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

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hibidy
KVRAF
42539 posts since 21 Dec, 2005

Post Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:26 pm

Man, I can't believe they still have this!

My mini review is that geist is nice, but I don't think I'd like it for more that 50 bucks. Had one crash in studio one (but mostly it works fine) and I have an issue where you can't adjust the volume while a midi clip is playing from the host (so far I can't get anyone to reproduce it though...it does this in both hosts)

It's a bit too deep and complex. I'm used to battery 4 and I still like it better overall. I don't do much slicing, I think you slice/dicers will really appreciate what it can do.

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HydrogenHuman
KVRist
181 posts since 1 Nov, 2008

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

Post Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:06 pm

hibidy wrote: It's a bit too deep and complex.
Ah yes, not liking a product because it has too many capabilities.

It was inevitable.

I agree it is very complex and hard to master, but that shouldn't justify saying it isn't worth more than $50. It's well worth its asking price, but it's very intimidating which is most likely why so many people sell it and/or don't buy it.

hibidy
KVRAF
42539 posts since 21 Dec, 2005

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

Post Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:31 pm

No, that's not what I meant at all. But hey, I mean, I impulse bought it, it's pretty cool, Rory is working on my problem with me and it's all good. I just don't think that it's as intuitive as battery 4 :shrug:

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HydrogenHuman
KVRist
181 posts since 1 Nov, 2008

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

Post Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:28 pm

My interpretation was that you gave Geist a lower rating because it was too deep and complex, meaning it had so many capabilities it was overwhelming.

Now that I'm reading it with a different interpretation, you're saying it was too complex and difficult to use compared to Battery 4. Understandable.

hibidy
KVRAF
42539 posts since 21 Dec, 2005

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

Post Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:37 pm

Glad we got that cleared up :hihi:

Man, it's one of THOSE days.

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codec_spurt
KVRAF
3446 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

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

Post Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:48 pm

“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.”

hibidy
KVRAF
42539 posts since 21 Dec, 2005

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

Post Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:53 pm

You're a good man codec, I don't care what that one guy says about you! :hihi:

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V0RT3X
KVRAF
7252 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

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

Post Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:16 pm

I can't wait until my copy arrives.

I love using abletons drum sampler but i find i can whip together a beat in Geist much quicker.

LimboLoves
KVRist
440 posts since 22 Feb, 2014

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

Post Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:21 pm

Geist has a very snappy enevelope that you will be able to notice apart from live racks, imo. It has a very sweet sequencer as well. I honestly can't believe I got this for 50 dollars. Best deal EVER.

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pdxindy
KVRAF
14241 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

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

Post Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:30 pm

Before Geist I did not sample my own synth sounds that much but with Geist it is fast and fun... Now I don't think twice about making my own kits.

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V0RT3X
KVRAF
7252 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

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

Post Sat May 31, 2014 2:51 am

I got my copy, and i'm pretty stoked.
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LimboLoves
KVRist
440 posts since 22 Feb, 2014

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

Post Sat May 31, 2014 4:25 am

Sounding good! I'm using Geist for a sample pack I'm making and am very very happy.

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