I just bought Groove Agent 5 and I’m going through the manual. I’m on page 20 of the PDF, in the section “Adding a Second Agent to Fatten the Sound”. Under the PROCEDURE section, on step 5 there’s a bullet point that says “Reset the instrument pads for all drum sounds that you do not want to use”. So, ok, I want to try that.
Well, first of all, I don’t know how to do that. I have to say the organization of this manual would be better if things were presented in a way that I didn’t have to search forward for concepts that haven’t been introduced yet. Just saying! Yeah, I know software is complex and difficult to explain linearly, but at least tell me where to find these concepts. Give me a pointer. Okay, there is a pointer to “Assigning Samples To Pads” on page 92. I go there and scroll down a bit to find “Removing Samples From Pads”. That sounds like resetting the pad. I don’t know if there is any other configuration associated with the pad aside from the sample, so it might not be the same, but it says right-click on the pad and click “Remove Sample”. I don’t have that item on my context menu. Here is the context menu that appears when I right-click on an instrument pad:
On page 54 there’s actually a section called “Instrument Pad Context Menu”, but it doesn’t have “Remove Sample” (although it does have “Remove All Samples”), and it doesn’t look like mine either:
Why don’t I see this context menu when I right-click on an instrument pad?