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Re: Pls allow ios6 compatibility

Hi there,

Since IAA is only supported in iOS 7, there will be no iOS 6 support in the future.
by Matthias Quellmann
Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:11 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 7.5 + HALion 5 sync?

Hi there,

yes, this also works with HALion Sonic 2 and HALion 5. It just works one-way though. If you select a track in Cubase the slot will change in HALion, but not vice versa.
by Matthias Quellmann
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:49 pm
 
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Re: Groove Agent 4 announcement

With the release of Cubase 7.5 we are very happy to introduce the first family member of the new Groove Agent 4 series — Groove Agent SE 4.

http://www.steinberg.net/uploads/RTEmagicC_2-2a_Groove_Agent_SE_4_05.png.png

Groove Agent SE ushers in the future of Steinberg’s virtual drum instruments with a sample engine built on latest HALion technology and based on a new concept superior to previous versions of the Groove Agent series. As I already explained in one of the earlier posts, Groove Agent 4’s new approach provides specialists for different drum purposes which we refer to as Agents. Clearly, a virtual acoustic drum kit with overhead and room miking has different requirements for the GUI and feature set than a drum machine with a sample editor and slicing tool. Groove Agent 4 will sport several different Agents for acoustic and electronic drum productions that can be used individually or combined.

Groove Agent SE on the other hand is limited to just one Agent at a time and introduces Beat Agent, the first Agent dedicated to electronic drums and MPC-like drum sample handling.

Beat Agent is a classic drum sampler with up to 128 pads in 8 groups, 8 sample layers per pad, a very nice editing section with filters, envelopes, sample and slice editor, a mixer section with lots of effects, and a pattern player. When comparing Groove Agent SE to Groove Agent ONE the amount of features has been multiplied while the new workflows lead to a faster and more intuitive editing and designing of your own sounds. Speaking of which, the fourth iteration of Groove Agent isn’t just another new feature in Cubase 7.5, and there’s certainly more to it than can be put down in a couple words.

Since Groove Agent SE 4 is basically the successor of Groove Agent ONE, here now some of the improvements we implemented:

- Playback modes (vintage and turntable) for authentic 12-bit sound emulation
- New filters (Classic, tube drive, hard clip, bit red, rate red)
- Envelopes for pitch, filter and amp
- New sample editor (Zoom, fade in/out, velocity start range, reverse mode)
- AudioWarp (music and solo mode)
- Slicing editor with direct mapping and up to 128 slices
- Mixer section with 27 effects and 4 Aux buses
- Pattern player with import and export of MIDI files
- Custom pad colors

There are some highlights in Groove Agent SE that I would like to point out.

Playback quality modes
Sometimes there are features that hold more than you’d expect at first. The new playback modes in the Beat Agent are these kind of features. Why is it that so many contemporary producers still relay on these old school drum machine heavyweights? It is the 12-bit special sound that adds crispness to your drums and samples. So, in order to make a serious approach to emulate this sound, the team analyzed some of the classic 12-bit drum samplers to get to the bottom of the sound, recorded different samples, from drums to sine sweeps, and experimented with different ideas to replicate the signal flow. As a result, we came up with two different modes: the vintage and the turntable mode. The vintage mode is basically a “high-quality bit-crusher-resampler” that reduces the bitrate to 12 bits and resamples to 26.04 kHz. Add some distortion with the hard clip filter and you will get pretty close to the vintage drum sound that is so popular in hip hop and electronic productions. But that’s only half the story. The limitation of the classic 12-bit drum samplers has always been the memory that only allowed a sample time of about 2.5 seconds. In order to get longer samples into the memory the samples had to be recorded by switching the turntable from 33 RPM to 45 RPM, recording the samples at a higher speed of about +35% and then pulling them back down by just about 5.2 semitones within the sampler. This workaround had significant impact on the sound since it created explicit aliasing artifacts. Exactly this aliasing side effect can be heard when you pitch samples in the vintage mode. In turntable mode the recording at a higher speed and down pitching is simulated in advance to include the aliasing automatically. It may sound strange that adding aliasing artifacts should be a desired effect to enhance a sound, but basically that’s the stuff.

