Sonoma Wire Works Releases HigginsPack, a New DrummerPack for DrumCore

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Sonoma Wire Works Releases HigginsPack, a New DrummerPack for DrumCore
--New Orleans funk drum grooves by Terence Higgins of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band--

Los Altos, CA - August 19, 2010 - Sonoma Wire Works has launched the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, brings DrumCore users unique New Orleans marching style drum loops, variations, fills and drumkit sounds with a dash of hip hop, funk, R&B, and soul. Higgins says this DrummerPack is "guaranteed to add a little grease to your tracks."

HigginsPack was 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 you 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 all the major audio applications and supports dragging audio and MIDI directly to tracks in applications such as ACID® 7, Digital Performer® 6, Live 6 and up, Logic Pro® 8 and up, Pro Tools® 7.4.2 and up, Cubase® 4 and up (32 bit), and Sonar™ 8 (32 bit).

HigginsPack includes 3.5 GB of content including 7 DrumKits (24 pads each) that match 7 GrooveSets (360 audio loops, 427 audio fills, 97 MIDI loops and 41 MIDI fills).

HigginsPack 7 GrooveSets

  • Bourbon Street Strut - A traditional slice of New Orleans march. Intricate rolled snares with some bouncing toms thrown in for good measure. 70 - 130 BPM.
  • Dirty Dumpster - A trashy, choppy breakbeat groove with funky snare work and sloppy hats. Great for Hip Hop. 70 - 120 BPM.
  • Fix The Levee - Funky rhythms played on a poppy kit. Sounds great at the faster tempos. 70 - 130 BPM.
  • Go Go Grease - Upbeat and swingy, this groove is perfect for multiple genres including Pop, Hip Hop, and R&B. 70 - 120 BPM.
  • Nolafied - A laid back, funky breakbeat that only "The Big Easy" could provide. 70 - 130 BPM.
  • Swampburn - Thick and murky Nawlins' march beats. Snare heavy with some great tom sections. 70 - 130 BPM.
  • Zigawho - Another funky beat with some great snare variations. Start and Stop breakdowns and splashy cymbals. 60 - 110 BPM.

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.]

About Terence Higgins and His Drum Kit
Born and raised in NOLA, Higgins is well versed in the New Orleans funk style. He is currently touring with Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Scofield's Piety Street Band, and SwampGrease. In the past, he has played with Widespread Panic, Dr. John, and Norah Jones, to name a few, appears on dozens of albums, and has just released his In the Bywater CD. Terence used the following drum kit to record HigginsPack: Pearl MRX Masters Series Vintage Sunburst with black hardware, 22x18 bass drum, 8x8 tom, 10x9 tom, 12x10 tom, 16x14 tom, 14x6.5 snare drum (Steve Ferrone Signature), 13x6.5 snare drum (Joey Jordison Signature), and a 14x6.5 snare drum (Sensitone).

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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