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The Songwriter's — Add rhythm to your writing

There is no ultimate formula for writing great songs, but using the right tools will help you to find true inspiration. And The Songwriter’s is just that: giving you the perfect rhythmical fundament to craft your songs.

Exclusively recorded on high-end equipment, The Songwriter’s drum kit comes with over 4 GB of sample content and can be played with drum sticks as well as hot rod sticks.

With 20 Styles of light-stepping rhythms, snappy beats and evocative grooves, The Songwriter’s is the perfect expansion for producers, composers and musicians who are equally conversant with country, folk, soft rock and indie pop.

Whether you want to compose subtle rhythm arrangements or epic tom-driven drum tracks, The Songwriter’s brings you a step closer to the magic of songwriting.

Key features

  • Acoustic drum kit played with sticks and hot rods
  • 24-bit recordings with up to 16 velocities and 6 round robins
  • 20 Styles for folk, country, soft rock and indie pop
  • Each Style includes main parts, intros, endings and fills
  • An inexhaustible resource for creating backing tracks, inspiring new compositions and improvisation sessions  

The Songwriter's Kit

The complete drum kit can be played with sticks and hot rods, both available as 16-bit and 24-bit versions, with up to 16 velocity layers and six round robins per instrument. The drum kit includes two different-sized snare drums and four toms. Both snares have individual channels for top and bottom microphones. The bass drum was recorded with front head and without front head and dampened. Main and additional microphone positions of the kick drum are available in the mixer. With just a few exceptions all instruments also offer controls for the amount of room, overhead and bleed in the mix. The Songwriter’s kit also offers additional percussions including hand tambourine and shakers.

List of drum pieces

The following drum set was recorded for the content library:

  • DW Kick 22" x 18"
  • DW Tom A 10"
  • DW Tom B 12"
  • DW Floor Tom C 14"
  • DW Floor Tom D 16"
  • Pearl Bronze Steve Ferrone Signature Snare 14" x 6"
  • DW Snare 12" x 5"
  • Sabian 20" “reversed” China
  • Paiste Full Crash 16"
  • Paiste Mellow Crash 18"
  • Paiste 14" Hihat
  • Paiste 8" Splash
  • Paiste 20" Ride
  • Played with sticks and rods



The Styles

The Songwriter’s comes with 20 Styles exclusively recorded for this VST Sound Instrument Set. With carefully selected singer/songwriter songs serving as the basis for the grooves, the Styles range from traditional songwriter to modern indie folk, slow rock and country. With tempi ranging from 60 BPM to 178 BPM and different signatures, such as 4/4, 6/8 and 12/8, the grooves offer a lot of different directions to get you started.

All Styles can be varied in complexity and intensity in the Style Player of Groove Agent and include several intros, fills and endings. Just record the trigger keys of the patterns in your DAW or drag the patterns as MIDI patterns in your arrangement for on-the-fly song building.






Preset List
Preset Name Kit Style Signature Tempo
American Dreams The Songwriter's - Sticks Alternative Folk 4/4 87
Cross The Line The Songwriter's - Sticks Folk Rock 4/4 125
Drag Me Back Down The Songwriter's - Sticks Contemporary Singer/Songwriter 12/8 93
Dreamy Days - Rods The Songwriter's - Rods Contemporary Singer/Songwriter 6/8 63
Feel The Same The Songwriter's - Sticks Contemporary Folk 4/4 84
Foolish Games - Rods The Songwriter's - Rods Contemporary Singer/Songwriter 4/4 76
Gentle Touch - Rods The Songwriter's - Rods Contemporary Singer/Songwriter 4/4 65
Ghostwriter - Rods The Songwriter's - Rods Folk Rock 4/4 90
Greatly Reduced - Rods The Songwriter's - Rods Alternative Folk 4/4 98
Groove With Me The Songwriter's - Sticks Contemporary Folk 4/4 120
Leave Some Space The Songwriter's - Sticks Alternative Folk 4/4 60
Let go - Rods The Songwriter's - Rods Alternative Folk 4/4 112
Mighty Toms The Songwriter's - Sticks Folk Rock 4/4 90
Moving Forward The Songwriter's - Sticks Folk Rock 4/4 150
Powerful Support The Songwriter's - Sticks Folk Rock 4/4 110
Rainy Weekend The Songwriter's - Sticks Contemporary Singer/Songwriter 4/4 70
Somebody Strange The Songwriter's - Sticks New Acoustic 4/4 82
Soulful Signature The Songwriter's - Sticks Contemporary Folk 6/8 89
Swing With Me The Songwriter's - Sticks New Acoustic 4/4 120
Take Six The Songwriter's - Sticks New Acoustic 6/8 62

Compatibility

The Songwriter's 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, Cubase Artist 8 and Cubase Elements 8. Please make sure that the latest version has been installed.

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