We could have added fixed distortion or low-pass filters and even crackle noise as included with some of the other VST instruments, but that just didn’t feel right. The control of these aspects should be left in the users’ hands. What do you think differently about it?

Slicing
The slicing editor is an adaptation of the one available in HALion 5, with differences in the workflow in order to meet the demands of modern beat production. The transient detection algorithm of the slice editor has been further improved to realize better results when dealing with drum samples. In most cases further editing of the slice points won’t be necessary. You will also notice that as soon as slicing is activated the slices are instantly mapped on the pads and are ready to play. It is basically a one-click solution and makes working with slices very convenient. Additionally, every change in the slice editor will provide instant changes to the mapping on the pads. In the manual mode there is just one slice when you start and with each slice marker added the resulting slice will be automatically mapped on the next pad, making the editing very fast and letting you instantly start playing your slice. Compared to other slicing approaches this workflow feels more like playing an instrument than processing a sample. Another point worth mentioning is that every time a sample is sliced, a MIDI pattern is created that can be exported to your Cubase project or instantly played on the pattern page. This brings us straight to the next feature.

Groove patterns
With the new pattern player in the Beat Agent, MIDI grooves can be triggered directly in the instrument. All of the drum kits come with 8 full grooves and 8 grooves triggering just single kit pieces that can be combined and mixed, i.e., one loop for the kick alone and another for the snare. All grooves can be played in the Beat Agent or exported into your project, and when exporting the MIDI groove into your Cubase 7.5 project, drum maps can be created that read out the pad names from Groove Agent SE for further editing. Vice versa, MIDI files can also be imported into the Beat Agent from the project window, the MediaBay as well as any file explorer.

Deep editing or programming of grooves is not a part of Groove Agent SE though, but there will be way more features available in the full version of Groove Agent 4. We have only just begun…

And this leads us to the last question most of you’d like to have answered:

What about Groove Agent 4?
The development of Groove Agent 4 is now the main focus of the VST instrument team. The recordings of the acoustic drums have been completed, and we are now finalizing the groove recordings. In the tradition of the Groove Agent series the ability to control the complexity for grooves will also be implemented in Groove Agent 4, but that, of course, increases the efforts put into the recordings significantly.

Groove Agent SE or basically the Beat Agent is just one part of the new Groove Agent concept and shows you what Groove Agent 4 will be capable of. Nevertheless, please check out the SE version and let us know what you think. We listened closely to your comments to improve Groove Agent ONE in the past, and considered a lot of your feature requests this time too. Groove Agent 4 is on its way. Still, please have a little more patience. We will keep you up to date.
by Matthias Quellmann
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:14 pm
 
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Re: Manual slicing groove agent se

Hi there,

when you are in the manual slice mode you can add slice points manually with alt+left mouse click.
by Matthias Quellmann
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:09 pm
 
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Re: Download HalionSonic2 and Halion 5 installation

Hi,

If you need the installer for any piece of software, please contact the support by email.

info [at] steinberg dot de
by Matthias Quellmann
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:27 pm
 
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Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra

Hi,

It is an VST Sound Instrument Set that can only be used within HALion (4 or higher), HALion Sonic or HALion Sonic SE.

