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The Digidesign Transfusor Virtual Instrument Software is an innovative, real-time loop, phrase, and groove creation RTAS workstation for Pro Tools that allows you to quickly and easily create, manipulate, and perform loop- and rhythm-based music on the fly.
Transfusor is ideal for anyone working with loops (especially electronic, hip-hop, and dance music production), comes packed with a variety of loops and phrases to get you started, and offers groundbreaking, creative tools to manipulate sounds and breathe new life into your existing loop libraries.
Digidesign Transfusor Features
- Easily create, tweak, arrange, and perform grooves on the fly right within Pro Tools
- Offers unique audio tools that let you creatively:
- Beat-sync, auto-slice, stretch, pitch, tag, and resample grooves in real time
- Automatically convert loops into MIDI patterns/drum kits
- Replace sounds in existing loops without stopping playback
- Musically intelligent randomization lets you instantly explore inspiring groove variations at the click of a button
- Supports full drag and drop of Pro Tools regions and audio files from your computer browser
- Comes with nearly 2 GB of loops and phrases to get you started
- Includes 20 real-time effects that are ideal for electronic, hip-hop, and dance music creation
- Supports WAV, AIFF, ACID, REX 1 and 2, and Apple Loops audio files
Tweak and Transform on the Fly
Forget about having to conform every prospective snip of audio for your project at hand; Transfuser does all the heavy lifting for you, leaving you free to explore and experiment in real time. Drag an audio file into the Tracks pane, and, depending on the conversion type you choose, Transfuser dutifully slices up the audio into a slice sequence track, time-stretches it into a beat-matched, trigger sequence track, or converts the audio into a drum sequence track, with individual drum samples mapped to its 12-pad drum sampler — instantly.
Each track type offers easy-to-use yet deep-featured Sequencer, Synth, and Effects modules and editors for total audio manipulation. Use the Sequencer module to change up the beats and vibe of a drum loop, vary notes in phrases, store patterns, alter the sequence speed (in relation with your session tempo), and more — in real time. Use the Synth module to modify individual sounds and manipulate the audio frequency, velocity, filter, attack, and decay. Use the Effects module to insert up to four of 20 different effects per track, including Beatcutter, Tape Delay, Pumper, Compressor, Vinyl, Filter, Spring Reverb, and Distortion, to make things shine — or go Lo-Fi.
Meet Your Random Sidekick — M.A.R.I.O.
If you’re looking for a fast way to generate grooves, are stuck in a rut, or feeling lazy, meet M.A.R.I.O., or Musically Advanced Random Intelligence Operations. M.A.R.I.O. makes it super-easy to explore musically inspired variations of a loop at the click of a button, and lets you have some say in how it performs too. You can come up with, say, a single bass line for a verse and then have M.A.R.I.O. instantly generate some sweet variations — with respect to your original — for use in other parts of your song. You can tell M.A.R.I.O. how much variation to apply as well as which parameters to affect, such as the pitch, rhythm, level, filter, and more.
M.A.R.I.O is not your basic randomizer; when you engage it, its highly intelligent algorithms analyze your work in terms of musical meaning. Then it searches its smart tables to find similar phrase styles and rhythms (or less similar if you’ve chosen a high depth of variation) and merges them randomly and distinctly with your original to create a unique but similar phrase or rhythm. With M.A.R.I.O., you can simply click, click, click your way to finding perfect grooves to build compelling loops and sequences.
Nothing’s Off Limits
Transfuser is all about exploration and experimentation — your music, your way. Create stuff from scratch or manipulate whatever’s at your fingertips. It comes with nearly 2 gigs of loops and phrases to help get your creative juices flowing, from beats, breaks, and basses to acoustic and ethnic instruments, synth sounds, and more. Or drag and drop your own ACID, REX, Apple Loops, AIFF, and WAV files into the Transfuser machine for a little slice and splice to inject new life into your ol’ canned loop libraries. Even Pro Tools regions aren’t safe from your bouts of wicked inspiration.
Live It Live
Transfuser also features some serious live performance-oriented features. You can trigger a series of your own pre-sequenced patterns, or let loose and perform, arrange, and tweak grooves on the fly from your own MIDI keyboard or controller. Transfuser lets you easily assign MIDI notes and MIDI continuous controllers to control virtually any pattern trigger and control in its interface, including its module and parameter controls, Smart Knobs, Trigger Pads, four-octave keyboard, and crossfader.
Digidesign Transfusor System Requirements
- Digidesign-qualified Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE, or Pro Tools M-Powered system running Pro Tools 7.0 or higher software
- iLok USB Smart Key (plus, Internet access and a free iLok.com account for authorization)
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