FREE* Discrete Drums Sample Collection
Download 5 free sessions of studio-recorded drum samples, mixed into stereo wav format - Over 200MB!
Styles include rock, metal, country and world.
Download these loops by going to this Free Discrete Drums Sample Collection website, and clicking to post to your Twitter or Facebook page. Then you'll get a download of these sessions:
- Chaos from Rock Series 1 Pro Set
- Fast Yoak from Kickin' Country Pro Set
- Funk Juice from Rock Series 2 Pro Set
- Tropical Sun from EarthBea Pro Set
- Vortex - Heavy Mental 2 Pro Set
$5 RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions Offer
Save $4.99 on all RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions. Stock up during the biggest InstantDrummer sale ever! Valid May 15 - May 31, 2012. Use this coupon as many times as you'd like before June 1st. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer good only with this coupon code (all caps): FIVE
RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions (Mac/Win) are royalty-free, easy to use drums for RiffWorks T4 (free recording software) & RiffWorks Standard (Standard includes 9 sessions free). Most are recordings of pro drummers. Select from over 160 sessions (about 50 MB each).
Find RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions:
Tempos (BPM): Under 80, 80-100, 100-120, 120-140, 140-160, 160-180, 180-200, 200-220, or Wide Range
Time Signature: 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 12/8
Genre: Acoustic, Blues, Country, Electro, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Shuffle, Waltz, World
Famous Drummers: Alan White, Jason McGerr, John Tempesta, Lonnie Wilson, Matt Sorum, Sly Dunbar, Terry Bozzio, Tony Braunagel, All Famous Drummers
12 Most Popular: Top 2 sessions by 6 drum companies
New: New RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions
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RiffRumble 19 "Road Trip" Song Contest Starts June 12
Get your motors runnin'! The theme for the next RiffRumble song contest is Road Trip! This early announcement gives you time to record an epic song with RiffWorks (Mac/Win) or FourTrack (iPhone) on your own, or collaborate with up to 4 friends worldwide using RiffLink online song collaboration. Entries accepted June 12 - 25. Public voting June 12 - July 2. Prizes and more will be announced soon on Sonoma's Facebook Page and RiffWorks' Facebook Page.
Justin Meldal-Johnsen, a DrumCore user, has toured as bassist for Beck and Nine Inch Nails, written songs for his own project Ima Robot, recorded for acts like Tori Amos, Dixie Chicks, and Garbage, co-written with acts like Macy Gray, helped translate songs into a live show for bands like Gnarls Barkley, and produced a breathtaking new album with M83, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming." Now, Justin is working on the debut album for his new band, "Digital Noise Academy. Check out an excerpt from the interview:
Digital Noise Academy, or DNA for short, is a super group. Members include Ken Andrews (Failure, On, Year of the Rabbit), Sharky Laguana (Creeper Lagoon), Charlotte Martin, Fernando Sanchez (Volumen Cero), Jordon Zadorozny (Blinker the Star), and of course Justin himself (Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Ima Robot). The band is about to release their 10 song debut album, and have turned to Kickstarter to fund their project. This is a unique opportunity to help support 6 talented musicians and get some really neat goodies along the way, including everything from T-shirts to recording sessions! Justin dropped us an email to explain the project and how you can help."
More in this month's Justin Meldal-Johnsen Interview
New Reviews of Sonoma Products
"GuitarJack will take a guitar plugged into its standard jack input and also has a mini jack stereo mic/line input so you can record in stereo and simultaneously record vocals and an instrument when used with an app that supports that function such as Sonoma's FourTrack... GuitarJack is ruggedly built and offers great sound quality plus robust headphone output for plenty of volume. We were able to use it with guitar straight out of the box with GarageBand and other amp sim apps as the default setting for the standard jack input is for Hi-Z with a decent level of input gain...Verdict: It's not cheap, but if you want a rugged audio input device for iOS that will slip into any pocket and take more than just guitar signals, GuitarJack is the way to go. We Like: Not just for guitar; solid contruction; easily portable; sound quality." - Guitarist Magazine June Issue
"The moment you unpack GuitarJack 2, you can tell it's in a different class to most iOS guitar interfaces...What makes this unit really stand out is the sound quality: using its own A-D and D-A conversion and high-quality input circuitry, GuitarJack presents a crisp, clean sound, which has a lot more life and vitality than that of most iOS guitar interfaces." - Sound On Sound June Issue
GuitarJack Model 2 Review by Alan Branch, producer, musician, Grammy winning engineer, and writer for Audio Media - "Brilliant design, pro features and class is throughout the GuitarJack Model 2 from Sonoma Wire Works, the high quality finish and solid construction fits perfectly to the sleek design of your iOS device. Whether you're recording voice and guitar or a stereo live feed from your gig, the speed and advantage of mobile recording cannot be matched by many others. With dedicated mic & line I/O options, 24bit AD/DA converters*, and a range of specifically design IOS software to match, it's a one stop shop for instant pro recording on your iPad or iPhone." - Alan Branch
"GuitarJack Model 2 is beautiful. Its chunky, industrial, metallic feel mimics that of a heavy guitar pedal and should give most active performers some reassurance that it can’t be easily broken. The smoked chrome finish is perfect. In terms of inputs and outputs, on one side is a 3.5mm microphone input, on the other a 1.4-inch jack input for your guitar, and a 3.5mm stereo line out/headphone socket. It fits on to your iPhone using the 30-pin dock connector situated at the top. All in all, it looks flipping fantagmagastic... This accessory is awesome, and is a must for anyone who wants to marry their guitar-god side with their tech-nerd persona." - Todaysiphone.com
"I think the easiest, and most fun program to learn to record guitar on is RiffWorks T4. RiffWorks, which is made by Sonoma Wire Works, is basically a "mini-DAW", designed specifically for recording guitar." - RiffWorks T4 recommended on Guitarify.com
Over 100 GuitarJack Dealers Worldwide
GuitarJack is now available in over 100 dealer locations worldwide. Look for GuitarJack at a store near you in Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK and the USA. Dealers in more countries are coming soon. Sonoma's Online Store ships everywhere except Canada, Europe, Australia and NZ (see dealers for those locations).
Also check out this RiffLink online collab: "Walking on the Dark Side" by CoolJammer, Wiese, bazworld, chavilbus, metalV7 and trikloretylen. As XourelProjectSolosays in the comments, this is a "Rock'n roll forever song, with a lot of talentuous musicians, CJ, you know how to create event on the riffworld world."