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Steinberg Groove Agent 2

Groove Agent 2

Virtual Instrument Drummer and Drum Machine

Product Code 30818

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This innovative virtual instrument puts a top studio drummer at your fingertips! Groove Agent 2 is the long-awaited update to the phenomenally successful Groove Agent virtual drummer. GA2 provides great-sounding, ready-to-go drum rhythms from the past 50 years with an extra focus to hypermodern styles.

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*Requires Steinberg Key-

General Description:
Replete with dozens of fresh, up-to the-minute styles and a battery of quality new drum sounds, Groove Agent 2 offers a raft of the latest drum grooves and styles within the comfortable confines of modern DAW environments supporting the VST, DXi, Rewire or AU plug-in formats.Groove Agent 2 comes with 50% more musical styles and drum kits. The 27 new styles offer an array of the latest grooves in diverse flavors currently in demand such as ultra-slick RnB, Bristol Trip Hop, Old Skool HipHop, Retro Rock, roof-raising Punk and grinding Grunge grooves. Providing the kerosene for the 27 explosive new styles are the 9 new drum kits. The all-new top-quality studio kit offers a highly polished, refined sound while being widely usable for many modern pop and rock productions. Other kit highlights include painstakingly recreated retro drum synths, ultra-hip noisy lofi drums, a diamond-hard metal kit as well as added percussive sounds.

Feature Refinements:
Other feature refinements include added output busses, with up to 8 stereo outputs now available within the virtual mixer of the host application. It's now also possible to bypass the internal Groove Agent 2 sample playback engine and to use Groove Agent as a MIDI player that triggers external samples.

The GUI has also been overhauled, with added scales and easier access to vital controls. The new solo button for every group makes it easier to quickly focus on one group of sounds while tweaking and mixing. Groove Agent 2 also offers a new "Save to MIDI file" feature, which stores Groove Agent's rhythm output to a MIDI file for detailed editing, regardless of the DAW application hosting Groove Agent 2.

Over 70 musical Styles (each with their own Drum Style patterns), programmed by top musicians
25 complexity levels in each style, including fills and half tempo feel variations
Combine any style with any drumkit – instantly
Several unique drum kits plus percussion and a range of electronic drum sounds
24-bit drum sounds, most of them recorded via analog tape
Separate dry and wet (ambience) samples and 8 stereo outputs and the facility to send room to one separate channel
User-configurable drum kits, including tweaking of sounds
Combine any musical style with any preset kit
Fine-tune the overall feel with shuffle and Humanize controls
Record Groove Agent beats to MIDI track with Cubase and Nuendo or export Groove combinations to a MIDI file for further editing
Sample Engine Bypass – Groove agents is able to bypass its internal Sound Engine to save Performance
New solo button for every group
Connects to everything: VST, DXi, AU, Rewire and standalone versions

PC Requirements

Pentium / Athlon 800 MHz
384 MB RAM
Windows MME compatible audio hardware
Windows XP Home or XP Professional
Display Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels
For using Groove Agent 2 as a plug-in, a VST2 or DXi2 compatible Host is required
Steinberg Key and USB component connector required
450 MB free HD space for Content

MAC Requirements

Power Mac G4 867 MHz
384 MB RAM
OS X Version 10.2.5 or higher
CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
Display Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels
For using Groove Agent 2 as a plug-in, a VST2 or AU compatible Host is required
Steinberg Key and USB component connector required
450 MB free HD space for Content

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