FXpansion Geist

FXpansion has proudly announced the availability of Geist, a 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 beatmaking. 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

On the Mac, Geist requires OS X 10.5.8, or OS X 10.6.2 and above, an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz (2.53 GHz and higher recommended) and 2 GB RAM or more.

Geist is a download-only product and is available now from the FXpansion webshop for £157.00 / €189.00 / $249.00 plus VAT where applicable. Crossgrade offer for registered FXpansion GURU customers: £79.00 / €95.00 / $125.00 plus VAT where applicable.


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