DrumCore 4 Prime

Pro Drum Loops and Drum Kit Samples for Songwriters

DrumCore 4 Drum Loops for Songwriters

DrumCore 4: Pro Drum Loops and Drum Kit Samples for Songwriters

DrumCore 4 is an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in instrument with 24-bit audio and MIDI drum loops of inspiring performances by famous drummers, and their multi-velocity sampled drum kits. With its improved browser and searching, 64-bit compatibility, mixer view with insert effects, song timeline for assembling loops, and integrated store with previews, DrumCore 4 is the perfect tool for songwriters, composers, musicians and producers. Choose to use royalty-free drum loops by celebrity drummers (provided as tempo-adjustable GrooveSets in a wide variety of styles), or create your own grooves with the drummers' kits, which are MIDI-mapped and customizable, making DrumCore easy to use with external controllers. Drag and drop grooves to tracks in most popular recording applications on Mac and Windows. DrumCore 4 is available in three editions ($49/$249/$639) that contain the same plug-in. The differences are how it is delivered (download, USB Flash drive or Solid State drive) and how much content is included.

DrumCore 4 Prime ($249): 20 GB of content, including 160 GrooveSets (10,000 and 2,000 MIDI loops and fills) by 17 drummers, and 100 multi-velocity sampled kits. DC4 Prime Link is available as a download, and DC4 Prime Flash is delivered on a 32 GB USB 3.0 flash drive for easy installation and portability. Compare DC4 Editons.

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  • Audio Loops, MIDI files, and Sampled Drum Kits

    DrumCore 4 Prime contains more than ten thousand tempo-stretchable, royalty free audio drum loops and fills recorded in sparkling 24-bit 48kHz format. Many 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 files can be used to trigger the included 100 multi-velocity sampled drum kits. Not enough? DrumCore 4 includes an integrated store, built directly in the plugin, which allows you to purchase and download 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, and stereo delay are included with a 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.


Previews and Drummers

Preview player for Prime is coming soon. For now, check out the previews for DC4 Lite

DrumCore 4 Prime Includes Content by These 17 Drummers


More content is included for many of these drummers in DC4 Prime than in DC4 Lite. Add-ons are available for most of these and other drummers in the DC4 store that can be found in the plug-in. See the Drummers Page and the Content Lists for more information.


About DrumCore 4 Editions














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

DrumCore 4 is available in three editions that contain the same plug-in. The differences are how it is delivered to you (download, USB Flash drive, or Solid State drive) and how much content (GrooveSets and Drum Kits) is included by famous drummers who have played with the bands listed below. All editions can be expanded with content by more than 25 drummers in DrumCore 4’s built-in store.

*Additional GrooveSets and/or Drum Kits by more drummers are available for preview and purchase in the store that is integrated into the DrumCore 4 plug-in. See the Drummer Bios page for more information. Upgrade customers, see the Content Migration FAQ.

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 and Fills
    • MIDI Loops and Fills
    • Integrated 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 and Fills
      1,400
    • MIDI Loops and Fills
      800
    • Integrated 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 and Fills
      10,000
    • MIDI Loops and Fills
      2,000
    • Integrated 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 and Fills
      10,000
    • MIDI Loops and Fills
      2,000
    • Integrated 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 and Fills
      22,000
    • MIDI Loops and Fills
      3,000
    • Integrated 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 and MIDI Drum Loops and Fills and MIDI Drum Kits by famous drummers in an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in. DrumCore offers the realism of stereo 24 bit 48 kHz recorded audio performances and the versatility of MIDI.
  • Groove Browser for filtering drum content based on drummer, style, tempo, feel, and descriptive tags.
  • Kit Mixer to layer, mix and match drum kit samples (snare, kick, etc.), retune and modify individual layers, and add effects to sub groups.
  • MasterFX for both audio and MIDI loops, including a multiband compressor, parametric EQ, and stereo delay with a spectrum analyzer Timeline for easily auditioning and assembling multiple loops.
  • Integrated Store for finding, previewing, buying and downloading drums from a growing library that offers samples by more drummers.

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 and 3 Professional (AU Mac/VST3 Win)
    • Ableton® Live® 9 (AU) (Mac)
    • MOTU® Digital Performer™ 8 and 9 (AU) (Mac)
    • Cakewalk® Sonar® X3 (VST3) (Win)
    • Cockos REAPER 5 (AU Mac/VST3 Win)
    • Acoustica Mixcraft 8 (VST3 Win)
    • Tracktion T7 (VST3/AU) (Mac/Win)
    • Others TBD (Status of Other DAWs)
  • Mac®
    • Mac OS 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra) if your DC4 compatible DAW supports 10.13
    • 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, Windows 10 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 minimum 1280x800 resolution (right click anywhere to set the zoom factor between 50%-100% for smaller screens)
    • 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.


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Avid and Pro Tools are registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc., or its subsidiaries or divisions.

Steinberg, VST and Cubase are registered trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

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

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