Groove Agent 3 Vst Torrent
the available sounds and drum patterns in both agents are very similar, but it’s possible to swap the sounds and kits with just a couple of clicks, and although the drums don’t alter the sound when you change the kit, you can simply keep drum patterns as they are in one style and change kits in another. the effects are the same whether you use the percussion agent with the drum kit or the new style you’ve created.
if you prefer to create your own kit sounds, you can now import your own user samples into groove agent. global compressor and graphic eq options are now available. the software will even record your own drum patterns to a midi file.
overall, i found groove agent 3 a great addition to the steinberg product range. it’s certainly easier to use than its predecessor, but i did find it a bit of a chore to find the sounds i wanted, and the options for controlling the sounds were spread over two different screens. i would have liked a midi control section in the kit section of the “classic agent” that would allow you to control the volume of the pads, so that you didn’t need to go to the midi controls in the percussion section to adjust the “c” control. but i’d definitely recommend that you give it a try, and i’m sure you’ll find something to enjoy.
groove agent 3 adds two new agents to the classic agent seen in previous versions: special agent and percussion agent. while the special agent adds a realistic studio drummer complete with new acoustic drum kits to groove agent 3’s arsenal, the percussion agent is specialized in percussive grooves and beats.
of course, if you are not a drummer, you might find that the groove agent is a little fiddly to work with. it works well for drumming patterns and kits, but for real musicians there is little more than a preset template available. this should be all you need in most cases, with the extra controls providing access to any one of the many amazing pre-made drum kits available in the groove agent.
however, if you do decide to try out the groove agent, be aware that the dual mode control strip will simply shift the balance between the two different styles, rather than actually changing the grooves themselves. so if you are mixing tracks and need to use the dual mode control strip to make a transition, you will have to produce the transition, save it, then use dual mode to blend between the two styles. in other words, it is very easy to create a transition but not so easy to make it sound great.
the groove agent is a superb tool for anyone who wants to play drums, as well as being a useful tool for those who play drums. it is very flexible and powerful, and i thoroughly recommend you check it out.
i found that sa was capable of creating a convincing drum line and reed sound by mimicking the basics of a vintage electroluminescent pre-amp that i use in my own studio, and this proved more convincing than the native drum track of the “classic agent” the program defaulted to when you simply start it up.
the special agent can be a bit of a handful to get to grips with, but it’s worth the effort. the percussion agent is the real show-stopper. in addition to offering the option of playing 16 different drums or a set of cymbals, the program offers a full series of percussion sounds including maracas, cowbell, glockenspiel, tambourine, handclaps and a variety of percussion mallets. the sounds are all recorded in a variety of styles, but the user interface makes it fairly easy to find sounds that suit your current groove. in addition, there are midi controls for the drums, including the ability to change the velocity of a click or strike with one of the included midi drum pads.