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Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:45 pm
by Kickflip
Peejosity - the MPD32 works very nicely overall. Great fun being able to switch engines from the buttons and jam on the pads. I'd assume the other MPDs work well too, but the more controls the better, imo ;)

Although, wondering what you meant by "works out of the box perfectly with send and receives like the launchpad does in ableton"?

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:21 pm
by peejosity
Kickflip wrote:Peejosity - the MPD32 works very nicely overall. Great fun being able to switch engines from the buttons and jam on the pads. I'd assume the other MPDs work well too, but the more controls the better, imo ;)

Although, wondering what you meant by "works out of the box perfectly with send and receives like the launchpad does in ableton"?


Hey, I ordered a Launchpad from Amazon, waiting for it to arrive. What i meant was, the Launchpad has a "map" that works fine in Ableton when you plug it in. No mapping required. Most of the devices do already, as they're supported in Ableton already. The sends/receives I'm referring to is when you trigger something with the launchpad it turns a light on, and when something is finished etc, the software sends messages to the launchpad telling it to turn the light off or changes it's colour etc... so basically they work hand in hand. Wasn't sure if once you setup these devices within Geist if it worked the same... as in Geist informs the controller things which gives you visuals on things changing etc.

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:33 pm
by Kickflip
Ah I see... yeah was wondering if you meant that but not sure! Basically, there's not that much in the way of controller feedback on the MPD32 anyway, so it won't be much of a problem ;)

There's only really the 8 buttons along the top that could give feedback, I don't think they do, but I mainly use them for switching engines. Now you've brought it up though, an improved MPD32 with motorised faders and LED rings would be pretty awesome.

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:41 pm
by peejosity
Kickflip wrote:Ah I see... yeah was wondering if you meant that but not sure! Basically, there's not that much in the way of controller feedback on the MPD32 anyway, so it won't be much of a problem ;)

There's only really the 8 buttons along the top that could give feedback, I don't think they do, but I mainly use them for switching engines. Now you've brought it up though, an improved MPD32 with motorised faders and LED rings would be pretty awesome.


Heheh, well I've got a Launchpad incoming from Amazon, will probably be here in 3 weeks (cheap freight > expensive freight), so I'll see how I go. I should figure out if i can make my crappy old Roland XP-10 work with geist until it arrives :)

Trigger Finger map

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:26 pm
by marczwan
Just bought Geist and wondered if there was a Trigger Finger map actually made?

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:40 am
by Crone1
pornophonica wrote:Any chance of a MPD24 map?
Or can I just use the 26 one?
Thanks :D


Anyone?

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:37 am
by peejosity
i bit the bullet and bought a Maschine and now use the software it came with instead now. Haven't used Geist for a while unfortunately :(

Oh well.

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:10 pm
by buildlust
peejosity wrote:i bit the bullet and bought a Maschine and now use the software it came with instead now. Haven't used Geist for a while unfortunately :(

Oh well.

I feel ya! I had Maschine since it came out and I use it extensively, but I saw a video of Geist and the sample slicing and pad feature and thought ill give it a try. To be honest the sampling and slicing feature in Geist is better than Maschines, for me at least, but trying to get Geist to do what you want to do, mainly controlling engines without mapping and all that extensive midi (not user friendly imo) and trying to bounce individual audio files without all this assigning outs. I may rather stick with maschines usability and wait until NI makes their sampling on par with Geist. Also this forum is zombiefied.....sheesh.

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:29 pm
by peejosity
buildlust wrote:
peejosity wrote:i bit the bullet and bought a Maschine and now use the software it came with instead now. Haven't used Geist for a while unfortunately :(

Oh well.

I feel ya! I had Maschine since it came out and I use it extensively, but I saw a video of Geist and the sample slicing and pad feature and thought ill give it a try. To be honest the sampling and slicing feature in Geist is better than Maschines, for me at least, but trying to get Geist to do what you want to do, mainly controlling engines without mapping and all that extensive midi (not user friendly imo) and trying to bounce individual audio files without all this assigning outs. I may rather stick with maschines usability and wait until NI makes their sampling on par with Geist. Also this forum is zombiefied.....sheesh.


Hey,

Yeah, I'm at the point where I might uninstall Geist completely. It's just too difficult to get it to the same point as NI for example in the friendly side. I mean I already spent money buying it, and then the launchpad, only to find I can't use them together... $$$ down the drain :(

At least my DCAM is still put to some use, unfortunately I can't say the same for BFD :(

-Peej-

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:22 pm
by Paul_fx
buildlust wrote:Also this forum is zombiefied.....sheesh.


Its xmas and new years - people have holidays / families etc. If you have an actual support question, email support and they will help you.
Re buying launchpad and expecting it to work, i dont remember us ever saying that we support bi directional communication with launchpad, nor do i know of any other plugin that support launchpad in that way besides Abelton Live, who incidentally have very close connections with Focusrite / novation. (and also to point out, this is what Novation market it as… its not a general MIDI compatible controller in terms of the bidirectional control - this requires the use of the specific API for the launchpad.)

If you prefer maschine, great, go make some music with it :D

Happy new year
-Paul

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:51 pm
by buildlust
Paul_fx wrote:
buildlust wrote:Also this forum is zombiefied.....sheesh.



If you prefer maschine, great, go make some music with it :D

Happy new year
-Paul

Truthfully this place is a Geist town.....:-)
All jokes aside I actually enjoy sample chopping with Geist and will continue to make great music with Geist in the Maschine!

Happy New Year

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:23 pm
by kryptonitejesus
What would be the best way to get my MPK61 mapped out so I can control all the different engines and banks from my hardware alone... as of now if I want to use multiple engines I have to cut and paste all from engine 1 :/

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:08 pm
by funtez
Could anyone possibly help with a Geist controller map for my DSi Tempest!? I'm using the tempest a lot and has taken prime position in my workspace and would love to be able to use the tempests pads for Geist re-sampling but I'm not ultra midi savvy and not sure how to make this happen, anyone have a map!??

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:28 am
by boost303
Im trying to get the mpd32 controllermap working, but i seem to be missing something.

I have loaded the preset in Geist and have loaded the mpdpreset in the mpd, i am using ableton 8.28 as a host.

It says in the readmefile that i have to select the mpd as a midisource in Geist and that i can find the info in the manual. Maybe im too tired now but i cant seem to find it in the manual. Does anyone know how to do this so i can get the controllermap working?

Thanks in advance

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:06 pm
by boost303
anyone?