Cubase Groove Agent SE4/5 Tutorial

Learn how to unleash this powerful drum machine & sampler and bring more creativity to your tracks!

In this exciting course, Jay will teach you everything you need to know about Groove Agent, from the basics of importing and manipulating samples right through to more advanced mixing and remixing techniques.

Watch the course overview for a more in-depth look at what you'll get out of the course

10 Lessons - 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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Course Structure

Course Structure

Module 1 - Overview & Layering The Drum Pads


After a short intro from your tutor Jay, we'll go through the foundational knowledge of Groove Agent SE learning how it functions overall as a powerful and highly useable drum machine & sampler. You'll be learning the structure of Groove Agent, how to load and delete samples or multiple samples onto one pad, how to edit those samples, change parameters and a load of handy things that will help you find your feet in this awesome bit of kit.


Module 2 - Groove Agent Mixer


The mixer in Groove Agent SE is incredibly powerful and very capable of doing all the things you would want a mixer to do. By the end of this section you will be able to fully utilize the mixer and understand how all the functions work like the inserts, sends, master bus, FX & aux channels. You'll be learning in detail about routing so you can do all your mixing in Groove Agent SE or route each channel of GA out to Cubase and do your mixing there with all of the Cubase plug ins.


Module 3 - Pattern Mode & Beat Agent


There are a ton of built in patterns in Groove Agent SE 4 and you will learn to utilize them and the various functions that control them. There are standard patterns, breaks, intro beats and fills and all at the click of a button. By the end of this lesson you'll be able to easily drag patterns into Cubase, customize those patterns to fit your track better and then even add them back into Groove Agent and save them as custom patterns for use in your next big hit.

Module 4 - Acoustic Agent


Much like Beat Agent that is covered in the previous video, Acoustic Agent is similar but based entirely on live drum recordings. You have control over every detail, even the mic position and intensity of the live drum hits. You'll be learning how to craft drums that suit your track perfectly and that can change on the fly using the performance module which changes the complexity and intensity of the drum performance, and with automation. A must for anyone wanting realistic drums.


Module 5 - Live Remixing


Remixing a vocal or drum pattern or any number of things is super easy in Groove Agent SE 4. By the end of this lesson you'll be able to import audio, slice it up into useable chunks, and then map them to your MIDI keyboard so you can remix the phrases / drums / or any other audio into new and exciting patterns. Each slice you make is independently changeable and you can process each slice with all of the available power of Groove Agent SE 4's tools and effects.


Module 6 - Real World Examples


In this lesson you'll see Jay put everything you have just learned into practice and actually add a drum track to a pop song so you can see where it all fits in. Jay then makes a minimal house remix of the same song using nothing but Groove Agent and it's tools. It's super quick and only took Jay 30 minutes to do. That is the power of Groove Agent SE 4 and it comes free with all versions of Cubase. Don't wait, get stuck in and bring more creativity to your projects now.

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Cubase & its combined tools are incredibly powerful, capable of the highest level of professional music production. In order to learn them, you need tutorials with the same level of professionalism, and teachers who are passionate about helping you become a better producer.


Our tutorials take months of planning and execution. Everything you are taught has the sole purpose of giving you the best learning experience and the greatest transfer of knowledge possible. Simple, powerful & fun.


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Jay Hales (Tutor & Co-Founder of Born To Produce) has produced in most genres over the last 20 years, as well as successfully DJ'ing across many countries throughout Europe. He writes music for TV companies and makes his own personal music in a wide range of genres.


His attention to detail, knowledge and clear teaching style make him the perfect person to learn your music production skills from. He is super approachable so feel free to get in contact with him and ask a question. He is also open to feedback and always looking for ways to improve and offer even more value for money.

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