Submersible Music and Drums On Demand® today announced that three popular Drums On Demand libraries are shipping as DrumCore expansion packs (i.e. "DrummerPacks"). The volumes available for DrumCore and DrumCore LT (the free "lite" version of DrumCore) include "Upbeat & Aggressive", "Blues & Boogie" and "Jazz & Latin". These new DrummerPacks leverage Drums On Demand Song Sets™ as DrumCore GrooveSets, for easier song construction with loops. The packs feature audio content (loops, fills and variations) as well as ready-to-play MIDI drumkits for DrumCore's MIDI instrument.
Like all DrummerPacks, the 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, shuffle, etc.), time signature and tempo. Content is arranged in "GrooveSets", which are a song-like collection of related beats, variations and fills that serve as a construction kit for song creation. Most GrooveSets include hi-hat and ride patterns to compliment traditional verse-chorus structures. This content also uses the Drums On Demand Loop Layers™ concept, that allows creation of your own multi-channel groove loops and breakdowns using matching isolated kick, snare, rim, hat and ride patterns that you can combine in almost limitless ways. "Drag-and-drop" audio and MIDI directly from DrumCore into Acid®, Audition®, Cubase®, Digital Performer®, Live™, Logic®, Nuendo®, Pro Tools® 7 and Sonar™. Audio exports in standard formats such as WAV and AIFF and REX2.
All Drums On Demand DrummerPacks are available for $79.99 each, (US retail price). All libraries require DrumCore 2 or the free DrumCore LT player (Mac® or PC). Example drum tracks using these products' GrooveSets are available in the DrummerPack area on the Submersible website. All content has been previously released by Drums On Demand. These DrummerPacks are available now at the Submersible website and via most music software retailers.
Upbeat & Aggressive
Upbeat & Aggressive features 1,700 totally rocking, royalty-free loops and matching drumkits arranged into songwriter GrooveSets/Song Sets. Choose from an average of 45 verse, chorus, fill, bridge, break, intro, endings and other loops.
Included are twenty-five new DrumCore MIDI kits based on 20 multi-velocity drumkit samples taken during each Song Set session. Kits feature a live and (of course) aggressive tone. Ringing snares, smackin' kicks and even a few sympathetic vibrations here and there let you know these are real drums in a real acoustic space. Perfect to rock-up your selection of MIDI kits.
Jazz & Latin:
From traditional jazz to crossover pop and swing, this Jazz & Latin DrummerPack offers 1400 loops and Loop Layers™ in 31 GrooveSets/Song Sets™ covering everything from smoke-filled jazz clubs to Big Band dance floors—with a touch of soul and R&B too.
There's everything from waltzes and two-beats to the Latin bossa novas, rhumbas and sambas that form the core of many traditional jazz compositions. Plus you get both brushed and sticked performances too! This Collection is great for everyone from traditional jazz artists working on their solo chops—to songwriters doing smooth crossover jazz/pop/folk—to composers for period film & TV work. There are also grooves appropriate for some soul and R&B styles.
Included are two new, DrumCore MIDI drumkits featuring a vintage '60s Gretsch kit and special, limited edition, Noble & Cooley snare. Tom sizes are 8 x 12 and 14 x 14 plus the kick drum is 14 x 20. One kit uses stick sounds and the other is brushed.
Blues & Boogie:
Especially suited for guitar-based projects, Blues & Boogie offers a wide variety of classic blues, rock shuffles and rock blues drum loops appropriate for pop, rock and country projects.
With everything from straight 4/4s to 12/8 shuffles, the 21 super-deep GrooveSets evoke everything from the wide-open blues of the Texas plains to the smoky stages of the Chicago blues clubs. A fat snare, natural-sounding kick and deep, dampened toms are presented in a clean and present mix. A consistent sound across the entire volume makes mixing and matching between GrooveSets easier than ever.
Included are two new DrumCore MIDI kits based on a DW maple kit. These have a deep, robust and dry, dampened sound. The main kit features 12, 14 and 16" toms with a 22" kick drum and 6-1/2x14" Yamaha oak snare. Cymbals include 15" K Zildjian hi-hats, 22" K Zildjian high-def ride, 19", 18" and17" Sabian evolution crashes plus a 20" Wunhan China.