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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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Xfer Cthulhu Explained® is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful introduction This was easy to understand and put into practice.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Thorough, but lacking preparation and real-world examples Instead of providing decent examples, the instructor is often just aimlessly clicking settings and moving sliders. I could do that myself. At times it feels like the instructor is discovering the plugin as he goes along.
Date published: 2021-03-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight Forward Good instructor, explains all the functions of each parameter, understandable for anyone that knows even just a shred of music theory.
Date published: 2021-02-14
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Poor and non structured explanation Very excited when I bought Cthulhu but knew already i needed to dive in and find some tutorials. So I was happy to found one on Groove3, but soon turned very disappointed and frustrated. The explaining of Cthulhu definitely needs attention and to be structured The course is not in depth as I am used to see in other courses and lacking well build up information. The plugin itself is so powerful so I really don't understand why this tutorial is so poor, compared to many others on Groove3.
Date published: 2021-02-10
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great for any Cthulhu user whose been keeping it in the plugin closet It may look simple but you can get a lot out of it even if you're not a music theory major and a solid production tool that may help you in your composition and creative work within your daw or audio project.
Date published: 2021-02-10
Rated 1.5 out of 5 by from Groove3 Cthulu tutorial is not very good. This CthuLu tutorial series is frustratingly unclear. I find myself having to rerun to understand because of his accent. The "Learn" function demo simply doesn't work. He even abandons some of that demo saying it doesn't work (maybe a bug ... ?!) . Overall : This is a very disappointing tutorial and makes me wonder if CthuLu is worth using when I can write circles around it.
Date published: 2020-10-14
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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