DrumCore 4 Prime

Pro Drums for Songwriters

DrumCore 4
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DrumCore 4: Pro Drums for Songwriters

DrumCore 4 is a new and improved upgrade of the award-winning DrumCore 3 plug-in drum instrument with stereo 24 bit audio loops and MIDI recordings of inspiring performances by hit-proven drummers, plus great drum sounds across a multitude of styles. Now a 64-bit VST3/AAX/AU plug-in, DrumCore 4 has an improved interface and several highly anticipated features. DrumCore 4 is the perfect tool for songwriters, composers, musicians and producers. Simply drag and drop grooves to tracks in most popular recording applications on Mac OS and Windows.



  • Audio Loops, MIDI files, and Sampled Drum Kits

    DrumCore 4 Prime contains more than ten thousand tempo-stretchable, royalty free audio drum loops recorded in sparkling 24-bit 48kHz format. A large portion of the loops also have a matching MIDI version to edit or create your own fills and rhythms that work seamlessly with the audio. These MIDI loops can be used to trigger the included 100 multi-velocity sampled drum kits. Not enough? DrumCore 4 includes an online store built directly in the plugin which allows you to purchase and download even more loops, MIDI files, and sampled kits from an ever growing collection.


  • Kit Mixer

    DrumCore 4 Prime is more than just a collection of tempo-stretchable audio loops. Switching to MIDI loops gives you an incredible amount of control over the sound and quality of the sampled kits. Using the new Kit Tab, users can mix, apply effects, and create customized kits using individual instruments from any the 100 included kits. Want the recognizable snare of Matt Sorum with the thunderous kick drum of Terence Higgins? The choice is yours.


  • Pro-Quality MasterFX

    In addition to being able to apply effects to the individual drums when using MIDI, all new stereo MasterFX can be applied to both audio and MIDI loops. A multiband compressor, parametric EQ, stereo delay, and reverb are included with a pro-quality spectrum analyzer to ensure you know exactly what is happening with your audio. Customize your sound directly in the plug-in without the need for extra effects in your DAW.


Editions: DrumCore 4 Lite, Prime Link, Prime Flash and Ultra

Gone are the days of having to install multiple DVDs and CD-ROMs. You get the same plug-in no matter which edition you choose, but you may choose the amount of content and whether you get it as a download, on a USB Flash Drive, or on a Solid State Drive):

DrumCore 4 Lite ($49): 4 GB of content, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio loops and 800 MIDI loops) by 13 drummers, and 11 multi-velocity sampled kits. Many of the same kits as its predecessor, KitCore. The plug-in is available as a download. Content is either downloaded from the DrumCore 4 Browser for new customers, or migrated from KitCore for upgrade customers.*

DrumCore 4 Prime Link ($249): 20 GB of content, including 160 GrooveSets (11,000 audio loops and 2,000 MIDI loops) by 17 drummers, and 100 multi-velocity sampled kits. Similar content as its predecessor, DrumCore 3. The plug-in is available as a download. Content is either downloaded from the DrumCore 4 Browser for new customers, or migrated from KitCore or DrumCore 2.5/3 for upgrade customers.*

DrumCore 4 Prime Flash ($249): Same great content and features as DrumCore 4 Prime Link, but delivered on a 32 GB USB 3.0 flash drive. The plug-in and content are available on the drive, providing faster installation for new and upgrade customers. Easy to install and use DrumCore in different studios.*

DrumCore 4 Ultra ($639): 50 GB of content, including 265 GrooveSets (21,000 audio loops and 3,000 MIDI loops) by 18 drummers, and 139 multi-velocity sampled kits. Includes the same plug-in and content as DrumCore 4 Prime plus additional GrooveSets from 9 celebrity drummers who have played with these artists: Alan White (Yes and John Lennon), John Tempesta (The Cult, Testament, Exodus, White Zombie, Helmet), Lonnie Wilson (Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw), Luis Conte (Madonna and Clapton), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden and Pearl Jam), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver), Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley), Terry Bozzio (Zappa, UK and Missing Persons), and Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Sean Lennon). Delivered on a silent and fast 120 GB USB 3.0 Solid State Drive for a great bundle price. Similar content as its predecessor, DrumCore 3 Deluxe, with the addition of content by Terence Higgins. While DrumCore 4 Ultra is the largest bundle of DrumCore 4 content you can buy on a drive, more is available in the DrumCore 4 store. The plug-in and content are available on the drive, providing faster installation for new and upgrade customers. Easy to install and use DrumCore in different studios.*

