Larry welcomes you to the video series and reveals the basics of Xfer LFO Tool, what it is and what it does, as well as what he'll cover in the following videos.
The Interface & LFO Graphs6:49
Larry reveals the different areas of the LFO Tool interface and how to manipulate the Graph Area to create custom shapes. Using multiple LFO shapes within LFO Tool and saving custom shapes is also shown.
Discover the different controls relating to the LFO Graph - Rate, Swing, Phase, PWM and Smooth. See how to use these creatively to add groove to your LFO shapes.
LFO Routing & Split Sections4:14
See how to route any of the 12 LFO shapes to the 5 routing options. The filter Variable Parameter and Split Sections are showcased, and Larry goes over how to use the Offset Control to counteract DAW latency.
The Filter Section5:29
Larry explores and explains the different parameters of the Filter Section, and reveals its categories - Normal, Multi, Flange and Misc Filter types.
LFO Tool MIDI Options Pt. 113:16
Larry demonstrates how to use the MIDI keyboard to route different LFO shapes to the 5 LFO routes, including how to use the various MIDI options to enhance the playability of LFO tool.
LFO Tool MIDI Options Pt. 24:42
Larry shows how to use LFO Tool as a MIDI effect to modulate Native Instrument's Massive.
Using LFO Tool as a Mix Effect8:34
Discover how to use LFO Tool to sculpt the kick drum of your track and get the perfect kick/bass relationship. Larry then shows how to use LFO as a static filter effect.
Sidechaining with LFO Tool7:03
Wrapping it up, Larry reveals how to Sidechain some Serum chords to a Hip-Hop drum pattern, as well as how to get creative with a gate effect, making cool alternative grooves!
Larry Holcombe returns and takes you on a journey inside Xfer Record’s popular LFO Tool plug-in! Learn all about its features and functions, as well as how to use it creatively in your tracks and productions.
Larry begins with an introduction covering what you’ll learn in the videos, as well as LFO Tool’s user interface and almighty LFO Graphs.
Next, Larry goes deeper into LFO Controls, Routing and Split Sections, the Filter Section and LFO Tool’s MIDI Options, which all allow for extensive manipulation of your source sound, in ways you might not have expected.
Wrapping it up, Larry shows how to use LFO Tool as a Mix Effect, sculpting your Kick Drum sound and blending it perfectly with the Bass, as well as Sidechaining with LFO Tool to create new parts based off existing parts in your song, as well as how to create entirely new grooves!
See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you have Xfer Record’s LFO Tool and want to know everything about it, or just some new ways to use it, check out “Xfer LFO Tool Explained®” today!
Submitted 5 months ago
Really good overview
This presents a good overview of this plugin. Obviously this is a deep FX and this gives a nice quick intro
I am a: Professional, Musician, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Reason
Submitted 5 months ago
This plugin still surprises me....great teacher????
I've had this plugin for a few years now and have never gone deep into it like how this tutorial shows. A very clear and concise tutorial that gets into all the workings of the plugin. I hope the author has Nerve by Xfer and does another great tutorial on this. Will definitely look forward to more tutorials from the author. Excellent job????
I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro
Submitted 5 months ago
Excellent! Covers everything
Exhaustive video explanations of LFOTool are thin on the ground, and Larry makes it easy to understand, so this is a valuable addition to Groove3. I expect all tracks released from now on to contain at least one LFOTool! :-)
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Reaper, Studio One
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