample Formats
Loads and/or Saves
ACIDized WAV, AIFF, REX, SDII, WAV
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DrumCore 4 Lite is a plug-in instrument with 24-bit audio and MIDI drum loops of inspiring performances by famous drummers, and their multi-velocity sampled drum kits. With its browser and searching, 64-bit compatibility, mixer view with insert effects, song timeline for assembling loops, and integrated store with previews, DrumCore 4 Lite is the perfect tool for songwriters, composers, musicians and producers.

Choose to use royalty-free drum loops by celebrity drummers (provided as tempo-adjustable GrooveSets in a wide variety of styles), or create your own grooves with the drummers' kits, which are MIDI-mapped and customizable, making DrumCore easy to use with external controllers. Drag and drop grooves to tracks in most popular recording applications on Mac and Windows.

DrumCore 4 Lite 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.

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).

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

DrumCore 4 Lite
Reviewed By sirmonkey
December 2nd, 2020

Summary/Short Description: Great sound quality. Generous variety of drum kits, and loops (audio & midi). Clean GUI. Easy navigation.

Starting with the user interface, it is clean, uncluttered, and easy to use. Navigation is simple and straightforward. Drag and drop for audio loops and MIDI clips into your DAW is an absolute breeze.

The 11 kits in DC4 Lite all have great sound, with good variety for a "Lite" version. Also, the sound of each kit piece can be altered in the "Kit" tab, with pitch, gain, and ADSR, per sample. You get 11 sample layers, which can overlap. DC4 even randomizes which sample is played when layers overlap. On top of all of this, you can easily use your own samples. Best of all worlds.

DC4 easily solves a common problem: dynamics can be off when driving one drum VI with another, or importing a MIDI clip. Some snare/tom/kick hits can get way too loud, and soft ones can disappear. This is easy to track down and fix in DC4. Just loop the section, find the offending pad, and adjust the level of whatever sample is off in the sample editor. The layout in DC4 makes this as easy as it gets.

I love the hat opening and closing articulations. You know. That Tsssup...Tsssup...ttt-Tsup sound. Tssup bro! Love it.

14 drummers are included, each with several audio & MIDI clips. * There are more audio clips than MIDI for most drummers, and the audio loops are summed, so you can't adjust individual kit pieces. However, there are still 800 MIDI loops, 500 of which are under the "Song Beats" icon. There are several variations of many loops, which work seamlessly together. There are also drop-down boxes that let you look for different styles, shuffles, time signatures etc. And everything can be time-stretched (audio or midi).

The effects sections are very streamlined, accessible, and simple to use. It's impossible to get lost, and you are very unlikely to have situations where a setting gets accidentally messed up, and you can't figure out what went wrong. Everything is easy to get to and intuitive.

So much to love that's it's hard to keep this short.

* I have never even considered doing a Youtube video. But maybe I'll try to do a demo. I'm very surprised that there's not many out there.

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Discussion: Active
glokraw
glokraw
3 December 2020 at 9:50am

This review confirms my positive experiences with the free and CM versions of Drumcore 3.

Going to the gui panel for the samples to find one to be quieted, boosted, or muted, .

makes a balanced kit output very easy. Really falls into the no-brainer category at $29.

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