Groove Agent 5 - your opinions and alternatives

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Calenberger
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1449 posts since 8 Sep, 2019 from Calenberg

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:54 pm

BBFG# wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:53 pm
Calenberger wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:01 pm
The Drummer in Logic is ... errrmm ...
In comparison;
The drummer in Logic is limited...
not really, depends on yours skills...
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BBFG#
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5980 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Re: Groove Agent 5 - your opinions and alternatives

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:58 pm

Calenberger wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:54 pm
BBFG# wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:53 pm
Calenberger wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:01 pm
The Drummer in Logic is ... errrmm ...
In comparison;
The drummer in Logic is limited...
not really, depends on yours skills...
As in common Apple fashion, you missed the point! :lol:

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Calenberger
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1449 posts since 8 Sep, 2019 from Calenberg

Re: Groove Agent 5 - your opinions and alternatives

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:44 pm

BBFG# wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:58 pm
Calenberger wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:54 pm
BBFG# wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:53 pm
Calenberger wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:01 pm
The Drummer in Logic is ... errrmm ...
In comparison;
The drummer in Logic is limited...
not really, depends on yours skills...
As in common Apple fashion, you missed the point! :lol:
As in common Anti Apple fashion, you too... :roll:
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https://sonoryth.bandcamp.com/
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BBFG#
KVRAF
5980 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

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Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:49 pm

Seems like you still aren't. And I'm okay with Apple, they used to be my customers. Their customers though? Well they often don't get it.

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Calenberger
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Re: Groove Agent 5 - your opinions and alternatives

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:22 am

Perfect, let's derail this thread into the usual Apple bashing thing!
:lol:
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sayanchik
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20 posts since 16 Feb, 2014

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Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:14 am

I have Groove Agent 5 since the very day it was released, but still unable to use it because it crashes under OSX Mavericks 10.9.5 which I can't upgrade due to lack of time. I quite like Groove Agent 4 though, and used to use it quite a lot. Kinda abandoned it after getting SSD5.

Ian Mackie
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35 posts since 23 Sep, 2019

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Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:30 am

Groove Agent 5 users...a workflow question:

If I have a ton of kick / snare / drum WAV samples from 3rd party libraries (not Steinberg), is there an easy way to find /audition / layer these within Groove Agent, and not have to search through folders on my hard drive.

Many thanks again! I´m close to buying Groove Agent so looking at workflow stuff now.

BBFG#
KVRAF
5980 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Re: Groove Agent 5 - your opinions and alternatives

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:46 am

Calenberger wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:22 am
Perfect, let's derail this thread into the usual Apple bashing thing!
:lol:
I'm not bashing Apple.
You're the one bringing it in as a direct competition to GA5. I mentioned Maschine and Geist.
For the OP without certain specifics, there's one thing your drummer absolutely cannot do that those three can.
And so far, that makes your comments irrelevant to the thread. Maybe quit throwing Apple into the mix until it's appropriate?

Moving back to topic:
I have GA5 and Maschine 2 now. Had Geist 1 and thought highly of it until a certain update seen to make it lose its sample libraries continually for me. So it became a bit of a PITA I wasn't willing to deal with at the time. I often consider Geist 2 now. I think the resale hoop of transfer fees prevents me from jumping back on board though. Bear in mind too, that reselling GA5 and Maschine 2 have their hoops to jump through as well. So once you got any of them, they can be sticky to off them.

I enjoy having multiple drummers though (including AD2), and each seem to bring their own perspective to the table.
Personally don't think you can go wrong with any of those. But as always YMMV.

Ian Mackie
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35 posts since 23 Sep, 2019

Re: Groove Agent 5 - your opinions and alternatives

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:18 am

Ian Mackie wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:30 am
Groove Agent 5 users...a workflow question:

If I have a ton of kick / snare / drum WAV samples from 3rd party libraries (not Steinberg), is there an easy way to find /audition / layer these within Groove Agent, and not have to search through folders on my hard drive.

Many thanks again! I´m close to buying Groove Agent so looking at workflow stuff now.
Does anybody have any thoughts on this? Perhaps someone who imports their own samples or uses 3rd party samples in Groove Agent 5 can help?

Many thanks!!

andypryce
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284 posts since 2 Nov, 2014

Re: Groove Agent 5 - your opinions and alternatives

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:49 pm

If you use Cubase, imo GA5 is the best bet. Because it is native. Meaning you can drag audio files and slices from arrangement page to pads. You can export files from Sampler Track to it.
Have it's own browser.
Plus it has in place audition feature which is great. Also a great slicer and note repeat and patterns function. Only downslide is it is a bit convoluted just like Cubase :) But if you are used to it than it is fine.

zoidkirb
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107 posts since 9 Jun, 2019 from Brisbane Australia

Re: Groove Agent 5 - your opinions and alternatives

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:42 pm

Ian Mackie wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:18 am
Ian Mackie wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:30 am
Groove Agent 5 users...a workflow question:

If I have a ton of kick / snare / drum WAV samples from 3rd party libraries (not Steinberg), is there an easy way to find /audition / layer these within Groove Agent, and not have to search through folders on my hard drive.

Many thanks again! I´m close to buying Groove Agent so looking at workflow stuff now.
Does anybody have any thoughts on this? Perhaps someone who imports their own samples or uses 3rd party samples in Groove Agent 5 can help?

Many thanks!!
Yes, I often use my own collection of wavs, via the built in browser. You can make favorite folders there, audition, audition 'in place' which is super useful, drag/drop/layer and tweak on.

actarus79
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22 posts since 29 Mar, 2020

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Post Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:17 pm

kevvvvv wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:30 am
XLN XO is definitely cool - a better way of working, at least for me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3y2xu3QHqY
Really cool but XO seq lost the sync with Ableton Live... Intermittently... For one second then restart... Really annoying!

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pdxindy
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16700 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

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Post Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:40 pm

Geist 2

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