We All Need Tutorials #2 – How to Set Up Cthulhu

Our good friend New Hero started a series of music production tutorials on youtube called “We All Need Tutorials”, aiming mainly on using great free plugins and other free production tools for FL. We are proud to be part of it, as New Hero is a master in FL and also a pretty funny dude :D.

If you missed episode #1 (Karma FX Bundle) check it out.

The information in these tutorials can be very useful for new producers but also for more experimented ones. Check it out and make sure to subscribe to his youtube channel, we will drop one new tutorial every week!
This week’s tutorial is about Cthulhu.

What is Cthulhu?

Cthulhu is two MIDI FX modules combined into one plug-in:

Chords Module – One Note Becomes Many

Cthulhu is firstly a chord memorizer and player, allowing you to experiment with creating and reworking chord progressions with single-note presses.
Included are over 150 factory chord presets allowing for a near-unlimited amount of possible musical-sounding chord progressions.
Import MIDI or ‘record’ chords straight in, Cthulhu is able to analyze the chords you play and allow for various sorting options (Circle of 5ths, Chromatic, low note, etc) allowing for easy access over your chords!

Arp Module – Transform your chords in new ways.

The other half of Cthulhu is a unique pattern-based arpeggiator, allowing incoming notes or chords to be manipulated in various rhythmic ways. The 8 tabs of the stepsequencer allow you to completely reshape the incoming MIDI notes, even a single note fed into the arp can become a unique and rhythmic riff! Even if you have other arpeggio software plug-ins, Cthulhu’s arp is unique and powerful with advanced features such as chord-arpeggio mode, ties, duration / velocity sequencing, intelligent transpose, harmony, and more! Every tab of the sequencer can operate on its own length, allowing for evolving polymetric arpeggios. From simple to complex, from chaotic to creating precise arpeggio you imagine in your head!

Download the free demo version

Want to know more about Cthulhu? Watch this:

If you know other free tools that you would like New Hero to talk about or if you would like to know how to use one, please use the comment section under the post to share your suggestions!