Second in a series of Bernard "Pretty" Purdie GrooveSets for DrumCore 4, "BP Chase" is an uptempo set of funk grooves with that unmistakable cop drama car chase scene vibe. This GrooveSet includes 85 audio loops (150 MB) for $4.99. "BP Sweat" was the first GrooveSet (triple-the-size of most GrooveSets, including 248 audio loops (534 MB) for $14.99, and people are loving it! 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.
About Purdie: 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, Steely Dan, and many other well-known artists.
Discrete Drums is known for producing great sounding drum tracks that were recorded in high-end studios by renowned drummers, engineers and producers. Sonoma acquired the Discrete Drums brand and product line in 2009. Select Discrete Drums audio loops are now available in DrumCore 4 and they sound great! Listen to previews of the 3 new GrooveSets in DC4's Store. All Discrete Drums content in DC4 is offered as 16-bit/44.1kHz stereo audio loops.
EarthBeat GrooveSets feature premiere session percussionist Eric Darken and ace drummer Greg Morrow. Like most Discrete Drums collections, EarthBeat was produced by Rick DiFonzo, the co-founder of Discrete Drums. It was recorded in Studio E at the Sound Kitchen in Cool Springs, TN by Steve Marcantonio. Eric Darken has recorded with a variety of artists including Bon Jovi, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and others. Greg Morrow has worked with industry talents like the Dixie Chicks, Van Zant, 38 Special, Amy Grant, and more.
Box of Rocks, the first DC4 GrooveSet from EarthBeat, is a mid-tempo groove with laid back drums. Includes 31 loops (46 MB) for $4.99.
Heavy Mental GrooveSets feature an earth shattering performance by legendary drummer Tony Morra recorded in the world famous Big Boy Room at The Sound Kitchen. Tony Morra started playing drums at age 3 in Queens. His professional career began at 16. He played just about every club in New York area (Bitter End, CBGB, etc.). Since then he has played for many artists in Nashville and worldwide and is producing new bands and artists. The engineer is Steve Marcantonio. His work encompasses classic Nashville as well as the edgier side of the genre, including projects for Rodney Crowell, Deana Carter, Billy Falcon, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, George Strait, Alabama, and many others.
6 Cylinder, the first DC4 GrooveSet from Heavy Mental 2, has a lot of feel to it with great accents. The parts range from simple grooves to an all out bash. Includes 51 loops (64 MB) for $4.99.
Kickin' Country GrooveSets also feature Tony Morra recorded at his studio, Downtown Batterie Studio, near Nashville, Tennessee.
Boot Scoot, the first DC4 GrooveSet from Kickin' Country, has a straight-forward shuffle beat emphasizing kick and snare. Includes 47 loops (46 MB) for $4.99.
Excerpts from the DrumCore 4 review by Rich Tozzoli: "I use DrumCore because it's quick and easy to get tracks working and, most importantly, the sound, samples and performances are top notch. One of the reasons it sounds so good is that the drummers recorded their tracks in world class studios using their own kits at varying velocities and tempos. Simply put, the tracks just work! Afterwards in DC 'production land', the MIDI loops were also created, allowing you access to either the audio or MIDI. With the MIDI tracks, I like that you can mix and match other drummers' kits with the chosen loop, for example, use Matt Sorums drums with Alan White's MIDI loops." Review is in-depth and includes audio samples.
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StudioJack Mini and GuitarJack Stage audio interfaces for iOS/Mac/Win are on sale for 20% off now through 12/3/17. Find them on sale in Sonoma's online store and from select dealers like Amazon and Sweetwater.
About StudioJack Mini:
$149 $119 (Save $30)
Portable Multi-Channel Audio Interface for Desktop and Mobile
Record, practice, and play live anywhere with your computer or mobile device using popular audio recording, amps and effects software! You can even charge an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device while you play! iPhone 7 Ready!
This compact, device powered, 24-bit interface features 1 mono Hi-Z ¼-inch input for guitar, a stereo mic/line ¼-inch input for vocals or keyboards, 2 analog input level knobs with LED metering, a stereo ¼” output for headphones, and “Plug-in power” for electret microphones. Designed in California. Made in U.S.A.
About GuitarJack Stage:
$299 $239 (Save $60)
Audio Interface and Pedal Controller for Desktop and Mobile
Transform your computer or mobile device into a guitar amp and effects rig. Control your favorite guitar software on stage and in the studio with assignable knobs and foot switches.
GuitarJack Stage's rugged aluminum chassis holds a mono Hi-Z ¼-inch input for guitar, a stereo mic/line ¼-inch input for vocals or keyboards, 2 analog input level knobs with LED metering, an expression pedal jack to control wah, volume, or other effects, 2 line level ¼-inch outputs (left and right) for monitors, amps, or a mixer, 1 stereo ¼-inch output for headphones, plus 5 Knobs, 4 foot switches, and 4 LEDs to control MIDI enabled software. External power is required only to charge an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch while you play! iPhone 7 Ready! Designed in California. Made in U.S.A.
Sonoma's online store has a few B-Stock units available for even lower prices. B-Stock may have been previously opened, but are refurbished, tested, and include all the same features, cables, packaging and warranty as new units.
Bonus: $49 Gift Free with Purchase
When you purchase any StudioJack Mini or GuitarJack Stage (A-Stock or B-Stock) from Sonoma or an authorized dealer), you will receive your choice of one of the following gifts listed below valued at $49:
The following app updates have been tested in-house and are being submitted to Apple for review. As soon as the updates are released, users will receive notification from the App Store, and announcements will be sent on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and in Sonoma's forums.
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