Does anyone use Xfer Cthulhu?

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KVRian
540 posts since 8 Jul, 2015 from Canada

Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:29 am

What do you use it for? I am trying it out, and for one I can't seem to get the chords to sound the way I want, they seem rather scattered. Is this just because I am not used to it?? or is there some sort of trick I am missing here in terms of how to get used to the chords that the midi notes trigger?

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KVRian
1160 posts since 31 Aug, 2007 from wales

Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:46 am

the preset chords don't relate to MIDI note
in the bach chorale presets
they are mapped in the order they occur in the chorale
if you map your own chords you can do what you like

i use max4live step sequencers to trigger cthulhu

dave

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KVRAF
6131 posts since 29 Mar, 2003 from Location: Location

Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:57 am

I don`t have or have tried cthulhu...but considering it`s a MIDI generator and it sounds "scattered" it seemed to me you might need to set your sample rate in your soundcard device to something a bit faster starting @ 512 samples or lower.
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KVRian

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540 posts since 8 Jul, 2015 from Canada

Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:05 pm

annode wrote:I don`t have or have tried cthulhu...but considering it`s a MIDI generator and it sounds "scattered" it seemed to me you might need to set your sample rate in your soundcard device to something a bit faster starting @ 512 samples or lower.
That would make perfect sense, but I meant its chords with the Bach Chorales, they didn't sound 'ordered' but dave dove was spot on.

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KVRAF
32542 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:14 pm

Does this work as a proper Logic X MFX yet?

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KVRist
438 posts since 27 Apr, 2013 from Denmark

Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:17 pm

aMUSEd wrote:Does this work as a proper Logic X MFX yet?
http://www.kvraudio.com/news/xfer-recor ... port-24656
MIDI FX version of Cthulhu for Logic X - no more IAC needed.

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KVRAF
32542 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:23 pm

Thanks - there seems to be contradictory information - on their site it still says:
Logic Users: Please note, MIDI in Logic requires use of the IAC Bus, since AudioUnits do not support MIDI from plugins. You will experience minor timing issues and a little bit of additional routing (about 7 mouseclicks) to use Cthulhu.

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KVRAF
6131 posts since 29 Mar, 2003 from Location: Location

Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:26 pm

shonoob wrote:
annode wrote:I don`t have or have tried cthulhu...but considering it`s a MIDI generator and it sounds "scattered" it seemed to me you might need to set your sample rate in your soundcard device to something a bit faster starting @ 512 samples or lower.
That would make perfect sense, but I meant its chords with the Bach Chorales, they didn't sound 'ordered' but dave dove was spot on.
That also would have made perfect sense if you actually had said that. :dog: :D
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KVRian

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540 posts since 8 Jul, 2015 from Canada

Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:48 pm

annode wrote:
shonoob wrote:
annode wrote:I don`t have or have tried cthulhu...but considering it`s a MIDI generator and it sounds "scattered" it seemed to me you might need to set your sample rate in your soundcard device to something a bit faster starting @ 512 samples or lower.
That would make perfect sense, but I meant its chords with the Bach Chorales, they didn't sound 'ordered' but dave dove was spot on.
That also would have made perfect sense if you actually had said that. :dog: :D
Yeah my apologies :) , I was trying to be somewhat vague so that I got a wide-spread of answers towards Cthulhu as a whole, since I am still getting familiar with it, and just want to know everything I can about it! :tu: :D

Waaaaahhh
2224 posts since 30 Jul, 2001 from montreal, quebec,canada

Post Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:11 pm

i have it and its aweome

Logic 9 needed the iac for cthulhu

Logic X doesnt

I just load it on a midi track as a midi FX in logic X

if u want to record the midi output of it just load the free "midi fx freeze" (http://www.audiocr.com/midi-fx-freeze/)
Look at the youtube vid, its so simple
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KVRAF
8448 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Alesia

Post Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:52 pm

Knowing a bit about music theory helps when using stuff like this too.
:borg:

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KVRian
1160 posts since 31 Aug, 2007 from wales

Post Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:26 pm

Knowing a bit about music theory helps when using stuff like this too.
why?

dave

KVRian
703 posts since 19 Mar, 2014 from Denver, CO

Post Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:45 am

I love Cthulhu, but only use it as one of the most functional arps out there. I've never used the chord generator - I prefer to play around with my own chord progressions and voicings.

Waaaaahhh
2224 posts since 30 Jul, 2001 from montreal, quebec,canada

Post Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:45 pm

ImNotDedYet wrote:I love Cthulhu, but only use it as one of the most functional arps out there. I've never used the chord generator - I prefer to play around with my own chord progressions and voicings.
U should really checkout the bach coral, fastest way to do some Daft-punk-ish stuff
If your plugin is a Synth-edit/synth-maker creation, Say So.
If not Make a Mac version of your Plugins Please.

https://soundcloud.com/realmarco

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KVRist
46 posts since 19 Mar, 2012

Post Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:22 pm

realmarco wrote:i have it and its aweome

Logic 9 needed the iac for cthulhu

Logic X doesnt

I just load it on a midi track as a midi FX in logic X

if u want to record the midi output of it just load the free "midi fx freeze" (http://www.audiocr.com/midi-fx-freeze/)
Look at the youtube vid, its so simple
Man don't give away too much, lol jk but Cthulhu is great and works just fine in logic X as a midi fx :tu:

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