*Additional GrooveSets and drum kits by even more drummers are available for preview and purchase in the integrated DrumCore 4 online store. Upgrade customers, please see the Content Migration FAQ for more information.

Whichever edition and delivery method you choose, DrumCore 4 now provides more ways of getting the content you need quicker and easier than ever before.

Feature Comparison Chart: DrumCore 4 Lite, DrumCore 4 Prime, and DrumCore 4 Ultra

    • Product
      Name
    • New User Price
    • Upgrade Price
    • Availability
      &
      Delivery
    • Total Content
    • Drummers
    • Drum
      Kits
    • GrooveSets
    • Audio Loops
    • MIDI Loops
    • Online Store
    • MasterFX
    • Plug-in
      Formats
    • Content Format
    • Tempo-Stretchable
    • Similar Content As
      Prior Version
    • DrumCore 4
      Lite
    • $49
    • Upgrade Price
      Click for Price
    • Availability
      &
      Delivery
      Worldwide:
      New: Download or
      Upgrade: Migration
    • Total Content
      4 GB
    • Drummers
      13


    • Drum
      Kits
      11 multi-velocity
      sampled kits


    • GrooveSets
      24
    • Audio Loops
      1,400
    • MIDI Loops
      800
    • Online Store
      Yes
    • MasterFX
      Yes
    • Plug-in Formats
      AAX, VST 3,
      AU - 64-bit
    • Content Format
      24-bit, 48 kHz
    • Tempo-Stretchable Audio Loops
      Yes
    • Similar Content As
      KitCore 2
      Plus More

    • Buy DrumCore 4 Lite

    • DrumCore 4
      Prime Link
    • $249
    • Upgrade Price
      Click for Price
    • Availability
      &
      Delivery
      Worldwide:
      New: Download or
      Upgrade: Migration
    • Total Content
      20 GB
    • Drummers
      17
    • Drum
      Kits
      104 multi-velocity
      sampled kits
    • GrooveSets
      160
    • Audio Loops
      11,000
    • MIDI Loops
      2,000
    • Online Store
      Yes
    • MasterFX
      Yes
    • Plug-in Formats
      AAX, VST 3,
      AU - 64-bit
    • Content Format
      24-bit, 48 kHz
    • Tempo-Stretchable Audio Loops
      Yes
    • Similar Content As
      DrumCore 3
      Content

    • Buy DrumCore 4 Prime Link

    • DrumCore 4
      Prime Flash
    • $249
    • Upgrade Price
      Click for Price
    • Availability
      &
      Delivery
      U.S. Only for Now:
      USB Flash
      Drive
    • Total Content
      20 GB
    • Drummers
      17
    • Drum
      Kits
      104 multi-velocity
      sampled kits
    • GrooveSets
      160
    • Audio Loops
      11,000
    • MIDI Loops
      2,000
    • Online Store
      Yes
    • MasterFX
      Yes
    • Plug-in Formats
      AAX, VST 3,
      AU - 64-bit
    • Content Format
      24-bit, 48 kHz
    • Tempo-Stretchable Audio Loops
      Yes
    • Similar Content As
      Prior Version
      DrumCore 3
      Content

    • Buy DrumCore 4 Prime Flash

    • DrumCore 4
      Ultra
    • $639
    • Upgrade Price
      Click for Price
    • Availability
      &
      Delivery
      U.S. Only for Now:
      120 GB USB 3.0
      Solid State Drive
    • Total Content
      50 GB
    • Drummers
      18
    • Drum
      Kits
      139 multi-velocity
      sampled kits
    • GrooveSets
      265
    • Audio Loops
      21,000
    • MIDI Loops
      3,000
    • Online Store
      Yes
    • MasterFX
      Yes
    • Plug-in Formats
      AAX, VST 3,
      AU - 64-bit
    • Content Format
      24-bit, 48 kHz
    • Tempo-Stretchable Audio Loops
      Yes
    • Similar Content As
      Prior Version
      DrumCore 3 Deluxe plus Terence Higgins

