DrumCore 4 Lite

Pro Drum Loops and Drum Kit Samples for Songwriters

DrumCore 4 Drum Loops for Pro Tools Logic and Other Popular DAWs

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 Lite contains 4 GB of content, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio loops and 800 MIDI loops) based on live performances by 13 celebrity drummers. The MIDI loops can be used to trigger the included 11 multi-velocity sampled drum kits. Can't find the perfect MIDI loop? Program your own MIDI on the instrument track that DrumCore 4 Lite is loaded on to take full advantage of its sounds and effects.


  • Kit Mixer

    Using the new Kit View, you can mix, apply effects, and create whole new kits using individual kit pieces from the 11 included kits. Matt Sorum's unmistakable snare with Ben Smith's kick drum? 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.


Previews and Drummers

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Preview some of the content included in DrumCore 4 Lite. Select a style from the pop-up menu at the top. The first track is a song demonstrating several GrooveSets and artists in that style. The following tracks are clips from that song, with the drums mixed slightly hotter. Most loops are examples of the included audio loops, and any MIDI loop examples are labeled with the Drum Kit used. All the files are 192k MP3s. Far more loops are available in the plug-in than are demonstrated here. See the Content List for a full listing.

DrumCore 4 Lite Includes Content by These 13 Drummers

  • Alan White (Yes, Lennon)
  • Ben Smith (Heart, Taj Mahal, Peter Frampton)
  • Jeff Anthony (Sheryl Crow)
  • John Bishop (Bobby McFerrin, Mark Murphy, Ernie Watts)
  • Lonnie Wilson (Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw)
  • Luis Conte (Madonna, Shakira, Santana, Phil Collins)
  • Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult)
  • Michael Shrieve (Santana, The Rolling Stones, Steve Winwood)
  • Ned Douglas (No Doubt, Katie Perry, Dave Stewart, Simply Red)
  • Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, Jimmy Cliff)
  • Terry Bozzio (Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Missing Persons)
  • Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Rait, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray)
  • Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Sean Lennon)


Some content is included in DC4 Lite for each of these drummers, providing a wide variety of styles. Add-ons are available for most of these drummers and others in the DC4 store in the plug-in. See the Drummers Page and the Content Lists for more information.


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

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

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