Steinberg has announced the immediate availability of Jazz Essentials, the latest expansion set from the ever-growing range of VST Sound Instrument Sets. Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg, told us, "A lot of effort was put into Jazz Essentials to deliver the authenticity and sophistication expected from discerning musicians of this genre."
Here's the details in Steinberg's own words...
Jazz Essentials provides a selection of authentic Styles that add to the wide array of presets available in the Acoustic Agent, one of three Agents that comprise the Groove Agent 4 drum software instrument and its sibling Groove Agent SE 4 included in the Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8 digital audio workstations.
The Acoustic Agent in Groove Agent 4 includes the Style Player, allowing users to choose from more than 50 presets or Styles, each including intros, main parts, fills and endings. Jazz Essentials complements the existing presets with ten Styles created especially for jazz music, conveying the vibrant energy of jazz drums with a slew of tempos, time signatures and other rhythmic intricacies.
Features at a glance
• 10 jazz Styles for the Acoustic Agent drum kits in Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4
• Each preset includes a Style and a mixer preset
• The grooves cover different tempos and time signatures and range from basic jazz phrasings to complex syncopations
• Each Style includes main parts, intros, endings and fills
• An inexhaustible resource for creating backing tracks, inspiring new jazz compositions and improvisation sessions
Pricing and Availability:
The VST Sound Instrument Set Jazz Essentials is exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop for 24.99 euros, including German VAT.