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DrumCore 4 Lite Upgrade from KitCore

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Upgrade from KitCore

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Pro Drums for Songwriters

Version 4.1 With Multi-Out Routing Now Available!

DrumCore 4 is the ultimate producer/songwriter toolkit for drums. Featuring a growing library of audio loops and corresponding MIDI loops by world-famous drummers and percussionists, DrumCore 4 will be the core of your rhythmic inspiration for years to come.


DrumCore 4 is a new and improved upgrade of the award winning DrumCore 3 plug-in drum instrument with stereo 24 bit audio loops and MIDI recordings of inspiring performances by hit-proven drummers, plus the ability to expand the content by adding audio loops, MIDI loops and drum kits using the store in DrumCore. Now a 64-bit VST3/AAX/AU plug-in, DrumCore 4 Lite has an improved interface and several highly anticipated features. It's the perfect toolkit for songwriters, composers, musicians and producers. Simply drag and drop grooves to tracks in most Mac OS and Windows music software. It easily integrates with most popular recording applications on Mac OS and Windows.


DrumCore 4 Loops

Audio and MIDI Loops and Sampled Drum Kits

DrumCore 4 Lite contains 4 GB of grooves and kits, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio loops and 800 MIDI loops) based on live performances by 13 celebrity drummers. The MIDI loops can be used to trigger the included 11 multi-velocity sampled drum kits. Can't find the perfect MIDI loop? Program your own MIDI loop on the DrumCore 4 Lite instrument track to take full advantage of its sounds and effects.


DrumCore 4 Kit Mixer

Kit View Mixer

Using the new Kit View, you can mix, apply effects, and create whole new kits using individual kit pieces from the 100 included kits. Matt Sorum's unmistakable snare with Terence Higgins' thunderous kick drum? The choice is yours.


DrumCore 4 FX

DrumCore 4 FX 2

DrumCore 4 FX 3

Totally Expandable

Need more grooves and kits? DrumCore 4 contains an online store built directly into the plugin which allows you to purchase and download even more GrooveSets and sampled kits from an ever growing online collection. DrumCore 4 Lite starts you off with enough audio and MIDI loops and drum kits to get you started, then you have access to preview and purchase all of the same material found in DrumCore 4 Prime, DrumCore 4 Ultra, and more in the online store. Customize your collection!


  • Audio Loops + MIDI
    Audio loop collection and sampled drum kits in a AAX/VST3/AU plug-in. DrumCore gives you the realism of stereo 24 bit 48 kHz recorded audio performances and the versatility of MIDI. Tempo-stretchable. Export as WAV or MIDI.
  • Groove Browser
    Find grooves based on Style and Feel (1/8th, Shuffle, etc.).
  • Drum Kits
    Layer sounds and grooves on different tracks, mix and match kit sounds (snare, kick, etc.), retune them and modify individual sounds, or process/mix drum groups using the Kit Mixer.
  • New in DrumCore 4
    • Improved interface
    • 64-bit compatibility
    • Updated plug-in formats (AAX/VST3/AU)
    • Mixer view with insert effects
    • Multi Out Routing
    • Song timeline for assembling loops
    • Integrated online store

DrumCore 4 Lite is only available as a download.

System Requirements

  • iLok License Manager software (physical iLok is optional)
  • 64-bit VST3/AAX/AU plug-in compatible DAW

Compatible DAWs (64-bit only)*

  • Avid® Pro Tools® 11 and 12 (AAX) (Mac/Win)
  • Apple® Logic Pro® 9 and X (AU) (Mac)
  • Apple® GarageBand® 10 (AU) (Mac)
  • Steinberg® Cubase® 5 and 6 (Win), 7, 8 and 8.5 (Mac/Win) (VST3)
  • PreSonus® Studio One® 2 and 3 (AU Mac/VST3 Win)
  • Ableton® Live® 9 (AU) (Mac)
  • MOTU® Digital Performer™ 8 and 9 (AU) (Mac)
  • Cakewalk® Sonar® X3 (VST3) (Win)
  • Cockos REAPER 5 (AU Mac/VST3 Win)
  • Acoustica Mixcraft 8 (VST3 Win)
  • Tracktion 7 (VST3/AU) (Mac/Win)
  • Magix Acid (Win) version 10.0.4 build 29 or higher
  • Others TBD (Status of Other DAWs)


  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan)**
  • Intel® Core™ Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Core i3 or better recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)


  • Windows 7 x64 SP1, Windows 8 x64***
  • Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

Both Mac and Windows Systems

  • Internet connection for activation and downloading content
  • Monitor with 1280x768 resolution
  • Minimum 200 MB free hard-drive space to install plug-in
  • Content space requirements are as follows:
    • DrumCore 4 Lite - Minimum 5 GB free hard drive space (10 GB for installation)
    • DrumCore Prime Link - Minimum 25 GB free hard drive space (50 GB for installation)
    • DrumCore Prime Flash - Minimum 25 GB free hard drive space (50 GB for installation) - or access content from the included USB Flash drive
    • DrumCore Ultra - Minimum 60 GB free hard drive space - or access content from the included Solid State drive

*Compatibility is subject to change. You must have Administrator Access on your computer to install DrumCore 4.

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