Cthulhu Tutorial

Xfer Cthulhu Explained®

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    Introduction

    Welcome to the video series on Xfer Records Cthulhu! Larry goes over the basics of Cthulhu and what it can do for your productions.

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    Cthulhu in Logic & Ableton Live

    Larry shows you how to use Cthulhu as a MIDI effect in Logic and using the Mac MIDI driver to record these chords as individual notes, and then covers setting up Cthulhu in Ableton Live and achieving the same results.

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    The Chords Module Pt. 1

    Larry now explores and explains Cthulhu's Preset Types, Velocity and the steps to alter chords. You'll also discover how to learn your own chords using the learn function.

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    The Chords Module Pt. 2

    Watch and see how to Copy/Paste, use the Randomize feature, and the Chord Alteration Menu. Also learn a way of favoriting chords for later use, as well as removing or un-favoring chords.

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    The Arpeggiator Pt. 1

    Now dive into the powerful Cthulhu Arpeggiator and learn all about the Arpeggiators Graph Mode, the Note Selection Tab and how to create unique arpeggiator rhythms. Muting steps and resetting the arpeggiator pattern, as well as using Retrigger for uniform patterns is also explained and shown!

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    The Arpeggiator Pt. 2

    Larry now reveals the Graph Tabs and the Arpeggiation Randomization features. Also see how to Change Octaves and use Cthulhu to generate Velocity Modulation, as well as Introduce Groove and Add Harmony to your Arpeggiation.

Product Overview


Larry Holcombe shows you how to release the awesome power of Xfer Record’s Cthulhu chord generation plug-in! Learn all of its features and functions, as well as see it in action, so you know exactly how to use it effectively in your songs and productions.

Larry starts by welcoming you and goes over the important basics of the Cthulhu plug-in. He then reveals how to setup Cthulhu as a MIDI effect in Logic and Ableton Live, and the info can be applied to just about any DAW.

Next, you’ll dive deep into Cthulhu’s Chords Module where you’ll learn how to generate and edit chord sequences, favor Chords for later use, and much more.

Wrapping it up, Larry explains and explores Cthulhu’s powerful Arpeggiator feature. Learn how to create unique arpeggiator rhythms and lines quickly and easily, that will make your tracks groove hard.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re ready to unleash the beast in this programmer’s wonder tool, watch “Xfer Cthulhu Explained®” now!


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Levent Cem
Submitted 3 months ago

Very Through Course That Makes You Learn All Aspects of Cthulhu

This was definitely most apprehensive guide to Cthulhu for me. I understood how to apply many different techniques that I didn't know that existed before, as well as come to a full understanding of how to apply Cthulhu while writing chords, melodies and harmonical elements. Thanks a lot Groove3!


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PrecisionMusic
Submitted 3 months ago

Clear, Informative, Comprehensive - Excellent!

I'd been looking for a detailed and comprehensive tutorial for Xfer Cthulhu for some time. Other videos just seemed to be "reading from the manual" but Larry went through every aspect of the plug-in in great detail and also gave informative examples. Superb!


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Deon
Submitted 9 months ago

Clear, focused tutorial

A great overview of the plugin, concise and to the point.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Cubase, Reaper


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kalkal
Submitted 1 year ago

good introduction

opened up lots of possibilities


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LarsLentz
Submitted 2 years ago

Exceptionally Thorough

This was an in-depth tutorial on this plugin that has enabled me to utilize all the features of it. Before I knew only a portion, but now I can get more use out of it. The pace of the learning was perfect, and it kept my interest going throughout it. The narration was very understandable and well said.


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ave fuqua
Submitted 3 years ago

Good tutorial

Reveals function wich i did not recognize just playin` around. Quick explicit declaration ~ like it !

I am a: Producer


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Tom Helvey
Submitted 3 years ago

Nice Walkthrough

Concise and to the point. Detailed every aspect of the plugin without much meandering while still providing suggestions for experimentation. You could do the same exercise on your own, but it'll probably take longer. The setup video wasn't that useful to me, I had already figured that bit out. A couple examples of using Cthulhu in tracks would have been nice.


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kitekrazy
Submitted 3 years ago

Needs More

One thing apps like this suffer from is POOR documentation from the developer. You always have hopes 3rd parties like Groove 3 step in, I'd rather watch a video that shows how to set it up on all popular DAWs. Does setting up in Live or Logic transfer to set up in other DAWs, I say no. I guess this is more of a request than a review.

I am a: Hobbyist

Response from Customer Service:

Hello and thanks for the review!
We are always happy to take requests. Anyone can send a request to support@groove3.com and it will be added to our internal Customer Request list. All the best to you!

