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 and 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 popular recording applications on Mac OS and Windows.
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 online store built directly in the plugin which allows you to purchase and download even more loops, MIDI files, and sampled kits from an ever growing collection.
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.
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.
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 built-in online store. See the DrumCore Drummers Page for more information about these drummers, and to see how much of their content is included in each edition of DrumCore 4.
Gone are the days of having to install multiple DVDs and CD-ROMs. You get the same plug-in no matter which edition you choose, but you may choose the amount of content and whether you get it as a download, on a USB Flash Drive, or on a Solid State Drive):
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. The plug-in is available as a download. Content is either downloaded from the DrumCore 4 Browser for new customers, or migrated from KitCore for upgrade customers.*
DrumCore 4 Prime Link ($249): 20 GB of content, including 160 GrooveSets (11,000 audio loops and 2,000 MIDI loops) by 17 drummers, and 100 multi-velocity sampled kits. Similar content as its predecessor, DrumCore 3. The plug-in is available as a download. Content is either downloaded from the DrumCore 4 Browser for new customers, or migrated from KitCore or DrumCore 2.5/3 for upgrade customers.*
DrumCore 4 Prime Flash ($249): Same great content and features as DrumCore 4 Prime Link, but delivered on a 32 GB USB 3.0 flash drive. The plug-in and content are available on the drive, providing faster installation for new and upgrade customers. Easy to install and use DrumCore in different studios.*
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. Includes the same plug-in and content as DrumCore 4 Prime plus additional GrooveSets from 9 celebrity drummers who have played with these artists: Alan White (Yes and John Lennon), John Tempesta (The Cult, Testament, Exodus, White Zombie, Helmet), Lonnie Wilson (Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw), Luis Conte (Madonna and Clapton), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden and Pearl Jam), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver), Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley), Terry Bozzio (Zappa, UK and Missing Persons), and Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Sean Lennon). Delivered on a silent and fast 120 GB USB 3.0 Solid State Drive for a great bundle price. Similar content as its predecessor, DrumCore 3 Deluxe, with the addition of content by Terence Higgins. While DrumCore 4 Ultra is the largest bundle of DrumCore 4 content you can buy on a drive, more is available in the DrumCore 4 store. The plug-in and content are available on the drive, providing faster installation for new and upgrade customers. Easy to install and use DrumCore in different studios.*
*Additional GrooveSets and drum kits by even more drummers are available for preview and purchase in the integrated DrumCore 4 online store. Upgrade customers, please see the Content Migration FAQ for more information.
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.
"I use DrumCore constantly when working on material these days, DrumCore parts shape many of my new music projects."
Chris Stein of Blondie
*Compatibility is subject to change. You must have Administrator Access on your computer to install DrumCore 4.
**Many users report success using DrumCore 4 with Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) using these DAWs (Logic Pro X, GarageBand 10, Pro Tools 12.3 and 12.4, Cubase 8.0.3 through 8.5, and Ableton Live 9.2.2 through 9.6), but further testing is needed before we can recommend it. If your DAW is not listed in this paragraph, please consult your manufacturer’s documentation for more information regarding compatibility before upgrading to El Capitan.
***Many users report success using DrumCore 4 with Win 10. Sonoma has no reason to believe DC4 will not work with Win 10, but further internal testing is needed before we can recommend it.
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DrumCore 4 ScreenShots and Logos (5MB Zip)
• Browser Screen (.PNG file)
• Kit Mixer Screen (.PNG file)
• Kit Editor Screen (.PNG file)
• Master Compressor Screen (.PNG file)
• DrumCore 4 Ad (.PDF file)
• DrumCore 4 Logo (.PNG file with transparencies)
• DrumCore 4 Initial Logo (.PNG file with transparencies)
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