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Geist2 Tutorials

Postby Lawrence_fx » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:39 pm

Hi Guys,

The Geist2 tutorial videos are available below. More will be added as they're released, so keep an eye out!

1 - Introducing and explaining the TransMod modulaton system
Geist2 Tutorial - TransMod Basics

2 - Loading pads, loops, kits and more from the browser
Geist2 Tutorial - Loading from the Browser

3 - Quick mutli-sampling of a hardware drum machine
Geist2 Tutorial - Sampling a Hardware Drum Machine

4 - Using lane loop markers to create polyrhythms
Geist2 Tutorial - Polyrhythms

5 - Determining event probability with the Probability graph
Geist2 Tutorial - Probability Graph

6 - Editing an audio file with the waveform zooming
Geist2 Tutorial - Waveform Zoom Modes

7 - Using Host mode within the Geist2 sampler
Geist2 Tutorial - Sampler Host Mode

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Re: Geist2 Tutorial - TransMod Basics video

Postby woodsdenis » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:03 pm

Nice one, keep em coming :D

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Re: Geist2 Tutorial - TransMod Basics video

Postby dazzer » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:27 am

Indeed, thanks for this :-)

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Re: Geist2 Tutorial - TransMod Basics video

Postby Paul_fx » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:40 am

Glad you like them. Rory has a whole set of these 'short intro' type in the pipeline

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Re: Geist2 Tutorials

Postby Lawrence_fx » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:08 pm

A few more added at the top of the page!

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Re: Geist2 Tutorials

Postby gwok » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:51 pm

No offense, but regarding the polyrhythms tutorial. There is actually a good case for what is being called polyrhythms in that tutorial actually being polymeters.

Although the term polyrhythm is often used to refer to various layerings of timing structures, there is a strong case for the term polyrhythm to be in reference to layering multiple subdivisions, where as this video is actually layering different groupings of the same subdivisions.

So a 5 over 4 polyrhythm usually refers to dividing a time value (ie 1/2 note) and dividing it equally into a quintuplet and "quadruplet" and playing them at the same time (or in series in some views), which is much different then taking groups of 5 and 4 8ths notes and playing them over top of each other and allowing them to "phase" over time.

I only mention this because most audio software I find has somehow left behind timing subdivisions other than 3 and 4, which is a real shame imo.

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Re: Geist2 Tutorials

Postby Lawrence_fx » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:09 pm

gwok wrote:No offense, but regarding the polyrhythms tutorial. There is actually a good case for what is being called polyrhythms in that tutorial actually being polymeters.

Although the term polyrhythm is often used to refer to various layerings of timing structures, there is a strong case for the term polyrhythm to be in reference to layering multiple subdivisions, where as this video is actually layering different groupings of the same subdivisions.

So a 5 over 4 polyrhythm usually refers to dividing a time value (ie 1/2 note) and dividing it equally into a quintuplet and "quadruplet" and playing them at the same time (or in series in some views), which is much different then taking groups of 5 and 4 8ths notes and playing them over top of each other and allowing them to "phase" over time.

I only mention this because most audio software I find has somehow left behind timing subdivisions other than 3 and 4, which is a real shame imo.


I appreciate what you're saying, but for all intents and purposes, I think 'polyrhythm' seems to be more commonly used to refer to two different rhythms ocurring over the top of one another, at least when it comes to music tech related things, as opposed to classical or traditional definitions.

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Re: Geist2 Tutorials

Postby pornophonica » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:26 pm

Any chance you could do a more indepth one on sampling? I'm finding the new sampler and slice tools really unintuitive. I'm guessing I'm just missing some workflow or something. For now I've gone back to sampling and slicing in Geist1 then opening the project later in Geist2 :/

edit: OK after rtfm I think it's more to do with the changed slice edit tools that I'm having issues with. Would love the old multitool back

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Re: Geist2 Tutorials

Postby Rory_FX » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:14 am

You're not the first person to request the old multi-tool back.

