Groove Agent 4 would be great. I'm not a fan of fishing through hundreds of MIDI files to get a good groove and I like the idea and ease of use of virtual drummers. There aren't many options out there:
I remember using Strike on PT and how much I liked the ease of use and ability to get grooves out quickly. Again no fishing through MIDI files. I would much prefer a GA 4 offering from Steinberg with VST 3 and full Cubase integration.
Ease of use would be a must and the ability for us to use our own samples would be great. I never use Groove Agent ONE because I use HALion 4 to host and manage all of my drum samples.
The virtual drummer is the main draw to a GA 4 product for me.
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Fewer bugs would be nice. Otherwise I can't really think of major changes. Maybe some improvements to UI, sample quality, improved exporting GA notes to a drum track for replacing the samples with something else...
In fact, GA 3.5 would alone make me quite happy.
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Ok so there's Halion Sonic SE and the full Halion Sonic. Why not create a Groove Agent 4 with current functionality but have it the big brother of Groove Agent One ( similar interface would be fine) and add built in beat making like Ultra Beat in that other Daw That way we can do away with an extra window ( plugin Beat Designer) Cheers!
And while you're at it - could you update GA3 so it will work with Cubase 6/7 Win7 64 bit?!? I can't believe after all this time, 64 bit is still not supported by Steinberg on this amazing VST!
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+1, as others have said because of the virtual drummer approach. I bought jBridge solely for Groove Agent 3 to move to 64 bit.
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But please do consider doing it without a dongle. I'm happy to pay through the nose, but I've moved to Ableton and Logic to get away from having to pull my keys out and plug them into my laptop just to have fun making music on a train. Not everyone is a "pro" user with a ton of kit in a static room!