Sonoma Goes to 11! Celebrate Our 11th Birthday with Huge Discounts
This month Sonoma Wire Works turned 11 years old. We're celebrating by turning our deals up to 11! Through the end of March, download our most popular apps and in-app content for 50% off, including:
The RiffWorks InstantDrummer sale has been extended, so they are $4.99 instead of $9.99. Also there is still time to save on a pre-order of DrumCore 4.
Join the celebration and save on this great software today!
DrumCore 4 Preview Video
Sweetwater previewed DrumCore 4 and had this to say, "For many years, DrumCore has been one of the staple drum virtual instruments music producers and professional composers have turned to consistently. Loaded with 20GB of exciting content including over 100 fully sampled drum kits and countless stellar performances by world-class drummers such as Alan White, Terry Bozzio, Sly Dunbar, and many others, DrumCore 4 offers greater versatility than ever before."
GuitarJack Stage Preview Video
Sweetwater saw GuitarJack Stage at NAMM and says, "If the original GuitarJack iOS interfaces were any indication, then it’s clear that Sonoma Wire Works is passionate about capturing great-sounding guitar tone. Now they are about to release four new audio interfaces that take the same concept one step farther. While the GuitarJack Stage and GuitarJack Mini are focused on mobile guitar processing and recording, the StudioJack and StudioJack Mini models let you take studio-quality recording capability on the road." - More at Sweetwater.com
DrumCore 4 Coming Soon: Pre-order Now and Save!
DrumCore 4 Lite, DrumCore 4 and DrumCore 4 Ultra are now available for pre-order. Pre-order by March 31, 2014 and get $30 - $99 in bonus content packs!
Currently in development, DrumCore 4 is an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in instrument with royalty-free 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, and multi velocity sampled drum kits.
Many features requested by users will be in DrumCore 4, which is planned for release by the end of Q1 2014.
DrumCore 4 Preview Video from NAMM by Sweetwater.
New DrumCore 4 Features (subject to change)
• Improved interface
• 64-bit compatibility
• Updated plug-in formats AAX/VST3/AU
• Rhythmic similarity search powered by iZotope®
• Mixer view with insert effects
• Song timeline for assembling loops
• Online store for easily finding and purchasing content directly in the plugin
• Much more!
DrumCore 4 Pre-order and Upgrade Offers
- Order DrumCore 3 ($199) or DrumCore 3 Deluxe ($550) from Sonoma or an authorized dealer, and get the DrumCore 4 Upgrade for free ($99 value). Plus get a coupon for $69 off KitPacks or DrummerPacks from this list that you can use with DrumCore 3 now and 4 soon. Note: DrumCore 3 works with 32-bit hosts only. Restrictions apply.
- Pre-order DrumCore 4 Ultra, or any DrumCore 4 Ultra upgrade, and get a $99 coupon good toward KitPacks or DrummerPacks from this list to use with DrumCore 4.
- Pre-order DrumCore 4 ($199), or any DrumCore 4 upgrade, and get $69 off KitPacks or DrummerPacks from this list to use with DrumCore 4.
- Pre-order DrumCore 4 Lite, or upgrade to DrumCore 4 Lite from KitCore or KitCore Deluxe, and get a $30 coupon good toward these DrummerPacks and KitPacks to use with DrumCore 4 Lite.
Offers good for a limited time.
GuitarJack 2 USB Review
"As a guitar input/output interface using an iOS device as the "brains" (e.g. for guitar effects processing), or simply for guitar recording, the GuitarJack 2 USB has the same killer audio quality and tone as the original [GuitarJack Model 2]; if you’re serious about getting great sound from your guitar to your iOS device or laptop and hearing it back out again, these interfaces have few peers[...]it can be used with iOS devices, Windows PCs, and Macs equally handily, and it’s sturdy and sounds dynamite. As a portable recording/listening solution for any and all audio computer devices out there, it’s hard to beat." - Mike Metlay Recording Magazine (January 2014 issue)
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.
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
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GuitarJack Model 2 Reviews
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 Model 2 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 Model 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
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