DrumCore 4 Prime

Pro Drums for Songwriters

DrumCore 4
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DrumCore 4: Pro Drums for Songwriters

DrumCore 4 is a new and improved upgrade of the award winning DrumCore 3 plug-in drum instrument with stereo 24 bit audio loops + MIDI recordings of inspiring performances by hit-proven drummers, plus great drum sounds across a multitude of styles. Now a 64-bit VST3/AAX/AU plug-in, DrumCore 4 has an improved interface and several highly anticipated features. DrumCore 4 is the perfect tool for songwriters, composers, musicians and producers. Simply drag and drop grooves to tracks in most Mac OS and Windows music software. Easily integrates with 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. A large portion 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 contains an online store build directly into the plugin which allows you to purchase and download even more loops, MIDI files, and sampled kits from an ever growing online collection.


  • Kit View 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 View, users can mix, apply effects, and create whole new kits using individual kit pieces from the 100 included kits. 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 compressor, parametric EQ, stereo delay, and reverb are included with a pro quality spectrum analyzer to ensure you know exactly what is happening with your audio. Customize your sound directly in the plug-in without needed extra extra effects in your DAW.


DrumCore 4 Lite, Prime Link, Prime Flash and Ultra

Gone are the days of having to install multiple DVDs and CD-ROMs.

DrumCore 4 Lite is downloadable, offering the same features as DrumCore 4 Prime, but with just enough content to get you started.*

DrumCore 4 Prime Link is downloadable, offering over 20 GB of content, the same content as DrumCore 3.*

DrumCore 4 Prime Flash is available on a convenient metal USB flash drive and can be downloaded.*

DrumCore 4 Ultra is available on a 120 GB USB3 SSD External Hard Drive that provides blazing fast speed and has room for additional content. Content can also be downloaded as needed.*

*Additional MIDI and Audio content is available for preview and purchase in the online store located within the DrumCore 4 plug-in.

Whatever version 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 between DrumCore 4 Lite, DrumCore 4 Prime, and DrumCore 4 Ultra

    • Software
    • Price
    • Delivery
      Method
    • Total Content
    • Number of included drum kits
    • Number of included drummers
    • Audio Loops
    • MIDI Loops
    • Online Store
    • MasterFX
    • Plug-in Formats
    • Content Format
    • Tempo Stretchable
    • DrumCore 4 Lite
    • $49
    • Delivery Method
      Download
      Only
    • Total Content
      1 GB
    • Number of included drum kits
      10 multi-velocity sampled kits


    • Number of included drummers
      3


    • Audio Loops
      No, but can be expanded
    • MIDI Loops
      Yes
    • Online Store
      Yes
    • MasterFX
      Yes
    • Plug-in Formats
      AAX, VST 3,
      AU - 64-bit
    • Content Format
      24-bit, 48 kHz
    • Tempo Stretchable Audio Loops
      Yes

    • Buy DrumCore 4 Lite

    • DrumCore 4 Ultra
    • $599
    • Delivery Method
      120 GB USB3
      SSD Drive
    • Total Content
      55 GB
    • Number of included drum kits
      276 multi-velocity sampled kits
    • Number of included drummers
      17
    • Audio Loops
      Yes
    • MIDI Loops
      Yes
    • Online Store
      Yes
    • MasterFX
      Yes
    • Plug-in Formats
      AAX, VST 3,
      AU - 64-bit
    • Content Format
      24-bit, 48 kHz
    • Tempo Stretchable Audio Loops
      Yes

    • Buy DrumCore 4 Ultra



Pre-Order Offers

DrumCore 4 Pre-order and Upgrade Offers (Limited Time)

Offers valid only for those who pre-order DrumCore 4 (Lite, Prime or Ultra) or a DrumCore 4 Upgrade from the Sonoma Wire Works online store (or from Sweetwater with proof of purchase) for a limited time. Sonoma Wire Works Online Store Pre-order customers will be emailed a coupon code for bonus content once they receive DrumCore 4 with its online store. Sweetwater customers, please email your proof of purchase to support@sonomawireworks.com to be considered for this offer. As thanks for your patience, you may use the coupon you receive in two separate transactions. Offer good toward content manufactured by Sonoma Wire Works only. If you have all the content manufactured by Sonoma Wire Works, contact support for options. This promotional drum content may be used in DrumCore 4 products only. If you choose to request a refund for your pre-order, you will no longer have a license to use the drum content included with pre-orders.


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


DrumCore 4 Details

  • Audio Loops + MIDI
    Audio 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 adjustable. Export as WAV, AIFF, REX2 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 process/mix each sound using separate outputs to your host software.
  • 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 online store
    • Much more!

Note: You must have Administrator Access on your computer to install DrumCore 4.

  • Compatible DAWs (64-bit only)*
    • Avid® Pro Tools® 11 and 12 (AAX)
    • Apple® Logic Pro® 9 and X (AU)
    • Apple® GarageBand® 10 (AU)
    • Steinberg® Cubase® 5 and 6 (Windows only), 7, 8 and 8.5* (Mac and Windows) (VST3)
    • PreSonus® Studio One® 2 (VST3)
    • Ableton® Live® 9 (VST 3/AU)
    • MOTU® Digital Performer™ 8 and 9 (AU)
    • Cakewalk® Sonar® X3 (VST3) TBD
    • Others TBD
  • Mac®
    • Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan)*
    • 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
    • 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
    • Content space requirements are as follows:
      • DrumCore 4 Lite - Minimum free hard drive space is TBD
      • DrumCore Prime - Minimum 25 GB free hard drive space
      • DrumCore Ultra - Minimum 60 GB free hard drive space

    *Compatibility subject to change. Beta testers report success but with Mac OS 10.11 and Cubase 8.5 but further testing is required. Contact support@sonomawireworks.com with questions.

DrumCore is a registered trademark of Sonoma Wire Works.

Apple, Mac OS, GarageBand, Logic and Logic Pro are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Audio Units logo is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

Avid and Pro Tools are registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc., or its subsidiaries or divisions.

Steinberg, VST and Cubase are registered trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

PreSonus and Studio One are registered trademarks of PreSonus Software, Ltd.

MOTU and Digital Performer are trademarks of Mark of the Unicorn.

Ableton and Abelton Live are registered trademarks of Ableton AG.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

DrumCore 4 Guide available to beta testers.

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DrumCore 4 Prime Link Pre-Order: $199
DrumCore 4 Prime Flash Pre-Order: $229

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