audio software developer FXpansion is proud to announce the availability of Geist2, an allnew incarnation of its awardwinning Geist. Geist2 is a powerful soundsculpting and beat production system with streamlined sample manipulation, arrangement, and modulation capabilities for intuitive and accelerated workflow. Available for Mac OS X (10.9 or higher) and Windows (7 SP1 or higher), as 64bit only AAX, 32 and 64bit AU and VST, and Standalone versions.
Geist2 is an advanced step-sequencer and samplebased drum machine realised in software and sympathetically styled so that creativity comes to the fore. First and foremost, it allows an elegant and ergonomic way to effortlessly build beats (although is equally well suited to work with all kinds of music material). Grooves and rhythms can be performed and programmed quicker than ever, thanks to its redesigned, resizable (Retina/4Kcompatible) interface that’s as easy on the eye as it is to use.
Each of Geist2’s eight engines feature a 64track Sequencer with 24 pattern memories — all with individual track lengths to create evolving polyrhythmic patterns. Event probability, microtiming shifts for ‘offthegrid’ organic grooves, and parameter stepautomation for adding new dimensions to beats are also available. When working in Song mode, building complex, evolving arrangements is easy and fun; record scene changes live in real time or just start playing — capturing it all afterwards and never missing an idea with retro recording functionality.
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 highquality timestretching, pitchshifting, and pitchcorrection — 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 here: https://www.fxpansion.com/products/geist2/ (Existing Geist owners can upgrade to Geist2 for $99.00 USD/€89.00 EUR/£69.00 GBP.)