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Metal Essentials

Inspired by some of the most influential metal drummers of all time, Metal Essentials for Groove Agent makes sure that the drive, aggression and rhythms of your percussive foundation are spot on. Ranging from era-defining heavy metal to stamina-testing blast beats, the sometimes subtle, other times in-your-face patterns demonstrate that it is not just brutal force and precise kick drum footwork alone that makes a great metal time-keeper.

The 10 exclusively recorded Styles cover different tempi and rhythms that can instantly be played on the pattern pads. You can choose from many intros, main parts, fills and endings, and control the complexity and intensity of each beat from within Groove Agent.

Enter the dark realm of heavy metal drumming with Metal Essentials for Groove Agent.

Key features

  • 10 heavy metal Styles for the Acoustic Agent drum kits in Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4
  • Each Style is featured in a VST preset and comes with a dedicated mixer setting
  • Grooves cover different tempi and time signatures
  • Each Style includes main parts, intros, endings and fills
  • An inexhaustible resource for creating backing tracks, inspiring new compositions and improvisation sessions

List of presets


Compatibility

Metal Essentials is an expansion pack for Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4 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 8.5, Cubase Artist 8.5, Cubase Pro 8, Cubase Artist 8, Cubase Elements 8 and Nuendo 7 with NEK. Groove Agent SE 4 from previous Cubase versions is not compatible with Metal Essentials.

Expansion packs for Groove Agent

Upgrade your Groove Agent library with Steinberg's VST Sound Instrument Sets for more loops and sounds in your favorite style.

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