DrumCore 4 Mac Beta 6 is being tested by over 150 testers of all DrumCore 4 editions. It's working great for many people. The Kit editor is now fully functional and ready for you to build your own custom kits, the Content Migration Tool is moving users' installed DrumCore 3 and KitCore content to DrumCore 4, owned content is being downloaded within the plug-in as people need it. The main thing left to do is the built-in store as we are already getting requests from beta testers who want more content. Upgrade pricing is available. Email email@example.com with any questions. Windows is making good progress now, so we will be letting Windows beta testers know when it is ready for testing. We will keep working hard to ship DrumCore 4 as quickly as we can.
DrumCore 4 is an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in instrument with royalty-free 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, and multi velocity sampled drum kits. Includes royalty free recordings of celebrity drummers in many styles. Easily integrates with most 64-bit recording software.
If you pre-ordered DrumCore 4 and applied to the beta program as a Mac tester, you should have received it. If you haven't received it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-order now to apply to the beta program. Upgrade pricing is available for DrumCore 2.5, DrumCore 3, and KitCore users.
FourTrack, StudioTrack & GuitarTone Updates
The free GuitarJack Stage Control app (in the iTunes App store) allows you to use Sonoma's GuitarJack Stage 2-in/2-out audio interface for iOS/Mac/Win/Android to control many third-party iOS apps that support MIDI input (e.g. amp simulators, effects processors, recording apps).
GuitarJack Stage Control enables apps to be controlled by GuitarJack Stage's buttons and knobs, including AmpliTube®, BIAS® FX (iPad), JamUp®, JamUp® Pro, and many other third party apps that support MIDI input.
Sonoma's FourTrack (iPhone), StudioTrack (iPad), and GuitarTone (iPhone/iPad) do not require the GuitarJack Stage Control app as they include fully integrated controls for GuitarJack Stage without the need for a separate app. Sonoma plans to add the ability for users to re-map the controls for Sonoma apps soon.
Sonoma's new website and store continues to receive improvements.
RiffWorks InstantDrummer Previews have been added to the new store, so you can listen before you purchase them. Click on a style link here to find the genre you are looking for: metal, rock, funk, and more.
Your "Owned" InstantDrummers and other downloadable products in the store are now marked as "Owned" like they were in the old store.
While RiffWorks T4 is not available yet on our new website, you may purchase RiffWorks Standard now, saving $10, and ask for a refund within 30 days of purchase if you's like.
NAMM was in January, and we are just now catching our breath from a busy show, updating our website, launching DrumCore 4 Mac Beta 6, and getting another batch of GuitarJack Stages and StudioJack Minis rolling in the factory. Here are a few of the highlights during NAMM at Sonoma's booth.
Mike Campese Using GuitarJack Stage and GuitarTone
Mike Campese played several times at Sonoma's both through GuitarJack Stage audio I/O and pedal controller for iOS/Mac/Win and the GuitarTone amps and effects app for iOS at NAMM 2016. He's an incredible player and brought huge crowds to the booth! Check out Mike's performance pics here.
Mike Campese is an American guitarist and composer best known for being a member of the multi-platinum group Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Thanks to Terry Bert for taking awesome pictures at our booth!
Stephan De.Reine Plays DrumCore 4
Sonoma's friend Stephan De.Reine took the MIDI drum kits in DrumCore 4 for a spin at our booth at NAMM 2016. Here's video we grabbed on an iPhone that shows how much he enjoyed it. He was impressed with the sounds and how responsive DrumCore is, and has been exploring it more at his Desert Recording Studio.
Look for videos soon of him demonstrating his incredible keyboard drumming techniques using DrumCore 4.
Stephan is a renowned pianist, composer, producer and recording artist who has worked with Universal, EMI, Virgin, Sony-BMG, Stevie Wonder, Larry Dunn (Earth Wind & Fire), Ariana Grande, Danny Carey (Tool), Robert Palmer, and many others.
Mark Burgess Using GuitarJack Stage and GuitarTone
Mark Burgess dug into Sonoma's GuitarJack Stage audio I/O and pedal controller for iOS/Mac/Win and the GuitarTone amps and effects app for iOS at NAMM 2016. We captured some of his reactions on video. Man, can this guy play! We can't wait to hear what else this Mark can do with this gear!
Mark Burgess has been playing guitar for 35 years. He studied at The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University as a jazz performance major where he studied under jazz luminaries Ted Dunbar and Kenney Barron, as well as a semester with Tonight Show bandleader Kevin Eubanks. For the past 25 years he has participated in numerous Guitar Craft courses in North America and Europe, directed by rock icon Robert Fripp. He has worked with/played for Tom Scott, JJ Jackson, Guitar Shorty and Don Rickles. He is the author of The Serious Guitarist - Right Hand Picking: A Technique-Building Approach for the Dedicated Guitarist and The Serious Guitarist: Left-Hand Techniques.
Thanks to Codella Music for loaning Sonoma the guitar for the show, it sounded great!
"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