Steinberg Groove Agent 5 - Virtual Drum Workstation (Download)

Steinberg Groove Agent 5 - Virtual Drum Workstation (Download)

Steinberg Groove Agent 5 - Virtual Drum Workstation (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Rhythm Production with Sounds & Patterns
  • Detailed Acoustic Drum Kits
  • Percussion, Modern Electronic Drums
  • 130 Beat Agent Kits
  • 1000 MIDI Drum Grooves
  • Three Agent Rhythm Modules
  • Sound Design with Decompose
  • Live Sampling to Pads
  • VST, AU, AAX, Standalone
  • Mac OS X, Windows
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Steinberg Groove Agent 5 overview

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Steinberg Groove Agent 5 is a virtual drum workstation that combines a library of high-quality acoustic drums, electronic drums, and percussion organized in 130 kits with over 1000 MIDI grooves played by top drummers. It offers modern producers, beat-makers, and songwriters an all-in-one solution with a suite of rhythmic-composition tools well-suited for creating drum tracks in just about any genre, from jazz, funk, reggae, and rock, to Trap and EDM.

This fifth generation of Groove Agent still features three drum modules, also known as Agents (Acoustic, Beat, and Percussion), but with a new acoustic drum kit referred-to as The Kit. Recorded with high-end studio equipment at Teldex Studios in Berlin, The Kit provides a large collection of realistic drum samples and articulations captured with up to 20 velocities. As in previous versions, the pattern editor enables you to program complex rhythms in the timing of your choice, simply by clicking in the grid.

There are more than 30 new kits created for Groove Agent 5 by top electronic artists including Rawtekk, Audeka, zKlang, Joe Ford, and more. The kits come with not only beat patterns but also small melody parts, miscellaneous hits, and other noises. Songwriters can quickly build sophisticated backing tracks using MIDI grooves with intros, outros, fills, and different complexities, for the practical purpose of improvising, practicing, or sketching songs in all genres of music.

For sound-design applications, you have access to the Decompose tool, which lets you load a sample and easily separate it into its tonal and noise components. The tonal part can be pitched independently from the noise. Drag and drop each component onto Groove Agent, and create your own signature sounds.

Groove Agent 5 comes with an improved user interface resizable to fit the real estate of your display and supporting high-resolution HiDPI for clearer details when working on complex arrangements.

Note: Software requires a USB-eLicenser USB copy protection device (available separately), if one is not already on the system.

What's New in Version 5

The Kit
  • The Kit offers a collection of acoustic drums
  • Recorded with high-end Neumann microphones and outboard gear in Berlin’s Teldex Studios with its classic reverb chamber
  • Pearl kick and snare
  • Four Yamaha Maple Custom toms
  • Four Zildjian cymbals with Istanbul ride
  • Paiste splash cymbals
  • 47 articulations
  • Five round-robins
  • Up to 20 velocities
  • 14GB of compressed audio with 37,000 samples
  • Three different overhead microphone positions
30 New Beat Agent Kits
  • 30 new kits for a total of 130 Beat Agent kits
  • For EDM, Trap, Future Bass, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Modern Funk, and more
  • Created for Groove Agent 5 by top electronic artists including Rawtekk, Audeka, zKlang, Joe Ford, and more
  • Kits also include samples like basses, small melody parts, miscellaneous hits, and other noises
20 New MIDI Styles for Songwriters
  • 20 new grooves for a total of 1000 MIDI drum grooves
  • Genres include rock, progressive rock, blues rock, alternative rock, indie, funk, soul, jazz, crossover, and reggae
  • Every style is played by a top drummer and exclusively mixed for the kit
Sound Design with Decompose
  • Load a sample and easily separate it into its tonal and noise components
  • Easily drag-and-drop each part onto Groove Agent pads to layer your drums
Change the Pitch of Samples
  • Pitch only the tonal part and leave the noise unpitched
  • Create new drum sounds by changing the pitch envelope of a sample
  • Great for pitch adjustments of prerecorded drums
Live Sampling
  • Record your own samples directly to pads in Groove Agent
Style Player for Beat Agent
  • Acoustic MIDI styles can now be played by electronic kits
Pre-Listen to Styles and Pads
  • Even during playback you can switch instruments or grooves and hear if they fit in your composition
Drag-and-Drop Samples on Pads
  • Build your own kits of single instruments with recorded or Decomposed samples
Drag and Drop to Cubase
  • Drag samples or MIDI grooves from Groove Agent to Cubase
Filter Content by Instrument
  • New Beat Agent kits are also available as single instrument presets
Improved Style Player
  • New auto-complexity mode, with export options for complexities and fills
Selectable Auto Fills
  • In the Style Player, you can now select only the auto fills you want to use
Solo per Layer
  • Solo listening of samples on pads with more than one layer
New User Interface
  • Resizable, undockable
  • Supports high-resolution HiDPI screens
Sample View in Envelope Editors
  • Show samples in the background of envelope editors
Other New Features
  • 32 plug-in outputs for more audio outputs
  • Now handles up to 32 velocity layers
  • Revised pitch envelope offers more control over sound
  • Load styles and MIDI with a simple double click
  • AAX support

Key Features

Three Agent Rhythm Modules
  • Acoustic, Beat, and Percussion Agents
  • Each Agent can be combined with any of the others for layering drums
MIDI Grooves
  • Every MIDI part can be exported to your DAW or manipulated in Groove Agent's Style Player
Jam Mode
  • Create backing tracks with intro, outro, fills, and various complexities, perfect for practice, song sketches, and more
World of Percussion
  • Large collection of percussive loops and instruments
  • Bongos, congas, claps, shakers, chimes, and more
  • Perform mode lets you create completely new rhythm sections
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Steinberg Groove Agent 5 specs

System Requirements Windows 10, 7, 8 (64-bit)
Download Size: 32 GB

macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra
Download Size: 32 GB

RAM: 4 GB RAM Minimum; 8 GB RAM or More Recommended

Storage Space: 35 GB or more

Copy Protection Device: USB-eLicenser USB (Available Separately)

Internet Connection Required for: Account Sign Up; Product Registration; License Activation; Additional Downloads
Plug-In Compatibility VST, AU, AAX, Standalone

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