More sampling and slicer tutorials are planned 8)

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Re: Geist2 Tutorials

Postby ajrolle » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:34 am

Spitter 2

I'm a longtime Guru and Geist user (and owner of just about every Expansion product). I recently upgraded to Geist 2. It's been a while since I've used Geist 1 or Spitter so I checked the manual for instructions but was disappointed to find only some basic references to Spitter but no step-by-step set of instructions on how to set it up in a DAW with an instance of Geist 2.

I've just spent some time in Ableton Live trying different steps to get Geist 2 (loaded on an instrument track) to recognise Spitter 2 on the Master track of a Live project. Still no success.

Please summarise the required steps to sample DAW audio into Geist 2 using Spitter 2.

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Re: Geist2 Tutorials

Postby loekazz » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:21 pm

Hello,

- set Spitter2 (browser: Plug-Ins / Fxpansion / Spitter2) as an insert FX on the audio track (or master bus) that you want to sample
- give this spitter instance a name (standard = Spitter 1)
- open Geist2 (browser: Plug-Ins / Fxpansion / Geist2) as a virtual instrument on a MIDI track
- in the left corner above the pads section of Geist, choose 'Sampler' as pad input mode
- from there select 'Spitter 1' (or the name you gave it) down under the 'source' list
- choose your desired treshold and sampling settings (more explanation about them in the manual)
- 'arm' or 'rec' to start sampling (depending on the settings)...

There's also a great tutorial video on the Fxpansion site.

https://fxpansion.com/support/videos/

You should check all these tutorial video's by the way!
That's actually where this topic is about ;-)

These video's are much more helpful than the manual. In the latter, there's just a dry explanation of all Geist's functions, not really a 'tutorial way' of explaining things to Geist novices...

Also, there are some other good Geist2 tutorial video's on youtube.
I found the ones off Benngiie helpful:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3YY3p ... HxJ1YbcTcg

good luck!

Luk
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Re: Geist2 Tutorials

Postby ajrolle » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:31 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Geist2 Tutorials

Postby ajrolle » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:34 pm

Agreed.

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Re: Geist2 Tutorials

Postby kevvvvv » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:44 pm

I desperately need a workflow tutorial for Geist 2.

I've watched all the fxpansion tutorials but they're in the style of "feature expositions" and assume I know the basics, which I don't.

I've scoured youtube, but there's hardly anything there and they're all quite short (the longest is in German which I don't speak)

There's nothing in any of the paid tuition libraries (groove3, ask, adsr, etc), so I feel stuffed, helpless.

I badly need something that shows me how to put together a song from scratch, showing the various options we a go along.

This was promised at the start of this thread in 2016.

It's now 2018.

Come on, fxpansion guys, help me out.

I don't need a fancy video, just someone knowledgeable to walk me through a Song Workflow, who could probably tell me in 20 minutes if we were sat in a cafe

Please :oops: :cry:
BFD fan, now a Geist 2 user

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Re: Geist2 Tutorials

Postby Lawrence_fx » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:04 am

kevvvvv wrote:I desperately need a workflow tutorial for Geist 2.

I've watched all the fxpansion tutorials but they're in the style of "feature expositions" and assume I know the basics, which I don't.

I've scoured youtube, but there's hardly anything there and they're all quite short (the longest is in German which I don't speak)

There's nothing in any of the paid tuition libraries (groove3, ask, adsr, etc), so I feel stuffed, helpless.

I badly need something that shows me how to put together a song from scratch, showing the various options we a go along.

This was promised at the start of this thread in 2016.

It's now 2018.

Come on, fxpansion guys, help me out.

I don't need a fancy video, just someone knowledgeable to walk me through a Song Workflow, who could probably tell me in 20 minutes if we were sat in a cafe

Please :oops: :cry:


Hi Kev, I recommend getting in touch with tech support who will be able to get you up-and-running with song creation in Geist2.


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