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Music Gear Review: Steinberg Rock Essentials VST Sound Instrument Set

Rock Essentials consists of especially recorded Styles that cover popular music grooves from slow, pop-rock ballads to aggressively hard-rock drum rhythms. Available for the Acoustic Agent drum kits of Groove Agent 4 and the Groove Agent SE 4 plug-in (included in latest versions of Cubase), Rock Essentials features 10 Styles. Styles consist of choices of intros, main grooves, fills and endings at different tempos and rhythms. Well musically laid out, all of these can be played instantly as the spontaneous mood strikes you on the pattern pads in Groove Agent.

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


BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contribut- ing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com