New Billy Martin: Loops from the Underground DrummerPack for DrumCore

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New Billy Martin: Loops from the Underground DrummerPack for DrumCore
--Live audio drum loops by Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin and Wood, cover a vast range of styles--

Los Altos, CA - December 16, 2010 - Billy Martin: Loops from the Underground DrummerPack for DrumCore has been launched by Sonoma Wire Works in conjunction with Submersible Music. Billy Martin is an internationally acclaimed drummer/multi percussionist for Medeski, Martin and Wood. Well known and highly respected for his innovative rhythms, creative approach, and manic improvisational skills over a wide range of styles, Billy continues to push the art of drumming and rhythm to a higher level. Billy is a unique artist in the truest sense, and this collection of drum loops captures his incredible ability to create and inspire.

This DrummerPack features 13 original Billy Martin Groovesets that include audio loops, MIDI grooves and fills. The live audio drum loops by Billy cover a vast range of styles, and are presented in stretchable REX format for ease of tempo selection. Groove variations, fills, intros, stops, and endings are all included for virtually infinite drum track creations in your DAW. Also included are 12 Multi-Velocity layered MIDI Kits for programming MIDI grooves with Billy's kit sounds, as well as MIDI file versions of Billy's grooves and fills. Single hit Kit sounds are also readily available for easy addition to your audio loops.

GrooveSets in Billy Martin: Loops from the Underground

  • Afro Six: An Afro-based 6 over 4 groove with snares off
  • BeOunce: A swung, bouncy, syncopated urgent groove
  • Brushing Up: Sultry hip-hop flavored brush groove
  • Bumpin: Hip 16th note groove with occasional displaced snare pops
  • Cookarocka: Frantic Drum and Bass inspired groove
  • Ellingtone: A hip snares-off interpretation of Jazzier days gone by
  • Gap Tooth Woman: Ride-pulse groove with swing tendencies
  • HiHeeHoe: Greasy 16th pulse groove with wicked snare ghosting
  • If Not: Funky Hat groove with a swing feel and great ride breaks
  • Lucky: Snappy little jazz groove in 3/4 time
  • Snaked: Slinky hat/sidestick groove with Billy's unique 16th pulse
  • Titannic: All-steam ahead straight 4/4 bombastic rock groove
  • Walk Bye: An understated, lazy ballad groove with slight swing feel

Preview tracks and purchase in the store in the DrumCore 4 plug-in.

This DrummerPack was produced and recorded by the original Submersible Music team, and was pre-configured by them with metadata for use with the DrumCore search engine, which will help DrumCore users find content based on feel (straight, shuffle, etc.), time signature, tempo and other criteria. Songwriter-friendly "GrooveSets" group related beats, variations and fills to serve as a construction kit for song creation. All audio is 48kHz/24-bit and created in a pro studio using state-of-the-art digital (ProTools HD3) and analog (Neumann, Neve, etc.) recording equipment. DrumCore works with most major audio applications - drag DrumCore audio and MIDI directly to tracks in applications such as Pro Tools, Digital Performer®, Logic Pro®, and more. [See DrumCore 3 Compatibility List of 32-bit DAWs and DrumCore 4 Compatibility List of 64-bit DAWs.]

Billy's Drums Used in this DrummerPack:

  • Early 60's Rogers Luxor Set
  • 20" Bass Drum
  • 12" Rack Tom
  • 14" Floor Tom
  • 5x14 snare
  • Craviotto 10" snare - newer (2000's) vintage
  • Various 1950's 18"-20" K rides
  • 1950's 14" K Hi Hats

System Requirements, Pricing & Availability:
[DrumCore 4 Update: This content is now available in the store that is built into the DrumCore 4 plug-in. DrumCore 3 DrummerPacks are no longer available.]

Produced by Gary Thompson and Dave Dysart for Submersible Music, Inc. in conjunction with Sonoma Wire Works
Executive Producer: Paul Allen Recorded at Dubway Studios, New York City, April 2010
Assistant Engineer: John Thayer

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. Sonoma Wire Works' flagship product is RiffWorks guitar recording software with InstantDrummer, effects, RiffLink online song collaboration, and the online community. These products have received multiple awards for performance and innovation, including a NAMM Best in Show Trendsetter Award. FourTrack, InstantDrummer, GuitarTone and TaylorEQ iPhone Apps, AudioCopy/AudioPaste, and StudioTrack multitrack for the iPad are also developed by Sonoma. Drum products by Sonoma include the DrumCore and KitCore plugins and DrummerPack library, as well as the Discrete Drums multitrack drum library.

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