Sonoma Wire Works has released an update to DrumCore 4, described by them as the AAX/VST3/AU plug-in with tempo-stretchable audio and MIDI drum loops of inspiring performances by hit-proven drummers, plus multi-velocity samples of their drum kits in many styles. They tell us that the 4.1 update adds multi-out routing, which enables producers and engineers to perfectly tailor the sound of the drum kits to fit their mix. Here's the details in their own words...
DrumCore 4.1 has 7 dedicated stereo auxiliary outputs for bussing sub-mix channels within a session. The full drum mix is still being sent to the main stereo output, while the sub-mixes are routed to the auxiliary outputs. Bus assignments for the 48 pads in each kit can be customized as needed. See the DrumCore 4 User Guide PDF (12.21.2016 or later, section 5.4) for instructions.
DrumCore 4 Editions and Drummers:
DrumCore 4 is available in three editions that contain the same plug-in. The differences are how it is delivered to you (download, USB Flash drive, or Solid State drive) and how much content is included by famous drummers who have played with the bands listed below. All editions can be expanded with content by more than 25 drummers in DrumCore 4's built-in store.
DrumCore 4 Lite offers 4 GB of content, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio loops and 800 MIDI loops) by 13 celebrity drummers, and 11 multi-velocity sampled kits. DrumCore 4 Lite is available as a download.
Lite includes content by 13 drummers: Alan White (Yes, Lennon), Ben Smith (Heart), Jeff Anthony (Sheryl Crow), John Bishop (Bobby McFerrin), Lonnie Wilson (Brooks & Dunn), Luis Conte (Sergio Mendes), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver), Michael Shrieve (Santana), Ned Douglas (Dave Stewart), Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley), Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons), Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt), and Zoro (Lenny Kravitz).
DrumCore 4 Prime offers 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. Prime Link is available as a download, and Prime Flash is delivered on a high quality 32 GB USB 3.0 flash drive for quick installation and easy portability.
Prime includes all of the DC4 Lite content (more from many of them), plus 4 more drummers: Gregg Keplinger (Herb Ellis, Carter Jefferson), John Tempesta (The Cult, Testament), Matt Cameron (Sound Garden, Pearl Jam), and Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Nine Inch Nails).
DrumCore 4 Ultra offers 50 GB of content, including 265 GrooveSets (21,000 audio loops and 3,000 MIDI loops) by 18 drummers, and 139 multi-velocity sampled kits. Ultra's 50 GB content library comes preloaded on a silent and fast 120 GB USB3 Solid State Drive with space to add more content from DrumCore 4's online store. Ultra's external hard drive provides instant access to your DrumCore 4 library whenever and wherever you need it.
Ultra includes all of the DC4 Lite and Prime drum content (with much more content by many of them), plus an additional drummer: Terence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Norah Jones, The Black Crowes).
New Features in DrumCore 4:
• Improved interface
• 64-bit compatibility
• Updated plug-in formats (AAX/VST3/AU)
• Mixer view with insert effects
• Song timeline for assembling loops
• Integrated online store with preview players
Sonoma Wire Works acquired the DrumCore product line from Submersible Music in 2009, and has continued to support thousands of professional musicians and producers who rely on DrumCore for their songs, commercials, videos, and performances. Rebuilt from the ground up to be more lightweight, powerful and modern, DrumCore 4 marks the first update by the Sonoma Wire Works team.
Pricing and Availability:
DrumCore 4 is available from Sonoma Wire Works' online store and select dealers and distributors worldwide.
ILIO is the exclusive North American distributor for DrumCore 4.
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