These days, I found on the Facebook page of the German magazine Beat, that they offer absolutely free 1GB of drum kits for FXpansion Geist.
I am in a continuous hunt for samples, so I said to download this package (for the sake of included WAVs), even though I do not have Geist on my machine. The surprise came with the compressed file, a lite version of Geist being included.
The collection is called EDM Inferno and contains a compilation of previous packs they have released on the web and on their magazine’s cover DVD. There are offered 15 main collections, obtaining a total 267 kits:
- Geist Beat Box Rocker
- Geist Drums Galore
- Geist EDM Asylum
- Geist Electribe
- Geist Enigmatic Percussion
- Geist Hybrid Drums
- Geist Its Drums
- Geist Minimal Drums
- Geist Percussion Elements
- Peripherique Drums:
- Geist Bitpop Assembly
- Geist Foundation
- Geist Percussion Deluxe
- Geist Synthetic Drums
- Geist Synthetic Glitches
- Geist Turntable Drummer
Maybe the best part is that Geist, a well-known sampling drum machine for beats and grooves is included. Well, is rebranded as GeistLite Beat and has some limited features, but it is quite useful and fully functional. I recommend the video below, a comprehensive tutorial/ overview of GeistLite version in particular:
But until you will sit face to face with GeistLite Beat and its expansions, here are the steps you need to follow:
- Download EDM Inferno Pack here;
- Request for archive’s password here. Under “Downloads” (at the bottom) select “EDM Inferno” then press “OK”;
- Next page, under “EDM Inferno” check “EDM Inferno Soundpack”, enter your email address and click the “Register Products” button;
- On the next page, complete the name field, select your interests, check “I have read the conditions of participation and agree”, “Yes, I want to be informed about new products from falkemedia and their partners” (this is optional) and hit the “Complete Registration” button.
- Wait for the email containing the confirmation link. Click it to activate your account;
- Next, you’ll receive another email (finally) with password for EDM Inferno. Use it to open the password-protected archive (EDM_Inferno.zip);
- Install GeistLite and register it:
- Go to www.fxpansion.com/geistlitebeat;
- Create an account;
- Your GeistLite serial number will be automatically stored in your account.
It looks complicated, but believe me, it took about 20 minutes to do all these tasks. It is up to you to decide if it’s worth, but if you decide to get the freebie, do it as quickly as you can, I don’t have any information about how much this offer will last.