DrumCore 4 Ultra

Pro Drum Loops and Drum Kit Samples for Songwriters

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DrumCore 4: 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 Ultra ($639): 50 GB of content, including 265 GrooveSets (21,000 audio and 3,000 MIDI loops and fills) by 18 drummers, and 139 multi-velocity sampled kits. DC4 Ultra (SSD) is delivered on a silent and fast 120 GB USB 3.0 Solid State Drive with space to add more content from the DrumCore 4 store. The plug-in and content are available on the drive, providing fast installation for new and upgrade customers. The external hard drive makes it easy to install and use DrumCore in different studios. DrumCore 4 Ultra is also available as a download, which is great for those with an excellent internet connection who do not want to wait or pay for shipping. Compare DC4 Editons.

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  • Audio Loops, MIDI files, and Sampled Drum Kits

    DrumCore 4 Ultra contains tens of thousands of 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 139 multi-velocity sampled drum kits. Not enough? DrumCore 4 contains an embedded store which allows you to purchase and download even more loops, MIDI files, and sampled kits from an ever growing online collection.


  • Kit Mixer

    DrumCore 4 Ultra 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. Matt Sorum's unmistakable snare with Terence Higgins' 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

Preview player for Ultra is coming soon. For now, check out the previews for DC4 Lite.

  • DrumCore 4 Ultra Includes Content by These 18 Drummers

  • Most of the DC4 content for the drummers above is included in DC4 Ultra. Add-ons are available for some of these and other drummers in the DC4 Store in the plug-in. See the Drummers Page and the Content Lists for more information.
    *Terence Higgins content is now included with DrumCore 4 Ultra.


About DrumCore 4 Ultra

DrumCore 4 Ultra External Drive

Gone are the days of having to install multiple DVDs and CD-ROMs. DrumCore 4 Ultra is available on a 120 GB USB3 Solid State Drive. Ultra's 50 GB content library comes preloaded, and there is extra space to add more content from DrumCore 4's built-in online store. Work out of several studios? With the external DrumCore 4 hard drive, you'll have easy access to your DrumCore 4 library whenever and wherever you need it.

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.

About DrumCore 4 Prime Link, Prime Flash and Lite Editions.

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 and Fills
    • MIDI Loops and Fills
    • 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 and Fills
      1,400
    • MIDI Loops and Fills
      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 and Fills
      10,000
    • MIDI Loops and Fills
      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 and Fills
      10,000
    • MIDI Loops and Fills
      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 and Fills
      22,000
    • MIDI Loops and Fills
      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 and MIDI Drum Loops and Fills and MIDI Drum Kits by famous drummers in an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in. DrumCore offers the realism of stereo 24 bit 48 kHz recorded audio performances and the versatility of MIDI.
  • Groove Browser for filtering drum content based on drummer, style, tempo, feel, and descriptive tags.
  • Kit Mixer to layer, mix and match drum kit samples (snare, kick, etc.), retune and modify individual layers, and add effects to sub groups.
  • MasterFX for both audio and MIDI loops, including a multiband compressor, parametric EQ, and stereo delay with a spectrum analyzer Timeline for easily auditioning and assembling multiple loops.
  • Integrated Store for finding, previewing, buying and downloading drums from a growing library that offers samples by more drummers.

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 Professional (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)
    • Acoustica Mixcraft 8 (VST3 Win)
    • Tracktion T7 (VST3/AU) (Mac/Win)
    • Others TBD (Status of Other DAWs)
  • Mac®
    • Mac OS 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra) if your DC4 compatible DAW supports 10.13
    • 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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