    • Buy DrumCore 4 Ultra


"I use DrumCore constantly when working on material these days, DrumCore parts shape many of my new music projects."
Chris Stein of Blondie


Features

  • Audio Loops + MIDI
    Audio loop collection and sampled drum kits in a AAX/VST3/AU plug-in. DrumCore gives you the realism of stereo 24 bit 48 kHz recorded audio performances and the versatility of MIDI. Tempo-stretchable. Export as WAV or MIDI.
  • Groove Browser
    Find grooves based on Style and Feel (1/8th, Shuffle, etc.).
  • Drum Kits
    Layer sounds and grooves on different tracks, mix and match kit sounds (snare, kick, etc.), retune them and modify individual sounds, or process/mix drum groups using the Kit Mixer.
  • New in DrumCore 4
    • Improved interface
    • 64-bit compatibility
    • Updated plug-in formats (AAX/VST3/AU)
    • Mixer view with insert effects
    • Song timeline for assembling loops
    • Integrated online store
    • Much more!

Compatibility & System Requirements

  • Compatible DAWs (64-bit only)*
    • Avid® Pro Tools® 11 and 12 (AAX) (Mac/Win)
    • Apple® Logic Pro® 9 and X (AU) (Mac)
    • Apple® GarageBand® 10 (AU) (Mac)
    • Steinberg® Cubase® 5 and 6 (Win), 7, 8 and 8.5** (Mac/Win) (VST3)
    • PreSonus® Studio One® 2 (VST3), (3 TBD) (VST3/AU) (Mac/Win)
    • Ableton® Live® 9 (AU) (Mac)
    • MOTU® Digital Performer™ 8 and 9 (AU) (Mac)
    • Cakewalk® Sonar® X3 (VST3) (Win)
    • Cockos REAPER 5 (VST3/AU) (Mac/Win)
    • Others TBD (Status of Other DAWs)
  • Mac®
    • Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan)**
    • Intel® Core™ Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Core i3 or better recommended)
    • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • Windows®
    • Windows 7 x64 SP1, Windows 8 x64***
    • Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
    • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • Both Mac and Windows Systems
    • Internet connection for activation and downloading content
    • Monitor with 1280x768 resolution
    • Minimum 200 MB free hard-drive space to install plug-in
    • Content space requirements are as follows:
      • DrumCore 4 Lite - Minimum 5 GB free hard drive space (10 GB for installation)
      • DrumCore Prime Link - Minimum 25 GB free hard drive space (50 GB for installation)
      • DrumCore Prime Flash - Minimum 25 GB free hard drive space (50 GB for installation) - or access content from the included USB Flash drive
      • DrumCore Ultra - Minimum 60 GB free hard drive space - or access content from the included 120 GB Solid State drive

*Compatibility is subject to change. You must have Administrator Access on your computer to install DrumCore 4.

**Many users report success using DrumCore 4 with Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) using these DAWs (Logic Pro X, GarageBand 10, Pro Tools 12.3 and 12.4, Cubase 8.0.3 through 8.5, and Ableton Live 9.2.2 through 9.6), but further testing is needed before we can recommend it. If your DAW is not listed in this paragraph, please consult your manufacturer’s documentation for more information regarding compatibility before upgrading to El Capitan.

***Many users report success using DrumCore 4 with Win 10. Sonoma has no reason to believe DC4 will not work with Win 10, but further internal testing is needed before we can recommend it.

Contact support@sonomawireworks.com with questions.


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MOTU and Digital Performer are trademarks of Mark of the Unicorn.

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Cakewalk is a registered trademark, and the Cakewalk logo and SONAR are trademarks of Cakewalk, Inc.

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