FXpansion has announced the release of Geist, their 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 plug-in and as a standalone application, perfect for laptop beat making. Export creations as audio clips or load sessions back into the plug-in to resample, reslice, remix, rearrange and transform your beats even further. Geist is a complete, integrated rhythm production sandbox for the studio, the tour bus or the stage.
Feature Highlights Include:
- Sampling & resampling.
- Dirac3 time-stretch / pitch-shift.
- Powerful full-featured slicing & hit detection.
- 30+ effect types inc. DCAM circuit modeled filters / dynamics / drive & Overloud Breverb.
- 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 & presets from Armin van Buuren, D. Ramirez, Dom Kane, KJ Sawka, Goldbaby, Groove Criminals, Portion Control and more.
Pricing & Availability
Geist is available for Windows and Mac OS X (Intel) in stand-alone and VST, AU and RTAS instrument plug-in formats. It is a download-only product and can be purchased now from the FXpansion webshop for £157 / €189 / $249 (plus VAT where applicable).
Special Offer for owners of GURU: £79 / €95 / $125 (plus VAT where applicable) for registered FXpansion GURU customers.
A public beta version of Geist for Windows 7 x64, Standalone & VST will be made available to registered Geist owners during the week beginning Monday, November 22nd. The Mac OS X Snow Leopard x64 Standalone, VST and AU version will be made available shortly thereafter.