Sonoma Wire Works was founded 15 years ago on 03.03.03! We've come a long way since our start in an outbuilding in Sonoma County, launched many products, moved 9 times, worked with the best people who we truly appreciate, met fantastic customers, partners and artists, and we look forward to much more. Thanks to all our customers for your support. For some history, check out Sonoma's about page. Let's celebrate with a new promo video for DrumCore 4, new content by Purdie and Discrete, a contest and some rockin' deals!
A huge thanks to our amazing team member Moses Abrego for creating incredible music using DrumCore for the backing tracks, and to his talented friend, Josaphat Zelaya, for his stellar camera and film editing!
Fourth in a series of Bernard "Pretty" Purdie GrooveSets for DrumCore 4, "Kid C" lays down upbeat and funky rhythms covering everything from anticipated syncopated patterns to powerful fills that help these loops sit perfectly in the pocket. This DC4 GrooveSet includes 47 audio loops and fills (109 MB) for $4.99.
"BP Sweat", Purdie's first GrooveSet, is triple-the-size of most GrooveSets, including 248 audio loops (534 MB) for $14.99. The second was "BP Chase", an uptempo set of funk grooves with that unmistakable cop drama car chase scene vibe, then "BP Lialeh", a laid back groove from the 1974 Lialeh film by the same name. 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 samples 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 Steely Dan, James Brown, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Larry Coryell, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, 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. Three new Discrete Drums audio loops are now nine 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 Bon Jovi, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and others. Greg Morrow has worked with the Dixie Chicks, Van Zant, 38 Special, Amy Grant, and more.
New GrooveSet: Commotion - Straight forward and powerful Rock beats. Built on a fat kick drum and a tight popping snare, these driving rock rhythms are great for all genres that need a little pick me up. Includes 39 loops (30 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: Cockpit - Metal to the max. These heavy and hard pounding Metal loops will cover everything from Hard Rock to Classic Metal. Loud crashing cymbals and pounding rhythms supercharge this electrifying collection. Includes 51 loops (34 MB).
Kickin' Country GrooveSets also feature Tony Morra recorded at his studio, Downtown Batterie Studio, near Nashville, Tennessee.
New GrooveSet: Fast Yoak - Over the top country loops that are sure to get you up and moving. These powerful and energetic country pop grooves will bring life to that new Country hit you're writing. Includes 52 loops (49 MB).
Sonoma will be sponsoring many contests and events this year. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Events pages for contests like Masters of Shred's 3rd Shredders Challenge by Mike Campese. Submit your video by Monday, March 5th (11:59PM EST), then check out the entries and watch for the winners! Campese used DrumCore 4 for the backing track for the contest! More coming soon!
Buy any 3 GrooveSets or Drum Kits for DrumCore 4 and get 3 items by the drummers listed below for free through March 31st.
After you buy 3 items from the store in DrumCore 4, email support with the names of 3 items you would like by any of the drummers listed below (specify GrooveSet or Drum Kit). E.g. Chuck Treece Raw Thing GrooveSet could be one.
Start in DC4's Browser tab, and click "More..." to see the list of each drummer's GrooveSets and Drum Kits.
The three items must be purchased in March, but you don't have to buy them all at once. Valid as many times as you'd like.
* Bold = These do NOT come with DrumCore 4 Ultra. If you have Ultra, or are considering upgrading to Ultra, you may want to only consider the bolded ones for your free gift.
Buy any 3 InstantDrummers for RiffWorks guitar recording software, and get 3 InstantDrummers from the lists below through March 31st.
The three InstantDrummers must be purchased in March, but you don't have to buy them all at once. Take advantage of this offer as many times as you'd like.
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 ($4.99 ea.)
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!
Incredible sounding, 2-in/2-out, device-powered audio interfaces for Mac/Win/iOS are on sale for 20% off in Sonoma's online store through March 31st.
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.
Bonus: $49 Gift Free with Purchase
When you buy a StudioJack Mini or GuitarJack Stage (New or B-Stock) from Sonoma or an authorized dealer) during March, the user who registers it will receive their choice of one of the following gifts listed below (valued at $49):
Register by April 2018 to get the free gift.
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.
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.
$2.99 $1.99) and Add-on Amps and Effects Packs ( $9.99 $6.99)
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.
"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