First, thanks again for your time listening. In fact my wife told me that I should invest in a really strong PC, knowing the time i'm working on it
With her greenlight..., I decided to buy a Gamer PC: MSI RT75 Titan 8RG. Amazing, like 4 or 5 times minimum the power of my old Lenovo W520.
I don' t have anymore audio cuts and I can go to details to shape the sound the way it has to.
I'm trying to stick to Steinberg products. My Setup is Cubase Pro 10, Absolute 4 and a couple of Steinberg Sound Extensions. I also have a very few free FX plugins. I don't really use other stuff like for instance Native Instruments VSTIs or others.
To answer your question, it's Groove Agent based, I play with Steinberg samples (Change, Add with GA5). i'm editing directly the beats/grooves in Drum Editor.
For the rest, as i'm a pianist, i'm using a Yam CP4 as Midi keyboard. Atmospheres are done through Halion.
By the way, I would love to experiment if you can plug your guitar or bass as well as your voice in a track. Don't know if you are open to it. If interested, simply DM me.
Lastly, it's always an honor to me that your can think about Zawinul/WR when listening to my tracks.