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  • Controlling Fxpansion Geist in Ableton Live

    First thing to do is create a few extra midi channels in lives clip launcher.
    http://imageshack.us/a/img266/8748/4030.png


    Second thing to do is create a clip on the first channel so i can copy this to the other channels. The note is C-1 the very lowest C-1 there is.
    http://imageshack.us/a/img513/4537/dg8g.png


    Third step Is then to go to your other channels and change the Midi Out settings so they are sent to the Geist plugin on Midi Track 1.
    http://imageshack.us/a/img829/8599/54sw.png


    Fourth Step is copying the midi loop with C-1 to all the remaining midi channels as these will be controlling the various geist engines in geist.
    http://imageshack.us/a/img41/131/74w4.png


    Fifth Step is to select each midi channel now and make sure all of them have the midi settings set properly.
    http://imageshack.us/a/img513/1584/3ap.png


    Sixth Step Repeat the same process for the second part of the midi launcher clips however this time instead of C-1 use C#-1 Clips.
    http://imageshack.us/a/img268/9481/2cgj.png


    Seventh Step Now that you have both scenes arranged in live open up geist and hit Lives Master Scene Launcher button. It should play and all engines will play the first pattern, which is pretty normal..
    http://imageshack.us/a/img268/9481/2cgj.png


    Eight step - It should also change to geist engine pattern 2 when you launch lives second master launcher button.
    http://imageshack.us/a/img577/5742/4thd.png


    So that's really all there is to it! You can use Geists built in sequencing and control the patterns via lives clip launcher. This particular combination will give you an outstanding amount of control over producing grooves.
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    Cool tutorial. Geist has always been on my "list" of plugs that I know I'd have use for if I bought it...just never pulled the trigger on it.

    At least now if I ever do I'll have a handle on how to control it!

    Good work. :D
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    • #3
      Thanks so much. As they say: priceless! It's very much appreciated. Something one might add is that both Geist & Synth Squad come with a lot of cool FX, so apart from the sounds and the sequencing, you can really use them as soundmangling/glitch plugs...(thanks again for pointing out the right way to automate :tu
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      • #4
        Originally posted by phoenstorm View Post
        Thanks so much. As they say: priceless! It's very much appreciated. Something one might add is that both Geist & Synth Squad come with a lot of cool FX, so apart from the sounds and the sequencing, you can really use them as soundmangling/glitch plugs...(thanks again for pointing out the right way to automate :tu
        No problem man, there are so many ways to use a tool as complex as geist but that was pretty much the easiest way that "worked" for me. I did try the automation stuff within live using geists built-in host parameter automation controls but for some reason it would glitch up when I used it in clip mode. I might have to try it again, maybe i was doing something wrong. I would really like to figure out how to get it to work though!
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        • #5
          Hi there !

          Thanks a lot about this Tutorial Vortex It seems to be awesome. I am currently switching from Logic to Live and I would like to use Geist as it is the best for my drums. I am really used to it.

          I have another question. Do you know how to configure an MPD 32 in order to play Geist (as in standalone mode) in Live ?

          It is such a pain to configure all those stuff :mrcool: but I would like to use everything at its best !

          Regards

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