Master drummer Dennis Chambers' drum loops are now available for Sonoma Wire Works' DrumCore 4 AAX/VST3/AU plug-in. One of the world's most sought after drummers, Chambers is known for his technique and speed, and has played with Parliament/Funkadelic, John Scofield, Maceo Parker and many other famous artists.
First in a series of Dennis Chambers' GrooveSets for DrumCore, "Rosanna-ish" includes 62 audio loops and fills for $4.99. Chambers' audio loops are 24-bit/48kHz stereo grooves recorded at Secret Sound Studios in Baltimore by renowned engineer John Grant. To record "Rosanna-ish" and his other upcoming content for DC4, Dennis played an acrylic Pearl Crystal Beat kit, including his signature Pearl snare. See Chambers' full drum kit configuration.
Born in 1959, Dennis Chambers began drumming at the age of four, and was gigging in Baltimore-area nightclubs by the age of six. In 1978 (at 18 years old) he joined Parliament/Funkadelic, and stayed with them until 1985, when he joined the John Scofield band. He was recruited by Doug Wimbish in 1981 to be the Sugar Hill label house drummer. Since then, he has played with most of the major figures in jazz fusion music. He’s played with Stanley Clarke, Sly Stone, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Sugar Hill Gang, Santana, Steely Dan, Maceo Parker and many more. Despite a lack of formal training, Chambers has become well known for his technique and speed, especially his fast hands and triplets on the bass drum. Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play in the pocket, but can also stretch very far out of the pocket, which is a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most known for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing. He plays and endorses Pearl drums, pedals, hardware & racks, Zildjian cymbals, Zildjian drumsticks & general accessories and Evans drumheads.
Dennis Chambers’ multi-velocity sampled Drum Kit for DC4, and more GrooveSets by him are coming soon.
New GrooveSet: Rosanna-ish rhythms by Chambers pack big power-ballad style and a driving, triplet feel.
Preview and purchase in DrumCore 4.3 or later.
Discrete Drums is known for producing great sounding drum tracks that were recorded in high-end studios by renowned drummers, engineers and producers. Three new Discrete Drums audio loops are now available in DrumCore 4! Listen to previews of all six Discrete Drums' 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.
New GrooveSet: Carlos provides Latin percussion grooves with Latin/Rock drums. Includes 41 loops (51 MB).
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.
New GrooveSet: Air Wrench offers chugging, simple, mid-tempo beats. Includes 46 loops (39 MB).
Kickin' Country GrooveSets also feature Tony Morra recorded at his studio, Downtown Batterie Studio, near Nashville, Tennessee.
New GrooveSet: Broken McBride has a lazy 3/4 beat that is good for ballads. Includes 45 loops (36 MB).
DrumCore 4 Prime Sale:
$249 $149 (Save $100)
Save $100 through December 1st on DrumCore 4 Prime Drum Loops and Drum Kit Samples for Songwriters
DrumCore 4 is the ultimate producer and songwriter toolkit for drums with royalty-free recordings of of over a dozen famous drummers in many styles. This AAX/AU/VST3 plugin drum instrument includes stereo 24-bit audio loops and fills, MIDI loops and fills, multi-velocity sampled drum kits, groove browser, song timeline, mixer, effects and more. It's the perfect tool for songwriters, composers, musicians and producers. Drag and drop DC4’s audio or MIDI grooves to tracks in most 64-bit recording software on Mac/Win, or make your own grooves by triggering DC4’s drum kits with an external MIDI controller.
DrumCore 4 Prime includes 20 GB of content, including 160 GrooveSets (10,000 audio and 2,000 MIDI loops and fills) by 17 drummers, and 100 kits. Prime Link is a download. Prime Flash is delivered on a 32 GB USB 3.0 flash drive.
DrumCore 4.3.3 Update Now Available for Mac OS
DrumCore's 4.3.3 update offers improved downloading and increased compatibility for Mac OS. An intermittent network error has been fixed, and DC4 now works with macOS 10.13 if your DAW works with High Sierra. Also, DC4 now works with Acoustica Mixcraft 8 (VST3 Win) and Tracktion 7 (VST3/AU) (Mac/Win). This release is only for Mac OS. The current release for Windows is still 4.3.1. DrumCore 4.3.3 Release Notes with update instructions.
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!
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 register a StudioJack Mini or GuitarJack Stage (A-Stock or B-Stock) purchased from Sonoma or an authorized dealer), you will receive your choice of one of the following gifts listed below valued at $49:
About FourTrack (
FourTrack is a multitrack audio recorder app for singers, guitar players, piano players and other musicians who want to capture musical ideas and record songs on their iPhone and iPod touch. Plug in a microphone, arm a track, record, and repeat. FourTrack works with the iPhone built-in microphone, headset microphones, or dock connecting audio interfaces like GuitarJack Stage and StudioJack Mini.
About StudioTrack (
The StudioTrack multitrack audio recorder app is a powerful songwriting tool designed exclusively for iPad. It works with the iPad built-in microphone and most audio input accessories. Sonoma's GuitarJack Stage and StudioJack Mini audio interfacea, which connect a wide variety of instruments and microphones to the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac and PC, are recommended for the most features and highest quality sound.
About GuitarTone (
Inspired by the ultimate collection of iconic and boutique amps and effect pedals, GuitarTone offers a wide variety of high quality tones. You get 3 amps and 3 effects in the GuitarTone app, FourTrack and StudioTrack. Get 24 more amps and 24 more effects for
$9.99 $6.99 per 12-pack. Add-on packs purchased in GuitarTone now are activated in FourTrack and StudioTrack on any device that uses the same iTunes account.
About RiffWorks Standard (
Capture ideas and create songs easily with a riff-based workflow, loop recording, automatic track creation (24 tracks), 7 guitar-oriented effects, support for amp models (AmpliTube, PodFarm, StudioDevil and others), 9 InstantDrummers (expandable), REX player, ReWire mixer, export and more. Stay in the creative flow with tools that look like gear, and create complete songs without putting down your guitar!
About RiffWorks InstantDrummers (
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.
"DrumCore is so handy and so very easy to use! It's very close to having a live drummer with you."Learn more about DrumCoreAnthony Gonzalez of M83
"I'm obsessed with this recording app on my iPhone- the Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack. It's like you have a superpowerful studio in your pocket."Learn more about FourTrackTrey Anastasio of Phish
"Just tried out Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack plus the new upgraded FourTrack app. Beautiful crystal clear sparkling audio in iOS!"Learn more about GuitarJackJordan Rudess of Dream Theater
"RiffWorks is an incredible tool to get songs done stupid fast!"Learn more about RiffWorksJohnny "Juice" Rosado of Public Enemy