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Transfuser Tutorial

Transfuser Explained®

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    Introduction

    Get up and running quickly with this primer which shows you where everything lives and how everything works in Transfuser.

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    Preferences

    Check under the hood and see how to setup MIDI, routing and other settings to get the best out of Transfuser.

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    The Browser

    The heart of all your audio assets, find out how to find, audition and sort things easily.

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    Make Tracks

    The core of any Transfuser creations are tracks. This session explains what a track is and the components within a track that make them so powerful.

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    The Master Section

    Everything in Transfuser flows through the Master section, the centre of groove, MIDI control, effects and recording. See and hear how it all fits together.

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    The Controller Section

    Take control of Transfuser using the Controller section, split the keyboard into useful zones and map smart knobs for complete control of your tracks.

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    Dragging & Dropping

    Getting stuff in, out and around of Transfuser couldn't be simpler using its very cool drag and drop system - Russ shows you how easy it is!

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    The Editor Pane

    The Editor Pane is the place where you get up close and personal with every element within Transfuser. Find out just how much you can do to change things and create your own grooves.

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    Importing Audio

    Learn how to get audio into Transfuser, and use the slicing, stretching and automatic drum kit creation features.

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    Audio In

    Transfuser is not only a mean groove machine, it's also a powerful audio plug-in that you can use on any instrument in any Pro Tools track - Discover how!

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    The Drum Sequencer

    Explore how to create complex rhythm grooves using the built in drum sequencer. Find out how to create both step and real time performances and lock those grooves in tight! You can also learn how to edit powerful parameters and make grooves way beyond what you thought possible.

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    The Phrase Sequencer

    Watch the powerful ways in which the phrase sequencer can take sampled phrases and then create new rhythmic patterns. It even has a magic way of keeping the phrase in hitting the right notes - even if you play the wrong ones.

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    The Slice Sequencer

    See how to sequence sliced patterns, change pitch, pan, even reverse single notes in a whole phrase.

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    The Drum Synth

    The drum synth is one heck of a powerhouse for creating drum kits. Find out about how to stack samples in complex kits, re-pitch them, edit wave-from and much more. Drum kits are limited by your imagination in Transfuser, find out how to unlock the potential.

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    The Slicer Synth

    Explore how to take a loop, cut it up, isolate certain parts, edit, mash, drag drop its pieces and more, all right before your very eyes.

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    Phrase Synth Pt. 1

    Discover how to take a phrase and edit it, synthesize it and much more.

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    Phrase Synth Pt. 2

    See how to take the Phrase Synth to a new level with more cool tricks and tips!

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    The Bass Synth

    Find out all there is to know about using this awesome retro mono bass synth, including hoe to create, edit and audition new sounds with speed.

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    Assign Smart Knobs & More

    If you want ultimate control both inside Transfuser and from your MIDI controller, then this tutorial is a must see!

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    Track Automation

    Learn how to automate complex and repetitive tasks within Transfuser using its powerful automation lanes.

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    Meet MARIO

    If you need inspiration for your grooves then find out how to harness the power of MARIO, your own personal 'beat randomizer'.

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    Importing MIDI

    Getting MIDI into Transfuser's track modules is another way to use your own or pre-existing MIDI files. Find out how in this tutorial.

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    Effects in Effect

    Discover just how easy it is to add cool effects to tracks, and add sends and inserts to the Master section for complete effects control.

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    The Recorder

    Learn how to export your grooves from Transfuser back into Pro Tools and even the desktop. There's some tricks to knowing how, watch this tutorial and become a master.

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    Get your Groove On!

    Using everything you've learned, see just how easy it is to create complex Transfuser patterns, add performance parameters and save them for use later on.

Product Overview


Presented by AIR Users Blog founder and Pro Tools wizard Russ Hughes, 'Transfuser Explained' focuses on Pro Tools most creative sonic manipulation tool, leaving no stone unturned.

This in-depth series is for beginner to intermediate users of Transfuser and will guide you through using it step by step, showing you its features and functions, as well as cool tips and tricks. Discover how to set it up, how to navigate its interface and menus, load and create custom patches, import MIDI grooves, load your own samples, create drum grooves with its built in sequencer, create patches with its drum synth, assign smart knobs, automate its parameters for mind blowing effects and much more.

If you really want to maximize Transfuser's features and power, this collection is for you. See how to give your tracks that extra spice, so commonly found in today's modern music. Get 'Transfuser Explained' today.


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MIKON
Submitted 11 months ago

A godsend!

The narrator Russ has a calm voice and a methodical approach. He opens up Transfuser and makes it accessible and fun. I like that the videos are downloadable so I can watch anywhere. Most key points are demonstrated, which makes it much easier when going back to the manual. It could help to occasionally zoom in and highlight areas. Overall very good!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Samplitude


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Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 1 year ago

Really good !!

Very good teachings and information, no more mystery about the Transfuser :)


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Etonal
Submitted 1 year ago

Helpful Video

I've had this plugin for a while but never used it. Glad i watched this video

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Logic Pro


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bburch88
Submitted 2 years ago

Very good

Looking forward to learning transfuser


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Muzicpro
Submitted 2 years ago

What a great plugin!

