Steinberg Ships Groove Agent 3 VST Drum Software in U.S.
New modules, styles, kits and features for Steinberg’s renowned VST instrument
BUENA PARK, Calif. — Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH is pleased to announce that Groove Agent 3 is now shipping to resellers in the U.S. though Yamaha Corporation of America. Groove Agent 3 provides new virtual drummer modules, drum kits and a range of other features to provide a complete and unique virtual drumming solution within one VST instrument.
“Groove Agent 3 puts musically complex and ultra-realistic drum tracks just a few clicks away,” states Helge Vogt, Steinberg’s Product Manager for VST Instruments. “The simplicity of the user interface conceals the technical complexity behind the new features, making Groove Agent 3 a shining example of advanced technology that’s designed for pure fun, for the creative moment and for realizing a dream come true for many musicians Ã‚Â their very own studio drummer that plays a huge number of styles and always does what he’s told.”
New Groove Agent 3 features include:
* Special Agent and Percussion Agent: Adding to the Classic Groove Agent of previous versions, the two new modules offer ultra-realistic modelling of a real studio drummer as well as a range of new percussive instruments in a vast range of styles
* Dual Mode: Any two of the three modules can be combined in a virtual jam session for more dynamics and variability
* 3 new acoustic kits with an additional assortment of digital drum machines and percussion
* 42 all-new drum styles: 123 styles total plus hundreds of percussion performances, including the more unusual time signatures
* Drum Sample Import: Groove Agent 3 can now utilize almost any drum sound for its grooves, beats and fills, with separate samples for dry and ambience for a quick, easy way of creating a virtual drum kit miked up in its own room
* Alternating Hits: alternates samples to avoid repetition of sounds, ensuring lively, realistic drum rolls and paradiddles
* Auto Fill: intelligently generates fills to help produce dynamic drum backing tracks for improvisation on other instruments, making Groove Agent 3 ideal for use as a rehearsal and jamming tool
* A new FX section: a new EQ and compressor, with new presets ready for each drum component and kit.
Groove Agent 3 is priced at $299.99. Groove Agent 1 and 2 customers can upgrade to the new version for $124.99 and $89.00 respectively.
About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Steinberg is known the world over for its professional media solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling software products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post production, and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy(R) and Oscar(R) award winning composers, engineers, and producers. For more information, please visit http://www.steinberg.net.
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