Something I need help with here (please) regarding Groove Agent 3. I did look thru the posts on here but did not see this question raised. I asked a couple of Steinberg expertise guys recently but I seem to have gotten slightly different pieces of information here.
<Groove Agent 3 [32/64bit] / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase 7.5>
I have GA3 and want to record a drum track with it. As I understand, GA3 is 32-bit (because I think it is around 6 x years old) and so it is not possible to create a drum track within Cubase 64-bit.
So what I have been advised is to open and Instrument Track and also an Audio track (in Cubase Artist 7.5 <32 bit>). Then to select (in the Edit Menu) :-
Live to Host,
GM Drum Sounds.
Then to play the drum pattern and also record this data as audio on an Audio Track (I think it may also be possible to record it onto a Midi Track instead of an Audio Track). Once finished, to Export the file and then Import it into Cubase Artist 7.5 where it can be manipulated along with the rest of the project data for the song. In other words, you create the drum track in Cubase Artist 7.5 <32 bit>, Import the single file into Cubase Artist 7.5 <64 bit>, and then create all the other tracks for the song (strings, bass, piano, or whatever).
This is because it is not possible to initially create (record) the drum track (GA3) in Cubase Artist 7.5 <64 bit>.
However, I could not seem to get this to work so perhaps there is something else I need to be doing/setting (if anyone can help please) ?
And secondly, I have been told this week that if I want to be able to create drum tracks using GA3, then I need to upgrade my DAW to Cubase 7.5 (full). And this is because the aforementioned (advice) is not correct. So therefore, if I upgrade to Cubase Artist 7 .5 then I will be able to create my GA3 track and all other tracks for the project/song all under the same roof (with the need for Export/Import. Though the issue of 32bit/64bit still remains? And for me to upgrade my DAW is £200 .
I am really confused here guys !! Not at all sure what to do. I purchased GA3 about 18 x months ago when I first started getting into Cubase and I like the layout and ease of use compared the GA4 (because GA3 has some great Jazz styles and is more like a ‘traditional’ drum machine). However, at the moment it is of no use !!
Thanks very much in advance and I hope I have explained my issue/question clearly (as its a little complicated to put into words easily).