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Groove Agent 4 Explained®

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    Introduction (5:48)


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    Loading Kits (6:03)


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    Acoustic Agent Introduction (7:36)


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    Editing Drum Sounds (6:55)


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    Quick Agent Blending (3:03)


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    Adding & Adjusting Agents (5:09)


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    Important Functions (4:24)


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    Mixer Settings (5:27)


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    Using Aux Effects (5:40)


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    More Mixer Options (5:28)


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    Jam Mode (8:42)


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    Integrating with Cubase (8:13)


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    Pattern & Performance (4:18)


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    Complexity & Intensity (5:02)


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    Auto Complexity (6:18)


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    AutoFill, Quantize & Swing (2:56)


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    Roundtrip Editing (7:53)


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    Percussion Agent Editing (2:55)


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    Drawing in Automation (4:08)


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    Beat Agent Editing (5:18)


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    More Functions (13:58)


Steinberg Groove Agent expert Mark Struthers returns with "Groove Agent 4 Explained", a series packed full of great information to help you get the most out of this exciting percussive tool.

Mark jumps right in and shows you all the Basics of the Groove Agent User Interface so you'll know how to Navigate and Access all of the innovative features of Groove Agent 4. Once you're familiar with the basics, Mark walks you through Loading Kits and Setting them Up with Samples so you can get started making music.

From there, you'll learn about Agents and Editing Drum Sounds to Make the Right Kit for Your Track. Then discover how Blending Drums Together can help you Create Unique Hybrid Kits to Personalize Your Style. Mark also reveals how the Integrated Mixer allows you to Balance Your Sound and Feel.

Once you're comfortable with the Mixer, dive deeper to realize its full potential by exploring the various Mixer Pages and Aux Effects. Jam Mode is then demonstrated showing you how easy it is to Play Along with Loops, Intros, Fills, and More. Mark then explains how to integrate Groove Agent 4 with Cubase for editing.

Getting even more detailed, Mark showcases the Style Player, Library, and Performance Dial and how they play an integral part in Groove Agent 4. Complexity, Intensity, and Auto-Complexity are also demonstrated to give you Complete Control Over the Patterns You Create.

When you're ready to spice up a pattern, Mark shows you How the Quantize, Auto-Fill, and Swing Parameters can be Edited to Add a More Realistic Feel to Your Drum Tracks. Once you've created a pattern you like, you'll see how to Export it to Cubase for Further Editing and then Import it Back into Groove Agent 4.

Wrapping up the series, Mark shows how Percussion Agent's Sub-Style Sliders and Parameters allow you to Balance Individual Drum Sounds, and Draw in Custom Automation through Cubase. You'll even see How to Slice Imported Loops to Create Unique Effects and more.

With all that this series has to offer, you'll be a Groove Agent expert in no time! Let Mark Struthers show you what you need to know... Watch "Groove Agent 4 Explained" today!


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gigrig
Submitted 1 month ago

Good Stuff

Very well explained lessons, some of it you may already know as I did, but there is a lot of information, tips and methods I did not know, well worth it

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Cubase

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slinksta
Submitted 3 months ago

its.ok.. bit slow...

I found he repeated stuff a lot and spent a lot of time faffing about irrelevant things and grammatical speaking and not getting straight to the point. There was a few key things in there that were great though, like midi channel 10 port A/B and slicing :)

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Renanbei
Submitted 6 months ago

Oh thumbs up! I was looking up for a course like that a long time! Thank to facilitate our learn!

I was looking up for a course like that a long time! Thank to facilitate our learn!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Cubase

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SimonTheGreatest
Submitted 10 months ago

Very Useful!

The demonstration is a good teaching itself to inform you of the capacity of Groove Agent 4. However, it's still a detailed tour guide. To go deeper, you need to read the manual. By the way, I really like the author's voice, which never fails to create a soothing atmosphere for me.

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Cubase

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Marty C.
Submitted 1 year ago

Good Introduction.

A good basic understanding of Groove Agent 4. The Voice over can be a bit monotone.

I am a: Student, Musician, Producer, Cubase

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MarkB
Submitted 1 year ago

Groove Agent 4 Tutorials

I found these videos very helpful and were a real timer saver!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase, Logic Pro

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kerkenat@msn.com
Submitted 1 year ago

What I've been looking for.

This Groove Agent 4 Explained series of videos starts at the beginning, and works its way deeper and deeper into the functionality.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Acid, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Reaper, Studio One

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Screen Name
Submitted 1 year ago

Full Pro

In depth and organized

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

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JimGramze
Submitted 2 years ago

A difficult product explained well.

