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Stepped over from Cubase 7 to Reaper on mac.
Hope there will be Drag - Drop functionality from Reaper's Arrange Window to GA 4 :mrgreen:

Yeah, Reaper rocks but i DO miss GA SE 4 alot ..
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Gadget Fiend wrote:I know some people loved Groove Agent for its preset patterns and complexity slider. But that always seemed sort of gimmicky and toy-like to me. It was like the drum machine equivalent of a home organ with goofy auto-accompaniment styles and patterns. Again, that was just my take on the instrument.

So when I saw the new Groove Agent SE in Cubase 7.5, I thought, "Right on! This is the Battery killer that I have been waiting for!" The only thing that is missing is a built in step sequencer. So if Steinberg can combine an improved version of the Beat Designer MIDI plugin with the sound engine and interface of Groove Agent SE, that would be awesome.

Preset patterns (with a complexity control) could be cool as well. But I tend to program my own drum parts.
Suppose the starting point is what GA was envisaged to be. Drum sampler it was not.
Drum accompaniment would be a better description.
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From a step seq. point of view - I really like designer - it's a jump off point to deep programming with the dedicated drum arrangement view. If however you're hoping to use GA in another DAW - then I would agree more functions may be required - for example Live 9 really needs help.

The thing which GA brought to the party was "Immediacy" in a way that programming is not. That I believe is a big + that should be maintained in the next revision.
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Any update on the release date for GA4?

...we are now in Q3 of 2014.

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June = 3rd month of Q2
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widestone wrote:June = 3rd month of Q2
My apologies... I stand corrected!

Steinberg...next month is officially the start of Q3 of 2014...excited for the release of GA4.
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... the 30th of September is also Q3 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Let's put it like this: GA4 will be released in Q3 2014, but not in September.
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Lets all hold our horses!! LOL! I know, I know, I cant wait either!
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scojo wrote:I am a jazz / blues /fusion guitar player and was happy about the various jazz related drum parts in GA3. I would llove to see more like that and as someone said earlier, easy configuration of song structures. Similar to EZdrummer 2's new feature. Perhaps put the structure in place then let GA4 intuitively transition from section to section. (just spit balling). Just don't forget us jazz players. We need technology as much as the Dance Music Steinberg seems most interested in.
Totally. That's exactly my opinion to. And I could never program the Jazz patterns anywhere near as good as the GA3 library.

GA3 and its complexity line is certainly not cheesy! I could quite happily continue to work with that as long as GA4 has more patterns and some introductions and endings.
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widestone wrote:... the 30th of September is also Q3 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Yeah but from what I understand they mean LATE Q3.... The good news it might be ready in time for Christmas! Those of us with wives can bend their arms and ask them for an early Christmas present.

All kidding aside I look forward to this new version and wonder how it will stack up against the likes of Superior Drummer 2.

One question I have, will it be able to write midi to host as the old version once did?

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Matthias Quellmann wrote:Let's put it like this: GA4 will be released in Q3 2014, but not in September.
Day 1 of Q3........
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Lbro44 wrote:All kidding aside I look forward to this new version and wonder how it will stack up against the likes of Superior Drummer 2.
"Superior"... how does anything "stack up" against that! ;)
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I assume Groove Agent will be released in July or August. July having the better odds in my eyes. Halion 5 was also released in July ... before the German summer vacation starts.
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dangerousbrian wrote:
Matthias Quellmann wrote:Let's put it like this: GA4 will be released in Q3 2014, but not in September.
Day 1 of Q3........
Day 2 of Q3........I could go on!
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scojo wrote:I am a jazz / blues /fusion guitar player and was happy about the various jazz related drum parts in GA3. I would llove to see more like that and as someone said earlier, easy configuration of song structures. Similar to EZdrummer 2's new feature. Perhaps put the structure in place then let GA4 intuitively transition from section to section. (just spit balling). Just don't forget us jazz players. We need technology as much as the Dance Music Steinberg seems most interested in.
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Matthias Quellmann wrote:Let's put it like this: GA4 will be released in Q3 2014, but not in September.
Any update Matthias Quellmann?

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dangerousbrian wrote:
dangerousbrian wrote:
Matthias Quellmann wrote:Let's put it like this: GA4 will be released in Q3 2014, but not in September.
Day 1 of Q3........
Day 2 of Q3........I could go on!
It could be released the last day of August. ;)
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dangerousbrian wrote:
dangerousbrian wrote:
Matthias Quellmann wrote:Let's put it like this: GA4 will be released in Q3 2014, but not in September.
Day 1 of Q3........
Day 2 of Q3........I could go on!
Day 20 of Q3

Still no update...and the forum access has been 'forbidden' from general access.

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Damn, I guess I can't use GA4 ... I have no ratty beard and/or metro haircut.
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Can't wait to see the indepth stuff...
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So

The 2 options are:
GA3 Update or Full Version. ????

I don't want the GA3 update - I don't have GA3

I have Cubase 7.5 and I'm using the GA SE4 version that comes as part of the program.

Is there a version that updates GA-SE4?

or - as Cubase 7.5 user - do I need to own 'The Full Version' ?

And if I do need the full version - when will it be available - and can I not just buy a down-loadable version?

Or - to put it another way:

As A Cubase 7.5 user - which version do I need?
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Groove Agent 4 has no direct connection to the Groove Agent SE that is part of Cubase. As a Cubase 7.5 user with no previous Groove Agent 3 available, it will be the full version you need.
That one comes on August 20th as mentioned in the announcement.
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Thanks for the notice !
Wow, only 82 quid to upgrade from GA3. That's mega cheap Excellent news !! :mrgreen:

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How much will the full version be?

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