Gritty Beats with Dark Matter a New Expander Pack for FXPansion Geist


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If you like laying down gritty urban beats you should check out the newly released Geist Expander pack from FXPansion called Dark Matter.

Are you into sampling, slicing, and sequencing audio into wicked beats?

Dark Matter is a Geist Expander with gritty, processed acoustic drums for experimental music containing 1150 WAV samples, 64 RX2 loops, 135 multi-sampled Pad sounds with over 700MB of content in total.

“Carefully selected drum recordings by S. Husky Hoskulds (creator of the 8 Bit Kit BFD expansion) are transformed using Geist’s sculpting and processing to provide dirty, fractured and atmospheric sounds ready to drop into your tracks.

Included in Dark Matter are a wide range of acoustic drums, cymbals and hihats arranged onto 8-layer Geist pad presets, alongside compiled kit and preset files which are ready to jam with.

The additional processing carves new shapes from the unique kits and natural room reverb at LA’s Sound Factory studios. Finally, a bonus set of synthetic ambient loops and textures intended is also provided to inspire drone and soundscape creation.

Dark Matter is perfectly suited to IDM, dubstep, hip-hop, industrial, ambient and other types of experimental music.”

Do you have Geist?

Geist is a sampling instrument to cut up loops and breaks and send them to pads with a single click! Geist delivers the flexibility for really involved slicing operations with an intelligent classify system to build kits from loops in seconds.

“Geist is FXpansion’s next-generation sampling drum machine, designed to create evolved, custom beats and grooves, freeing you from the limits of pre-packaged loops and over-complicated DAWs. Geist fuses creative sample-sculpting tools with fast pattern step-sequencing and arrangement. Browse through sounds with lightning speed, slice and assign loops to pads with a single click; sample, resample and build beats in a slick unified environment. Geist makes fiddly tasks with multiple apps a thing of the past.

Geist runs as a plugin and as a standalone application, perfect for laptop beatmaking. Export creations as audio clips or load sessions back into the plugin to resample, reslice, remix, rearrange and transform your beats even further. Geist is a complete, integrated rhythm production sandbox for the studio, the tourbus or the stage!”

There are currently 9 other expander packs for Geist:

Geist Expander: Vintage DrumBox

Geist Expander: Cinematic Percussion

Geist Expander: Goldbaby Synthetic

Geist Expander: Classic Hip Hop

Geist Expander: Analogue Mayhem

Geist Expander: Ski Rize Dubstep

Geist Expander: Best of GURU

Geist Expander: BFD Remix

Geist & GURU Expander: City of Drums and Beats

Listen to the Audio Demos of Dark Matter

Soundcloud Dark Matter Expander for Geist Demo Audio

More info on Geist at the FXPansion Geist Page

Watch videos to learn more about Geist

FXpansion Geist Tutorial – An Introduction to Geist

Fxpansion Geist is a Beast for Drums VST Review

Purchase and Download Dark Matter Here


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