DrumCore 4 Prime

Pro Drum Loops and Drum Kit Samples for Songwriters

DrumCore 4 Drum Loops for Songwriters

DrumCore 4: Pro Drum Loops and Drum Kit Samples for Songwriters

DrumCore 4 is an upgrade of the award-winning DrumCore 3 plug-in drum instrument with stereo 24 bit audio loops and MIDI loops of inspiring performances by hit-proven drummers, plus multi-velocity drum kit samples across a multitude of styles. Now a 64-bit VST3/AAX/AU plug-in, DrumCore 4 works with most popular 64-bit recording software, and includes a convenient groove browser, song timeline, mixer, effects and more. 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 multi-velocity drum kits, which are MIDI-mapped and customizable, making DrumCore easy to use with external controllers. DrumCore 4 is the perfect tool for songwriters, composers, musicians and producers. Simply drag and drop grooves to tracks in most popular recording applications on Mac OS and Windows.



  • Audio Loops, MIDI files, and Sampled Drum Kits

    DrumCore 4 Prime contains more than ten thousand tempo-stretchable, royalty free audio drum loops recorded in sparkling 24-bit 48kHz format. Many of the loops also have a matching MIDI version to edit or create your own fills and rhythms that work seamlessly with the audio. These MIDI loops can be used to trigger the included 100 multi-velocity sampled drum kits. Not enough? DrumCore 4 includes an integrated store, built directly in the plugin, which allows you to purchase and download more loops, MIDI files, and sampled kits from an ever growing collection.


  • Kit Mixer

    DrumCore 4 Prime is more than just a collection of tempo-stretchable audio loops. Switching to MIDI loops gives you an incredible amount of control over the sound and quality of the sampled kits. Using the new Kit Tab, users can mix, apply effects, and create customized kits using individual instruments from any the 100 included kits. Want the recognizable snare of Matt Sorum with the thunderous kick drum of Terence Higgins? The choice is yours.


  • Pro-Quality MasterFX

    In addition to being able to apply effects to the individual drums when using MIDI, all new stereo MasterFX can be applied to both audio and MIDI loops. A multiband compressor, parametric EQ, and stereo delay are included with a spectrum analyzer to ensure you know exactly what is happening with your audio. Customize your sound directly in the plug-in without the need for extra effects in your DAW.


Drummers in DrumCore 4 Prime

Preview player for Prime is coming soon. For now, check out the previews for DC4 Lite

DrumCore 4 Prime Includes Content by These 17 Drummers


More content is included for many of these drummers in DC4 Prime than in DC4 Lite. Add-ons are available for most of these and other drummers in the DC4 store that can be found in the plug-in. See the Drummers Page and the Content Lists for more information.


Editions: DrumCore 4 Lite, Prime Link, Prime Flash and Ultra

DrumCore 4 is available in three editions that contain the same plug-in. The differences are how it is delivered to you (download, USB Flash drive, or Solid State drive) and how much content (GrooveSets and Drum Kits) is included by famous drummers who have played with the bands listed below. All editions can be expanded with content by more than 25 drummers in DrumCore 4’s built-in store.

  • DrumCore 4 Lite ($49): 4 GB of content, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio loops and 800 MIDI loops) by 13 drummers, and 11 multi-velocity sampled kits. Many of the same kits as its predecessor, KitCore. 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). DC4 Lite Content List

  • DrumCore 4 Prime ($249): 20 GB of content, including 160 GrooveSets (10,000 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 3.0 flash drive for quick installation and easy portability.

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

  • DrumCore 4 Ultra ($639): 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. Delivered on a silent and fast 120 GB USB 3.0 Solid State Drive with space to add more content from the DrumCore 4 store. The plug-in and content are available on the drive, providing faster installation for new and upgrade customers. The external hard drive makes it easy to install and use DrumCore in different studios.*

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

*Additional GrooveSets and/or Drum Kits by more drummers are available for preview and purchase in the store that is integrated into the DrumCore 4 plug-in. See the Drummer Bios page for more information. Upgrade customers, see the Content Migration FAQ.

Whichever edition and delivery method you choose, DrumCore 4 now provides more ways of getting the content you need quicker and easier than ever before.

