Xfer LFO Tool - worth it?

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KVRian
1245 posts since 11 Aug, 2012 from omfr morf form romf frmo

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:00 pm

Dirtgrain wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:00 am
Just to clarify, it cannot be mapped to other devices' parameters, but it does work well as an envelope for its volume controls and filters. Man, if it could be mapped to other devices' parameters, the way Ableton Live tools like LFO can be mapped, it would be so much more. Still, I don't use it much (got other ways to duck, sidechain, modulate).
You can tell LFOTool to output the cutoff value as MIDI CC then use that to automate exposed parameters in other plugins (see section 11 in the manual). You can also drag-and-drop a MIDI clip of the envelope out from it too.

Dirtgrain
KVRist
237 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Re: Xfer LFO Tool - worth it?

Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:04 am

Oh, many thanks. I'm on it.

Elektronisch
KVRAF
3391 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Xfer LFO Tool - worth it?

Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:26 am

sqigls wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:48 pm
try 'fake sidechaining' anything other than a 4/4 kickdrum.
I did and it works great! :) due to Shaperbox ability to do multiband "sidechain" it becomes an amazing tool when layering few different bass, kick layers, working on percussive loops or just in general creating various rhytm loops :)

Its a tool and the "shortcomings" that are brought up, are usualy created by the end user lack of skill or knowledge ;)

Liero
KVRian
1032 posts since 6 Mar, 2004

Re: Xfer LFO Tool - worth it?

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:57 am

Just as a sidenote, using Bitwig basically means having flexible LFOTool like control over any paramater of any VST plugin, so if you're interested in crazy modulation possibilities maybe check it out.

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andymcbain
KVRist
250 posts since 10 Jan, 2017

Re: Xfer LFO Tool - worth it?

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:26 am

Distorted Horizon wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:08 pm
sqigls wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:48 pm
try 'fake sidechaining' anything other than a 4/4 kickdrum.
Just midi trigger lfotool?
+1 … I've occasionally used LFOTool as a "MIDI controlled instrument" in Logic to do this.

I haven't bothered with traditional sidechain compression for ages now when working with 4 to the floor stuff. Sometimes the most bizarre looking envelope shapes are exactly what's needed. LFOTool is my go-to, Enveloper by Guda Audio for when I need multiband envelopes or Filters.

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