I stumbled upon Transfuser recently and immediately jumped over to Groove3 so that I could learn it quickly. Russ's tutorial has been extremely helpful as this is a very deep VI and there's a lot to learn. Thanks Russ!


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thomk
Submitted 2 years ago

Transfuser

This helped me get a handle on how to use Transfuser. I can see the potential for production tasks and creating tracks very efficiently.

I am a: Musician, Producer, Sound Designer


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krafidStudio
Submitted 2 years ago

Awesome!

Hello Good.


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Akmonster
Submitted 2 years ago

Transfuser gets simplified for new users.

There's a lot to look at on Transfusers' interface. Russ breaks it all down very nicely. I was pretty confused when I first tried Transfuser, but now I'm understanding it a lot better.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer


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MIKON
Submitted 11 months ago

A godsend!

The narrator Russ has a calm voice and a methodical approach. He opens up Transfuser and makes it accessible and fun. I like that the videos are downloadable so I can watch anywhere. Most key points are demonstrated, which makes it much easier when going back to the manual. It could help to occasionally zoom in and highlight areas. Overall very good!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Samplitude

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 1 year ago

Really good !!

Very good teachings and information, no more mystery about the Transfuser :)

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Etonal
Submitted 1 year ago

Helpful Video

I've had this plugin for a while but never used it. Glad i watched this video

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Logic Pro

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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bburch88
Submitted 2 years ago

Very good

Looking forward to learning transfuser

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Muzicpro
Submitted 2 years ago

What a great plugin!

I stumbled upon Transfuser recently and immediately jumped over to Groove3 so that I could learn it quickly. Russ's tutorial has been extremely helpful as this is a very deep VI and there's a lot to learn. Thanks Russ!

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

thomk
Submitted 2 years ago

Transfuser

This helped me get a handle on how to use Transfuser. I can see the potential for production tasks and creating tracks very efficiently.

I am a: Musician, Producer, Sound Designer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

krafidStudio
Submitted 2 years ago

Awesome!

Hello Good.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Akmonster
Submitted 2 years ago

Transfuser gets simplified for new users.

There's a lot to look at on Transfusers' interface. Russ breaks it all down very nicely. I was pretty confused when I first tried Transfuser, but now I'm understanding it a lot better.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started young. My father was a Jazz piano player who would play Oscar Peterson on the piano, I would go in as a kid and sit and listen to him in wonder. When he left the room I would try and knock out tunes myself. When I was 15 I swapped my bike for a really bad electric guitar which I went home and plugged into my sister's hi-fi, she was not impressed. From there I started having bands in the garage and the rest, as they say, is history.

2. What training have you had?

As a musician, no formal training, I just picked things up by ear. Over the years I've been lucky to work and play with some of the best musicians around, that rubs off on you, playing with great people means you either get better or get a different job! As a trainer I've done a lot of public speaking, presentations and seminars to groups of anything from 10 to 3,000 people. Again, you either get good or get hungry.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was 17 I bought myself a Tascam 244 Portastudio, that was a 4 track cassette based recording system that cost around $1800! In those days that was a miracle being able to record and mix on separate tracks. Once I got that then I was hooked, in fact I forgotten the stuff I've bought over the years, I just look music and technology and so recording ticks both of my passion boxes!

4. People you have worked with/for?

It's a long list and to name drop would sound like throwing pans down a stone staircase. I've worked with and for, in a technical and programming capacity UB40, T-Pau, Elton John, The Beat, New Order, Jools Holland, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, and Japan to name some of those blasts from the past... I'm old!

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I didn't know I was, perhaps it's the combination of my passion for the music and the gear coupled with a genuine desire to help people to use their gear without any barriers. I read the manual as a last resort (often because they are so badly written) so I guess that other's may feel the same, so I try to find a way of making things as simple as possible, I try not to pretend to be an expert, more a guy who's just figured it out. I also have a terrible sense of humour, which means when I train live there are a lot of laughs.

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Transfuser Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from A godsend! The narrator Russ has a calm voice and a methodical approach. He opens up Transfuser and makes it accessible and fun. I like that the videos are downloadable so I can watch anywhere. Most key points are demonstrated, which makes it much easier when going back to the manual. It could help to occasionally zoom in and highlight areas. Overall very good!
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really good !! Very good teachings and information, no more mystery about the Transfuser :)
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Helpful Video I've had this plugin for a while but never used it. Glad i watched this video
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good Looking forward to learning transfuser
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from What a great plugin! I stumbled upon Transfuser recently and immediately jumped over to Groove3 so that I could learn it quickly. Russ's tutorial has been extremely helpful as this is a very deep VI and there's a lot to learn. Thanks Russ!
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Transfuser This helped me get a handle on how to use Transfuser. I can see the potential for production tasks and creating tracks very efficiently.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Hello Good.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Transfuser gets simplified for new users. There's a lot to look at on Transfusers' interface. Russ breaks it all down very nicely. I was pretty confused when I first tried Transfuser, but now I'm understanding it a lot better.
Date published: 2017-03-28
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