As long as you don't have HALion or HALion Sonic, you can only use it with HALion Sonic SE in Cubase .
by Matthias Quellmann
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:18 pm
 
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Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra

Hi,

you get all details about the differences between HALion, HALion Sonic and HALion Sonic SE here:

http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/vst/halion_and_halion_sonic/line_up.html
by Matthias Quellmann
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:34 pm
 
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Out now: Neo Soul Keys

Steinberg is proud to present Neo Soul Keys, the most authentic electric piano instrument available. Based on the powerful HALion engine and equipped with an elaborate interface, Neo Soul Keys recreates the most legendary electric piano sound for all kinds of vintage styles such as soul, funk and jazz but also contemporary productions.

http://www.steinberg.net/uploads/RTEmagicC_NSK_Pack_and_Screen_transp_01.png.png

Highlights:

Faithful sampling of original Mark I suitcase piano with multiple velocity layers of sustain, release, and staccato notes

Elaborate interface for direct access and intuitive workflows

VST Amp simulation with 6 different classic amp types

Premium effect section including tube distortion, chorus, flanger, phaser, delay, reverb and virtual wah pedal
Vintage modeled vibrato with intensity and speed control

Realistic sounds with bell, pedal and key noises level controls

VST 3, VST 2 and AU host compatibility

Cross-platform 32-/64-bit for Windows and Mac OS X Intel

Built with lots of love for detail and the proper respect for the legendary electric piano, Neo Soul Keys truly stands out in the studio as well as on stage!

Neo Soul Keys is now available as download through the Steinberg Online Shop.

FIND OUT MORE AND WATCH THE VIDEO
http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/vst/neo_soul_keys/what_you_get.html
TRY NEO SOUL KEYS NOW
http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/vst/neo_soul_keys/trial_version.html
by Matthias Quellmann
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:49 am
 
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Re: Halion 5 and Cubase 7.5

Hi all,

Sorry for the inconvenience. We are currently investigating this issue.

For now please try this and let me know if it helps:

1. First of all install the latest Cubase update (7.5.10)
http://www.steinberg.net/en/support/downloads/downloads_cubase_75.html

2. Open Cubase and load HALion in the Instrument Rack.

3. Open the Remote Control Editor (right click on HALion in the rack)

4. Click on "Get Default Factory Layout" in the top right corner.

That's it. The issue may be caused by a Remote Control Editor XML for HALion which was generated in C7.5.0.
by Matthias Quellmann
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:21 am
 
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Out now: Sounds of Soul for Retrologue

Steinberg presents to you the latest VST Sound Instrument Set for Retrologue. Celebrating over 400 new presets for the virtual-analog Retrologue synthesizer, this expansion pack boasts luscious synthesizer sounds heard predominantly in soul, disco, funk and R’n’B productions of the 1970s, the 2000s and the decades between.

http://www.steinberg.net/typo3temp/pics/0a37ea0dad.jpg

Synthesizer programmer and sound designer Dave Polich created Sounds of Soul made to complement the large list of Retrologue presets.

Sounds of Soul is exclusively available as download through the Steinberg Online Shop.

READ MORE AND LISTEN TO AUDIO DEMOS
http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/sounds_loops/vst_sound_instrument_sets/sounds_of_soul.html
BUY NOW
http://www.steinberg.net/en/shop/sounds/vst_sound_instrument_sets.html
by Matthias Quellmann
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:30 pm
 
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Re: Groove Agent 4 announcement // updated April, 2014

Ok, ok...Here is the update:

1. Groove Agent 4 already includes 20,000 samples and counting.
2. We are starting with the beta phase this month.
3. Groove Agent 4 will be released in the third quarter of 2014...
4. ...and will cost less than Groove Agent 3!
5. And that is how the Acoustic Agent looks like (when I don't have my glasses on...):

http://www.steinberg.net/fileadmin/files/PRODUCTS/VST_instruments/Groove_Agent/Graphics/GA4_700px.jpg
by Matthias Quellmann
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:56 pm
 
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Re: HALion 1,2,3 > HALion 5 update

Hi everyone,

All of you who are still waiting for a reply from the support (or from me...), please send me a PM with your email and the info which update you would like to have.

