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Beat Production System Plugin by FXpansion
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Geist2 by FXpansion is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Windows 7 SP1 and above (Windows)
OS X 10.9 or above (Mac)
Intel i3 or greater (recommended)
4GB DDR2 RAM (minimum)
Directx 9+
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Geist2 is a streamlined environment for beat creation and sound sculpting that provides instant inspiration and new ideas for productions. It combines deep sample manipulation, arrangement and modulation capabilities for intuitive and fast workflow. Geist2 is designed so that nothing gets in the way of creativity:

  • Load samples or record direct to pads, slice loops, intuitively sequence beats and manipulate sounds with unprecedented speed.
  • Trigger scenes and retro-capture performances to take the pressure out of the recording process.
  • Create evolving polyrhythmic beats with individual track lengths, event probability and the new TransMod modulation system.
  • Vector interface can be resized, rescaled and reconfigured to your needs.
  • Circuit-modelled filters, new effects, loop point modulation, 64 pads for slicing longer loops and much more.
  • Vintage sampler emulation mode for authentic old-school crunch.
  • Quality sounds and loops to inspire your creativity.
  • Equally at home as a triggered sample player, loop machine, performance beatbox, production station, or all of these at once, so you can approach beat making your way.

Equally at home as a triggered sample player, loop machine, performance beatbox, production station, or all of these at once, so you can approach beat making your way.


Geist2's sampler makes capturing your own samples fun again. Whether recording multiple loops or threshold-based single hits, the integrated browser and ability to record directly to pads provides an intuitive environment for building your perfect kit.


The integrated slicer allows fast, non-destructive chopping of beats with automatic pattern extraction. Drag and drop MIDI and audio export makes it a breeze to create custom loops.


The TransMod modulation system lets you automate any parameter with interacting modulators like LFOs, step-sequencers, envelopes, maths functions and macro controls to morph and evolve your sounds in new and creative ways.


Each of Geist2's 8 engines features a 64-track sequencer with 24 pattern memories - all with individual track lengths. Also included are event probability, micro-timing shifts for 'off-the-grid' organic grooves, and parameter step-automation for adding new dimensions to your beats.


Build complex, evolving arrangements is easy and fun; record scene changes live or just start playing - and capture it all afterwards with retro record.


Geist2's sampling and effects engine can twist your sounds into new forms. Layer samples with individual filters and effects, use crossfaded loop point modulation and Zynaptiq ZTX timestretch for new textures. New effects include:

  • Bloom and Maul algorithms.
  • Low-fidelity DAC modelling.
  • High-quality reverb.
  • Frequency shifting.
  • Granular freezing.
  • Classic DCAM compression.
  • Filters and drive.


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Comments & Discussion for FXpansion Geist2

Discussion: Active
31 May 2016 at 1:57am

I'm looking forward to this. Just picked it up today. If the sampling features are as upgraded as they say, this could render an upgrade to full Ableton Live (from Live Intro) unnecessary. (I mean, I already have Kaivo and NI Komplete, and Omnisphere (enhanced with Luftrum & Plug In Guru), and stuff like that, which blows away the stuff in Ableton's more complete DAW versions. And Geist, with 64 pads per 8 engines, with Scene and Song modes, I mean, I'm not sure if it parallels or overtakes Ableton. I guess it depends on your use of external hardware and the purpose - be it performance with DJ'ing, or more of a compositional purpose (mine). With Geist you can use pre-existing MIDI and run multiple keyboards on different channels - control everything that way; and just use Ableton Intro for the audio warping.

I'm not sure if my purchase of Nerve about 6 months ago was very bright (Nerve doesn't allow actual groove functions, because it divides the beat up into a resolution that is much too course to be effective.


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