FXpansion Geist - A all in one beat programming solution?
Today, by coincidence, i stumbled upon FXpansion Geist (Unfortunately I´m not allowed to post links, yet), which is a sampling instrument, thats also capable of sampling, resampling, slicing, sequencing and arranging + it has effects and envelopes.
I would like to know, from those who have already used Geist, if this tool could be a real alternative to manually beat programming.
I make beats like this: For 'normal' beats, i just use a Simpler in Ableton. Used to work with NI Battery 3 before. For Glitchy IDM-ish beats, i take one track for each Sample (Kick, Snare, Hats etc) in Arrangement View and put them on their disired places manually. Then I glitch them either with the tools in Ableton or use Soundforge for further editing.
Could FXpansion Geist do all of that like a all in one solution? What do you think?
Btw, Geist is former Guru VST.