Sonoma Acquires DrumCore and KitCore Brands and Drum Content

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Sonoma Wire Works Acquires DrumCore and KitCore Brands and Famous Drummer Content
--Sonoma Wire Works purchases entire Submersible Music product line, including award-winning DrumCore and KitCore, featuring grooves and instrument sounds by famous drummers--

[Note: As of 2016 DrumCore 3 and KitCore have been updated to DrumCore 4.]

Los Altos, CA - October 8th, 2009 - Sonoma Wire Works, makers of RiffWorks recording software and the FourTrack iPhone App, has acquired the entire Submersible Music product line, including the award-winning DrumCore and KitCore software and drum content. Submersible Music was created by Paul Allen, the philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder, to help him in his own songwriting. The company's products realized his goal of a great-sounding, accessible drum tool that allows guitarists like him to be backed by some of the most famous rock drummers.

"Sonoma Wire Works was the unanimous choice of our review team," said Chris Purcell of Submersible. "We particularly appreciated their sincere and enthusiastic presentation here in Seattle. Part of our quest was to find a good home for DrumCore, where it could move up to the next level of technology and market presence. Sonoma Wire Works really resonated with us."

Sonoma Wire Works founder Doug Wright said the purchase will be good for existing customers of Submersible and Sonoma Wire Works. "We think Submersible customers will love our plans for integrating Sonoma technologies into future DrumCore versions," he said. "We know that our RiffWorks and RiffWorks InstantDrummer community will love the premium grooves offered by this huge variety of pro drummers."

About DrumCore and KitCore
DrumCore gives songwriters and composers access to grooves and instrument sounds of over a dozen famous drummers and percussionists. It includes a groove library of both audio loops and MIDI files plus a VST/AU/RTAS software instrument loaded with the drummers' sounds for Mac and PC. KitCore and KitCore Deluxe offer most of the features found in DrumCore, but include only the MIDI content (grooves and a drum instrument).

Content is arranged into song-like GrooveSets, that group related loops, fills and variations together and supports typical song variations for verse/chorus/etc. It supports searching via metadata that includes drummer, musical style and "feel," including shuffle, swing, 1/8th, 1/16th, etc. Grooves and instrument sounds can be used in most popular music/recording applications.

Premium Content
DrumCore and KitCore products include grooves and drum sounds featuring Ben Smith (Heart), John Bishop (Ernie Watts), Terry Bozzio (Jeff Beck, Zappa), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver), Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt), Ned Douglas (Dave Stewart,), Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley), Michael Shrieve (Santana), Alan White (John Lennon, Yes), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), John Tempesta (Rob Zombie), Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Lonnie Wilson (Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts), Luis Conte (Clapton, Sergio Mendes), Zoro (Lenny Kravitz) and others. See the DrumCore Drummers Bio Page.

About Sonoma Wire Works
Incorporated in 2003 and headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Sonoma Wire Works develops high-quality, innovative products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. By combining intuitive interfaces and unique workflows, Sonoma Wire Works' products enhance the user's ability to create great-sounding music without requiring a technical background.

DrumCore and KitCore are registered trademarks of Sonoma Wire Works. DrummerPacks, LiveDrummer, RiffWorks, RiffWorld, and InstantDrummer are trademarks of Sonoma Wire Works. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.