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The Essential Xfer Records Cthulhu Course Cthulhu from Xfer Records is a breakthrough plugin...
4.8 stars, based on 6 reviews Cthulhu Masterclass - Tame the chord & arp monster
Cthulhu Masterclass - Tame the chord & arp monster

The Essential Xfer Records Cthulhu Course

Cthulhu from Xfer Records is a breakthrough plugin that allows you to explore harmonic options and musical progressions like nothing else. It can literally catapult you out of a creative rut and inspire innovative musical directions – if you know how to use it.

From how to set up Cthulhu with your DAW to step by step instruction on what everything does and more importantly how you can use Cthulhu to add a supreme level of musicality to your productions.

The Essential Xfer Records Cthulhu Course is a 12-part course led by Echo Sound Works that walks you through all the features and functions of Cthulhu with a view to inspiring your own creative and practical use of the plugin.

Master Cthulhu And Super Charge The Musicality Of Your Tracks With Innovative Harmonies


Cthulhu is a ground breaking plugin that makes tedious and difficult tasks like creating detailed arpeggios, musical sequences, and advanced chords possible. Two plugins in one interface, Cthulhu can be a little hard to learn in and out.
In this course, Echo Sound Works will teach you how to turn Cthulhu into one of your go-to tools for your creative process.
The course will look at every knob, feature and slider as well as how to use Cthulhu creatively.
If you want to become a Cthulhu power user – this is the place to start


  • Watch, Listen and Learn – our easy to follow video instruction shows you exactly how to use Xfer Records’ Cthulhu Plugin
  • 12 walkthrough videos each demonstrating different functions of Cthulhu

► Introduction
► Setting Up Cthulhu VST
► Setting Up Cthulhu AU Version
► GUI Overview
► Chords Overview
► Chords Menu Overview
► Chords Learn Function
► Creating Chords
► ARP Note Selection
► Note Modifiers
► ARP Global Controls
► Combining Chords and Arps

  • Total runtime 77 Mins
  • Practical instruction by an experienced tutor
  • Learn at your own pace, watch as many times as you need to learn the lessons



  • PT1 – Introduction

PART 1 – Introduction – A quick intro video outlining the scope of the entire course.

  • PART 2 – Setting Up Cthulhu VST

Understanding how to set up Cthulhu is the first hurdle most producers have with the plugin. Learn how to get it up and running properly.

  • PART 3 – Setting Up Cthulhu AU Version

The AU version of Cthulhu needs to be set up the right way in Logic X. Learn how in this video.

  • PART 4 – GUI Overview

This video does a quick but detailed walk through of the GUI layout.

  • PART 5 – Chords Overview

Learn how to use the chord function and chords controls in Cthulhu to create unique chords.

  • PART 6 – Chords Menu Overview

A detailed look at all the menu options in the chord section of Cthulhu.

  • PART 7 – Chords Learn Function

This section will teach you how to capture chords straight from your DAW or keyboard.

  • PART 8 – 3 Ways To Create Chords

Learn three unique methods to create chords in Cthulhu.



  • PART 9 – ARP Note Selection

A unique control to Cthulhu, learn how to use this feature to create intricate ARPS.

  • PART 10 – Note Modifiers

Cthulhu comes with a bunch of controls that give you the utmost control of each step of any ARP.

  • PART 11 -ARP Global Controls

Finish up our look at the arpeggiator with a run through of the global controls panel

  • PART 12 – Combining Chords and Arps

This video combines everything learned in the course and looks at how you can use these two parts of Cthulhu together.


Echo Sound Works is one of the lead tutors on the ADSR network.

He is also the sound designer behind the hugely popular sound design label Echo Sound Works as well as a producer in his own right.

With his years of experience as a producer, sound designer and tutor, ESW easily explains often complicated topics in a way that anyone can understand. By reinforcing everything he teaches with real world examples, you will come away fully understanding everything presented to you in this course.

Become intimately acquainted with this inspiring piece of software while receiving tips and tuition from a gifted sound designer and producer.

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