Feature Comparison Chart: DrumCore 4 Lite, DrumCore 4 Prime, and DrumCore 4 Ultra

    • Product
      Name
    • New User Price
    • Upgrade Price
    • Availability
      &
      Delivery
    • Total Content
    • Drummers
    • Drum
      Kits
    • GrooveSets
    • Audio Loops
    • MIDI Loops
    • Integrated Store
    • MasterFX
    • Plug-in
      Formats
    • Content Format
    • Tempo-Stretchable
    • Similar Content As
      Prior Version
    • DrumCore 4
      Lite
    • $49
    • Upgrade Price
      Click for Price
    • Availability
      &
      Delivery
      Worldwide:
      New: Download or
      Upgrade: Migration
    • Total Content
      4 GB
    • Drummers
      13


    • Drum
      Kits
      11 multi-velocity
      sampled kits


    • GrooveSets
      24
    • Audio Loops
      1,400
    • MIDI Loops
      800
    • Integrated Store
      Yes
    • MasterFX
      Yes
    • Plug-in Formats
      AAX, VST 3,
      AU - 64-bit
    • Content Format
      24-bit, 48 kHz
    • Tempo-Stretchable Audio Loops
      Yes
    • Similar Content As
      KitCore 2
      Plus More

    • Buy DrumCore 4 Lite

    • DrumCore 4
      Prime Link
    • $249
    • Upgrade Price
      Click for Price
    • Availability
      &
      Delivery
      Worldwide:
      New: Download or
      Upgrade: Migration
    • Total Content
      20 GB
    • Drummers
      17
    • Drum
      Kits
      104 multi-velocity
      sampled kits
    • GrooveSets
      160
    • Audio Loops
      10,000
    • MIDI Loops
      2,000
    • Integrated Store
      Yes
    • MasterFX
      Yes
    • Plug-in Formats
      AAX, VST 3,
      AU - 64-bit
    • Content Format
      24-bit, 48 kHz
    • Tempo-Stretchable Audio Loops
      Yes
    • Similar Content As
      DrumCore 3
      Content

    • Buy DrumCore 4 Prime Link

    • DrumCore 4
      Prime Flash
    • $249
    • Upgrade Price
      Click for Price
    • Availability
      &
      Delivery
      U.S. Only for Now:
      USB Flash
      Drive
    • Total Content
      20 GB
    • Drummers
      17
    • Drum
      Kits
      104 multi-velocity
      sampled kits
    • GrooveSets
      160
    • Audio Loops
      10,000
    • MIDI Loops
      2,000
    • Integrated Store
      Yes
    • MasterFX
      Yes
    • Plug-in Formats
      AAX, VST 3,
      AU - 64-bit
    • Content Format
      24-bit, 48 kHz
    • Tempo-Stretchable Audio Loops
      Yes
    • Similar Content As
      Prior Version
      DrumCore 3
      Content

    • Buy DrumCore 4 Prime Flash

    • DrumCore 4
      Ultra
    • $639
    • Upgrade Price
      Click for Price
    • Availability
      &
      Delivery
      U.S. Only for Now:
      120 GB USB 3.0
      Solid State Drive
    • Total Content
      50 GB
    • Drummers
      18
    • Drum
      Kits
      139 multi-velocity
      sampled kits
    • GrooveSets
      265
    • Audio Loops
      22,000
    • MIDI Loops
      3,000
    • Integrated Store
      Yes
    • MasterFX
      Yes
    • Plug-in Formats
      AAX, VST 3,
      AU - 64-bit
    • Content Format
      24-bit, 48 kHz
    • Tempo-Stretchable Audio Loops
      Yes
    • Similar Content As
      Prior Version
      DrumCore 3 Deluxe plus Terence Higgins

    • Buy DrumCore 4 Ultra


"I use DrumCore constantly when working on material these days, DrumCore parts shape many of my new music projects."
Chris Stein of Blondie


Features

  • Audio + MIDI Drum Loops
    Audio drum loop and MIDI drum loop collection and sampled drum kits in a AAX/VST3/AU plug-in. DrumCore gives you the realism of stereo 24 bit 48 kHz recorded audio performances and the versatility of MIDI. Tempo-stretchable. Export as WAV or MIDI.
  • Groove Browser
    Find grooves based on Style and Feel (1/8th, Shuffle, etc.).
  • Drum Kits
    Layer sounds and grooves on different tracks, mix and match kit sounds (snare, kick, etc.), retune them and modify individual sounds, or process/mix drum groups using the Kit Mixer.
  • New 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 store for easily purchasing add-on content directly in the plugin
    • Much more!

Compatibility & 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)
    • Acoustica Mixcraft 8 (VST3 Win)
    • Tracktion 7 (VST3/AU) (Mac/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)
  • 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 minimum 1280x800 resolution (right click anywhere to set the zoom factor between 50%-100% for smaller screens)
    • 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.


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