Your thoughts on Geist 2

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KVRist
434 posts since 20 Aug, 2010

Post Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:50 pm

simmo75 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:08 am
Quick Geist2 question.
Can you drag and drop samples onto Geist 2’s pads via your DAW browser?
In the tutorials people seem to use the Geist browser.
Drag and drop from anywhere on your system with the right keystroke modifiers. In reaper its CTRL ALT DRAG

rpm
KVRist
411 posts since 17 Dec, 2004 from Istanbul

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:53 am

focusrite wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:48 pm
rpm wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:25 pm
Another quick Geist 2 question:
Can I sample computer audio (e.g., from a youtube video playing in my browser) directly into Geist 2? The reaperblog guy demonstrates sampling audio from Reaper into Geist 2 but I am trying to find the easiest way to sample from youtube and slice and loop. I can sample with audacity but it seems difficult to chop and to start looping immediately to see if it will sound good as musical phrases.

In fact, if you know a very efficient way other than Geist 2, please point me to it. Thanks!
Route audio into your daw, set geist to sample external audio
I wanted to sample directly into Geist because, if I can, I want to avoid extra burden on the CPU. But I guess your answer suggests that this is not possible, so I will have to insert the DAW inbetween. The thing is, I'm not even sure that the computer audio can be routed into the DAW (Waveform 8.). Thanks for the reply.
Windows 10, Waveform, NI Guitar Rig 5 & Reaktor 5, Geist 2, Microtonic, EZDrummer 2, EZKeys, Alloy 2, Nectar 2.

KVRist
434 posts since 20 Aug, 2010

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:02 am

rpm wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:53 am
focusrite wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:48 pm
rpm wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:25 pm
Another quick Geist 2 question:
Can I sample computer audio (e.g., from a youtube video playing in my browser) directly into Geist 2? The reaperblog guy demonstrates sampling audio from Reaper into Geist 2 but I am trying to find the easiest way to sample from youtube and slice and loop. I can sample with audacity but it seems difficult to chop and to start looping immediately to see if it will sound good as musical phrases.

In fact, if you know a very efficient way other than Geist 2, please point me to it. Thanks!
Route audio into your daw, set geist to sample external audio
I wanted to sample directly into Geist because, if I can, I want to avoid extra burden on the CPU. But I guess your answer suggests that this is not possible, so I will have to insert the DAW inbetween. The thing is, I'm not even sure that the computer audio can be routed into the DAW (Waveform 8.). Thanks for the reply.
On the standalone version you can use the inputs from your sound card.

https://jackaudio.org/faq/jack_on_windows.html

rpm
KVRist
411 posts since 17 Dec, 2004 from Istanbul

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:46 am

Seems like that is only 32-bit. I'll try the computer audio > DAW > Geist 2 first. Thanks!
Windows 10, Waveform, NI Guitar Rig 5 & Reaktor 5, Geist 2, Microtonic, EZDrummer 2, EZKeys, Alloy 2, Nectar 2.

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KVRian
851 posts since 16 Jan, 2012 from UK

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:44 am

this from the manual:
• Spitter2
Spitter2 is used to route audio from a host DAW into Geist2's sampler. By loading an instance of
Spitter2 to the track you wish to record, you can then sample the incoming audio by changing the
input of Geist2's sampler to 'Spitter2' (or whatever you may have renamed the instance of
Spitter2 running in your DAW).

It's all in the manual.

rpm
KVRist
411 posts since 17 Dec, 2004 from Istanbul

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:38 pm

Thanks, good to be reminded of Splitter but I'm trying to figure out how to get computer audio directly in Geist 2, rather than getting DAW audio into Geist. Maybe this is not possible and my DAW also cannot receive computer audio (unless I guess I spend 109 bucks on an upgrade which gives me a new sampler device that can directly sample computer audio). All of this is no big deal, I'll just sample some other way and drag-drop those into Geist. I just wanted to see if there was a quicker way to try a lot of random samples from the internet in my songs in Geist. cheers!
Windows 10, Waveform, NI Guitar Rig 5 & Reaktor 5, Geist 2, Microtonic, EZDrummer 2, EZKeys, Alloy 2, Nectar 2.

