Submersible Music announce Drumcore 2
The new version includes more styles from world-famous drummers such as Alan White, who has provided material in odd meters, including 5/4, 7/8 and 9/8; Jon Bishop, who plays a selection of jazz brush material; and Terry Bozzio, drummer for Jeff Beck and Frank Zappa. Drumcore gives you both audio and MIDI versions of the grooves, which were recorded at 10bpm increments to capture the player’s natural style, and users can import and export their own REX 2 and Acid files, using Drumcore as a librarian.
Other new features include enhancements to the drum module, which now has a separate audio output with pitch and pan controls for each drum pad. These can be sent to up to 32 Rewire busses, enabling the user to process each drum separately using their Rewire host. There is also a new ‘Gabrielizer’ feature, which can analyse an audio track and intelligently apply variations to the drummer’s audio and MIDI content, derived from the groove of the original.
If that’s not enough, extra Drummer Packs are available from Submersible. There are four in total, costing £59 each (from Lonnie Wilson, Matt Sorum, Sly Dunbar and Zoro), but they can all be bought as a bundle for £149. Drumcore v2 costs £159, but you can buy Drumcore Deluxe, which includes all four Drummer Packs, for £319.