NAMM 2017 Wrap Up, Extended Offers, and 3 DrumCore 4 Reviews

NAMM 2017 | NAMM Offers Extended | DrumCore 4 Reviews

NAMM 2017: Artists Demo DrumCore 4 and GuitarJack Stage

Thanks to the artists who performed at Sonoma's Booth at NAMM! It was a great show! Special thanks to Dr. Lonnie Smith and other friends for stopping by, to ILIO (DrumCore's North American Distributor) for excellent DrumCore 4 demos at their booth, to Sonoma staff (past and present) for their hard work on products that make us proud, and to all the musicians who share our passion for these great products.

In order of appearance in this video:

Stephan De.Reine took the MIDI drum kits in DrumCore 4 for a spin, demoing incredible keyboard drumming techniques. As a versatile pianist, Stephan De.Reine has toured over the world with renowned artists and bands, particularly as the soloist of the GOJJJ Modern Paris Symphony. Among many distinctions, including several Gold and Platinum records, Stephan was nominated at The International Prog Awards for Best production in 2010 with the album Vision that he produced for the artist Lazaro. In 2007 the French magazine Keyboards and Recording gave him the title of Legend of Sound. In 2008 Sound on Sound Magazine rated him Top 10 best European keyboardist and among the Top 30 best keyboard players worldwide.

Mike Campese played through GuitarJack Stage and GuitarTone. A guitar virtuoso, Campese played with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and received a Gold record for his work. Openned for Yngwie Malmsteen on 3 tours, Michael Schenker, The B-52′s, Lou Reed, Spin Doctors, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Vinnie Moore, Joe Bonamassa, and more. He studies with Stanley Jordan and Bill Connors of Chick Corea, and has written lessons for Guitar Player magazine, Guitar World Magazine and more. "Chapters" is his latest CD.

Carlos Osnaya: GuitarJack Stage and GuitarTone iPad App set the tone for this neo-classical metal guitarist and composer. Carlos is well known on the Mexican, South American, American, Asian and European hard rock/metal scene. He tours the globe with EXOUSIA. Carlos' playing can be heard in movie trailers and TV commercials as well as acclaimed works in the rock and metal world.

Maxx Cabello Jr.: GuitarJack Stage demo by guitarist/vocalist who opened for Earth, Wind, and Fire, Third Eye Blind, and more. This young amazing guitarist, soulful vocalist, and prolific songwriter, hails from the streets of the San Francisco Bay area where he is turning heads and bending the ears of the most jaded veteran musicians and music aficionados.

BurninVernon Davis: GuitarJack Stage demos by guitarist/vocalist who performed with Etta James, Anita Baker, En Vogue, War, George Clinton, Patty La Belle, and more. As a lead vocalist, Vernon has lead Bay Area bands such as the Cool Jerks, Groove Therapy, and Super Squeeze. Vernon is currently lead guitarist and vocalist of Aftermath.

Mark Burgess: GuitarJack Stage and GuitarTone demo by the author of The Serious Guitarist - Right Hand Picking, and more. Mark studied in New York at the American Institute for Guitar with David Zeigler, a student of Andres Segovia. Mark attended The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University as a jazz performance major. He has participated in many Guitar Craft courses by rock icon Robert Fripp. He has worked with/played for Tom Scott, JJ Jackson, Guitar Shorty and more.

More pictures will be posted in the forums.

NAMM Offers Extended Through February 3, 2017

Buy DrumCore 4 Prime or DrumCore 4 Ultra (new or upgrade) from Sonoma or a dealer between Jan. 19 - Feb. 3 to receive $49 - $99 worth of additional funk, hip-hop, country, R&B and rock content for free. (Offer Details)

Buy GuitarJack Stage B-Stock On Sale While Supplies Last: $299 $209 (Save $90) (Offer Details)

Buy StudioJack Mini B-Stock On Sale While Supplies Last: $149 $104 (Save $45) (Offer Details)

DrumCore 4 Reviews by Recording, EM and Beat Magazines

Recording Magazine
Review by:
Gary Eskow

Recording Magazine Reviews DrumCore 4 (January 2017 Issue)
"Depth and breadth combine in this powerful rhythm creation software...DrumCore 4 offers a combination of audio loops, MIDI performances that replicate the audio content, drum kits, and effects. It’s an approach that allows the user to interact with some of the finest drummers in the world."

Read the full DrumCore 4 Review by Recording Magazine (pdf).

Electronic Musician
Review by:
Mike Levine

Electronic Musician Magazine Reviews DrumCore 4 (January 2017 Issue)
"DrumCore 4 is a major improvement over earlier versions in terms of user control, especially regarding its MIDI features, and it also brings the software into the 64-bit era...DrumCore 4 Prime is one of the best virtual-drummer products on the market and I highly recommend it." DrumCore 4.1 was shown at NAMM '17 with multi-out support, and will be released soon.

Read the full review of DrumCore 4 on

Beat Magazine
Review by:
Kai Chonishvili

Beat Magazine Reviews DrumCore 4 (February 2017 Issue)
Translated from German and paraphrased by Sonoma: "The target group of DrumCore 4 remains unchanged, addressing songwriters, producers and composers who need a large drum library with many styles and uncomplicated direct access. Accordingly, the operation as with DrumCore 3 is kept very simple. The user selects a drummer, listens to the supplied GrooveSets, and simply drags the audio / MIDI loops into the DAW. From then on nothing stands in the way of the editing and the song arrangement. If the sound is not convincing, the user can not only exchange individual parts such as kick drums, ride pans, etc., but also the entire drum kit. Mixing is then carried out on the mixing console, which allows for fine tuning with effects...DrumCore 4 is a solid continuation of the drum program, including a gigantic (celebrity) library that sounds very good and is easy to use. Thanks to the high-quality sounds of the drum kits and loops, working with DrumCore 4 is a lot of fun."

Read the full DrumCore 4 Review by Beat Magazine in German (pdf).

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