Sonoma NewsWire

September/October 2020

Wildfire Update

This is a glimpse of our office neighborhood in smokey California in the middle of the day. We're safe, but our hearts go out to all those affected by fires, huricanes, pandemic, etc. We've been dealing with wildfire and smoke issues at our home, office and warehouse locations, all now in Santa Cruz County. Within a week of moving our home there, we had to evacuate! When we returned from evacuation, with no fire damage thankfully, we found our office and warehouse were flooded. Our gear and products are fine, but we had to disconnect one server during repairs:the KitCore/DC2.5/DC3 reg. server. All other servers are safe and working well (including DC4 reg., RiffWorks reg., and store servers) at a secure hosting company. As soon as the KitCore/DC2.5/DC3 reg. server is running again, we will respond to those who need help with registration. Now is a good time to upgrade to DC4 if you haven't already. Downloadable DC4, RiffWorks and drum content ordering and registration are working well now. We're behind on shipping physical product orders (StudioJack Minis, GuitarJack Stages and DC4 drives) due to the mayhem at the office, but we will be able to mail orders soon. We appreciate your patience and your support with new orders, upgrades and crossgrades. See special offers below!

All DC4 Drums!
Drummer Bios Page Now Lists All DC4 Drummers & Drums
DC4 Ultra Plus Now Includes All DC4 Drums

More than 25 drummers are represented in DC4! Each drummer and collection are now listed on the expanded DC4 drummer bios page, which also now includes lists of every GrooveSet and Drum Kit in DC4! If you want drums that are not in your current DC4 edition, purchase them as add-ons in the DC4 Plug-in (sold individually as GrooveSets and DrumKits for $4.99 each), or crossgrade to a DC4 edition that includes those drums for a bundle deal. Previews of all the GrooveSets are available in DC4 Lite ($49), DC4 Prime ($249) and DC4 Ultra ($639).

DrumCore 4 Ultra Plus ($2,999) has been updated to include all the drums available for DC4 as of 9/2020! Email for your upgrade/crossgrade info.

About DrumCore 4 →
DrumCore 4 System Requirements →
DrumCore 4 Upgrade Page →

DC4 Bonus Drums: Get $100-$400 in BONUS Drums with DC4 Purchase, Upgrade or Crossgrade

Choose the bonus (free) drums you want by the drummers listed below when you buy DC4 Lite, DC4 Prime or DC4 Ultra (new, upgrade or crossgrade). Valid when purchased from Sonoma or a dealer through 11-11.

Upgrade and crossgrade pricing is available: Ask about upgrading from KitCore, DC2.5, or DC3. Or crossgrade your DC4 edition to an edition below with more content.

Buy DC4 Lite (new $49, upgrade or crossgrade) to get DC4 Lite plus $100 in Bonus Drums:
4 GB of software and drums (24 GrooveSets: 1,400 audio and 800 MIDI loops/fills) by 13 drummers, 22 Kits plus your choice of
22 Bonus GrooveSets/Kits by the drummers below ($100 value).

Buy DC4 Prime (new $249, upgrade or crossgrade) to get DC4 Prime plus $200 in Bonus Drums:
20 GB of software and drums (160 GrooveSets: 10,000 audio and 2,000 MIDI loops/fills) by 17 drummers, 100 Kits plus your choice of
42 Bonus GrooveSets/Kits by the drummers below ($200 value).

Buy DC4 Ultra (new $639, upgrade or crossgrade) to get DC4 Ultra plus $400 in Bonus Drums:
50 GB of software and drums (265 GrooveSets: 21,000 audio and 3,000 MIDI loops/fills) by 18 drummers, 139 Kits plus your choice of
82 Bonus GrooveSets/Kits by the drummers below ($400 value).

Email support with the names of the 22, 42 or 82 bonus drums (GrooveSets or Kits) you would like by these drummers:. Tips below.

Choose Bonus Drums (GrooveSets or Kits) by this List of Drummers:

* Bold = These do NOT come with DrumCore 4 Ultra. If you have Ultra, or are considering upgrading or crossgrading to Ultra, you may want to only choose the bolded ones for your freebies.


• First check that all of your DC4 content has downloaded by clicking "Download all owned content" in DrumCore 4.3.4 SETTINGS. Wait until all owned content has downloaded before previewing new content. This will help you choose bonus content that you do not already own, and it will keep you from downloading too many files at once (previewing also downloads files).

