Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the launch of Groove Agent 2, the long-awaited update to its phenomenally successful Groove Agent virtual drummer. Replete with dozens of fresh, up-to-the-minute styles and a battery of quality new drum sounds, Groove Agent 2 offers the latest drum grooves and styles within the comfortable confines of modern DAW environments supporting the VST, DXi, ReWire or AU plug-in formats.
“Groove Agent 2 is based on the same highly successful technology that made Groove Agent such a popular product,” comments Helge Vogt, Steinberg’s product manager for virtual instruments. “But GA2 offers a huge new library of additional, hypermodern styles and sounds for those productions that require the hippest drum grooves. And there are some other great refinements that will help establish Groove Agent 2 as the leading virtual drummer plug-in,” adds Vogt.
The 27 new styles include an array of the sounds from diverse genres including R&B, trip hop, hip hop, retro rock, punk and alternative. Other features include added output buses with up to 8 stereo outputs now available within the virtual mixer of the host application such as Steinberg’s Cubase SX3. A convenient No Internal Samples switch disables all internal GA2 samples with a single mouse click. Each group now also features its own Solo button.
Groove Agent 2 will be available for $249.99 in February 2005. Existing Groove Agent customers can update to the new Groove Agent 2 version for only $79.99. For more information, please go to www.steinberg.net.