Pro Drum Loops and Drum Kit Samples for Songwriters
DrumCore 4 is an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in instrument with 24-bit audio and MIDI drum loops of inspiring performances by famous drummers, and their multi-velocity sampled drum kits. With its improved browser and searching, 64-bit compatibility, mixer view with insert effects, song timeline for assembling loops, and integrated store with previews, DrumCore 4 is the perfect tool for songwriters, composers, musicians and producers. 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 the drummers' kits, which are MIDI-mapped and customizable, making DrumCore easy to use with external controllers. Drag and drop grooves to tracks in most popular recording applications on Mac and Windows. DrumCore 4 is available in three editions ($49/$249/$639) that contain the same plug-in. The differences are how it is delivered (download, USB Flash drive or Solid State drive) and how much content is included.
DrumCore 4 Lite ($49): 4 GB of content, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio and 800 MIDI loops and fills) by 13 drummers, and 11 multi-velocity sampled kits. DrumCore 4 Lite is available as a download. Compare DC4 Editons.
DrumCore 4 Lite contains 4 GB of content, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio loops/fills and 800 MIDI loops/fills) based on live performances by 13 celebrity drummers. The MIDI files 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
"I use DrumCore constantly when working on material these days, DrumCore parts shape many of my new music projects."
Chris Stein of Blondie
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