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New Sonoma Wire Works DrumCore 4 LITE Virtual Instrument Plugin Software -AAX/VST/Mac/PC (Download/Activation Card)

SKU ILI-005-000427

DrumCore 4 is a plug-in instrument with 24-bit audio and MIDI drum loops of inspiring performances by famous drummers, and their multi-velocity sampled drum kits. 

With its improved browser and searching, 64-bit compatibility, updated plug-in formats (AAX/VST3/AU), mixer view with insert effects, and song timeline for assembling loops, DC4 is the perfect tool for songwriters, composers, musicians and producers.

DC4 is available in two editions on download (all the same plug-in and features). The differences are in the amount of content included. You get the same plug-in no matter which edition you choose.

DrumCore 4 Lite is an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in instrument with royalty-free 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, and multi velocity sampled drum kits. 

DrumCore 4 Lite is essentially the same plug-in as DrumCore 4 Prime, but with less content. See DrumCore 4 Lite Content List on the Sonoma Wire Works Website for details.

DrumCore 4 Lite : Download 4 GB of content, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio loops and 800 MIDI loops) by 13 drummers, and 11 multi-velocity sampled kits.

DrumCore 4 Prime is AAX/VST3/AU plug-in instrument with over 20 GB of 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, multi-velocity sampled drum kits, groove browser, song timeline, mixer, effects and more.

  • Play and record with 17 world renowned drummers royalty free.
  • Search through 10,000 drums loops by genre, tempo and more.
  • Easily switch between audio and MIDI loops with over 100 multi-velocity sampled drum kits.

DrumCore 4 Prime Link : Download 20 GB of content, including 160 GrooveSets (10,000 audio loops and 2,000 MIDI loops) by 17 drummers, and 100 multi-velocity sampled kits.

This product is for new users; if you own a serial number for DrumCore 2.5, DrumCore 3 or KitCore 2 you should upgrade to DrumCore 4.

New DrumCore 4 Features

  • Improved interface
  • 64-bit compatibility
  • Updated plug-in formats AAX/VST3/AU
  • Mixer view with insert effects
  • Song timeline for assembling loops
  • Integrated store for easily finding and purchasing add-on content directly in the plugin
  • Much more!

DC4 System Requirements and DAW Compatibility

Compatibility & System Requirements - You must have Administrator Access on your computer to install DC4

Compatible DAWs (64-bit only) *Compatibility is subject to change*

  • Avid® Pro Tools® 11, 12, 2018, 2019.5 (Mac and Win: AAX)
  • Apple® Logic Pro® 9 and 10.4.4 (Mac: AU)
  • Apple® GarageBand® 10 (Mac: AU)
  • Steinberg® Cubase® 5 and 6 (Win: VST3) and Cubase 7, 8, 8.5 and 9 (Mac and Win: VST3)*
  • PreSonus® Studio One® 2, 3 and 4 Professional (Mac: AU/VST3 and Win: VST3)*
  • Ableton® Live® 10.1 (Mac: AU and Win: VST3)* and Live 9 (Mac: AU) *
  • MOTU® Digital Performer™ 10 (Mac: AU/VST3 and Win: VST3), Digital Performer 8, 9 (Mac: AU)*
  • Image Line FL Studio 20 (Mac: VST3)*
  • Cakewalk® Sonar® X3 and Platinum (Win: VST3)*
  • Cockos REAPER 5 (Mac: AU and Win: VST3)
  • Tracktion T7 and Waveform 9.2.1 and 10 (Mac: AU/VST3 and Win: VST3)*
  • Bitwig GmbH Bitwig Studio 2.5 and 3.x Beta (Mac: VST3 and Win: VST3)
  • Vienna Symphonic Library GmbH Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 and 7 (Mac: AU)*
  • Gig Performer 3.2.7 (Mac: AU and Win: VST3)
  • Acoustica Mixcraft 8 (Win: VST3)
  • Others TBD (Status of Other DAWs)


  • Mac OS 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14.5 (Mojave) - DAW must also be compatible with the OS version.
  • 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, Windows 10 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 minimum 1280x800 resolution (right click anywhere to set the zoom factor between 50%-100% for smaller screens)
  • 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 Ultra - Minimum 60 GB free hard drive space