Same problem here. I saw a video of Dom Sigalas using the GA5 load panel to easily filter out individual drum sounds (kick, snare, …) and pre-listen to them before dragging them on the pads to create a custom drumset.
However, in my setup, the columns always default (back) to style/sub-style. I can manually set them to category/sub-category.
But my sub-categories always only show “drumset”. If I click on “rescan disk” , it shows the full list of sub-categories, where I can select “kick drum”. But it doesn’t find any results for that, and then the list is replaced again by just “drumset”.
I tried re-install of GA5Se, and the factory libraries. I also tried deleting the xml files in the GA5Se folder. But no success so far. It looks as if it only knows drumsets, but no individual drum sounds. It would be so much more useful to find the appropriate drum sounds if I could get it to work correctly.
I noticed in the Main menu of Cubase, under Media > Sound brower … I can select Drum&Perc, and then select the individual drum sounds. Exactly as I would want it to work in GA5Se. So the sounds are there, and labeled correctly as kick, snare, etc… Unfortunately, I can’t drag them over to GA, or pre-listen them as in GA.
So it should be possible in GA also. Must be some setting, or something like those xml files, that is preventing GA from showing it correctly.
Good luck! I’ve been struggling with it for almost 2 months now. No answer found on the forums and no answer from my support request either; They just don’t give a ■■■■. I’m on Mac OS someone told me on reddit that perhaps Ventura would solve it but I really doubt it will do anything…
I’ve also uninstalled / reinstalled everything but nothing works… It started when I bought GA5 full version I think. It worked the first time I used it then it never worked again…
Holy trout ! Thank you! In fact this works great as a work around. Even if the sounds don’t show in GA5 and you can’t pre listen in place going though media > Soundbrother allows you to drag and drop on GA5 pads! Thanks!
I have this exact same problem.
I read all the comments and i see there is no “fix” for this yet.
I cant recall since when i started having this problem but is not for a long time.
It´s terrible not being able to change/swap individual instruments from the browsing panel.
I unregistered the soundbanks, i uninstalled and re installed GA5, i deleted preferences and nothing seems to work. In my GASE5 all ok.
I think i found something related to the problem that migth help
1 - Open control panel, add/remove programs and uninstall all grove agents (Full and SE)
2- Install ccleaner and run a few times the registry clean (scan for issues - review selected issues, will ask for a registry backup say no, fix issue)
3- Reboot the PC (very important)
4- Do a fresh install of Groove Agent 5
When you open GA it will display everything OK. As soon you open a project that was “buggy” GA no longer behaves normal. It has to be something related to previous projects and maybe Cubase updates.
That first helped. (Ableton Live, GA5 VST, Windows 11)
Closed the DAW, deleted all of the directory content from the windows11 directory.
“C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Content\VST Sound\User Content”
Started Live and a new project. GA5 now showed all instruments.
But when I opened a project which has crashed and had to restore, the same problem.
No instruments, onlz kits are shown.
Btw, this is definitely a regression, because I installed an older version of the plugin and it worked as expected.
The worse part is that I couldn’t even use Steinberg Download Manager to get the older version, I had to download it from an unofficial webstie.
In my side, I have deleted the subfolder:
C:\Users"your user"\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Groove Agent_64
I reload Cubase, then Groove Agent 5 recreate all xml files and that’s ok now!
I can see the correct content list of intruments (kick, crash, hihat etc.)
… some times further…
Hem… yes it was working on a new project but ! With my previous one the same result.
So I tryed to update the default.xml file to find the issue but the first time ok but then… the same!
Finally I found a workaround when I select only (not all) but only one instruments sets!!
I think I found something. I decided to try and load cubase from another session on my mac. So I booted the guest session and launched Cubase. It asked for my account / password and boom everything works as it should! What is different? The software scanned folders that it no longer scans on my session. I had to click OK at least 20 times because it couldn’t find some softs and was scanning every directory. My guess is the one on my session doesn’t scan everything and yet one file missing in there is provoking this mess.
Hey ! After 6 months. I’m the bearer of good news. I feel like the GA messiah, I have finally resolved the problem and this involved absolutely none of the various solution proposed anywhere and absolutely without steinberg customer service being of any help.
Long story short :
It start like some other solutions. (I’m on iMac M1, but I guess this transposes to windows too?)
1- Close anything Cubase related
2- Go to library (cmd-shift-L) / Preferences.
3-In there remove both Cubase and Groove Agent folder. Not just some files, THE WHOLE folders and empty the bin.
4- Launch Cubase. The software will now rebuild everything properly BUT don’t go and open an old song yet.
5-Start a new project and try to add a groove agent track. This should work. Save the project and close it.
6- Now you can open an old song and the GA in it will be bugged. Don’t play anything. Now you’re going to ‘repair’ your track.
7 (optional)- If you made a custom drum kit and want to keep the settings then save your kit’s settings so you can recall them in another instance.
8- Create a new GA track and load the kit you’ve just save from the other track.
9- Drag your midi part to the new track.
10-Remove the old track.
You’ll see that everything works fine.
Reinstalling libraries or even Cubase won’t change anything. I’ve tried. Just do these 10 steps and you’ll be good to go.
Longer story :
I had tried everything and I gave up. But earlier this week my wife ask me if she could use my iMac and I made a session for her. I thought “What if I tried launching cubase on her session?” and everything worked perfectly. I started to think it had something to do with the files and folder that are created at first launch so I decided to find what these files were. And I didn’t find anything.
So I started enquiring “cubase factory reset” as this basically the same as launching from a new session. Going through various threads I found someone talking about removing the whole cubase folder and how it would reset the software. I felt this was it and gave it a try and boom it worked. Interestingly re-installing doesn’t work even if this could be considered as a factory reset too. I have no answer for that, maybe some files are staying when reinstalling I have no idea.
Anyway it works and I’m happy.
I hope this helps !