Steinberg has announced the release of Scoring Percussion, which includes real percussion loops as well as single shots. Composer Martin Wiese collaborated with Elbtonal Percussion to create this Groove Agent expansion with nearly infinite phrases and sonic possibilities for modern cinematic work.
This Groove Agent expansion, created in collaboration with the Elbtonal Percussion group, blends a variety of dramatic live performed loops and sounds employing orchestral drums, and a wide variety of other percussive instruments. The heart of this 24-preset package is a collection of programmed MIDI patterns, each having intros, crescendos, multiple major parts, and endings suited for epic music, game scores, or media composition. Scoring Percussion includes single hits such as Gran Cassa, war drums, tam-tams, toms, snares, piatti, cymbals, bongos, congas, synth drones, and a large collection of frenetic performance loops.
Elbtonal Percussion is made up of four percussionists who have mastered the creative crossover of several music styles and sound aesthetics, as well as a vast array of drums, gongs, and creatively-interpreted ordinary objects. They have worked with leading artists and have been involved in a number of international cinema productions, including The Baader-Meinhof Complex. Elbtonal Percussion was able to join together for the first time in many months after a long Covid-related absence to perform on a stage at Hamburg's iconic Friedrich-Ebert Halle.
Producer Martin Wiese began playing the piano at the age of five and quickly fell in love with the instrument. Later, he began to compose incidental music for theaters and arrange music for a variety of settings. He began working as a freelance media composer after completing his studies at the University of Music in Detmold, Germany. His portfolio currently comprises over 300 productions, including 30 short and mid-length films, games, and commercials, with many more on the way.
- 24 Groove Agent Kits.
- Elbtonal Percussion provides live performance loops and group hits.
- One-shots with a lot of energy, classic orchestral percussion, and synth drums.
- Epic MIDI drum phrases including intro, fills, and main parts for current compositions.
- Composer Martin Wiese recorded, mixed, and produced the album.