Sorry for the inconvenience,
Matthias
by Matthias Quellmann
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:47 am
 
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Re: Instrument Set Granular Symphonies is missing

Hi,

Are you on Windows? Please make sure that you select "all users" when you install the content so that Padshop can find the VST Sound archive.
by Matthias Quellmann
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:43 am
 
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Re: Instrument Set Granular Symphonies is missing

Hi,

the PC installer of GS is 1,59GB in size. Please download the installer again. Here is the link to the trial installer:

http://download.steinberg.net/trial/Instrument_Set_Granular_Symphonies_Trial_Installer_win.exe

With the permanent license on your key the trial is identical to the full version.
by Matthias Quellmann
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:41 am
 
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Re: Groove Agent 4 announcement

hotchickenbone wrote:I wonder if Groove Agent 4 will sell as an update to GA3, or will we have to buy it outright.


Hi,

There will be an update from GA3 to GA4 of course!
by Matthias Quellmann
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:22 pm
 
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Re: vst connect pro inserts

Hi Rob,
VST Connect Pro and SE can be found in the subfolder "network" in the insert plug-in list.

You can access the manual of VST Connect by clicking on the small "?" in the bottom right corner of the application.

This is the how VST Connect needs to be set up as described in the manual:

Setting up the Recording in Cubase

First you must set up a standard studio recording situation in Cubase/Nuendo. Refer to the Cubase/Nuendo Operation Manual for details. In this section, we mention only the steps required for setting up VST Connect Pro in Cubase/Nuendo.

PROCEDURE
1.Create a new input bus and name it TB/Performer.
2.Connect your studio talkback microphone to this input bus.

The TB/Performer input bus serves two purposes: it supplies the engineer’s talkback signals to the performer, and receives the performer’s signal for recording.

3.Create an audio track and name it Performer Rec.
4.Select the TB/Performer bus as the input source for this track.
5.Make sure that monitoring is set to Manual mode.
6.Record-enable the new track, but do not enable monitoring for it.
7.Create another audio track and name it Performer Mon.
8.Select the TB/Performer bus as the input source for this track.
9.Enable monitoring for this track, but don not record-enable it.
10.Create a group channel track and name it To Performer.

This is the cue mix to be sent to the performer. You would normally route this to an audio output connected to the studio headphones, but leave it on the main output for now.

Setting up the VST Connect CUE Mix Plug-in

11.In Cubase/Nuendo, set up the tracks to which you want the performer to perform. Route the sends on these tracks to the To Performer track.
12.Route the sends from the Performer Rec track – not the Performer Mon track – to the To Performer group track.
This allows the performer to listen to the recording.

RESULT
The engineer can now hear the performer via the Performer Mon channel, punch
in and out, and modify the cue mix and any other settings in the usual way.

NOTE
You can set up as many audio channels to record on as you require.

Setting up the VST Connect CUE Mix Plug-in

PROCEDURE
1.Insert the VST Connect CUE Mix plug-in on the To Performer track.
2.Lower the volume of this track to zero, but do not mute it.

RESULT
The VST Connect CUE Mix plug-in sends the cue mix stream to the performer.

Setting up the VST Connect Pro Plug-in

PROCEDURE
1.Insert the VST Connect Pro plug-in in the TB/Performer input channel.
The plug-in interface opens.
2.Enter a name in the User Name field in the top right, and click Log In.

RESULT
The name of the Log In button changes to Log Out. The name of the User Name
field changes to Key. The Key field shows a code made up of two blocks of
numbers, separated by a space.

Setting up VST Connect Performer

VST Connect Performer is used on the side of the performer to be recorded.

PROCEDURE
1.Download VST Connect Performer from the Steinberg web site.
2.Install the VST Connect Performer application on the performer’s computer and launch it. Do not start Cubase/Nuendo or other audio applications.
3.In the VST Connect Performer window, enter a name in the Your Name field.
by Matthias Quellmann
Tue May 13, 2014 2:58 pm
 
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Re: Vote here for Groove Agent 4!

