Steinberg releases Funk Essentials for Groove Agent drum instrument

New funk library of presets and styles augments content range for Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4 drum software instruments.

HAMBURG, Germany — May 7, 2015 — Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the immediate availability of Funk Essentials, the latest expansion from the acclaimed collection of VST Sound Instrument Sets.

Funk Essentials comprises major funk styles of complex grooves, abiding rhythmical precision while grasping aesthetic musicality that reminds of archetypal elements appreciated in many funk hits.

Available for the Acoustic Agent drum kits in Steinberg’s award-winning Groove Agent 4 drum software and the Groove Agent SE 4 plug-in included in Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8, Funk Essentials consists of ten presets that each contain a Style for the Style Player and individual mixer settings. Variable in complexity and intensity, each Style consists of a wide selection of intros, main grooves, fills and endings.

“Funk Essentials is certainly a source of creativity and inspiration to those delving into the world of funk,” says product marketing manager Matthias Quellmann. “With the vast collection of groove patterns included, complete drum tracks can be compiled in just a few minutes.”

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Availability and pricing

The VST Sound Instrument Set Funk Essentials is exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop for 24.99 euros, including German VAT.

Key features

· 10 Funk Stylesfor the Acoustic Agent drum kits in Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4

· Each preset includes a Style and mixer preset

· Grooves cover different tempos and range from basic funk phrasings to complex syncopations

· Each Style includesmain parts, intros, endings and fills

· An inexhaustible resource for creating backing tracks, inspiring new compositions and improvisation sessions