Transfuser is a real-time loop, phrase, and groove creation workstation for Pro Tools that allows you to create, manipulate, and perform loop- and rhythm-based music on the fly. Whether you're looking to track or perform something that grooves, remix rhythms, mash-up something funky, or breathe new life into your existing loop libraries, Transfuser offers tools to create, control, explore, and experiment with music and loops.
Reviewed By Saukar30
November 16, 2016
Transfuser is like a workstation almost for people who like to use samples, loops & some basic instruments. You have multiple engines each with their own sequencer with patterns that can be controlled my MIDI per channel. If you like to actually make your own loops (or use a decent collection of ok loops) & have fun playing this might just be the ticket.
I bought this because I have for the longest time looking for a decent drum plugin that can sequence and gave me control over my samples. Transfuser definitely is that one that does it. You have 12 samples each with pitch, pan, filter, amp controls, plus 3 insert effects and each drum can be sent to individual outputs as well as be utlized by the send effects.
The slicer is bad ass too, as you can slice a sample & then copy a slice to a separate phrase synth to manipulate it separately. Also with effects & multiple controls. Take note that you can import rex files as well.. so you have a great amount of flexibility.
You all have ALOT of loops & samples to work with. Given just this VST, you probably wouldnt need much of an outside collection if you dont mind doing some manipulating.
Also it includes a bass synth, electric piano, & analog synth as well. These are not great but not too shabby. If you have other synths, you may not find a use for these, but still nice to have.
Take in mind this is an old VST. It is a little bit hard to read because so much is crammed in. This was made right before the craze of resizeable panels. Also, the phrase sampler could use a better resampling method to make it sound better... like Elastique. Also, no host automation... though you do have a few global smart controls and most of the parameters can be automated by MIDI.
That being said, Transfuser is super low on the CPU. With a few modules, I was hovering around 8-10% on my system (i7, 12 GB RAM, 2 tb hd). The sequencer for each section is str8 forward & MARIO is great for inspiration. You also get an FX version as well if you want to run other VSTs or audio through to get a consistent sound for your project. And finally... the sound quality is top notch.
If you like to get to your ideas quick and dont mind a few quirks... you should highly consider this plugin.Read more