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Sonoma Wire Works DrumCore 3 Deluxe - Drum Track Creation Virtual Instrument

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You Pay: $550.00
Product Highlights
  • DrumCore 3
  • 9 DrummerPacks (Sound Expansion)
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS
  • VSTi
  • Standalone DrumCore Toolkit
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista

DrumCore 3 Deluxe from Sonoma Wire Works is a virtual instrument that helps in creating authentic sounding drum tracks. The software features recorded audio loops of over a dozen professional drummers, playing in a comprehensive variety of styles, and at various tempos. The audio loops also have their complimentary MIDI files included for further detailed editing.

Unlike similar products, DrumCore concentrates on providing the featured drummers' feel and the beats themselves. This is why the audio content was recorded at various BPMs, since drummers play the same rhythm differently at different tempos. This allows the software to provide a more "live" feel to drum track creation. A database/browser aids in finding musical content quickly by allowing the user to sort and find content according to a wide variety of criteria, including drummer, style, content type, meter, length, and more.

Using an extremely simple drag and drop functionality, DrumCore is aimed at producers, composers, musicians and DJ's who use computer-based audio tools and want great drum tracks easily, without a lot of programming and fuss. The software is cross platform compatible and functions as an Audio Units, RTAS or VSTi plug-in in the appropriate host application.

DrumCore 3 Deluxe includes 9 DVDs of additional grooves and sounds from some of the world's best drummers and percussionists.

DrumCore Features

Professional drum track creation software for songwriters and composers
Includes both recorded audio loops and their MIDI file equivalents for the ultimate in versatility and authenticity
DrumCore features top drummers in a multitude of styles including rock, reggae, pop, Latin, jazz, urban, metal, and more
MIDI drum instrument featuring over 100 great kits with acoustic, brushed, electronic and Latin sounds
Use DrumCore's kits to play the built-in MIDI grooves or for creating custom beats
Mix-and-match kit pieces (snares, kicks, etc.), retune them and route them to separate mixer inputs in the recording software for ultimate versatility
The included DrumCore Toolkit is a standalone application perfect for jamming with beats and for adding custom samples (audio loops and drum sounds) to DrumCore
Catalog your loop libraries and build kits with your favorite samples, complete with velocity zones and crossfades
Audio can be exported as WAV, AIFF or REX2 files and MIDI grooves exported as standard MIDI files
DrumCore easily integrates with popular plug-in hosts on both the Mac and PC
Drummers include:

  • Jeff Anthony (Sheryl Crow)
  • John Bishop (Ernie Watts)
  • Terry Bozzio (UK, Zappa, Missing Persons)
  • Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal)
  • Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam)
  • Luis Conte (Clapton, Pat Metheny, Sergio Mendes)
  • Ned Douglas (Dave Stewart)
  • Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru)
  • Gregg Keplinger (Herb Ellis, Carter Jefferson)
  • Stephen Perkins (Janes Addiction, Porno for Pyros)
  • Michael Shrieve (Santana)
  • Ben Smith (Heart)
  • Matt Sorum (Guns 'N Roses, Vellvet Revolver)
  • DJ Syze-up (UltraNat)
  • John Tempesta (Testament, Helmet)
  • Alan White (Yes, John Lennon)
  • Lonnie Wilson (Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts)
  • Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown)

Sound Expansion - DrummerPacks

AlanPack 1
Not many drummers can span everything from the accessible, solid, pop sounds of John Lennon to the mixed time signatures, frenetic tempo variations and dynamic overtures of Yes. But Alan White's playing has consistently shown his yoga-like, stylistic flexibility while keeping a creative edge, regardless of genre. 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
CameronPack 1
Matt Cameron's beats are woven into the fabric of Seattle's music scene. He received well-deserved recognition when "Grunge" (or just rock as we call it in Seattle) exploded internationally and put raging guitars and relentless, driving drums at center stage

Matt is generally associated with his Soundgarden and Pearl Jam work. However, hes also the groove behind bands like Jack Endino's Skin Yard, Temple of the Dog, the garage-tinged Wellwater Conspiracy and the jazz-influenced Tone Dogs. Matt has even done sessions with the Smashing Pumpkins and Our Lady Peace

