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Highlights

A new standard of dynamic acoustic drums; new kits for electronic music; new MIDI grooves; live sampling; Decompose feature for your own signature drum sound; 32 velocity layers; updated and resizable user interface… plus much more!

New acoustic drums in The Kit

The Kit brings fantastic new acoustic drum sounds to Groove Agent, including Pearl kick and snare, four Yamaha Maple Custom toms, four cymbals from Zildjian, Istanbul ride and Paiste splash cymbals — all recorded with high-end Neumann microphones and outboard gear in Berlin’s Teldex Studios, including its classic reverb chamber. ‘The Kit’ comes with 47 articulations, five round robins and up to 20 velocities and, most importantly, a sound that is very versatile and can be pushed in any direction in your mix.

Instruments & articulations Mic setup

More than 30 new kits for EDM, Trap and other styles

All new kits have been created for Groove Agent 5 by top electronic artists including Rawtekk, Audeka, zKlang, Joe Ford and a number of other young and hungry producers. As well as beat patterns, Beat Agent kits also now include samples like basses, small melody parts, miscellaneous hits and other noises. Further great news is that you can now also use the Style Player for Beat Agent.

Exciting new styles for songwriters

Groove Agent 5 features 20 new MIDI Styles for songwriters, including intro, outro, fills and different complexities. They cover a range of genres, including rock, progressive rock, blues rock, alternative rock, indie, funk, soul, jazz, crossover and reggae, with every style played by a top drummer and exclusively mixed for The Kit.

Preset list

Sound design with Decompose

Decompose is a sound designer’s dream! With it you can load a sample and easily separate it into its tonal and noise components. Once you’ve done that, you can easily drag and drop each part onto Groove Agent pads to layer your drums, creating an endless array of possibilities. Just imagine combining a fat 808 kick tone with the noise of a 909 snare. Or an electronic snare with the noise of an acoustic hi-hat.

Change the pitch of samples

Create new exciting drum sounds with changing the pitch envelope of a sample. This is especially great for EDM music if you want to create drops and build ups or if you want to do pitch adjustments of pre-recorded drums. Combined with the new Decompose you can also modulate the pitch of tone and noise separately – a very unique approach in working with drum sounds.

Even more new features

Overview of every new feature in Groove Agent 5

20 new MIDI Styles

Played and mixed by top drummers and engineers

32 plug-in outputs

You can use more audio outputs than ever before

32 velocity layers

Groove Agent now handles up to 32 velocity layers

Decompose sounds

Easily separate sounds into the tonal and noise components for an endless array of possibilities

Drag and drop samples on pads

Build your own kits of single instruments, recorded or Decomposed samples

Drag and drop to Cubase

Drag samples or MIDI grooves from Groove Agent to Cubase

Export mix to Cubase 10

… including all inserts in each channel strip

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

Live sampling

Record your own samples directly to pads in Groove Agent

Load styles and MIDI

… with a simple double click

More than 30 new Beat Agent kits

For EDM, Trap, Future Bass, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Modern Funk and more

New Pitch modulation

The perfect addition for Decompose: pitch only the tonal part and leave the noise unpitched

New auto complexity mode

After inserting a drum fill, you can define the complexity of how it’s played

New modern user interface

Resizable, undockable and ready for HiDPI

Pre-listening pads and Styles

Even during playback you can switch instruments or grooves and hear if they fit in

Revised pitch envelope

… with much better handling

Sample view in envelope editors

Show samples in the background of envelope editors

Selectable auto fills

In the Style Player, you can now select just the auto fills you want to use

Solo per layer

Solo listening of samples on pads with more than one layer

Style Player for Beat Agent

Acoustic MIDI styles now can be played by electronic kits

The Kit

The finest acoustic drums, recorded at Teldex Studios, Berlin

20 new MIDI Styles

Played and mixed by top drummers and engineers

32 plug-in outputs

You can use more audio outputs than ever before

32 velocity layers

Groove Agent now handles up to 32 velocity layers

Decompose sounds

Easily separate sounds into the tonal and noise components for an endless array of possibilities

Drag and drop samples on pads

Build your own kits of single instruments, recorded or Decomposed samples

Drag and drop to Cubase

Drag samples or MIDI grooves from Groove Agent to Cubase

Export mix to Cubase 10

… including all inserts in each channel strip

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

Live sampling

Record your own samples directly to pads in Groove Agent

Load styles and MIDI

… with a simple double click

More than 30 new Beat Agent kits

For EDM, Trap, Future Bass, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Modern Funk and more

New Pitch modulation

The perfect addition for Decompose: pitch only the tonal part and leave the noise unpitched

New auto complexity mode

After inserting a drum fill, you can define the complexity of how it’s played

New modern user interface

Resizable, undockable and ready for HiDPI

Pre-listening pads and Styles

Even during playback you can switch instruments or grooves and hear if they fit in

Revised pitch envelope

… with much better handling

Sample view in envelope editors

Show samples in the background of envelope editors

Selectable auto fills

In the Style Player, you can now select just the auto fills you want to use

Solo per layer

Solo listening of samples on pads with more than one layer

Style Player for Beat Agent

Acoustic MIDI styles now can be played by electronic kits

The Kit

The finest acoustic drums, recorded at Teldex Studios, Berlin