Sonoma Wire Works has launched the HigginsPack DrummerPack for
DrumCore. Terence Higgins, drummer for The Dirty Dozen Brass Band,
brings DrumCore users unique New Orleans marching style drum loops,
variations, fills and drumkit sounds with a dash of hip hop, funk,
R&B, and soul. Higgins says this DrummerPack is "guaranteed to add a
little grease to your tracks."
HigginsPack was recorded by the original Submersible Music team, and
was pre-configured by them with metadata for use with the DrumCore
search engine, which will help you find content based on feel
(straight, shuffle, etc.), time signature, tempo and other criteria.
Songwriter-friendly "GrooveSets” group related beats, variations
and fills to serve as a construction kit for song creation. All audio
is 48kHz/24-bit and created in a pro studio using state-of-the-art
digital (ProTools HD3) and analog (Neumann, Neve, etc.) recording
equipment. DrumCore works with all the major audio applications and
supports dragging audio and MIDI directly to tracks in applications
such as ACID® 7, Digital Performer® 6, Live 6 and up, Logic Pro® 8
and up, Pro Tools® 7.4.2 and up, Cubase® 4 and up (32 bit), and
Sonar™ 8 (32 bit).
HigginsPack includes 3.5GB of content including 7 DrumKits (24 pads
each) that match 7 GrooveSets (360 audio loops, 427 audio fills, 97
MIDI loops and 41 MIDI fills).
Bourbon Street Strut - A traditional slice of New Orleans march.
Intricate rolled snares with some bouncing toms thrown in for good
measure. 70 - 130 BPM
Dirty Dumpster - A trashy, choppy breakbeat groove with funky snare
work and sloppy hats. Great for Hip Hop. 70 - 120 BPM
Fix The Levee - Funky rhythms played on a poppy kit. Sounds great at
the faster tempos. 70 - 130 BPM
Go Go Grease - Upbeat and swingy, this groove is perfect for multiple
genres including Pop, Hip Hop, and R&B. 70 - 120 BPM
Nolafied - A laid back, funky breakbeat that only "The Big Easy"
could provide. 70 - 130 BPM
Swampburn - Thick and murky Nawlins' march beats. Snare heavy with
some great tom sections. 70 - 130 BPM
Zigawho - Another funky beat with some great snare variations. Start
and Stop breakdowns and splashy cymbals. 60 - 110 BPM
Requires DrumCore (2 or above) and 3.5 GB of disc space for
About Terence Higgins and his Drum Kit:
Born and raised in NOLA, Higgins is well versed in the New Orleans
funk style. He is currently touring with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band,
John Scofield's Piety Street Band, and Swampgrease. In the past, he
has played with Widespread Panic, Dr. John and Norah Jones to name a
few, appears on dozens of albums, and has just released his solo "In
the Bywater" CD. Terence used the following drum kit to record
HigginsPack: Pearl MRX Masters Series Vintage Sunburst with black
hardware, 22x18 bass drum, 8x8 tom, 10x9 tom, 12x10 tom, 16x14 tom,
14x6.5 snare drum (Steve Ferrone Signature), 13x6.5 snare drum (Joey
Jordison Signature), and a 14x6.5 snare drum (Sensitone).
HigginsPack is priced at $79.99, is available at drumcore.com,
sonomawireworks.com, and will be available via most music software
retailers. Demo tracks and HigginsPack info: