DrumCore Artist Spotlight: Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett
At NAMM Sonoma Wire Works had the honor of meeting Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett, who performed with Michael Jackson and the Jackson family for 30 years, including drumming for Michael's This is It movie. Sugarfoot said in This is It, "Michael's talent runs so deep. He draws from a deeper emotion than anyone I've seen or worked with." Check out Sugarfoot's recent work in:
Coming from humble beginnings in the birthplace of funk, New Orleans, LA, Jonathan Moffett has kept the world dancing with solid grooves. At 12, musicians gave him the nickname "Sugarfoot" because of his fast, and articulate bass drum work, playing 16th and even 32nd note figures within his funky, relentless grooves. You may know him from the polished 80's recordings he did with Madonna (Open Your Heart, Live To Tell, Like A Prayer, etc.), Elton John (Sacrifice), Michael Jackson (This Is It), and many more - Sugarfoot has a way with a beat that attracts attention. His extensive work with the Jacksons (including solo work with Michael and Janet) kept arenas of fans bopping and disco dance floors hopping. More in Modern Drummer's Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett Interview.
DrumCore ($249) is a plug-in drum instrument (VSTi/RTAS/AU) with stereo 24 bit AUDIO loops + MIDI recordings of famous drummers in many styles. Use them in your songs royalty free. All the recordings are 24 bit and fully tempo adjustable. KitCore ($49-$99) is a plug-in based on the MIDI drum instrument in DrumCore. Use with Logic Pro 8, Cubase 4 and up, Pro Tools 7.4.2 and up, Digital Performer 6, Live 6 and up, Sonar 8, Tracktion 3, Acid 7, and Garage Band 09.
Sonoma rocked booth 6225 in Hall A at NAMM this year. We met many musicians, press, partners, and distributors connected with our products. Check out the pictures in the NAMM thread in our forum. This year, look forward to improvements for all our products and even something completely new! Picured here from left is Daniel Codella, Hayden Bursk, Jason McGerr, Michelle Wright and Doug Wright.
Snow Leopard & Windows 7
RiffWorks, DrumCore and KitCore are all working on Snow Leopard and Windows 7 in our office.
RiffWorks Standard requires this patch in order to use the Audio Panel on Snow Leopard. Soon there will be a small bug fix update for RiffWorks, and then we will be adding new features.
For DrumCore and KitCore, we're testing them with all the DAWs. We will post more details as that testing progresses and will post a FAQ.
Tom Flint of Sound On Sound reviews DrumCore 3 saying, "Drumcore's come a long way, and version 3 makes it easier than ever to use pro drummer performances on your tracks...Drumcore offers an attractive way of assembling a great-sounding rhythm track in a short time. Personally, I love the elegant simplicity."
Scott McChane of TapeOp says, "I was definitely wowed by DrumCore's workflow, but what really won me over was the natural, uncolored quaity 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."
Discrete Drums Sale
Discrete Drums: Multitrack 24 Bit WAV and Stereo 16 Bit WAV audio recordings of famous drummers in many styles recorded in world-renowned studios that can be used royalty free. These WAV files are offered in their originally recorded state. Multitrack 24 Bit WAV Pro Sets offer the most flexible mixing possibilities, as all tracks are delivered separately. Mix, process, tune, distort, and mangle these drum and percussion tracks to suit your needs. For use in Pro Tools, Logic Audio, Digital Performer, Cubase, Nuendo, Cakewalk, Sonar, and other digital audio sequencers that import WAV files.