New DrummerPack for DrumCore Released: Retro Drums

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New DrummerPack for DrumCore Released: Retro Drums: 60's Volume 1 - Billy Martin Interprets Mitch Mitchell
--Live audio drum loops by Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin and Wood.-

Los Altos, CA - January 13, 2011 - Retro Drums: 60's Volume 1 - Billy Martin Interprets Mitch Mitchell DrummerPack for DrumCore has been launched by Sonoma Wire Works in conjunction with Submersible Music, Inc.. 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.

Retro Drums: 60's Volume 1 DrummerPack features 10 Groovesets performed by Billy Martin in the style of legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. Authentic 1960's drums and cymbals (in Mitch's specifications) and vintage recording gear and techniques were used to recreate the classic Mitch Mitchell sound as accurately as possible. The live audio drum loops cover a wide range of stylistic emulations of Mitch's signature grooves and fills, and are presented in stretchable REX format for ease of tempo selection. Variations, fills, intros, stops, and endings are all included for virtually infinite groovy retro drum track creations in your DAW. Also included are 2 Multi-Velocity layered MIDI kits featuring sounds sampled from the vintage 60's kit, as well as MIDI file versions of the grooves and fills represented in this unique collection. Single hit kit sounds are also readily available for easy addition to your audio loops.

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 all the major audio applications and supports dragging 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: Drums Used in the DrummerPack: Vintage 1967 (Approx.) Ludwig 3 Ply Drums, 16x22 Bass Drum, 13x9 Mounted Rack Tom, 16x16 Floor Tom, 18x18 Floor Tom, 60's Era Ludwig 5x14 Supraphonic Snare (2), 60's Era Zildjian A Cymbals, 16" Crash, 18" Crash, 20" Crash/Rivet Ride, 20" Ride, 22" Rivet Ride, and 14" 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.]

DrumCore includes a plug-in drum instrument (VSTi/RTAS/AU) with stereo 24 bit AUDIO loops + MIDI recordings of famous drummers in many styles and the DrumCore Toolkit for importing REX2, WAV, AIFF, SD2 and ACID loop libraries. All included recordings are 24 bit, fully tempo adjustable and can be used royalty free. Easily integrates with most popular recording applications on MacOS and Windows. Expand your DrumCore library with DrummerPacks that feature loops, fills, variations, and single drum hits from some of the best drummers on the scene today across a broad spectrum of styles.

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

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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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