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sandy
Submitted 3 years ago

superb

enhanced my understanding of the less obvious features and was surprised how powerful they can be


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Odi
Submitted 3 years ago

Very Helpful

Good quick overview of Cthulhu. Now Kirnu Cream please ;-)


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Levent Cem
Submitted 3 months ago

Very Through Course That Makes You Learn All Aspects of Cthulhu

This was definitely most apprehensive guide to Cthulhu for me. I understood how to apply many different techniques that I didn't know that existed before, as well as come to a full understanding of how to apply Cthulhu while writing chords, melodies and harmonical elements. Thanks a lot Groove3!

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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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PrecisionMusic
Submitted 3 months ago

Clear, Informative, Comprehensive - Excellent!

I'd been looking for a detailed and comprehensive tutorial for Xfer Cthulhu for some time. Other videos just seemed to be "reading from the manual" but Larry went through every aspect of the plug-in in great detail and also gave informative examples. Superb!

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Deon
Submitted 9 months ago

Clear, focused tutorial

A great overview of the plugin, concise and to the point.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Cubase, Reaper

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

kalkal
Submitted 1 year ago

good introduction

opened up lots of possibilities

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

LarsLentz
Submitted 2 years ago

Exceptionally Thorough

This was an in-depth tutorial on this plugin that has enabled me to utilize all the features of it. Before I knew only a portion, but now I can get more use out of it. The pace of the learning was perfect, and it kept my interest going throughout it. The narration was very understandable and well said.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

ave fuqua
Submitted 3 years ago

Good tutorial

Reveals function wich i did not recognize just playin` around. Quick explicit declaration ~ like it !

I am a: Producer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Tom Helvey
Submitted 3 years ago

Nice Walkthrough

Concise and to the point. Detailed every aspect of the plugin without much meandering while still providing suggestions for experimentation. You could do the same exercise on your own, but it'll probably take longer. The setup video wasn't that useful to me, I had already figured that bit out. A couple examples of using Cthulhu in tracks would have been nice.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

kitekrazy
Submitted 3 years ago

Needs More

One thing apps like this suffer from is POOR documentation from the developer. You always have hopes 3rd parties like Groove 3 step in, I'd rather watch a video that shows how to set it up on all popular DAWs. Does setting up in Live or Logic transfer to set up in other DAWs, I say no. I guess this is more of a request than a review.

I am a: Hobbyist

Response from Customer Service:

Hello and thanks for the review!
We are always happy to take requests. Anyone can send a request to support@groove3.com and it will be added to our internal Customer Request list. All the best to you!
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

sandy
Submitted 3 years ago

superb

enhanced my understanding of the less obvious features and was surprised how powerful they can be

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Odi
Submitted 3 years ago

Very Helpful

Good quick overview of Cthulhu. Now Kirnu Cream please ;-)

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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Xfer Cthulhu Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Through Course That Makes You Learn All Aspects of Cthulhu This was definitely most apprehensive guide to Cthulhu for me. I understood how to apply many different techniques that I didn't know that existed before, as well as come to a full understanding of how to apply Cthulhu while writing chords, melodies and harmonical elements. Thanks a lot Groove3!
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear, Informative, Comprehensive - Excellent! I'd been looking for a detailed and comprehensive tutorial for Xfer Cthulhu for some time. Other videos just seemed to be "reading from the manual" but Larry went through every aspect of the plug-in in great detail and also gave informative examples. Superb!
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear, focused tutorial A great overview of the plugin, concise and to the point.
Date published: 2020-01-07
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from good introduction opened up lots of possibilities
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Exceptionally Thorough This was an in-depth tutorial on this plugin that has enabled me to utilize all the features of it. Before I knew only a portion, but now I can get more use out of it. The pace of the learning was perfect, and it kept my interest going throughout it. The narration was very understandable and well said.
Date published: 2019-02-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good tutorial Reveals function wich i did not recognize just playin` around. Quick explicit declaration ~ like it !
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Needs More One thing apps like this suffer from is POOR documentation from the developer. You always have hopes 3rd parties like Groove 3 step in, I'd rather watch a video that shows how to set it up on all popular DAWs. Does setting up in Live or Logic transfer to set up in other DAWs, I say no. I guess this is more of a request than a review.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice Walkthrough Concise and to the point. Detailed every aspect of the plugin without much meandering while still providing suggestions for experimentation. You could do the same exercise on your own, but it'll probably take longer. The setup video wasn't that useful to me, I had already figured that bit out. A couple examples of using Cthulhu in tracks would have been nice.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from superb enhanced my understanding of the less obvious features and was surprised how powerful they can be
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Good quick overview of Cthulhu. Now Kirnu Cream please ;-)
Date published: 2017-08-19
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