The future of Geist 2

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KVRist
139 posts since 12 Nov, 2020

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:29 pm

I am just trying out Geist 2, how I hate 'flat' design - Geist 1 was so much more attractive than this grey, flat, dull mess. Is it just my PC or do other people see blurry fonts throughout Geist 2? Why did they make the GUI less attractive than Geist 1? Dark grey text on dark grey buttons, I don't have a monochrome monitor. Look at how beautiful Groove Agent looks in the post above, compared to this minimalist bullshit we see everywhere nowadays.
What are the included loops like in Groove Agent 5 compared to Geist 2?

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KVRAF
2278 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:43 pm

Geist is a great drum and percussion plugin and it would be a shame if it was caught up in all of the financial and legal wrangling and died an unnatural death :(
No auto tune and iLok free...

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KVRAF
3659 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:49 pm

What happened to the Synth Squad ? Amber seems to have missed the cut to version 2.
"Part Man, Part Machine, Part Bird, Part Drum - It's Robo-bongo-cuckoo-cop" - James Acaster

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KVRAF
11382 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:52 pm

LeVzi wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:49 pm
What happened to the Synth Squad ? Amber seems to have missed the cut to version 2.
Synth Squad is dead as a group. They all went solo, except for Amber, who’s in rehab.
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KVRist
82 posts since 24 Jul, 2006

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:40 pm

I think it's fair to say at this point that Geist, and the rest of the FXpansion products that Roli took control of, are dead. Roli's post-bankrupcy focus is said to be on education, there's really no way that geist fits into that view. I am a little surprised that they didn't see the restructuring as a chance to try and sell the rest of the fxpansion products on to inmusic & others, or maybe they did but they were just nonproductive and kept quiet.

KVRAF
7197 posts since 7 Mar, 2003

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:27 pm

inMusic own Akai and the MPC range - Geist2 wouldn't really fit into the overall vision is my feeling. I do hope it finds a home.
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KVRAF
9035 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:41 am

Spectrasonics Geist RMX 3!

KVRian
566 posts since 11 Nov, 2010 from ny

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:34 am

y'all know Angus Hewlett went to Image Line right? He is now their Chief Technology Officer.

Free updates for life, and Angus? Count me in

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KVRAF
2673 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:54 am

vertibration wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:34 am
y'all know Angus Hewlett went to Image Line right? He is now their Chief Technology Officer.

Free updates for life, and Angus? Count me in
As long as Pharrell doesn’t join as a business partner it’ll probably be okay.

KVRAF
9035 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:55 am

vertibration wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:34 am
y'all know Angus Hewlett went to Image Line right? He is now their Chief Technology Officer.

Free updates for life, and Angus? Count me in
Would be nice if Image Line picked up Geist, but isn't that kind of what FL Studio does already (beats/sequencing)? Would adding Geist into the product lineup be an add to value? I honestly have no idea. Never used it.

KVRian
566 posts since 11 Nov, 2010 from ny

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:32 pm

I would think Geist is dead weight now, but Im sure Angus will contribute some amazing things to Image Line. FL21 is supposed to be a major update, I would think Angus has plans on new plugins for FL Studio. He may even incorporate features from Geist in the FL Studio channel rack sequencer....who knows really. He has a shit ton of knowledge about synthesis at his disposal

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KVRian
860 posts since 22 Feb, 2014

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:54 pm

Amberience wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:27 pm
inMusic own Akai and the MPC range - Geist2 wouldn't really fit into the overall vision is my feeling. I do hope it finds a home.
You probably know better than anyone else speculating here, but why wouldn't Geist2 be a good fit for inMusic's AIR Music Technology brand? Considering Drum Synth 500 and Transfuser 2, it doesn't seem like much of a stretch.

KVRian
887 posts since 29 May, 2011 from Germany

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:40 am

Amberience wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:27 pm
inMusic own Akai and the MPC range - Geist2 wouldn't really fit into the overall vision is my feeling. I do hope it finds a home.
Would that "Soul" thing I read about have been an overhaul of Geist which was abandoned during the <cough> "refocusing" or is that name a coincidence?

Has finding a new home for Geist been tried -and apparently failed- in the past - and which kind of company would you -personally- find to be a good fit?

KVRist
269 posts since 3 Mar, 2004 from Denmark

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:06 am

epiphaneia wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:40 am

Would that "Soul" thing I read about have been an overhaul of Geist which was abandoned during the <cough> "refocusing" or is that name a coincidence?
Soul is (more or less) an audio-focussed programming language, so it's not something that's going to replace Geist.

KVRAF
7197 posts since 7 Mar, 2003

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:56 pm

epiphaneia wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:40 am
Amberience wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:27 pm
inMusic own Akai and the MPC range - Geist2 wouldn't really fit into the overall vision is my feeling. I do hope it finds a home.
Would that "Soul" thing I read about have been an overhaul of Geist which was abandoned during the <cough> "refocusing" or is that name a coincidence?

Has finding a new home for Geist been tried -and apparently failed- in the past - and which kind of company would you -personally- find to be a good fit?
Yeah as has been said, SOUL is nothing to do with Geist; it's a programming language written by the guy who invented JUCE.

Can't speak to any of the other stuff.
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