His musical interests include styles that can put his technique and inventiveness to work (such as prog rock and jazz). As a songwriter himself, he approached these GrooveSets as he would a song. From sparse and soulful to heavy tom grinds - these groove variations are perfect for building emotional drum tracks from start-to-finish

LonniePack 1
Lonnie Wilson has won the Academy of Country Music's "Drummer of the Year" award twice and Music Row Magazine's "Top Studio Drummer" award four times. He has played on countless hits with artists that include Brooks and Dunn, Faith Hill, George Jones, Martina McBride, Rascal Flats, Randy Travis and Waylon Jennings - and he's played on 19 number one singles for Tim McGraw alone

LonniePack 1 has great country drums, including brush and blastix grooves that are perfect for country, alt-country, and even folk and rock styles

LuisPack 1
Luis Conte's genius stems from his ability to integrate the powerful rhythms of his native Cuba with the necessities of American pop music. His 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

This DrummerPack includes "layered" GrooveSets so you can use either full percussion mixes (congas, shaker and timbale for example) or a single track on its own (such as shaker). Lots of basic "bread and butter" 8th and 16th patterns are covered, along with a huge assortment of individual Latin instruments sounds taken from Luis' own collection

TempestaPack 1
John Tempesta is a metal journeyman. His work with Rob Zombie, Exodus, Testament, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath guitarist), Helmet, Scum of The Earth and the Cult shows a 20 year legacy of metal mastery

Previous band mates haven't been shy raving about John's percussive power. Testament's Eric Peterson said "John is definitely one of the best drummers in the country. He has the power of John Bonham, the finesse of Carter Beauford, and the aggression of Dave Lombardo. As a drummer, John really has it all." Former White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult said "John was the best"

MattPack 1
Matt Sorum is the consummate rock journeyman, having played with the Cult, Guns N' Roses (which chalked-up $30 million in record sales and two Grammy and MTV award nominations). These days Matt provides the slammin' beat behind the hard rock supergroup "Velvet Revolver"
SlyPack 1
This is the real deal in reggae drumming. As half of "Sly & Robbie," reggae's premier rhythm section, Sly Dunbar has appeared on records by legends such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Black Uhuru and Burning Spear. He has also played with non-reggae artists such as Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, and Herbie Hancock. His latest work is in the classic "Dub" style

SlyPack 1 is for those who want authentic reggae and classic ska drums. From its light and playful hi-hat figures to the snare drops and ghost notes, this groove pack captures the sounds of a true Jamaican "riddim" king

TerryPack 1
From the 80's progressive pop of Missing Persons to the technically "over the top" music of UK and Frank Zappa to Terry's Grammy-winning work with Jeff Beck - his playing has inspired some truly great compositions and instrumental performances. 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

TerryPack 1 shows a player that's a hybrid of punk enthusiasm and incredible chops that showcases custom-made China cymbals and custom-made melodic toms

ZoroPack 1
From the classic 60-70s 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. Zoro wrote the popular "Commandments of R&B Drumming: A Comprehensive Guide to Soul, Funk & Hip-Hop" instructional DVD series, and the beats you find in DrumCore even reach back to funk's New Orleans roots.

This pack is filled with a huge number of grooves that lend themselves to funk, R&B, hip-hop, and pop song styles

System Requirements
Mac G4, G5 or Intel processor, 1GHz or faster
OS X 10.4 or higher
2GB RAM (4GB recommended)
16GB free hard drive space
DVD ROM drive for installation
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution 1
Please Note:

Around 30GB of free hard disc space is required to install DrumCore and all the DrummerPacks

PC Pentium 4 or Duo 1GHz processor or AMD equivalent
Windows XP or Vista
2GB RAM (4GB recommended)
16GB free hard drive space
DVD ROM drive for installation
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution 2
Please Note:

Around 30GB of free hard disc space is required to install DrumCore and all the DrummerPacks

Compatibility Tested and qualified on the following DAWs:

Logic Pro 8
Cubase 4 and up (32-bit only)
ProTools 7.4.2 and up
Digital Performer 6
Live 6 and up
Sonar 8 (32-bit only)
Tracktion 3
Acid 7
Garage Band 09

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