KVRist
434 posts since 20 Aug, 2010

Post Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:18 am

rpm wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:38 pm
Thanks, good to be reminded of Splitter but I'm trying to figure out how to get computer audio directly in Geist 2, rather than getting DAW audio into Geist. Maybe this is not possible and my DAW also cannot receive computer audio (unless I guess I spend 109 bucks on an upgrade which gives me a new sampler device that can directly sample computer audio). All of this is no big deal, I'll just sample some other way and drag-drop those into Geist. I just wanted to see if there was a quicker way to try a lot of random samples from the internet in my songs in Geist. cheers!
..

http://www.virtualaudiostream.com/ is $29

Or you can rip YouTube audio with jdownloader

rpm
KVRist
411 posts since 17 Dec, 2004 from Istanbul

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:04 am

Thanks, I can record with Audacity and that'll do. cheers!
Windows 10, Waveform, NI Guitar Rig 5 & Reaktor 5, Geist 2, Microtonic, EZDrummer 2, EZKeys, Alloy 2, Nectar 2.

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KVRian
693 posts since 19 Sep, 2007 from Germany

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:16 am

My thoughts on Geist 2 :D

I bought Geist 2 some years ago and it crashes constantly in my DAW. Therefore I wrote in their forum, that I want my money back, but they explained me the never ending story in the VST world, that it could be my DAW and so on. So I uninstalled it and never used it again. Perhaps meanwhile it got many updates and it could work on my system now, but if I'm pissed, than forever. :D

KVRist
389 posts since 8 Mar, 2008 from Berlin

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:57 pm

clipnotic wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:16 am
My thoughts on Geist 2 :D

I bought Geist 2 some years ago and it crashes constantly in my DAW. Therefore I wrote in their forum, that I want my money back, but they explained me the never ending story in the VST world, that it could be my DAW and so on. So I uninstalled it and never used it again. Perhaps meanwhile it got many updates and it could work on my system now, but if I'm pissed, than forever. :D
You might want to sell it to me, if you don‘t use it?
my music:
soundcloud.com/septimon-band
blend.io/septimon

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KVRian
693 posts since 19 Sep, 2007 from Germany

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:26 pm

Septimon wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:57 pm
clipnotic wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:16 am
My thoughts on Geist 2 :D

I bought Geist 2 some years ago and it crashes constantly in my DAW. Therefore I wrote in their forum, that I want my money back, but they explained me the never ending story in the VST world, that it could be my DAW and so on. So I uninstalled it and never used it again. Perhaps meanwhile it got many updates and it could work on my system now, but if I'm pissed, than forever. :D
You might want to sell it to me, if you don‘t use it?
ha ha, is this possible? How works the license transfer? :D

I see in my account, I have Bloom, too. But it's discontinued ... :D

rpm
KVRist
411 posts since 17 Dec, 2004 from Istanbul

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:11 am

Septimon wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:57 pm
clipnotic wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:16 am
My thoughts on Geist 2 :D

I bought Geist 2 some years ago and it crashes constantly in my DAW. Therefore I wrote in their forum, that I want my money back, but they explained me the never ending story in the VST world, that it could be my DAW and so on. So I uninstalled it and never used it again. Perhaps meanwhile it got many updates and it could work on my system now, but if I'm pissed, than forever. :D
You might want to sell it to me, if you don‘t use it?
I really have not used it in anything I've produced. I always have the plan to learn it thoroughly but never get around. So yeah, I would consider selling it except where I'm located, paypal doesn't work.
Windows 10, Waveform, NI Guitar Rig 5 & Reaktor 5, Geist 2, Microtonic, EZDrummer 2, EZKeys, Alloy 2, Nectar 2.

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KVRian
693 posts since 19 Sep, 2007 from Germany

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:39 am

Are they really want 50$ for a license transfer??? 🤣

KVRian
1304 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:49 am

Hoping Geist 2 finally starts getting some support.
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KVRAF
18486 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:08 am

trusampler wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:49 am
Hoping Geist 2 finally starts getting some support.
I read that Roli just sold BFD. I hope they sell Geist as well.

Geist is basically abandonware. It is technically still being developed, but the pace of development is so slow that it actually falls farther behind. Unfortunately, FXpansion is unable to give Geist what it deserves. Geist 2 is a great tool... but it needs some solid work and that just aint gonna happen housed where it is. It needs an enthusiastic (and solvent) new developer.

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