Yamaha S90 Keyboard
Emu Audity 2000
Emu Proteus 2500
Alesis Ion
Novation Supernova II
Ibanez RG350EX Elec. Guitar
Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar


TC M One XL Multi Effects
TC Triple C Compressor
Yamaha MG 16/4 Mixer
RME ADI-8 DS Dig Converter
SPL Transient Designer 2
Focusrite Twintrak Pro Preamp
Line 6 Pod XT Guitar Processor
AKG C4000b Microphone
AKG C451b Stereo Pair Mics
Shure SM58 Microphone
Sennheiser HD280 H/phones
AKG K240DF Headphones
Neutrik Patchbay


Millennium Dual Athlon PC
RME Hammerfall HDSP 9652
MOTU Midi Express XT
Universal Audio UAD-1 card
TC Powercore Firewire
M-Audio Firewire Solo
Sonar 2, 3 and 5
Wavelab 4
Cubase SX 2 and 3
> Steinberg Groove Agent <
Fxpansion BFD
NI Kontakt 2
Vember Audio Shortcircuit

Steinberg Groove Agent Virtual Drummer

Steinberg Groove Agent
I have to confess I got fed up with programming drums, so I went on the look for something which would do a reasonable job for me. I narrowed it down to a programme called Slicy Drummer which is made by MusicLab and this product, Groove Agent from Steinberg. I bought this one because it gave the greatest variety of styles and kits, plus offered the capability of recording its output into midi and replacing the home sounds with something else.

To do this in Sonar, because it is VST only requires you to use Tonewise DiectIXer which you can buy over the web. The VST Adapter which comes with Sonar WILL NOT WORK because it does not have a midi loopback driver which enables the midi to be written to a file. It has the odd quirk but overall is a pretty decent and stable plug-in that does a nice job.

If you're lazy like me you can get respectable drum tracks in a short space of time, and then tweak them up to get them how you want them. Worth a look for sure. However, also have a look at FXPansion BFD and Drumkit From Hell Superior, both are newer than this product, which has now been upgraded to version 2 (paid upgrade). I bought FXPansion BFD and it is now my number one pick for drum patterns, and the included sounds are excellent.

Visit the Steinberg Website Here

Or you can mail me here, glen@abstractfriends.com
if you want to ask me anything, I'll do my best to answer if I can.