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Groove Agent 5 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Jump-Start

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    Overview

    Learn about the layout of the Groove Agent interface, and see where all the important element are accessed.

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    Loading Kits

    See how the Kit Rack and Kit Slot functions are used to customize and control the loading of kits and patterns.

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    The Load Panel

    Discover how the various tabs are used as a searchable database for Kits, individual instrument sounds, patterns, and more.

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    Pre-Listening & Replacing Instruments & Patterns

    Watch as the basic functions we've looked at so far are used to start making music and customizing Groove Agent's instruments and patterns.

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    Introduction to Styles

    See how unassigned pads are used in conjunction with the Style Player to generate pattern variations with varying degrees of complexity and playback parameters for different song sections.

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    Converting Styles to MIDI Patterns

    Learn how to convert patterns in the Style Player to MIDI patterns, so that they can be edited in the Pattern Editor.

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    Creating the Different Sections of a Drum Part

    Discover how to copy and modify customized styles to multiple pads in order to create the different sections of a song; and then see two different ways of bringing the style patterns in to your DAW.

Chapter 2 : The Agents

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    Working with Multiple Agents

    Learn how to set up the kits for two different agents, one acoustic drums, the other percussion, to play styles that complement each other.

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    Layering Multiple Agents

    Explore the use of multiple agents to create fatter layered sounds, when triggering the same patterns.

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    Acoustic Agent

    Explore the sonic control and MIDI FX for these acoustic drum kits.

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    Percussion Agent

    Hear how the Edit page Sound Parameters effect the sound of the percussion agent instruments.

Chapter 3 : Instrument Pads

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    Beat Agent Pad Mapping

    Learn how to drag and drop, reorder, swap, exchange, move, copy and reassign instrument pad assignments and layouts.

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    Working in Mapping View

    See how this window is used to split or layer multiple samples assigned to the same pad, and adjust their volume, pan, tuning, filter settings, and more, individually.

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    Envelope Editing

    Discover the basics of editing pitch, filter, and amp envelopes, including how to control the display and movement of the existing as well as newly created envelope points.

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    Looping & Envelope Play Back Modes

    Discover how the sustain, loop, one shot, and sample loop envelope play back modes each sound differently when played back with the same looped filter envelope settings.

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    Pitch, Filter, & Amp Envelopes

    Explore the way these three envelopes are used to effect the sound of the triggered samples.

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    The Sample Editor Pt. 1

    Learn where all the basic tools, functions and zoom controls are accessed in this tab.

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    The Sample Editor Pt. 2

    Explore ways to control the way the sample is played back, including velocity based sample start, delayed sample start, various loop modes, and time/format shifting.

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    The Slice Tab

    Use this part of Groove Agent 5 to slice audio loops and automatically map the slices to instrument pads. A MIDI track is also created and is associated with the first empty pattern pad.

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    Decompose

    Explore how this function is used to separate the tonal and noise components of samples. They can be re-mixed together or recombined with other elements from other samples.

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    The Record Tab

    Learn how to record and map your own samples directly onto Groove Agent's Instrument pads.

Chapter 4 : Patterns

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    Working with Patterns

    See how to load patterns across multiple pads, and how Global pattern mode effects triggering patterns from multiple agents.

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    MIDI & Style Players

    Discover how the parameters in these windows effect playback of MIDI and Style patterns.

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    Note Repeat

    Hear how the Note Repeat functions allow you to generate repeated notes within a particular note range using various rhythmic subdivisions, that are switched on the fly in real time.

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    The Phrase Player

    See how this part of the Perform Window is used to generate phrases based on user defined rhythmic patters.

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    Capturing the Repeat Patterns

    Learn how to record the Phrase patterns onto pattern pads.

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    The Pattern Editor

    Explore how to modify and create MIDI note patterns and controller data in this window.

Chapter 5 : Mixing & Automation

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    Mixing

    See how the Agent page in the Mixer tab differs for Beat, Acoustic, and Percussion Agent, and then how the common Aux, Kit, and Master tabs work similarly in each.

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    Automation & Options

    Learn about automation and controller assignments, and global options to optimize your use of Groove Agent 5.

Product Overview


Eli Krantzberg presents in-depth Groove Agent tutorials! Learn all of Groove Agent 5's features and functions as well as how to make realistic drum beats and more. These Groove Agent video tutorials are perfect for those starting out with Groove Agent 5, or just want to know more about this powerful virtual drum instrument.

Eli gets you going fast with important foundational videos on Groove Agent 5 including a detailed overview of the user interface, how to load and customize kits, as well as replace individual drums. Styles is then explained and explored so you can create a wide variety of beats and grooves.

Next, Eli shows you all about Agents, and how to work with multiple Agents, layer them, and the different acoustic and percussion Agent options. Editing and mapping instrument pads is then shown and you'll see how to drag and drop, reorder, swap, exchange, move, copy and reassign instrument pad assignments and layouts and much, much more.

Now go deep into the Groove Agent 5 Sample Editor, the Slice Tab, using the Decompose feature and how to record and map your own samples directly onto Groove Agent’s Instrument pads. Eli then teaches you everything you need to know about working with and editing patterns, note repeat, the Phrase Player, Mixing tips and using Automation for creative effects.

To see what each Groove Agent 5 tutorial shows you and how they will help you use and make better drum tracks with Groove Agent, see the individual Groove Agent 5 tutorial descriptions on this page. If you're ready to start making beats with Groove Agent, this series of Groove Agent 5 videos will get you going fast... Make realistic drum parts today, watch “Groove Agent 5 Explained" now!


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Groove Agent 5 Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 6 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Walkthrough Excellent walkthrough of features with tips, tricks and things to try when you move on from Groove Agent SE to Groove Agent 5
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Groove Agent 4 Tutorial is very helpful. This is one of the best tutorial series I've seen
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent course Learned a lot from this course. Have always been confused between Agents, Kits, Patterns and Styles but am clear now. Also contains the best explanation of Steinberg’s “Media Bay” I’ve seen. Viewed the course on an iPad while following along on a PC. I wish the pause button on the player was bigger to make it easier to hit.
Date published: 2020-03-03
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Helped a little I really like the trainers style overall but he makes too many assumptions and moves too quickly. I have watched many of your courses over the years so I have allot of experience to put behind this opinion. As I have progressed on my DAW over the years I no longer need the rudimentary style of Mathew on Cubase but I do appreciate his simple style of teaching. It would be nice if some of that could leek into some of Elies courses.
Date published: 2020-02-26
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpful very helpful
Date published: 2019-12-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Comprehensive and well-paced For me (long-time Cubase user and occasional GAgent user), this was the perfect tutorial. Eli covered the bases really well and systematically with getting boring. I found myself rewatching chunks or whole videos much more than skipping over sections that I already knew. He obviously knows the product but didn't go over this relative novice's head. And I thought his pacing was superb. I thought Eli was an effective teacher through his pacing and appropriate mixing of practical applications with a walkthrough of the interface and features. I've bookmarked several segments that I will go back and watch.
Date published: 2019-09-19
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