FAB has produced and/or mixed projects for Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, DJ Colette, Toots And The Maytals (the 2004 Grammy Award winning ‘Duets’ CD), DJ Mark Ronson, Bon Jovi, Babyface, Isaac Hayes, Brazilian Girls and a slew of artists. His pureMix studios in New York’s East Village is an audiophile’s candy store with some of the coolest digital and old school analog gear you can find.
Graham Hawthorne is one of the most in demand drummers on the New York scene. His flawless groove and versatility has propelled artists as varied as Paul Simon, Beyonce, Joss Stone, Donald Fagen, Kid Rock, Queen Latifah, India Arie, Lyle Lovett, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Suzanne Vega, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Cee-Lo, Gilberto Gil, Randy Brecker, and most recently David Byrne and Suzanne Vega.
pureDrums I is actually two DrummerPacks in one. “The Basics” and “The Rock” – It’s the place to start for pop and rock songwriters.
pureDrums II is two DrummerPacks as well. “The Bounce” is all about funky, dance beats (disco, hip-hop, pop reggae) while “Vintage Classic” is about retro pop beats recorded with that full, roomy, retro sound.
Content comes pre-configured with metadata for use with the DrumCore search engine. This provides quick access to grooves, fills, variations and individual drum sounds. Search content based on feel (straight, 1/8ths. 1/16ths, etc.), time signature and tempo. Users can even add their own search criteria (new styles or comments, for example). Content is arranged in “GrooveSets”, which are a collection of related beats, variations and fills that serve as a construction kit for song creation. GrooveSets include patterns to compliment traditional verse-chorus structures. All audio loops and drumkits are created as 48kHz/24-bit. DrumCore and DrumCore LT work with all the major audio applications and supports dragging audio content and MIDI beats directly to tracks in applications that support “drag-and-drop” such as Acid®, Audition®, Cubase®, Digital Performer®, Logic®, Nuendo®, Pro Tools® and Sonar™.
pureDrums (volumes I and II) is priced at $79.99 (US retail) for each volume. They require DrumCore (v2 or higher) or FREE DrumCore LT (downloadable from submersible.com). Demo drum tracks can be heard at the Submersible website in the DrummerPacks product area. PureDrums is available for purchase now on the DrumCore website and via most music software retailers.
pureDrums I “The Basics” GrooveSets include:
· Big Kick (1 & 2) – straight 1/8ths with *many* variations. 80-120 bpm
· Rock (1, 2, 3 & 4) – the 1/8th and 1/16th “necessities”. Rock 4 alone has 44 variations and 28 fills! 80-120 bpm
· Sweet Sixteen (1 & 2) – 1/16ths hihats, breakdowns and alt verses. Easy-2-write-2. 85-128 bpm
· Swing Sixteen – that swingy-funky-jazzy bit that drum machines try to cop. 80-110 bpm
pureDrums I “The Rock” GrooveSets include:
Alt Rock – w/slushy hats and alt verses. 90-125 bpm
Many Ways – 50 ways maybe? 70-100 bpm
Busy – deft sticking = kinetic feel.120-170 bpm
New Orleans– classic snare groove. 120-140 bpm
Country Brushes – some sticks too! 65-105 bpm
PopRox – nice tight 1/8ths. 95-140 bpm
Double Kick – rockin' forward. 90-125 bpm
Push It – a pushed pop beat. 60-100 bpm
Funk Rock – slow 1/16ths groove. 70-100 bpm
Six Eight – a deliberate 6/8. 80-140 bpm
Half Time (1 & 2) – cool retro tone.110-155 bpm
SloRock – killer 1/8th hihat rock beat. 80-110 bpm
Hip Hop Brushes – chillin’ 1/16ths. 80-105 bpm
TomLand – churnin’ tom grooves. 90-115 bpm
DrumCore kits include:
Included are MIDI kits “Basic” (1,2 and 3) and “Brushed”.
pureDrums II “The Bounce” GrooveSets include:
Ballad – name says it. 80-120 bpm
Hot n Humid –120-150 bpm
Barry W – yeeeeaah babee. 55-75 bpm
Pop Reggae – 1/16th feel. 90-115 bpm
Boomer – frenetic w/cool, boomy acoustic kick sound. 115-150 bpm
Pubber – one AND two AND... 90-120 bpm
Disco – 1/4 kick & all. 110-140 bpm
Slammer – simmering 1/16ths hihats. 75-100 bpm
Got To Be Funky – for da Godfatha. 100-130 bpm
Straight – the perennial 1/8th groove. 80-110 bpm
Hopper – hip-hop luv. 80-100 bpm
Triplets – perfect for ballads. 85-110 bpm
pureDrums II “Vintage Classics” GrooveSets include:
Alt drivin' – 1/4 snare. 90-125 bpm
More Than Basic – nice, wooly kick. 80-100 bpm
Big Boy – lots of “alt” verses, etc. 80-110 bpm
Old School – the “most” classic groove. 80-100 bpm
Elements – *only* ‘hats, kick/snare... 80-110 bpm
Simplicity – tired of busy beats? 80-100 bpm
Folkie – all ride grooves, all the time. 80-110 bpm
Soft Stuff – all sidestick, all mellow. 80-100 bpm
Hipper – swung 1/16ths & movin' kick. 85-110 bpm
Swingin' – gives ya fever... 60-105 bpm