Interesting discussion here that I started:
some input from
It’s an interesting concept maybe for Steinberg to explore:
-Expand Groove Agent to encompass all rhythmic instrumentation.
—Kits become ‘Instruments’, example: Bass Guitar, Keys, Electric Guitar, Drum Kit
-Expand the editor to have a full window mode
-Ableton/Logic Style Clips
-Can load small format Halion Instruments
ie, Groove Agent really has the potential to become it’s own sampler/loop/clips style DAW, it pretty much already is a DAW of its own.
Just an interesting thought, obviously it will still require some deep reworking to accomplish and I’m over simplifying. But it could be an interesting marketing product design strategy to compete and pull users from other DAWs. Even bringing in features from BitWig, FL, like easy modular style parameter routing.
Also, just the name “Groove Agent”, sounds like a household name, like, it could be a DAW… not just a drum kit VSTi and Sampler.
‘Kits’ becoming ‘Instruments’ could also be VSTi inserts, in which case, the sample editor could become more of a macro/cc controller wrapper chainer thing in the style of Reason racks.
Or maybe at least, and smarter marketing would be - forget what I said about VSTi inserts, but instead be ‘Halion Instrument compatible’.