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Fxpansion Geist Special Edition  

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  • Fxpansion

    Sample, slice, sequence, mix, arrange, effect, and resample with this award-winning drum machine.

    Geist is FXpansion's next-generation sampling drum machine, designed to create evolved, custom beats and grooves, freeing you from the limits of pre-packaged loops and over-complicated DAWs.

    Geist fuses creative sample-sculpting tools with fast pattern step-sequencing and arrangement. Browse through sounds with lightning speed, slice and assign loops to pads with a single click; sample, resample and build beats in a slick unified environment. Geist makes fiddly tasks with multiple apps a thing of the past.

    Geist runs as a plugin and as a standalone application, perfect for laptop beatmaking. Export creations as audio clips or load sessions back into the plugin to resample, reslice, remix, rearrange and transform your beats even further. Geist is a complete, integrated rhythm production sandbox for the studio, the tourbus or the stage.

    Geist: sample, slice, sequence, mix, arrange, effect, resample
    Geist is FXpansion's next-generation sampling instrument. It integrates a suite of powerful beat production features into a unified, slick interface designed to free you from the limits of pre-packaged loops and inspire your beatmaking to new levels of creativity.

    Real-time sampling, resampling and slicing
    Geist lets you cut up loops and breaks and send them to pads with a single click! It delivers the flexibility you crave for really involved slicing operations, and an intelligent classify system to build kits from loops in seconds.

    Geist can resample its output or sample external input. Record multiple takes and exact loops, sending them to the slicer with a few clicks. Whether you dig in crates or play synths, guitar or bass, Geist lets you inject sounds onto pads fast.

    Sonic sculpture and sequencing
    Geist's sound sculpting tools include stunning FX with DCAM modelled compression, filtering and drive. The pattern sequencer includes step-automation for parameters, real-time recording and retro capture, for laying down takes without pressing record first!

    An integrated song mode lets you build complex, evolving pattern arrangements in a musical and fun way. Record pattern and scene triggers live, draw and edit parts directly on the linear timeline, or just jam away and capture your performance afterwards.

    High-performance browsing and DAW integration
    Geist's browser is built to make it faster than ever to find your sounds! Set up favourites, save searches, compare files from different folders in shortlists. You can even send previews through a discrete output, perfect for building beats in live scenarios.

    With full MIDI and audio export, a variety of plugin formats and a standalone version, Geist is a complete rhythm production environment, primed to streamline your workflow and reawaken your love of making beats!

    Features

    • Sampling & resampling
    • Dirac3 time-stretch/pitch-shift
    • Powerful full-featured slicing and detection/classification
    • 30 effect types inc. DCAM circuit-modeled filters/dynamics/drive & Overloud Breverb algorithms
    • Pattern sequencing
    • Scene switching
    • Integrated song mode
    • Real-time record & retro capture
    • Step-automation for parameters
    • Intuitive and powerful browser
    • Full MIDI and audio export
    • Standalone / VST / AU / RTAS

    An entire Zeitgeist of drumming possibilities (no, we don't know that that means, but get do get Geist, and you should too. Order today!

     

    Geist Special Edition Specifications:

    • System Requirements
    • Windows XP SP2, or Windows 7 (Windows)
    • OSX 10.5.8, or OSX 10.6.2 and above (Mac)
    • Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86ghz (minimum)
    • 2GB DDR2 RAM (minimum)
    • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53ghz and higher (recommended)
    • 2GB DDR3 RAM (recommended)
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    FxpansionGeist Special Edition
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    3.0

    Great features but unstable

    By GuitarKeith

    from Mesa, AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Slicing
    • Great Sample Manipulation

    Cons

    • Unstable

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Fxpansion Geist Special Edition:

    The standalone version of Geist would stop responding, necessitating a reboot of the program. I downloaded the most recent beta version later, and it seems to be even more unstable. I like the features of the program. It would take longer to do the same things in an ordinary DAW than with Geist.

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    5.0

    Truly great percussion programmer

    By JC

    from Vermont

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sounds Included
    • Very Deep Programming

    Cons

    • Complex To Fully Grasp

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fxpansion Geist Special Edition:

      I'd been interested in this for a while, and while I own Tremor I wanted to greater facility of Geist. MF had a deal too good to pass up and I am very satisfied with this.

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      5.0

      Sweet Beats

      By SoniaD

      from sherrill, Arkansas

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      Comments about Fxpansion Geist Special Edition:

      Geist is overall is a great production tool and the free expansion kit is great too.
      Geist is one of the best drum sampler out there. It is user friendly and it works great with the Akai MPD controllers. I use it to put to get gospel rap song in minutes using a combination of the onboard sounds and Acid loops. I works in standalone mode as well a a plug-in for you DAW. To use it all you have to is select you sample sounds and splice them and then assign them to the 16 pads. Then play your music into the sequence and build you song in pattern mode. There are oboard fx and quantizing. You can store your home made kits, presets, and export your song. Once you export you song you just open it up in you favorite DAW and lay down more instruments and vocals. Before I owned Geist I used Motu BPM which is also a great music production tool. But I fell in love with Geist from the first time I used the program. So, if you are looking for an additional drum sampler to complement the one that you already have try Geist you will be glad you did.

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