Sonoma Wire Works releases InstantDrummer

Sonoma Wire Works InstantDrummer

Sonoma Wire Works has announced the release of InstantDrummer, a new iPhone application for musicians on-the-go.

Easy to use, customizable drum loops for the iPhone and iPod touch. Pick a groove, tap in a tempo, and InstantDrummer inspires you to play along with continuously varying drum tracks using perfectly matched, full kit studio drum recordings.

InstantDrummer: Heartbreaker is first in a series of InstantDrummer iPhone Apps that will be available in various genres. Jason McGerr, the drummer for pop-rock band Death Cab for Cutie, recorded Heartbreaker on his signature Ludwig drum kit in his Seattle based studio, Two Sticks Audio.

InstantDrummer: Heartbreaker features

  • Adjustable Tempo: Originally recorded at 72 BPM, and still sounds great above 150 BPM.
  • Part Sequencer: Build and arrange drum tracks for InstantDrummer songs.
  • Gain: Adjust how loud your drums will be on each part of your song.
  • Three Levels of Real Room Ambience: Select from Full, Medium, or Off to get the perfect tone for your song.
  • Intensity: Control how hard the drummer is playing on each part of your song.
  • Variation: Adjust how often the drummer will fill on each part of your song.
  • Master FX – Freakenzy (EQ) and The Slammer (Compressor): Effects include a 4 band parametric EQ and a stereo linked compressor with Threshold, Attack, & Release.
  • 130 MB of pop-rock drum recordings by Jason McGerr.
  • 11 Song Parts to choose from, including Basic Rock, Bigger Rock, Ride, Ride-on, Sparse to Meaty, Kick and Hat, Crashes, Lead-ins & Endings.
  • 43 loops and fills.
  • Wi-Fi Sync InstantDrummer songs to computers with or without a router.
  • FourTrack multitrack recorder integration coming soon.

InstantDrummer: Heartbreaker is available from the iTunes App Store for $.99 USD.

More information: Sonoma Wire Works


Propellerhead releases Jason McGerr Sessions

Propellerhead Software Jason McGerr Sessions

Propellerhead has released Jason McGerr Sessions, a downloadable ReFill by long time Reason user Jason McGerr (Two Sticks studios).

Want Jason McGerr, drummer for Death Cab for Cutie, to play on your next track? Might be a problem. But if you’ll settle for his drumming, his sound and his studio in ReFill form, there’s always Jason McGerr Sessions.


  • 450+ unique REX Loop variations, fills, lead-ins and endings, each with close and ambience version (Total number of REX Loops is over 900).
  • 2,000+ individual drum samples.
  • Three different versions of every drum kit. Can used on their own or in various combinations.
  • Two multiple velocity snare sample collections that include ghost notes, drags, and rolls.
  • One kick drum recorded at multiple velocities with a felt as well as a plastic beater playing both into and off the drumhead.
  • 18 Song Starters to help you make the most of the JMS Refill.
  • 40 MIDI Files to be used with any of the included drum kits.
  • 38 ReDrum patches.
  • 12 Effects patches.
  • 38 NN-XT patches.
  • More than 25 Combinator patches including various Style Kits and Drum Machine performance patches.

The Jason McGerr Sessions ReFill is available for download for 49 EUR.

Visit Propellerhead Software for more information and audio demos.