GrooveAgent vs. Stylus?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Tore Nylund, Aug 7, 2003.

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  1. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    I wonder if there's anyone around with experience from both GrooveAgent vs. Stylus?
    I've been to a demo of Stylus and I was impressed...
    I need a fast way of adding good drums on demo songs, and I wonder what would be the best choice?
    So I would be grateful if you could comment how you think they sound and how "player-friendly" they are.
    I'm so tired of programming sample based drums, or editing loops to get the groove... I even bought a snare drum to get better drum tracks, but my neighbours aren't so happy about that. :D
  2. Robertibi1

    Robertibi1 Guest

    I guess I'm not going to answer your question as I don't have Stylus. I do have Trilogy and Atmosphere, all Spectrasonics software, and they are fantastic. Great company and great support. Maybe your question would be better at the Spectrasonics forum:

    and the Groove Agent forum:

    hope this helps,
  3. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    I vote for Stylus, after hearing the Spetrasonics at a buddies studio, I put Stylus, Atmosphere, and especially Triolgy on my wish list.
  4. Robertibi1

    Robertibi1 Guest

    Oh yea, Atmosphere is cool but man that Trilogy is fantastic. I just bought a new Ibanez bass for around $200USD and barely play it now. The Trilogy even has fret noise!

    I'll have to check out Stylus.
  5. sserendipity

    sserendipity Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Haven't tried groove agent, but Stylus's UI is underwhelming.

    The grooves are funky and anonymous, but I generally end up rendering out it's loops and using them that way - you might as well get a decent sample cd instead.
  6. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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  7. chrisperra

    chrisperra Active Member

    Oct 24, 2002
    i haven't got stylus, but do have the groove agent.

    it's pretty cool, rather idiot proof, the sounds are good, grooves are good, the interesting thing is that you can send out the midi info to other units to trigger your own sounds if you want.

    i'm a drummer so my opinion on these things are slanted as far the "drums" being the real deal.

    but i think that for a writing tool or for someone that can't be bothered to program there own beats it's very good.

    you can humanize the grooves to make them sloppy, change the sounds within a groove and adjust the complexity level from basic to stupidly busy all with sliders.

    good for people that don't want to get out there calculators to write something.

    chris perra

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