Steinberg is happy to release a new expansion pack for its popular Groove Agent ONE drum sampler that is included with Cubase, Sequel and Nuendo NEK.
Allen Morgan’s Signature Drums Vol. 1 pump energy into your Groove Agent ONE drum library with 30 excellently produced drum kits and 150 MIDI loops for acoustic and electronic drum styles. Faithfully recorded and pre-processed by US producer Allen Morgan (Nine Inch Nails, Taylor Swift and many more), this powerful package comes with more than 900 drum and effect samples.
Allen Morgan Signature Drums Vol. 1 is exclusively available as download through the Steinberg Online Shop.
Having just purchased, downloaded and installed the product, I have a few questions.
Is there any documentation?
If no documentation, is there a list of the “30 kits” that are included because there doesn’t appear to be a seperate “Allen Morgan” category.
Where are the midi loops automatically installed? I searched for any new midi files (*.mid) under windows explorer and got no results in either my C: or D: drives. Is there a chance that these were not included in the win installer?
There is no documentation included. But if you open your MediaBay in Cubase and add the “define location” tab you will see the new VST archive folder “Instrument Set Allen Morgan Signature Drums Vol.1” in there. In the archive there are folders for all the audio files, MIDI loops and VST3 presets.
Please reset your Cubase by generating a new preferences folder.
In order to do so you must rename the folder mentioned below. Note that since Mac OS X 10.7.x the user library is hidden. To access it, please click on the “Go” menu in the menu bar. When the “Go” drop down menu appears, you need to press and hold the key “alt” on your keyboard which adds the “Library” entry to the menu.
Now please rename
“/Users//Library/Preferences/Cubase x inactive”
After this, please open Cubase and then the Mediabay and rescan the whole VST Sound area please.
I thought I’d interject that some of the acoustic kits are by far the best VST drums I’ve heard. They are radio ready. No need to process them because they already sound great. The snare on rock kit #5 just blows me away.
I don’t understand why there aren’t more “ready to go” VST drum samples like this for people like me that have no interest in being an engineer and just want to punch up already good sounding instruments. My focus and interest is composing, and the less other stuff I have to do the better.
I got a new activation code and download link, as well as instructions. What I forgot about was that you have to enter the activation code in elicenser first, or else it won’t work.
I got confused, I guess, a lot of other software prompts you to activate/register, and it never occurred to me to just enter the activation code without being prompted to do so.
But Steinberg, maybe the download should come with a readme containing installation/activation instructions? Every company does things differently, and half the time I can’t remember who does what how.