Steinberg Debuts Blues Essentials for Groove Agent

Preset Bank Contains Wide Selection of Blues Elements
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Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the immediate availability of Blues Essentials, the latest expansion set from a long list of premium VST Sound Instrument Sets.

Blues Essentials covers a wide selection of styles characteristic for the genre, providing a suitable rhythmical background for both contemporary and traditional blues music.

Compatible with the Acoustic Agent drum kits in Steinberg’s award-winning Groove Agent 4 drum software and the Groove Agent SE 4 plug-in available in Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8, Blues Essentials consists of ten presets that each contain a Style for the Style Player and individual mixer settings. Each Style comes with intros, main grooves, fills and endings, which can seamlessly be varied in complexity and intensity.

“No other genre has influenced modern rock and pop music more than blues,” says product marketing manager Matthias Quellmann. “This style set pays tribute to the glory days of blues and shows how it is lived today.”

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Availability and pricing

The VST Sound Instrument Set Blues Essentials is exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop for $24.99.

Key features
•10 Blues Styles for the Acoustic Agent drum kits in Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4
•Each preset includes a Style and mixer preset
•Grooves cover different tempos and time signatures and range from basic blues phrasings to complex syncopations
•Each Style includes main parts, intros, endings and fills

•An inexhaustible resource for creating backing tracks, inspiring new blues compositions and improvisation sessions

About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Steinberg is known the world over for its music and audio software and hardware solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post production and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy and Oscar award-winning composers, engineers and producers. The company also offers business customers license-management and copy-protection systems. Visit for further details.