Bernard "Pretty" Purdie drum loops are now available for Sonoma's DrumCore 4 AAX/VST3/AU plug-in. The world's most recorded drummer, Purdie is known for his signature "Purdie Shuffle," his precise timing, and the feel and attitude that he brings to the mix. Purdie has played and recorded with James Brown, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Larry Coryell, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, and many other well-known artists. First in a series of Purdie GrooveSets for DC4, “BP Sweat” is triple-the-size of most GrooveSets, including 248 audio loops (534MB), for $14.99. Purdie’s audio loops are 48kHz/24-bit stereo files recorded on the Pearl Custom Masters Drum Kit at Jankland Recording in New Jersey. Purdie’s multi-velocity sampled Drum Kit for DC4, and more new content by Purdie and other drummers are coming soon.
More about Bernard Purdie and his content that can be purchased in DrumCore 4.3 or later →
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Along with Purdie's audio loop previews and availability in DC4's store, DrumCore's 4.3 update adds filters for quickly finding grooves. Adding to the existing search by Drummer and Genre, searching now includes Time Signature, Feel and various Tags. The Time Signature Filter offers 17 choices including 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 9/4, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 11/8, 12/8, 13/8, 17/8, 20/8, and 21/8. The Feel Filter includes 13 vibes: Shufflle, Shuffle Train, Straight 16ths, Straight 8ths, Straight Feel, Straight Quarters, Swing, Swung 16ths, Swung 8ths, Train, Triplet Feel, Triplet 6-8 Feel, and Triplet 12-8 Feel. There are also 73 Tags for finding the right drums to match your song, like aggressive, cowbell, double-kick, laid back, and many more. For an entire list of Tags, Genres, Drummers, and more see the DC4 FAQ.
Version 4.3 adds a download activity monitor, improved content downloading, and adds the ability to download all owned content with one click. DrumCore 4.3 improvements and update instructions are listed in the release notes.
About DrumCore 4: This highly acclaimed AAX/AU/VST3 plug-in for most popular 64-bit recording software on Mac/Win, includes 24-bit audio drum loops, MIDI drum loops, multi-velocity sampled drum kits, groove browser, song timeline, mixer, effects and more. Royalty free recordings of celebrity drummers are provided as tempo-adjustable GrooveSets in many styles.
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InstantDrummer Sessions are tempo-sycronized drum loop sessions that can be accessed easily from within RiffWorks. Most RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions are loop recordings of professional drummers brought into the InstantDrummer format for easy manipulation by RiffWorks users. Play along with InstantDrummer sessions by famous drummers like Alan White (Yes, Lennon), Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie), John Tempesta (Rob Zombie, Exodus, Testament, Tony Iommi, The Cult), Lonnie Wilson (Brooks and Dunn, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw), and Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver). Use them in your recordings royalty free! Get three free RiffWorks InstantDrummers here.
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