Cthulu Chord Presets

Tech Specs

Category: Effect Presets

Effect: Cthulhu

File format: .FXP/FXB (Standard VST format)

Genre: House Techno Trance

Courtesy of user DavisGalvin on the Xfer forums:

I went through and transcribed a lot of keys and scales and saved them as presets into Cthulhu.

The list of scales is as follows in every key, C all the way up trough Bb.

  • Major
  • Natural Minor
  • Harmonic Minor
  • Dorian
  • Phrygian
  • Lydian
  • Mixolydian
  • Locrian
  • Whole Tone
  • Jazz Minor

The chords of each scale/key are ordered in Cthulu as follows:

  • Triads
  • Sevenths
  • Secondary Dominants
  • Other Chords
  • Suspended Chords

With the exception, of course, of the Whole Tone scales, which only has the Triads.

Instructions for how to add them to the preset menu are in the ReadMe that comes with the zip file.

Hope this is the kind of thing you guys were looking for! Fee free to e-mail me with any questions.





DavisGalvin* ;)

posted 6 years and 26 days ago



Doh! (fixed)

posted 6 years and 26 days ago



thanks so much..its strange that there are not more presets for chtulhu from the community..at least i did not find any...but i will try your presets..thx!!!

posted 5 years, 10 months and 13 days ago



Can someone help me? where do you put the preset folder so that the VST can see it?

posted 5 years, 7 months and 11 days ago



first find library folder (mine appears when I click the Hard disk icon on my desktop - Mac), then under that folder you have Audio folder then plug-ins folder then VST folder. Under the VST folder you will find a chtulhu presets folder (it should be already there after installation complete).

posted 5 years, 6 months and 28 days ago


Ghost in the machine

really cool stuff , thanks =)

posted 5 years, 5 months and 1 day ago



great stuff many thanks

posted 5 years, 3 months and 15 days ago



Very cool, but question:

How would I access just the triad chords for a certain key (for example C minor). Everything seems to be 5 notes or so

posted 5 years, 1 month and 15 days ago


dr know

could you do one based on grant nelsons chordworx by style section. I'm happy to send you the chart

posted 2 years, 11 months and 5 days ago



I'm late to the party. Thanks again for doing, otherwise I had found the chord generator pretty pointless and useless if you couldn't play chords in key!! This is very helpful. I think someone else had already asked this, but looking at your instructions below, how do you just access the triads for example? All the chords are constructed with 5 notes. I couldn't find any other "secret" way to initiate that order/feature. Thank you. :)

The chords of each scale/key are ordered in Cthulu as follows:
Secondary Dominants
Other Chords
Suspended Chords

posted 2 years and 8 months ago



fantastic work man!

posted 2 years, 5 months and 22 days ago



Dude, Thank you...
Seriously this is amazing you out did yourself!

posted 1 year, 9 months and 20 days ago



Thanks. Great work.

posted 1 year, 1 month and 22 days ago

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