Sonoma Wire Works Acquires Discrete Drums Brand & Multitrack Recording Libraries

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Sonoma Wire Works Acquires Discrete Drums Brand & Multitrack Recording Libraries

[Update October 2017: While Discrete Drums Multitrack DVD products are discontinued, Discrete Drums' content is available in DrumCore 4 as of 10/25/17. The following is an out-dated press release from 2009.]

Los Altos, CA - October 6, 2009 - Sonoma Wire Works, makers of RiffWorks recording software and the FourTrack iOS App, has acquired the Discrete Drums brand and product line of drum recording libraries. This move will ensure the continuation and expansion of impeccable drum library products for both Discrete Drums and Sonoma Wire Works customers. Discrete Drums' acclaimed libraries are available in a wide variety of formats, and new Discrete Drums products will be launching soon in various styles, including the Heavy Mental 2 multitrack drum library of performances by legendary drummer Tony Morra, recorded in the world famous Big Boy Room at The Sound Kitchen.

The Discrete Drums web page was redesigned with preview players, making it easy to find the drum recordings you need by acclaimed drummers like Eric Darken (Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts), Chris McHugh (Keith Urban, Faith Hill), Tony Morra (Ayeshia Woods), Greg Morrow (Deana Carter), and others.

Rick DiFonzo, Discrete Drums Founder says, "Discrete Drums was born of necessity. When I tried to use drum libraries in my work as a composer/producer, I quickly found even the best sounding libraries tied my hands. Not wanting to use a drum machine, I called some old friends, went into the studio, and Discrete Drums was born. Now that I'm ready to go back to my roots as a performing musician, Sonoma Wire Works is a great fit for taking the reigns and continuing to offer quality Discrete Drums products."

Doug Wright, Sonoma Wire Works President adds, "Sonoma has always been impressed by the high quality recordings achieved by Discrete Drums. In fact, we originally designed our RiffWorks InstantDrummer to take advantage of Discrete Drums recordings because they offer a wide range of intensity, variation and room sound. While Sonoma Wire Works will bring more Discrete Drums recordings into the InstantDrummer format for RiffWorks, we are also proud to continue to offer Discrete's multitrack and stereo drum libraries that can be used with any recording software that imports WAV files. We are looking forward to releasing several new Discrete Drums libraries that were masterfully created by the original Discrete Drums team of renowned producers, engineers and drummers, starting with Heavy Mental 2."

About Sonoma Wire Works
Incorporated in 2003 and headquartered in Los Altos, California, Sonoma Wire Works develops products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. RiffWorks guitar recording software and the online collaboration community have received awards for performance and innovation, including a NAMM 08 Best in Show Trendsetter Award. They also develop the popular FourTrack iPhone application. Their most recent acquisition is the Discrete Drums brand and recording libraries.