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FXpansion Geist 2 launched

Beat production software adds new FX & more

Audio software developer FXpansion have announced the availability of Geist2, an all ­new incarnation of its award­-winning Geist sound­ sculpting and beat production system. 

Geist2 is a step-sequencer and sample­-based software drum machine offering streamlined sample manipulation, arrangement, and modulation capabilities for a faster workflow. Grooves and rhythms can be performed and programmed quicker than ever, thanks to its redesigned, resizable (Retina/4K­-compatible) interface.

For slicing longer loops, the refined Slicer combined with up to 64 pads allows for fast, non­destructive chopping of beats with automatic pattern extraction — easily create custom loops, thanks to drag­-and-­drop MIDI and audio export functionality.

When capturing samples with Geist2’s Sampler, whether working with multiple loops or threshold­based single hits, the integrated browser and an ability to record directly to the pads provides an environment for creating custom kits to hit that perfect beat!

Automation of almost any parameter is possible with interacting modulators like LFOs, step­sequencers, envelopes, maths functions, and macro controls to morph and evolve sounds in new and creative ways.

Each of Geist2’s eight engines feature a 64-­track sequencer with 24 pattern memories — all with individual track lengths to create evolving polyrhythmic patterns. Event probability, micro­timing shifts for ‘off­-the-­grid’ organic grooves, and parameter step­-automation for adding new dimensions to beats are also available.

Finally, Geist2’s powerful sampling and effects engine can twist and transform sounds into something completely different. Layer samples with individual effects and use crossfaded loop point modulation alongside Zynaptiq’s ZTX — a cross­platform technology for high­ quality time­stretching, pitch­shifting, and pitch­ correction — to create new sounds and textures. New effects also include FXpansion’s own Bloom (creative delay and diffusion effect) and Maul (distortion and tone shaper) algorithms alongside low fidelity DAC (Digital to Audio Convertor) modelling, high­quality reverb, frequency shifting, granular freezing, classic DCAM (Discrete Component Analogue Modelling) compression, filters, drive, and much more.

Geist2 is available to purchase and download directly from FXpansion for $199.00 USD/€179.00 EUR/£139.00 GBP from the FXpansion website, linked below. Existing Geist owners can upgrade to Geist2 for $99.00 USD/€89.00 EUR/£69.00 GBP.

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