DrumCore 4 Ultra is an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in instrument with over 50 GB of 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, multi-velocity sampled drum kits, groove browser, song timeline, mixer, effects and more.
Play and record with 18 world renowned drummers royalty free.
Search through more than 22,000 drum loops by genre, tempo and more.
Easily switch between audio and MIDI loops, with over 130 multi-velocity sampled drum kits.
This product is for new users. If you own a serial number for DrumCore 2.5, DrumCore 3 or KitCore 2, you should upgrade to DrumCore 4.
DrumCore 4 Ultra includes everything in DrumCore 4 Prime (valued at $229), but it comes on a 120 GB USB3 SSD drive (valued at over $100) with tons of additional content (9 DrummerPack add-on Packs valued at over $600), including:
- Alan White (Yes and John Lennon) - Great grooves from prog to pop. He played with Lennon on his successful "Imagine" album, with George Harrison on "All Things Must Pass," and has been the driving heartbeat of Yes since 1972.
- Matt Cameron (Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) - Seattle drumming legend provides intense alt-rock plus surprises.
- Lonnie Wilson (Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw) - Country music "Drummer of the Year" and first-call Nashville cat.
- Luis Conte (Madonna and Clapton) - This latin and pop percussionist's long and varied career has included numerous Hollywood film scores and mega-successful albums with Madonna, Ray Charles, Phil Collins, Santana, Shakira, Jackson Browne, Sergio Mendes, Cachao and a multitude of other artists. (Only the content from what was previously called LuisPack I is included in Ultra. To get LuisPack II content, you may purchase it separately or get Ultra Plus, which includes LuisPack I and II.
- John Tempesta (The Cult, Testament, Exodus, White Zombie, Helmet) - Face-melting metal beats, featuring double-kicking, faster-than-thou finesse.
- Matt Sorum (Guns 'N Roses and Velvet Revolver) - Thunderous rock beats. Played with the Cult and Guns N' Roses, who chalked-up $30 million in record sales and two Grammy and MTV award nominations with Matt at the drums. These days Matt is the slammin' beat behind the hard rock supergroup "Velvet Revolver."
- Sly Dunbar - Bob Marley's - stick mon and 1/2 of the legendary reggae "riddum twins."
- Terry Bozzio (Zappa, UK and Missing Persons) - 80's prog, pop and more. He can take things from four-on-the-floor pop to smoking double-kick grooves. He will fly into blinding double-stroke fills only to chill with a delicate, melodic part that's perfect for film soundtracks. This content is a hybrid of punk enthusiasm and incredible chops that showcases custom-made China cymbals and custom-made melodic toms.
- Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Sean Lennon) - From the classic '60s-'70s rock he played with Lenny Kravitz, to the old-school, R&B-meets-hip-hop beats from the Bobby Brown days, Zoro has always delivered the groove with maximum soul.
DrumCore 4 Ultra is delivered on a USB3 SSD drive that is fast, reliable, portable, has no moving parts and is totally silent. Compatible with USB2 and USB3 ports on Mac and Windows. The DrumCore 4 software (quite small) will need to be installed on your computer, but the DrumCore 4 Ultra content (45 gigs) can remain on the external drive or be copied to your computer, whichever you prefer. DrumCore content on an external drive makes installation a breeze, saves room on your computer, makes it easy to use DrumCore in multiple studios, and means a lot less time downloading and installing time. The content on the drive is expandable online.
Ultra Pricing ($639) vs. Prime Pricing ($249)
Ultra includes 420 items (GrooveSets/DrumKits)
Prime includes 263 items (GrooveSets/DrumKits)
Buying Ultra instead of Prime gets you 157 additional items (420-263=157) at $4.99 each
= $780 more content than Prime when you buy Ultra plus a $150 SSD
= $930 total value for only $390 more than Prime. Save $581.
Ultra Plus Pricing ($2699) vs. Ultra Pricing ($639
Ultra Plus includes 900 items (GrooveSets/Drum Kits)
Ultra includes 420 items (GrooveSets/DrumKits)
Buying Ultra Plus instead of Ultra gets you 480 additional items (900-420=480) at $4.99 each
= $2395 more content than Ultra when you buy Ultra Plus
= $2395 total value when you buy Ultra Plus for only $2060 more than Ultra. Save $335.
New DrumCore 4 Features
• Improved interface
• 64-bit compatibility
• Updated plug-in formats AAX/VST3/AU
• Mixer view with insert effects
• Song timeline for assembling loops
• Integrated store for easily finding and purchasing content directly in the plugin
• Much more!
DrumCore 4 Editions:
- DrumCore 4 Lite ($49): 4 GB of content, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio loops and 800 MIDI loops) by 13 drummers, and 11 multi-velocity sampled kits. Download content as you need it. Additional content available in DrumCore 4's online store.
- DrumCore 4 Prime Link ($249): 20 GB of content, including 160 GrooveSets (10,000 audio loops and 2,000 MIDI loops) by 17 drummers, and 100 multi-velocity sampled kits. This product is downloadable in small pieces as you need it.
- DrumCore 4 Prime Flash ($249): 20 GB of content, including 160 GrooveSets (10,000 audio loops and 2,000 MIDI loops) by 17 drummers, and 100 multi-velocity sampled kits.This product is available on a USB Flash Drive which makes installation a breeze, provides instant access to DrumCore 4 content with less downloading time, and makes it easy to use DrumCore in different studios.
- DrumCore 4 Ultra ($639): 50 GB of content, including 265 GrooveSets (22,000 audio loops and 3,000 MIDI loops) by 18 drummers, and 139 multi-velocity sampled kits. Available on a USB3 SSD hard drive makes installation a breeze, provides instant access to DrumCore 4 Ultra content with less downloading time, and makes it easy to use DrumCore in different studios.
- DrumCore 4 Ultra Plus ($2699): 90 GB of software, 10 DrummerPacks worth of Ultra content, plus everything in the DrumCore 4 online store as of 2/2017, which is more than 15 DrummerPacks. Available on a USB3 SSD hard drive, providing instant access to the DrumCore 4 Ultra Plus content and makes it easy to use DrumCore in different studios.
*Additional content available in DrumCore 4's store.
DC4's System Requirements and DAW Compatibility
Shipping & Availability
DrumCore 4 is available now.
U.S. residents: Order DrumCore 4 Prime Link (download), DrumCore 4 Prime Flash (flash drive), or DrumCore 4 Ultra (solid state drive).
Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and other residents: DrumCore 4 Prime Link and DrumCore 4 Lite are available to customers worldwide. Shippable DC4 products are available from select dealers worldwide. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with which DrumCore 4 product you would like in which country, and we will notify you as soon as it becomes available from a store in your country.
Software and add-on drum content cannot be returned or refunded. Please email email@example.com if you need advice about compatibility, or if you have any other questions. Sonoma Return Policy