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Using Groove Agent SE4

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques
Published April 2018
By John Walden

Screen 1: The Beat Agent makes building multi-sample Instrument pads easy — here I’m dragging and dropping a set of velocity-based kick drum samples.Screen 1: The Beat Agent makes building multi-sample Instrument pads easy — here I’m dragging and dropping a set of velocity-based kick drum samples.

Can Cubase’s Groove Agent SE4 take care of all your virtual drummer needs?

Back in SOS October 2017, I reviewed Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 3 (SD3), and diving into that wonderful instrument got me wondering just how capable Cubase’s bundled Groove Agent SE4 (I’ll call it GA SE4) might prove in comparison. In this column, then, I’ll consider how well GA SE4 can do three things that really impressed me about SD3: its ability to stack sounds; options for adding room ambience to a drum mix; and its workflow for generating a complete drum track.

Stack Attack

Amongst the SD3 features is a very neat ‘stacking’ system, which...

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Published April 2018