Submersible Music has introduced a new version of its popular DrumCore software , making it available for the PC, offering library expansion via DrummerPacks, and allowing easier creation of user-generated drumkits.
This software for creating drum tracks is targeted at producers, composers, and musicians who need drums in a multitude of styles. It consists of two (2) DVDs containing the DrumCore application and content (audio and MIDI) by renowned drummers. These include Alan White (John Lennon, Yes), Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley), Zoro (Lenny Kravitz), Jeff Anthony (Sheryl Crow), John Bishop (Ernie Watts), Ben Smith (Heart), Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt), Ned Douglas (Dave Stewart), DJ Syze-up (Ultra Nate), and Michael Shrieve (Santana). DrumCore provides a loop librarian for finding content; a MIDI drum module for playing drum sounds (snare, kick, etc.) via MIDI; ReWire, ASIO and platform audio support; and easy export to popular applications (including Pro Tools, Logic, Digital Performer, Sonar, Cubase/Nuendo and others).
- Loop Librarian/Search Engine — The DrumCore search engine provides quick access to thousands of grooves, fills, variations and individual drum sounds. Search content based on drummer, style (rock, funk, country, and others), feel (straight, shuffle, etc.), time signature and tempo. Users can change criteria (create a new “style” for example) and enter their own comments for searching.
- Pristine Content — Both digital audio (48kHz/24-bit) and MIDI grooves are included. Audio was recorded at 5-10 BPM tempo increments, since drummers play differently at different tempos. This results in more musical grooves and keeps audio from being compromised by time-stretching or beat-slicing. Content was recorded in professionally designed studios using state-of-the-art digital (Pro Tools HD3) and analog (SSL 9000, Neve, etc.). Plus DrumCore includes 700 extra MIDI song beats in addition to the “name” drummer MIDI content.
- The “Gabrielizer” — DrumCore’s “Gabrielizer” technology generates variations on selected audio or MIDI content based on rules created by asking drummers what they do when they take a beat and “mix-up”. Gabrielized files can be saved back into the DrumCore library and/or exported to your digital audio workstation (DAW).
- MIDI Drum Module, now with “User Kits” — DrumCore’s MIDI drum module comes loaded with each drummer’s drumkit. It can be used to play the included MIDI grooves or for creating your own beats using a MIDI sequencer/DAW. Use a controller to select DrumCore as a MIDI device and the play the drumkits in real time. And with 1.5, users can create their own drumkits with their own sample libraries or by mixing and matching with the included DrumCore sounds.
- DAW Integration, now with “Drag Export” — Project/session integration and numerous export options make it easy to get drum parts into other popular audio software. When using Pro Tools, audio can even be placed (“spotted”) on a track directly from DrumCore. ReWire support allows audio and MIDI to flow between your DAW and DrumCore. With 1.5 users can simply drag files straight from DrumCore into their DAW application that support the feature.
- DrummerPacks — Also new for version 1.5, DrumCore users can access an expanding library of new content Submersible will be showing their new Matt Sorum DrummerPack at AES and will be releasing DrummerPacks by Sly Dunbar and Zoro in the near future.
DrumCore 1.0 for the Macintosh is available currently via the DrumCore website and selected dealers for $249.00, U.S. retail price. Customers who register DrumCore by 1/1/2005 will receive a free 1.5 upgrade and a Matt Sorum “MattPack I” disk when they are available Q1 of 2005.
For more information, visit the Drumcore site.