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FXpansion Geist Sampling Drum Machine Software

Meet the next generation of the drum sampling machine. This software gives you the power to sample, slice, mix and edit your custom loops. (6) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Sample, slice, sequence, mix, arrange, effect, resample. 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.

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 (TM) 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
- Exclusive sounds and presets from Goldbaby, Groove Criminals, Armin Van Buuren, D. Ramirez, Dom Kane, KJ Sawka, portion control and more

zZounds is an authorized dealer of FXpansion products.

FXpansion Geist 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)
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (6 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
Written by one of our gear experts! "A Professional Grade Plug-In At A Project Studio Price!"
Sound: As an experienced recording engineer, the thought of a sampling plug-in having a "sound" would seem ridiculous to me before using Geist. Without question, I can pinpoint the sound of Geist, a very full and warm sound, the bus compressors and band pass filters sound great and the included sound banks and presets are very nice and a great way to get acquainted with the product. Feature: This plug-in is all about the features. The level that you can edit, mix, and stack sounds is unparalleled. The sampler is wonderful, the automation lanes can create effects, automate sends, reverse/stutter sample edits and generally kick all sorts of butt on your audio. Sample and re sample until you have mangled your audio into a Frankenstein of awesome. Ease of Use: This program has many facets and features, on one hand it is a simple drum sampler and on the other is a very intuitive and complete sampling machine. This plug-in is for the intermediate producer/engineer looking for a high-powered sampler. Fxpansion has produced a very nice video serious, introducing one to the features and functionality of Geist. Quality: Having recently purchased the product I was pleased to see there had already been 3 major updates to the software, addressing every problem I had read about on the forums. Software is stable,GUI is fantastic and the audio browser is major asset to this software. Value: The list price is fair for such a powerful piece of software. You could spend more on some of the other software samplers with bells and whistles but if you are looking for a professional grade sampler, with a solid GUI and a fantastic work flow this is your plug in. Manufacturer Support: I have not dealt with Fxpansion personally, but everything I have read on their forum site, from both customers and employees suggests the company has a deep commitment to customer service and technical related inquiries. The Wow Factor: I saw someone use it on a session in the studio, I had to have it. Overall: I expect to grow more fond of this plug in as I use it more. Once mastered this plug in is a total game changer. Anyone interested in the workflow/sound/vibe of a piece of hardware will love this plug in.
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