Audio Loops and Sampled Drum Kits with MIDI Grooves
DrumCore® 4 is an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in instrument with 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, and multi velocity sampled drum kits. Royalty free recordings of famous drummers in many styles. Easily integrates with most 64-bit recording software.
DrumCore 4 Lite
DrumCore 4 Lite offers the same features as DrumCore 4 Prime, with enough content to get you started. Additional MIDI and Audio content is available for preview and purchase online. DrumCore 4 Lite is only $49.
• Content by 3 Drummers
• 8 Multi-velocity Sampled Kits
• Large Sample of Grooves
• Over 20 GB
• Content by 17 Drummers
• 100 Multi-velocity Sampled Kits
• 10,000 Grooves
DrumCore 4 Ultra
DrumCore 4 Ultra includes the same plug-in and content as DrumCore 4 Prime ($199) plus 9 DrummerPacks ($69 each) on a USB3 SSD for a great bundle price of $599.
• Over 50 GB
• Content by 17 Drummers
• 139 Multi-velocity Sampled Kits
• 22,000 Grooves
DrumCore 4 Prime contains 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 built 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.
DrumCore 4 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 kits included in DrumCore 4 Prime. Matt Sorum's unmistakable snare with Terence Higgins' thunderous kick drum? The choice is yours.
In addition to being able to apply effects to the individual drums when using MIDI, all new stereo MasterFX's 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's happening with your audio. Customize your sound directly in the plug-in without the need for extra effects in your DAW.
DrumCore 4 Pre-order and Upgrade Offers for a 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 within one week of purchase. Sweetwater customers, please email your proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for this offer. One coupon use per transaction. As thanks for your patience, you may use the coupon you receive in two separate transactions. If you have all the DrummerPacks on those lists, contact support for options. This promotional drum content may be used in DrumCore 3, KitCore 2 and DrumCore 4 products. If you choose to request a refund for your pre-order, you will no longer have a license to use this drum content that is being included with pre-orders.
DrumCore 4 Prime Features (subject to change)
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.).
Over 100 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!
DrumCore 4 Requirements (subject to change)
DAWs (64-bit only)
Avid® Pro Tools® 11.2 (AAX)
Apple® Logic Pro® 9.1.3, 10.0.4 (AU)
Steinberg® Cubase® 5.5.3, 6.5.5, 7.0.6 (VST3)
Cakewalk® Sonar™ X3 (VST3)
PreSonus® Studio One® 2.6 Producer, Professional (VST3)
Mac OS X 10.7.2 (Lion), 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks)
Intel® Core™ Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Core i3 or better recommended)
2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
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)
Mac and Windows Systems
Internet connection for activation and downloading content
DVD-ROM drive if optional DVD install disks are ordered
Monitor with 1280x768 resolution
Minimum 20 GB free hard-drive space
Listen to some of the over 100 Drum Kits and over 150 Groovesets included in DrumCore 4:
"I love DrumCore. I recently needed to re-record a version of one of my TMBG tunes for a museum in Canada, so instead of using our drummer I used DrumCore and it sounded great! I also use it all the time for tracks for TV and jingles. It's got a great variety of easy to use sounds and beats, and that's important when you need to get tracks done quickly." - Danny Weinkauf (They Might Be Giants)
"DrumCore is so handy and so very easy to use! Most of the time I work with real drummers, but because I'm all alone in my studio when I write, I need to start with something. DrumCore is very easy and sounds so good; it's very close to having a live drummer with you." - Anthony Gonzalez (a.k.a. M83)
"DrumCore sounds great and you don't have to worry about the BPM, the mix, etc. You don't have to edit it much. You just throw it in there and it sounds great on its own. I've used it both ways, I've dragged audio files straight onto a stereo track and I've programmed the drums with the MIDI sets. It's really easy to use, and it sounds so real, which is hard to find." - Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver)
"DrumCore's come a long way, and version 3 makes it easier than ever to use pro drummer performances on your tracks." More at Sound On Sound
Scott McChane says, "I was definitely wowed by DrumCore's workflow, but what really won me over was the natural, uncolored quality of the recorded audio files (24-bit, 48 kHz). In addition to the great selection of drumkit and percussion libraries included with the factory install, an impressive catalog of GrooveSets has been compiled in DrummerPack expansion libraries. All of DrumCore's libraries, including both the factory and exansion packs, feature many drummers you're sure to recognize - like Alan White, Bill Bruford, Luis Conte, and more."