Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

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Bladerunner1962
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179 posts since 14 Nov, 2010

Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:13 am

Schmidi wrote:You know you can make/record your own phrases in Transfusor right?
Yes, I read, that that is possible in Transfuser....I have to look some tuturials in order to check, how "easy" that is ;-)

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Teksonik
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11480 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:30 am

Bladerunner1962 wrote: XPand!2...yes, I saw the videos...looks indeed also interesting for me...thank you!
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KVRian
1293 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:10 am

Xpand!2 is free for a couple more weeks! http://www.dontcrack.com/news/2017/10/g ... clusive-2/

I find this a very good go-to plugin for quick sounds. It has 4-part multis, using up to 4 separate MIDI channels, so you can do quick splits and layers for performance.

The 2500+ presets cover just about everything, including traditional instruments, such as strings, vocals, brass + woodwinds. The sample library is only about 1.5GB, so it has a light footprint, and the patches load quick.

There is an arpeggiator with 27 patterns, and about 150 arpeggiated presets in the library. There are about 200 rhythmic looped presets. Just drop an arp or a rhythmic preset on one slot, and then with melodic patches and bass on another 1-3 layers and off you go!

You can use more instances of Xpand!2 in your set if you need more than 4 channels or layers...
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KVRian
1293 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:19 am

Plus once you have the Xpand!2 license, you qualify for the upgrade to the entire AIR collection for $74.99.

AIR Instrument Expansion Pack 3 COMPLETE UPGRADE
https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... E-UPGRADE-
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Bladerunner1962
KVRist
179 posts since 14 Nov, 2010

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:58 pm

Xpand!2...The build in/factory pads a really great!

What I not found so far are "ready to play" bass lines like in Transfuser...or guitar riffs/phrases and so on and so on...It seems, the concept in comparison to Transfuser is complete different, or? Do I need additional midi or audio files in order to have bass lines, guitar phrases?
The arp function for basses and/or guitars sounds not so great.
Even I looked some video tutorials, I don't get it.

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Teksonik
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11480 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:14 pm

Bladerunner1962 wrote: Do I need additional midi or audio files in order to have bass lines, guitar phrases?
Yes you create those yourself. It's called making music. :hihi:
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KVRian
1293 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:52 pm

Bladerunner1962 wrote:Xpand!2...The build in/factory pads a really great!

What I not found so far are "ready to play" bass lines like in Transfuser...or guitar riffs/phrases and so on and so on...It seems, the concept in comparison to Transfuser is complete different, or? Do I need additional midi or audio files in order to have bass lines, guitar phrases?
The arp function for basses and/or guitars sounds not so great.
Even I looked some video tutorials, I don't get it.
Maybe you really need something like this:

http://www.keyboardmag.com/gear/1183/to ... ros5/55871

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/arranger-keyboards
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braj
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9090 posts since 5 Feb, 2004

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:38 pm

Xpand!2 is about as dead simple as you'll find, just learn to use the arp and you can have instant results with minimal knowledge or effort. If that is too complex for you, everything is.
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KVRAF
4764 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from New Zealand

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:43 pm

Teksonik wrote:
Bladerunner1962 wrote: Do I need additional midi or audio files in order to have bass lines, guitar phrases?
Yes you create those yourself. It's called making music. :hihi:
:lol:


Anyway, there are some ready to use midi files for bass, for example: https://groovemonkee.com/collections/bass-loops although for me, I especially enjoy playing the bass while GA or any other drums is playing ;)
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Bladerunner1962
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179 posts since 14 Nov, 2010

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:20 am

*lol*...great joke :-)
I stay with e.g. my Yamaha Motif XS 8 and coming up a Yamaha Montage 8.
I'm not a "wedding musician" :-)
Being interested in solutions like Transfuser doesn't mean, that I only love "ready to play" stuff.
It's something to use between all other stuff.

Bladerunner1962
KVRist
179 posts since 14 Nov, 2010

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:26 am

braj wrote:Xpand!2 is about as dead simple as you'll find, just learn to use the arp and you can have instant results with minimal knowledge or effort. If that is too complex for you, everything is.
Yes, I did playing/trying around also with the arp.

Transfuser delivers for me personally much more opportunities and sounds in using phrases, basslines, drum beats better than Xpand!2. Especially the guitar riffs/phrases are really great in Transfuser.

Xpand!2 has some really great and outstanding pad patches.

EnGee
KVRAF
4764 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from New Zealand

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:39 am

Bladerunner1962 wrote:Especially the guitar riffs/phrases are really great in Transfuser.
Maybe you want to check this for Guitars (I thought to buy it when discounted or from the 2nd hand market as the original price is expensive IMO):
https://www.applied-acoustics.com/strum-gs-2/
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Bladerunner1962
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Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:40 am

EnGee wrote: Yes you create those yourself. It's called making music. :hihi:
:lol:

Mostly I love "only to play" :-)

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braj
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9090 posts since 5 Feb, 2004

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:42 am

EnGee wrote:
Bladerunner1962 wrote:Especially the guitar riffs/phrases are really great in Transfuser.
Maybe you want to check this for Guitars (I thought to buy it when discounted or from the 2nd hand market as the original price is expensive IMO):
https://www.applied-acoustics.com/strum-gs-2/
I have that, it isn't for riffs as much as strumming patterns, and honestly, it isn't all that convincing. I use it and part of me loves it, but at least for acoustic stuff, you should give this freebie a shot first:

http://www.amplesound.net/en/pro-pd.asp?id=7
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EnGee
KVRAF
4764 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from New Zealand

Re: Alternative to Transfuser (Air Technology)?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:56 am

braj wrote:
EnGee wrote:
Bladerunner1962 wrote:Especially the guitar riffs/phrases are really great in Transfuser.
Maybe you want to check this for Guitars (I thought to buy it when discounted or from the 2nd hand market as the original price is expensive IMO):
https://www.applied-acoustics.com/strum-gs-2/
I have that, it isn't for riffs as much as strumming patterns, and honestly, it isn't all that convincing. I use it and part of me loves it, but at least for acoustic stuff, you should give this freebie a shot first:

http://www.amplesound.net/en/pro-pd.asp?id=7
These are nice freebies (Guitar and Bass) :) I have downloaded them, thank you :tu:
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