Hi there. A little something I would like to see in a future update to Groove Agent One would be Pad lock. This would allow you to ‘lock’ the contents found on a current pad even while loading a new kit. This would be useful when building up a kit from scratch for use where you like some samples from some kits but others from another kit. I would like to load a kit and say, hey, I really like that snare and kick, but hate the hats and rides, I know another kit that has hats and rides I would like however. Instead of fumbling around trying to load different samples from different kits manually one by one, how about an option to load a kit, pad lock the samples we want to keep, load a new kit without worrying about losing the samples we want, pad lock the new samples so on and so on. I feel this would be a great addition to Groove Agent One to help in workflow and customization to the user.
As well, I am still hoping for the following additions to Groove Agent One even after two years of having this in my possession, it still falls short on 2 key areas.
1.) Can we please be able to copy and paste one pad to another for additional editing of a like pad? I would like the option to have a pad contain the samples, start and end points etc then copy this pad to another, but have one pad pitched slightly different from the other etc for easy sequencing of change ups throughout the tune instead of having an automation nightmare throughout the project trying to change things all relating to the one pad during playback. I would love to simply just draw in a new midi note to the pad containing the changes I want on the fly. So much easier on the user and can really get the creativity flowing without worrying about technicalities.
2.) We seriously need to be able to layer samples on a pad to be played back simultaneously and outside of velocity ranges. What is the point of layering on a pad when you can still only have one sound play at a time? Impossible to get multiple kicks, snares etc playing back together the way it is now. Having to juggle between 2+ more pads to achieve this same effect is a real chore and a huge setback when dealing with an MPC style drum editor.
Please Steinberg, see what you can do here. Thanks for reading!