DrumCore for OS X Makes Drum Track Creation Easy
August 12, 2004
Submersible Music has released DrumCore, the company's software for creating drum tracks. DrumCore is targeted at producers, composers, and musicians who need drum parts 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 search engine for easily finding content; a MIDI drum module for playing the drummers' sounds via MIDI; ReWire and Core Audio support; and a way to easily export content to popular applications including ProTools, Logic, Digital Performer and Cubase/Nuendo.
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. Users can even use DrumCore for organizing their own loops and audio files.
Pristine Content -- Both digital audio (48kHz/24-bit) and MIDI grooves are included. Audio content was recorded at 5-10 BPM tempo increments, since drummers play differently at different tempos. This results in more musical grooves and keeps audio quality from being compromised by extreme time-stretching or beat-slicing. All content was recorded in professionally designed studios using state-of-the-art digital (ProTools HD3) and analog (SSL 9000, Neve, etc.) gear.
The "Gabrielizer" -- For creating variations on audio and MIDI loops, DrumCore's "Gabrielizer" technology intelligently generates new rhythms by changing a selected file based on their beat generation algorithms. Then the new file can be saved back into the DrumCore library and/or exported to your digital audio workstation (DAW).
MIDI Drum Module -- 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.
DAW Integration -- Project/session integration and numerous export options make it easy to get drum parts into other popular audio software. DrumCore places your selected loop into the DAW's audio file bin. When using ProTools, audio can even be placed on a track wherever the cursor is located. Support for ReWire allows audio and MIDI data to flow between your DAW and DrumCore.
DrumCore for the Macintosh is available immediately via the DrumCore website and selected dealers for $249.00, U.S. suggested retail price.
For more information, visit their web site at www.drumcore.com