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New Orleans funk drum grooves by Terence Higgins of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

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).

HigginsPack GrooveSets:

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

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: http://drumcore.com/TemplateMain.aspx?contentId=100

Requires DrumCore (2 or above) and 3.5 GB of disc space for installation.

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