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What can Geist do what I can't do...

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion

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ghettosynth
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4173 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Postby ghettosynth; Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:31 pm Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

hibidy wrote:
pdxindy wrote:You can create patterns super fast (24 per engine) and just drag the pattern into a track, done.




Is part of the demo restriction not being able to do that? I'm really new.


I don't know, but that would make sense as the beat creating workflow is a key feature. I asked, but nobody answered, do you guys know what kind of copy protection it uses? IIRC, they use C/R? Yes?
deastman
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4073 posts since 6 Aug, 2003, from San Francisco Bay Area

Postby deastman; Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:56 pm Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

As much as I love Geist, I haven't touched it since getting into Ableton and Push. Geist has a great workflow, but locked up inside a single plugin. With Live, its all just seamlessly integrated into the DAW itself- the sampling, warping, slicing, mapping to pads, sequencing, mixing down to new clips... even navigating sound sets with more than 16 pads is way easier natively in Live. I feel guilty that I haven't used Geist that much, but I'm sure I'll get back to it eventually.
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hibidy
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41607 posts since 20 Dec, 2005

Postby hibidy; Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:29 pm Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

That's the thing I'm wondering about. What will it do that I can't already in live. But I bought it anyways. I figured worst case scenario is that I hate it and resell it.
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Alias9593
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180 posts since 8 Dec, 2011, from Lebbeke, Belgium

Postby Alias9593; Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:35 pm Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

Geist is a really good plugin. I use it in Live and i created my personal "drum machine" with multiple outputs, triggered by a midi track on channel 11. It's working fine but a little bit confusing when you want to automate things. IMHO.

I prefer to use Kontakt multi-instruments. Every instrument is triggered by an external instrument track. So i have a multi-in/multi-out configuration and can easily automate, create different patterns and apply effects on every instruments. (hope is clear).

I think it's a question of taste but with all the promos you can find actually, Geist is certainly not a bad choice.
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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4516 posts since 24 May, 2009, from A galaxy, far far away

Postby el-bo (formerly ebow); Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:25 am Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

at this price it becomes really easy to justify. i paid 80 dollars without any interest in the sequencing engine, nor really the library. the sampling/resampling workflow was worth that price. i wasn't so interested in the library, though i know some folks really rate it. at this price, it could even be worth it just for the sounds and kits
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~Pd~
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722 posts since 29 Jul, 2006

Postby ~Pd~; Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:26 am Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

ghettosynth wrote:
hibidy wrote:
pdxindy wrote:You can create patterns super fast (24 per engine) and just drag the pattern into a track, done.




Is part of the demo restriction not being able to do that? I'm really new.


I don't know, but that would make sense as the beat creating workflow is a key feature. I asked, but nobody answered, do you guys know what kind of copy protection it uses? IIRC, they use C/R? Yes?


Yeah it's C/R. Some people hate that but it works fine for me and hasn't caused any problems.
Schmidi
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75 posts since 22 Apr, 2011, from Seattle WA

Postby Schmidi; Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:45 am Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

So I have both Geist and Live 9 Suite, and I love using Geist for my drums! Yes, Life's drum racks can go far deeper, but I find I am far more productive using Geist. It also shares a lot of DNA with dcam Synth Squad and as such, I feel like it adds that intangible something to my samples.

If you really want a cool combo: fill up all the engines with samples, fill the pattern banks up on each engine, snapshot some scenes, and then sequence said scenes/patterns via a midi keyboard in Live! Massive potential for complex sequencing!
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hibidy
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41607 posts since 20 Dec, 2005

Postby hibidy; Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:29 pm Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

One thing I wasn't able to do is drag/drop a sample onto a pad, only autoload would work. However, today it works fine :?
outsidesystems
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20 posts since 20 Aug, 2009

Postby outsidesystems; Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:50 pm Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

I just wish Geist's UI was a little larger. It's quite small on high-res monitors.
hibidy
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41607 posts since 20 Dec, 2005

Postby hibidy; Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:35 pm Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

I'm not really a "slicer" but I'm kinda feeling it with geist vs live.

I haven't gotten through the manual yet, is there no way to drag/drop a loop in and have it slice? Or only through the browser?
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audientronic
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810 posts since 30 Mar, 2012

Postby audientronic; Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:46 pm Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

This is great for 50 bucks. Auto-slice is nice. Now for another 50 percent xpansion sale so I can pick up the cinematic drum thingy.

And then there's utonic and I'm probably done. ;).
V0RT3X
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4363 posts since 3 Jul, 2012

Postby V0RT3X; Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:23 pm Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

audientronic wrote:This is great for 50 bucks. Auto-slice is nice. Now for another 50 percent xpansion sale so I can pick up the cinematic drum thingy.

And then there's utonic and I'm probably done. ;).


its hard to be done if your a kvr regular :lol:
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pdxindy
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8872 posts since 2 Feb, 2005, from in the wilds

Postby pdxindy; Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:44 pm Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

V0RT3X wrote:
audientronic wrote:This is great for 50 bucks. Auto-slice is nice. Now for another 50 percent xpansion sale so I can pick up the cinematic drum thingy.

And then there's utonic and I'm probably done. ;).


its hard to be done if your a kvr regular :lol:


He just means done for April... :hihi:
sinkmusic
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5586 posts since 28 Apr, 2004, from france

Postby sinkmusic; Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:13 am Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

Grrr ! I just bought it from JRRshop ! :D
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Tricky-Loops
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8436 posts since 12 Mar, 2012, from South Bavaria - near the alps... :-)

Postby Tricky-Loops; Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:17 am Re: What can Geist do what I can't do...

So far I've found one thing that Geist CANNOT do: give me more money... :cry:
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