Sonoma Wire Works is making your holiday shopping easier by offering deals on our most popular products! Visit Sonoma's Holiday Sale page and save through January 1, 2014!
Save $70-$100 on GuitarJack 2 USB and GuitarJack Model 2
• Purchase DrumCore 3 and Get a Free DrumCore 4 Upgrade and a Free DrummerPack
• Pre-order the DrumCore 3 to DrumCore 4 Upgrade and Get a Free DrummerPack
• Save $10 on DrumCore DrummerPacks
• Save $80 on RiffWorks Standard
• Save $5 on RiffWorks InstantDrummers
• Save $30 on Discrete Drums Pro Sets
DrumCore 4 Coming Soon: Pre-order Now and Save!
Currently in development, DrumCore 4 is an AAX/AU/VST plug-in instrument with royalty-free 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, and multi velocity sampled drum kits.
Some exciting new DrumCore 4 features (subject to change):
• 64-bit compatible AAX/AU/VST
• Expanded content, more kits, and additional genres
• Rhythmic similarity engine powered by iZotope MasterFX with spectrum analyzer
• Mixer view with insert effects (Compressor, EQ, Delay, and Bitcrush)
• Online store for easily finding and purchasing content directly in the plugin
• Search bar and loop bookmarking
• Song timeline for assembling loops
• And much more!
New to DrumCore?
Purchase DrumCore 3 and get a Free DrumCore 4 Upgrade and a Free DrummerPack
Enjoy DrumCore 3 while you wait for DrumCore 4! DrumCore 3 VSTi/RTAS/AU plug-in drum instrument with stereo 24-bit AUDIO loops and MIDI recordings of famous drummers in many styles is on sale for $50 off $249 MSRP. Get the DrumCore 4 Upgrade for free ($99 value) when you purchase DrumCore 3 or DrumCore 3 Deluxe from Sonoma or an authorized dealer now through the DrumCore 4 launch. Restrictions apply.* Plus you get a free DrummerPack download or DVD of your choice from this list ($69 value) that you can use with DrumCore 3 now and 4 soon. DrumCore 3 includes a plug-in and a standalone tool kit app. The DrumCore 3 plug-in requires a 32-bit host, and does not work with a 64-bit host. If you are using a 64-bit host, you can use the DrumCore 3 toolkit to drag the loops into your DAW. DrumCore 4 with 64-bit support is coming soon.
Have DrumCore 3?
Pre-order DrumCore 4 and get a Free DrummerPack
Purchase the DrumCore 3 to DrumCore 4 Upgrade download now through January 1, 2014, and receive information about how to obtain your free DrummerPack download or DVD from this list ($69 value - shipping rates will apply if you order the DVD instead of the download). Already own all of the DrummerPacks on that list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for another deal. When DrumCore 4 launches, you will be notified and given the DrumCore 4 Upgrade download.
Have DrumCore 2.x, KitCore or KitCore Deluxe?
See additional upgrade offers here.
RiffRumble 23: Metal!
Congratulations to Nick Peltier (Rumdidydoo) for winning first prize in RiffRumble 23 with his entry, "The Precibus". Mark Chapman (MACDADDY1 collaborated with him. Rumdidydoo wins a Codella Stormchaser Guitar, GuitarJack 2 USB and more.
Thanks to Jim Dalrymple for selecting this as his favorite song out of the top six Contestants' Choice songs. Jim had this to say about his choice, "I must admit, this was a lot tougher than what I thought it would be. There were some great entries this year. All of the songs had elements that I really liked, whether it was the guitar solo, vocals or a great drum beat, but the song that pulled it all together for me was "The Precibus." This song had me from the opening pick scrape. This band is clearly very talented, but they let the song breathe some in the verses so the listener can hear and feel the groove of the song—that's really important. After listening to the songs a number of times, I found myself wanting to hear more of "The Precibus." I would buy that album—that's about the greatest compliment a listener can give to any band."
Thanks to the 94 musicians worldwide who participated in RiffRumble 23 by recording their best metal songs with RiffWorks (Mac/Win) or FourTrack (iPhone) on their own, or with up to 4 friends worldwide using RiffLink online song collaboration. Listen to all RiffRumble 23 song entries. Subscribe to the Sonoma NewsWire for announcements about upcoming contests.
About RiffRumble 23 | RiffRumble Forum
GuitarJack 2 USB Now Works on iPhone 5
As of iOS 7 GuitarJack 2 USB has added compatibility with iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c! It continues to work with Mac OS, Windows and iPad.
GuitarJack 2 USB is Compatible with:
- Mac OS 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8
- Windows XP, Windows 7* and Windows 8
- iPad 4, iPad mini (and iPhone 5, 5c and 5S as of iOS 7) using Apple's Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (not included)
- iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad using Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit (not included)
- Android devices to be determined.
GuitarJack Model 2 is Compatible with New iOS Devices using Apple's Lightning to 30-pin Adapter
Sonoma's GuitarJack Model 2 high quality iOS audio interface works great with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S, iPod touch (5th gen.), iPad mini and iPad with Retina display while using Apple's Lightning to 30-pin Adapter cable with and without a CableJive dockXtender cable. Recording with FourTrack through GuitarJack's 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch inputs separately and simultaneously was tested along with GuitarJack's other features, and all is working well. Because the lightning adapter is purely digital, GuitarJack's sound quality remains incredibly dynamic and clear.
