Be Matt Cameron, Digitally

by Kathy Davis on April 1, 2009

The coolest thing came across the TFT Newsdesk… a digital drumming software module that Matt Cameron did for DrumCore.  Since my hubby has been known to dabble in Electronic Music via the Cubase software, it piqued my interest even more. 

Rockin' like Matt, computer style!

Rockin' like Matt, computer style!

For users that already have the DrumCore software module, there is a Matt Pack that can be had for $79.99. The module is included as part of their soon to be released DrumCore v.3 and also the DrumCore Deluxe software package.  From Submersible Music’s website:

Matt Cameron’s beats are woven into the fabric of Seattle’s music scene. He received well-deserved recognition when “Grunge” (or just rock as we call it in Seattle) exploded internationally and put raging guitars and relentless, driving drums at center stage.

Matt is generally associated with his Soundgarden and Pearl Jam work. However, hes also the groove behind bands like Jack Endino’s Skin Yard, Temple of the Dog, the garage-tinged Wellwater Conspiracy and the jazz-influenced Tone Dogs. Matt has even done sessions with the Smashing Pumpkins and Our Lady Peace.

His musical interests include styles that can put his technique and inventiveness to work (such as prog rock and jazz).

As a songwriter himself, he approached these GrooveSets as he would a song. From sparse and soulful to heavy tom grinds – these groove variations are perfect for building emotional drum tracks from start-to-finish.

NOTE: This DrummerPack has some very special drum sounds, including a custom built snare by Northwest drummer and drum tech Greg Keplinger, famous for perhaps the heaviest and most characteristic steel snare drum on the market. Also included is a great Yamaha David Garibaldi piccolo snare and Matts great sounding Yamaha kit. Plus you get vintage Zildjian cymbals (including 15″ hi-hats) with an old-school tone that sits great in a mix!

Even cooler? You can listen to some of the audio samples included in the Cameron Pack here on the left side of the screen under Audio Tracks.  The beats go on!

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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