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DrumCore 4 Ultra Upgrade from DC4 Prime

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DrumCore 4 Ultra Upgrade from DC4 Prime


Pro Drums for Songwriters

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 Ultra contains the 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 greatly expanded grooves and kits on a high speed external drive. Now a 64-bit VST3/AAX/AU plug-in, DrumCore 4 Ultra 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.

Unique to DrumCore 4 is its laundry list of drumming greats, including Alan White (Yes and John Lennon), John Tempesta (The Cult, Testament, Exodus, White Zombie, Helmet), Lonnie Wilson (Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw), Luis Conte (Madonna and Clapton), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden and Pearl Jam), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver), Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley), Terry Bozzio (Zappa, UK and Missing Persons), and Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Sean Lennon). DrumCore 4 is a fantastic way to get the most inspiring and professional sounding grooves into your tracks.

DrumCore 4 Loops

Audio and MIDI Loops and Sampled Drum Kits

DrumCore 4 Ultra contains the most grooves and kits for your money; tens of thousands of tempo-stretchable, royalty free audio drum loops recorded in sparkling 24-bit 48kHz format. A large portion of the loops also have a matching MIDI version to edit or create your own fills and rhythms that work seamlessly with the audio. These MIDI loops can be used to trigger the included 139 multi-velocity sampled drum kits. Not enough? DrumCore 4 contains an online store that allows you to purchase and download even more loops, MIDI files, and sampled kits from an ever growing online collection.

DrumCore 4 Kit Mixer

Kit View Mixer

DrumCore 4 Ultra is more than just a collection of tempo-stretchable audio loops. Switching to MIDI loops gives you an incredible amount of control over the sound and quality of the sampled kits. Using the new Kit View, users 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

In addition to being able to apply effects to the individual drums when using MIDI, all new stereo Master FX can be applied to both audio and MIDI loops. A compressor, parametric EQ, stereo delay, are included with a pro quality spectrum analyzer to ensure you know exactly what's happening with your audio. Customize your sound directly in the plug-in without needed extra effects in your DAW.

DrumCore 4 SSD

Gone are the days of having to install multiple DVDs and CD-ROMs.

DrumCore 4 Ultra is available on a120 GB USB3 Solid State Drive. Ultra's 50 GB of grooves and kits (22,000 audio loops and 3,000 MIDI loops) come preloaded, and there is extra space to add more material from DrumCore 4's built-in online store. Work out of several studios? With the external DrumCore 4 hard drive, you'll have easy access to your DrumCore 4 library whenever and wherever you need it.

Whatever version and delivery method you choose, DrumCore 4 now provides more ways of getting the grooves you need quicker and easier than ever before.

DrumCore 4 Ultra Includes Loops and Kits by These Drummers:

  • Alan White (Yes, Lennon)
  • Ben Smith (Heart, Taj Mahal, Peter Frampton)
  • Gregg Keplinger (Herb Ellis, Carter Jefferson)
  • Jeff Anthony (Sheryl Crow)
  • John Bishop (Bobby McFerrin, Mark Murphy, Ernie Watts)
  • John Tempesta (The Cult, Testament, Exodus, White Zombie, Helmet)
  • Lonnie Wilson (Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw)
  • Luis Conte (Madonna, Shakira, Santana, Phil Collins)
  • Matt Cameron (Sound Garden, Pearl Jam)
  • Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult)
  • Michael Shrieve (Santana, The Rolling Stones, Steve Winwood)
  • Ned Douglas (No Doubt, Katie Perry, Dave Stewart, Simply Red)
  • Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, Jimmy Cliff)
  • Stephen Perkins (Janes Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Nine Inch Nails)
  • Terry Bozzio (Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Missing Persons)
  • Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Rait, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray)
  • Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Sean Lennon)



  • 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

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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