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DrumCore Artist Spotlight: Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett

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.

Now you can experience Sugarfoot's authentic grooves in your own music royalty-free! Sugarfoot performed the drums in DrumCore's "SugarfootPack" DrummerPack. Purchase the SugarfootPack I DrummerPack Download or DVD for DrumCore now through the end of February 2010, and receive 10% off your entire order. One coupon code per customer. Coupon Code: SUGARFOOT.

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.

Two New RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions

Discrete Drums

Check out 2 new RiffWorks InstantDrummers from Discrete Drums: High Gear & Rooster Tail.

Add 3 or more Discrete Drums InstantDrummer Sessions to your cart and get $9.99 off through February 28, 2010. Coupon Code: DISCRETEDRUMS

AudioCopy Compatible iPhone Apps

FourTrack

Eight iPhone apps now support AudioCopy and AudioPaste, allowing users to share audio between compatible apps, including FourTrack, InstantDrummer, DopplerPad, Equalizer, Reverb and more. Several more app developers have the SDK and will be releasing their compatible apps soon. More about AudioCopy and AudioPaste.

NAMM 2010 Pics

NAMM2010

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.

In the mean time, if you have any issues on these systems, please contact support@sonomawireworks.com.

DrumCore Reviews

Sound On Sound

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."

Sound On Sound

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

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.

The latest product is the Heavy Mental 2 Multitrack 24 Bit Pro Set. Look for the new Kickin' Country 24 Bit Pro Set coming soon.

Spend at least $99 on any order at DiscreteDrums.com, and receive 20% off through the month of February.
Coupon Code: DDTWENTY

RiffWorld Picks of the Month

Every month Sonoma or a guest writer picks notable songs from RiffWorld.com. Here are the latest songs that were chosen as a RiffCaster Pick (made with RiffWorks recording software) and RiffLink Pick (made with RiffWorks built in RiffLink online collaboration).

RiffCaster Pick

This month's RiffCaster Pick goes to bvandy. bazworld says, "Great song Bryan cool lyrics. You and some of the other guys are turning me in to a country fan. Like it."

RiffLink Pick

This month's RiffLink Pick goes to "ShredFeast" by MACDADDY1, TZSTRAT1 (OH), yahsteck1 (NY), Guitarshredder557 (WI), troy2006 (MO), xailok (Paris), Rumdidydoo, and PATRICK (MA).

cnichols79us shouted on this song, "WOW! Sounds spot on and absolutely AMAZING!! Everyone involved deserves a pat on the back. GREAT JOB guys!"

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