DrumCore 1.5 for Mac and PC Now Shipping

Submersible Music has started shipping a new version of its DrumCore software, now making it available for both PC and Macintosh.

DrumCore version 1.5 offers library expansion via "DrummerPacks", user-created drumkits and enhanced export to popular DAW applications. This software for creating drum tracks is targeted at producers, composers, and musicians who need drums in a multitude of styles. It consists of three 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).

DrumCore 1.5 Features:

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, country, and others), feel (straight, shuffle, etc.), time signature and tempo. Users can change criteria (create a new style like "Shred-Funk" for example) and enter their own comments for searching. Also it can be used for organizing third-party audio and MIDI libraries.

Over 9GB of Pristine Content - NEW for 1.5: "DrummerPacks" for a constantly expanding library of new 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 HD) and analog (SSL 9000, Neve, etc.). Plus DrumCore includes 700 extra MIDI song beats in addition to the "name" drummer MIDI content.

And now DrumCore users can get even more content from world-class drummers through Submersible DrummerPack expansion packs (sold separately). Currently there are Matt Sorum, Sly Dunbar and Zoro DrummerPacks available with more on the way. All come pre-indexed and arranged as GrooveSets.

The "Gabrielizer"

DrumCore's "Gabrielizer" technology intelligently 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 - NEW for 1.5: "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. Use a controller to select DrumCore as a MIDI device and the play the drumkits in real time. And with 1.5, users can easily create their own drumkits using their own sample libraries or by mixing and matching the included DrumCore sounds.

DAW Integration -NEW for 1.5: "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 even drag files straight from DrumCore to audio tracks in their DAW application.

For more information, visit their web site at www.drumcore.com.