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Jazz Essentials

Recreate the magic of expert jazz drumming with Jazz Essentials for Groove Agent. Recorded by veteran jazz drummers, each of the 10 styles presents the full, vibrant dynamism of jazz drums in a specific style with astounding authenticity. Jazz Essentials covers a wealth of tempos, time signatures and complexities from basic jazz beats to complex syncopated phrases. Choose from the many included intros, main parts, fills and endings, and control the complexity and intensity of each beat in Groove Agent. Create backing tracks, improvise to a virtual jazz drummer or just explore the magic of jazz drumming with Jazz Essentials.

  • 10 jazz styles for the Acoustic Agent drum kits in Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4 (included in Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8)
  • Each preset includes a style and a mixer preset
  • The grooves cover different tempos and time signatures and range from basic jazz phrasings to complex syncopations
  • Each style includes main parts, intros, endings and fills
  • An inexhaustible resource for creating backing tracks, inspiring new jazz compositions and improvisation sessions


    About

    Jazz Essentials does not include new drum sounds for Groove Agent. Depending on your Groove Agent version (Groove Agent 4 or Groove Agent SE 4) the Jazz Essentials presets will load the Vintage Kit in Groove Agent 4 or the Studio Kit SE in Groove Agent SE 4 (Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8). The sound of the presets will vary according to the drum kit loaded.

    Acoustic Agent
    Preset Name Kit Style Signature Tempo
    Band Conversation Vintage Kit Traditional Jazz 4/4 120
    Foot-Tapping Vintage Kit Traditional Jazz 4/4 145
    Free Your Mind Vintage Kit Free Jazz 4/4 250
    Hereabout Vintage Kit Traditional Jazz 6/8 102
    High Five Vintage Kit Traditional Jazz 5/4 170
    Latin Course Vintage Kit Latin Jazz 4/4 130
    Lindy Hop Vintage Kit Traditional Jazz 4/4 152
    Megacosm Vintage Kit Fusion 6/4 124
    Swing Seat Vintage Kit Traditional Jazz 4/4 132
    Tortoise Vintage Kit Traditional Jazz 6/8 53
    Acoustic Agent SE (included in Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8)
    Preset Name Kit Style Signature Tempo
    Band Conversation SE Studio Kit SE Traditional Jazz 4/4 120
    Foot-Tapping SE Studio Kit SE Traditional Jazz 4/4 145
    Free Your Mind SE Studio Kit SE Free Jazz 4/4 250
    Hereabout SE Studio Kit SE Traditional Jazz 6/8 102
    High Five SE Studio Kit SE Traditional Jazz 5/4 170
    Latin Course SE Studio Kit SE Latin Jazz 4/4 130
    Lindy Hop SE Studio Kit SE Traditional Jazz 4/4 152
    Megacosm SE Studio Kit SE Fusion 6/4 124
    Swing Seat SE Studio Kit SE Traditional Jazz 4/4 132
    Tortoise SE Studio Kit SE Traditional Jazz 6/8 53


    Compatibility

    Jazz Essentials is an expansion pack for Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE Acoustic Agent.

    Groove Agent 4 is available for purchase as VST instrument for VST 3, VST 2 and AU compatible host applications. Groove Agent SE 4 is included in Cubase Pro 8, Cubase Artist 8 and Cubase Elements 8. Groove Agent SE 4 from previous Cubase versions is not compatible with Jazz Essentials.