• Previews of all GrooveSets are available in DC4 Lite ($49), DC4 Prime ($249) and DC4 Ultra ($639).

• To see the list of each drummer's GrooveSets and Drum Kits: Open the DC4 plug-in, click the BROWSER tab at the bottom of the plug-in, toggle the "Show Owned" button to preview drums you do not own, then click "More..."

• See this FAQ for Searching in DC4 and the DC4 User Guide sections 3.2.5 and 3.2.6.

BOGO Drum Loop Sale: Buy One Get One DC4 GrooveSet or Drum Kit Free

Buy any one GrooveSet or Drum Kit for DrumCore 4 and get one item by the drummers listed above for free! No limit: Buy 20, get 20 free! Or more! Valid as many times as you'd like through 11-11.

After buying items from the DC4 plug-in store, email support with a list of drums you would like by any of the drummers listed above. Specify GrooveSet or Drum Kit. You don't need to add bonus drums to your cart. Support will give you the drums to download within DC4 and email you when they are ready for download.

Example: "I bought Dennis Chambers' Give Up the Funk GrooveSet, give me the Discrete Drums' Heavy Mental "Vortex" GrooveSet for free."

If you have trouble checking out of the DC4 store, we can provide an easy alternative way to pay.

DC4 Requirements, Images, Upgrades and Crossgrades, Drummer Bios, Pricing, Dealers, Guides and More →

Save 40% on RiffWorks Standard and InstantDrummers

Save 40% on RiffWorks Standard (Download) guitar recording software and InstantDrummer Sessions through 11-11-20.

About RiffWorks Standard ($49 $29)

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!

Buy RiffWorks Standard ($29)
More About RiffWorks Standard →
RiffWorks Standard Compatibility →

About RiffWorks InstantDrummers ($4.99 $2.99)

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!

More About RiffWorks InstantDrummers →

BOGO Drum Loop Sale: Buy One Get One RiffWorks InstantDrummer Free

Buy any one InstantDrummer for RiffWorks guitar recording software, and get one bonus InstantDrummer from any of these lists through 11-11.

Choose Bonus InstantDrummers From These Lists:

After you buy one or more InstantDrummers, email support with the names of the InstantDrummer(s) you would like from the lists above.

No limit: Buy 20, get 20 free! Or more! Take advantage of this offer as many times as you'd like through 11-11!

Save $40-$80 on StudioJack Mini and GuitarJack Stage

StudioJack Mini and GuitarJack Stage audio interfaces for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Mac and Windows (see compatibility lists for SJM and GJS). Both allow you to use your corded headphones with your iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X (and earlier compatible devices), and charge your iPhone/iPad/iPod while you play!

These incredible sounding, 2-in/2-out, device-powered audio I/Os are on sale for $40-$80 off through 11-11 in Sonoma's online store.

B-Stock: Looking for even lower prices? Sonoma's online store has a few B-Stock units available. B-Stock may have been previously opened, but are refurbished, tested, shrink-wrapped like new, and include all the same features, cables, packaging and warranty as new units. B-Stock prices listed below.

About StudioJack Mini: $149 $109 (Save $40)
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! Charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch 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.

Buy StudioJack Mini ($109)
Buy StudioJack Mini B-Stock ($89) While Supplies Last →
More About StudioJack Mini →
StudioJack Mini Compatibility →
Recording Magazine Review of StudioJack Mini →

About GuitarJack Stage: $299 $219 (Save $80)
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! Designed in California. Made in U.S.A.

Buy GuitarJack Stage ($219)
Buy GuitarJack Stage B-Stock ($189) While Supplies Last →
More About GuitarJack Stage →
GuitarJack Stage Compatibility →

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) now through 11-11-20 and register by November 30, 2020, you'll receive your choice of one of the following gifts (valued at $49):

"DrumCore is so handy and so very easy to use! It's very close to having a live drummer with you."

Learn more about DrumCore
Anthony 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 FourTrack
Trey 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 GuitarJack
Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater

"RiffWorks is an incredible tool to get songs done stupid fast!"

Learn more about RiffWorks
Johnny "Juice" Rosado of Public Enemy