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Cthulhu Tutorial

Xfer Cthulhu Explained®

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    Introduction (0:38)


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    Cthulhu in Logic & Ableton Live (4:42)


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    The Chords Module Pt. 1 (8:56)


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    The Chords Module Pt. 2 (9:34)


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    The Arpeggiator Pt. 1 (9:26)


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    The Arpeggiator Pt. 2 (15:47)


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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ave fuqua
Submitted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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

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sandy
Submitted 1 year ago

superb

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

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Odi
Submitted 1 year 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 5 .
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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