Hi! I read in the forum that the jazzexpansion doesn´t even include a brush set.
I am sorry but I must express my disappointment with GA4. I´ve been spending a few days with it now and though I had great hopes for it I must say that I am terrible disappointed in relation to other competing drum modules in general on the market (EZ drummer, Strike, Logic drummer) and GA3 especially. If you are NOT into electronica, techno hip hop and hard rock, it seem you have nothing to get here. If you are likewise are NOT into tweaking of every sound possible and in-detail programming, constructing your own grooves from scratch - just stay away.
Being very impressed with Cubase 8 Pro as first impressions after coming back to cubase after long absence spent with protools mainly I had great hopes for the GA4.
With all respect that it usually takes some time to learn a new software, I have difficulties to find this version of GA useful. All default patterns seems to start off with hard hitting rock settings that don´t fit much anywhere else. When will Steinberg respect that many of their users have a lot wider musical ambitions than making teenage hits?
To try to be concrete, after reading the manual through and through, and seeing a few youtube videos, I still dont know where to start. I find the musical classification system almost totally absent, only to be substituted with phony “song” names nobody but the programmer who made them with be able to decipher in terms of genre and style. You have to switch between menu´s until you got blue fingers and eyes.
If you could have expanded and developed GA3 further into modernity, it could have become as good as anything.
If Steinberg wants to aim for going “pro”, why not do it all the way!
I am sorry if it seems I might be writing out of ignorance or blindness. I do hope someone will give me the enlightening word, but this is such a letdown. With all respect for all the work gone into the plugin in it´s present form I find it really frustrating and have to go on searching for a nuanced drum plugin. / yours fransmo