This is a hard one, and I blame that on the product rather than the reviewer. There is a very reasonable logic to how Groove Agent 4 works, but until you understand it, you will likely be lost. I tried to experiment my way through, but on my own I could not even load up sounds. Can't Groove Agent load a default kit on startup so you perceive that it works at all when you first dive in? That should be a default feature that you can turn off once you find your way around. The videos are very clear and concise. I normally expect to watch a 2-hour series in about 3 actual hours, but I found it took a good number of sessions so I could absorb everything and make it my own. I just bought Groove Agent 4 and want to know it inside and out so I was constantly pausing and going back and rewatching short segments until I knew what was being shown. That's on me, not the reviewer, so far as taking a long time going through all this. The bottom line is I now feel capable of using Groove Agent 4 and I was completely lost going in. I even like it! The fact that you can bring in samples from outside is a huge plus. This series is must watch for prospective Groove Agent 4 users.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer

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Crucible
Submitted 2 years ago

I'm very sleepy!

Although the content of this tutorial is helpful, I'm afraid the narration of the videos is absolutely robotic. I can understand a need for a script, however, rather than the narrator using the script as a cue, it is read word for word, with wording accents needlessly included! If you want to learn the ins and outs of Groove Agent, then this is really the only option. You will however, find yourself rifling through the medicine cabinet for anti-depressants!

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

Having a father with a recording studio and having played guitar since being a 14 year old kid, I quickly got into recording. But, the purchase of a Tascam 244 Portastudio was a breakthrough in realizing what I wanted to do.

2. What training have you had?

I taught myself to play guitar and keyboards and found it a remarkably calming and mathematical experience learning the rules of intervals within a scale and how they can take you to any chord.

3. When did you get into recording?

The purchase of the cassette based Tascam 244 lasted a fair few years until I moved up to a Roland VS880 which then linked in to building a purpose built commercial multimedia studio around 15 years ago mainly running Steinberg and Adobe software.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Thankfully, nobody famous enough to have an ego. Instead 100's of happy Joe Public clients.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

My degree is in English and Teaching and I was a grammar school teacher for over 10 years before changing direction and working solely from my studio. recording music and filming for clients.

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Groove Agent 4 Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Stuff Very well explained lessons, some of it you may already know as I did, but there is a lot of information, tips and methods I did not know, well worth it
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from its.ok.. bit slow... I found he repeated stuff a lot and spent a lot of time faffing about irrelevant things and grammatical speaking and not getting straight to the point. There was a few key things in there that were great though, like midi channel 10 port A/B and slicing :)
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Oh thumbs up! I was looking up for a course like that a long time! Thank to facilitate our learn! I was looking up for a course like that a long time! Thank to facilitate our learn!
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Useful! The demonstration is a good teaching itself to inform you of the capacity of Groove Agent 4. However, it's still a detailed tour guide. To go deeper, you need to read the manual. By the way, I really like the author's voice, which never fails to create a soothing atmosphere for me.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Good Introduction. A good basic understanding of Groove Agent 4. The Voice over can be a bit monotone.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Groove Agent 4 Tutorials I found these videos very helpful and were a real timer saver!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from What I've been looking for. This Groove Agent 4 Explained series of videos starts at the beginning, and works its way deeper and deeper into the functionality.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Full Pro In depth and organized
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A difficult product explained well. This is a hard one, and I blame that on the product rather than the reviewer. There is a very reasonable logic to how Groove Agent 4 works, but until you understand it, you will likely be lost. I tried to experiment my way through, but on my own I could not even load up sounds. Can't Groove Agent load a default kit on startup so you perceive that it works at all when you first dive in? That should be a default feature that you can turn off once you find your way around. The videos are very clear and concise. I normally expect to watch a 2-hour series in about 3 actual hours, but I found it took a good number of sessions so I could absorb everything and make it my own. I just bought Groove Agent 4 and want to know it inside and out so I was constantly pausing and going back and rewatching short segments until I knew what was being shown. That's on me, not the reviewer, so far as taking a long time going through all this. The bottom line is I now feel capable of using Groove Agent 4 and I was completely lost going in. I even like it! The fact that you can bring in samples from outside is a huge plus. This series is must watch for prospective Groove Agent 4 users.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from I'm very sleepy! Although the content of this tutorial is helpful, I'm afraid the narration of the videos is absolutely robotic. I can understand a need for a script, however, rather than the narrator using the script as a cue, it is read word for word, with wording accents needlessly included! If you want to learn the ins and outs of Groove Agent, then this is really the only option. You will however, find yourself rifling through the medicine cabinet for anti-depressants!
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and concise- adds a lot This has been very helpful. The presenter has saved me a lot of time and presented things in a clear and didactic way. I am happy I have reviewed this course
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Really good. Clear and concise. A tutorial on groove agent 4; concentrating on beat agent would be great.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Le professeur est excellent . Le professeur est excellent cependant le cours est donné dans un environnement Cubase 7.5 !! On est rendu rendu Cubase 9 donc ce cours est un peu obsolète et devrait être mis à jour.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Guide! Mark does a great job delving into this very deep drum plugin. He touches on all you need to get up and running with Groove Agent either as a standalone instrument or as VST in Cubase, and his explanations are right on target.
Date published: 2016-04-06
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