Making a Positive Impact on the World
Sonoma's Social and Environmental Responsibility page lists how we strive to make a positive impact on consumers, employees, communities and the environment. We continue to find new ways to integrate responsible practices into our business operations. Thank you for supporting our company. Comments are welcome at email@example.com.
Reviews of Sonoma Products
Mental Radiation Films has created two GuitarJack Model 2 iOS interface videos:
Sound Quality Test: Hear examples of why "GuitarJack Model 2 provides a louder and clear sound to your guitar tone." GuitarJack's mic/line input for recording drums or vocals while recording guitar.
FourTrack Demonstration with GuitarJack Model 2 - iPhone: GuitarJack Model 2 in action with FourTrack and other apps. He recorded his own song for this video.
"GuitarJack Model 2 will take a guitar plugged into its standard jack input and also has a mini jack stereo mic/line input so you can record in stereo and simultaneously record vocals and an instrument when used with an app that supports that function such as Sonoma's FourTrack... GuitarJack is ruggedly built and offers great sound quality plus robust headphone output for plenty of volume. We were able to use it with guitar straight out of the box with GarageBand and other amp sim apps as the default setting for the standard jack input is for Hi-Z with a decent level of input gain...Verdict: It's not cheap, but if you want a rugged audio input device for iOS that will slip into any pocket and take more than just guitar signals, GuitarJack is the way to go. We Like: Not just for guitar; solid contruction; easily portable; sound quality." - Guitarist Magazine June Issue
"The moment you unpack GuitarJack 2, you can tell it's in a different class to most iOS guitar interfaces...What makes this unit really stand out is the sound quality: using its own A-D and D-A conversion and high-quality input circuitry, GuitarJack presents a crisp, clean sound, which has a lot more life and vitality than that of most iOS guitar interfaces." - Sound On Sound June Issue
GuitarJack Model 2 Review by Alan Branch, producer, musician, Grammy winning engineer, and writer for Audio Media - "Brilliant design, pro features and class is throughout the GuitarJack Model 2 from Sonoma Wire Works, the high quality finish and solid construction fits perfectly to the sleek design of your iOS device. Whether you're recording voice and guitar or a stereo live feed from your gig, the speed and advantage of mobile recording cannot be matched by many others. With dedicated mic & line I/O options, 24bit AD/DA converters*, and a range of specifically design iOS software to match, it's a one stop shop for instant pro recording on your iPad or iPhone." - Alan Branch
"GuitarJack Model 2 is beautiful. Its chunky, industrial, metallic feel mimics that of a heavy guitar pedal and should give most active performers some reassurance that it can't be easily broken. The smoked chrome finish is perfect. In terms of inputs and outputs, on one side is a 3.5mm microphone input, on the other a 1.4-inch jack input for your guitar, and a 3.5mm stereo line out/headphone socket. All in all, it looks flipping fantagmagastic... This accessory is awesome, and is a must for anyone who wants to marry their guitar-god side with their tech-nerd persona." - Todaysiphone.com
"I think the easiest, and most fun program to learn to record guitar on is RiffWorks T4. RiffWorks, which is made by Sonoma Wire Works, is basically a "mini-DAW", designed specifically for recording guitar." - RiffWorks T4 recommended on Guitarify.com
FREE* Discrete Drums Sample Collection Offer
Download 5 free sessions of studio-recorded drum samples, mixed into stereo wav format - Over 200MB!
Styles include rock, metal, country and world.
Download these loops by going to this Free Discrete Drums Sample Collection website, and clicking to post to your Twitter or Facebook page. Then you'll get a download of these sessions:
- Chaos from Rock Series 1 Pro Set
- Fast Yoak from Kickin' Country Pro Set
- Funk Juice from Rock Series 2 Pro Set
- Tropical Sun from EarthBea Pro Set
- Vortex - Heavy Mental 2 Pro Set
Over 100 GuitarJack Dealers Worldwide
GuitarJack, the best sounding guitar interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is now available at over 100 dealer locations worldwide. Look for GuitarJack at a store near you in Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK and the USA. Dealers in more countries are coming soon. Sonoma's Online Store ships everywhere except Canada, Europe, Australia and NZ (see dealers for those locations). New: Amazon ships all Sonoma's products in U.S. and internationally.
GuitarJack Model 2 Promo Video!
In addition to showing off the quality of the GuitarJack Model 2 audio interface, this video also highlights GuitarTone amps and effects in FourTrack. All guitar audio featured in this video was recorded with GuitarJack Model 2, the FourTrack app, and a Taylor SolidBody Standard guitar.
Free Software & Drum Content
Free MacOS/Windows Software: RiffWorks T4 free guitar recording software, 3 free RiffWorks InstantDrummers, DrumCore FREE plug-in and drum loops, and KitCore Demo free drum kit plug-in and MIDI drum beats.
Free iOS Apps: GuitarTone (free amps, effects and tuner), Taylor EQ and InstantDrummer: Tropical Sun.
All Free Downloads