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Steinberg launches Groove Agent 5 virtual drum instrument

Steinberg’s major update for its Groove Agent drum studio software offers a wide range of percussive sounds and grooves, with HiDPI support and a new and unique sound design tool for even more drum sample control.

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Steinberg today announced the release of Groove Agent 5, the drum workstation that comprises different drum modules, each specialized in acoustic and electronic drum styles.

Featuring three drum modules, also known as Agents, Groove Agent offers a wide scope of specialized tools essential to in-demand styles of drum production.

In version 5, the Acoustic Agent has been equipped with a new drum kit simply referred to as The Kit. Its samples were recorded at the Teldex Studios in Berlin, covering as many articulations as possible with high-end studio equipment.

Created by electronic artists the likes of Rawtekk/Noise Design, Joe Ford, Billain, Audeka, Current Value and zKlang, the Beat Agent has also received 30 exciting additions, now including not only beat patterns but also bass lines and other melodic parts or noises.

The graphical user interface of Groove Agent is now scalable to fit the real estate of any display, while supporting high-resolution HiDPI for more detail than ever before.

The Decompose feature was introduced to decompose samples into their tonal and noise parts which can then be easily layered onto the pads. Samples can now be recorded live directly in Groove Agent.

“Groove Agent 5 is a remarkable update including a ton of drums sounds for virtually every music style,” said Florian Haack, senior marketing manager at Steinberg. “With its fifth iteration, Groove Agent will continue to be a rich source of inspiration and creativity for musicians all over the world.”

Availability and pricing

Groove Agent 5 is available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop at the suggested retail price of US $179.99. Updates are also available from Groove Agent 4 at US $99.99 and Groove Agent version 2 and 3 for US $119.99.

Key features

  • New high-end acoustic kit recorded at Teldex Studios Berlin
  • New kits for EDM, Trap and Future Bass
  • 20 new MIDI Styles with intro, outro and fills
  • Decompose samples in noise and tonal
  • External live sampling directly in Groove Agent
  • Style Player for Beat Agent kits
  • Pre-listening Styles and Pads
  • New definable auto complexity mode
  • Resizable user interface
  • HiDPI support
  • AAX support

Links

Product page: www.steinberg.net/grooveagent
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/VSTinstrumentsplugins

About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Steinberg is known the world over for its music and audio software and hardware solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post production and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy and Oscar award-winning composers, engineers and producers. The company also offers business customers license-management and copy-protection systems.

Visit www.steinberg.net for further details.

By our press release coordinator Thursday November 1, 2018
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