Hi everyone,
Great hearing that there are so many fans of Groove Agent out there!

Let's move one step further in the discussion:

IF Steinberg would decide to develop a Groove Agent 3 successor, how should it look like? What features would you like to have? What are you missing in other virtual drum instruments that you would like to see in GA4?
by Matthias Quellmann
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:08 pm
 
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Re: Groove Agent 4 announcement

Let's put it like this: GA4 will be released in Q3 2014, but not in September.
by Matthias Quellmann
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:10 am
 
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Groove Agent 4 ist da!

http://www.steinberg.net/typo3temp/pics/ecfd295031.png

Die langerwartete vierte Version des ultimativem Drum-Studios ist heute veröffentlicht worden. Mit einer riesigen Library aus über 22.000 Samples und mehr als 3.800 Grooves und Patterns, bietet Groove Agent 4 vielseitigen Content für nahezu jedes Genre.

Groove Agent 4 besteht aus drei leistungsstarken Drum-Modulen für akustische Drums, elektronische Beats und Percussion, die auf jede erdenkliche Weise kombiniert werden können. Die üppig ausgestattete Arbeitsumgebung enthält einen integrierten Mixer mit 29 Effekten, Pattern-, Sample- und Slicing-Editoren, einen innovativen Drum Classifier, einen Jam Mode und einen Style-Player, mit dem sich die Komplexität der enthaltenen Grooves steuern lässt.

Das Update von Version 3 ist ab sofort als Download im Steinberg Online Shop erhältlich. Die Groove Agent 4 Vollversion wird ab dem 20. August 2014 im Fachhandel und im Steinberg Online Shop verfügbar sein.

Erfahren Sie mehr über Groove Agent 4
http://www.steinberg.net/de/products/vst/groove_agent/start.html

Jetzt updaten
http://www.steinberg.net/de/shop/vst/groove_agent_4.html
by Matthias Quellmann
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:15 pm
 
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Re: Groove Agent 4 announcement

Hi Dave,

the full version will be available for 179 EUR (179 USD).
by Matthias Quellmann
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:16 pm
 
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Re: Groove Agent 4 announcement

Matthias,

Will I be able to load Drum kits, that I created in GA3, into GA4?

Thanks
,Joey

Hi Joey,

Groove Agent 4 cannot load any kits from GA3. We have created the library for GA4 from scratch with new technologies and brought the sounds on a totally new level compared to GA3. But the consequence is that GA4 is not compatible to the kits in GA3.
by Matthias Quellmann
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:53 am
 
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Re: feature request

Can you create some jazz patterns? perhaps an expansion pack? I installed it today and there are a lot of empty styles and substyles. Maybe I installed it wrong but when I click "all agents" , "all instrument sets" I get 243 programs and 50 multi-programs. zero traditional jazz or latin jazz.

Do you think its my installation or did you not include the jazz styles? GA3 worked pretty well for practicing and banging out a basic 32 bar jazz tune.

Please advise,

Hi Scojo,

Thanks for your feedback! We are already planning the first expansion packs. There will be more drum kits and also style expansion packs for Groove Agent. And Jazz is definitely on our list.
by Matthias Quellmann
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:56 am
 
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Re: Groove Agent 4 announcement

One thought I had (since I do not want to be without GA3) is to install GA3, then upgrade it to GA4. Then go back and install GA3 to a different location in hopes of having both GA3 and GA4 installed on the same machine. Matthias, do you know if what I describe will work?

Thanks,
LB

Hi LB,

GA3 will still be available after you install GA4. You can use both on the same machine. No problem.
by Matthias Quellmann
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:07 am
 
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Re: Groove Agent 4 announcement

Rommelaar wrote:Will the full version be available in the steinberg shop as a download product, or as a box product only?


Hi,

Groove Agent will be available both as a download and as a boxed version.
by Matthias Quellmann
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:54 pm
 
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