Steinberg Release Beat Essentials Expansion for Groove Agent

Steinberg have released new Styles for Groove Agent, inspired by the distinctive rhythms of British rock music in the ’60s. Get your British beats for Groove Agent 4 & Groove Agent SE 4 here.  

HAMBURG, Germany — February 11, 2016 — Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the immediate availability of the Beat Essentials VST Sound Instrument Set.

Beat Essentials features new Styles that emphasize four-four grooves and perfectly capture the driving rhythm of beat music originating from the Great Britain of the 1960s.

Available for the Acoustic Agent drum kits of Steinberg’s award-winning Groove Agent 4 drum software and the Groove Agent SE 4 plug-in included in latest versions of Cubase, Beat Essentials boasts ten Styles with different tempi and time signatures, and consists of a wide selection of intros, main grooves, fills and endings.

Matthias Quellmann, Senior Marketing Manager at Steinberg, commented: “Beat Essentials delivers what the name promises: ready-to-use grooves with focus on British beat music that should be part of every library collection.”

Steinberg Beat Essentials 

Features at a Glance

  • 10 Beat Styles for the Acoustic Agent drum kits in Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4
  • Each Style is featured in a VST preset and comes with a dedicated mixer setting
  • Grooves cover different tempi and time signatures and range from basic phrasings to complex syncopations
  • Each Style includes main parts, intros, endings and fills 
  • An inexhaustible resource for creating backing tracks, inspiring new compositions and improvisation sessions

Availability and Pricing

The VST Sound Instrument Set, Beat Essentials, is exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop for 24.99 euros, including German VAT.

Visit for details on Beat Essentials.


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