Official Serum thread!

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hollo
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957 posts since 28 Dec, 2004

Post Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:30 pm

Irritate? Don't play those harsh patches. This is a single preset from my soundset, no outboard fx to make it warm and smooth. The color changes coming from the built in controllers.

https://soundcloud.com/hollosound/hollo ... erformance

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Igro
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3991 posts since 26 Apr, 2007 from Noosphere

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:03 am

I can make a nice pad by sampling a running car engine when applying reverb and chorus afterwards. So i don't see the point of you example. Make a short AMP env bass sound with a filter without any effects (provide the patch too) and then let's compare it to some others synths.

P.S: I never use patches.

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DJ Warmonger
KVRAF
2817 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:30 am

P.S: I never use patches.
So maybe you should? Maybe others can make better patches than yourself? Because now you contradict your own argument.

I just spend one month and a half tagging all my presets for VIP, just to see what other people came up with. There are hundres of wild electro-dubstep basses I woudl never come up with, however there's also Cosmic Trigger bank which sounds just like vintage synths (Korg wavetable?) and I would never expect to hera that in Serum. Also, here were some ambient banks but I don't have it.
The point is, people have already made every sound possible with Serum.
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pdxindy
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13892 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:46 am

DJ Warmonger wrote: The point is, people have already made every sound possible with Serum.
And most of them I don't like because they sound hard and sterile to me...

SLiC
KVRAF
2798 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:59 am

pdxindy wrote:
DJ Warmonger wrote: The point is, people have already made every sound possible with Serum.
And most of them I don't like because they sound hard and sterile to me...
Have you listened to Hollo's 'warmed' ?

https://www.audiobombs.com/items/732/wa ... serum-demo
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foosnark
KVRAF
4385 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:20 am

This was Analog_BD_Sin, through High 24 filter self-resonating (settings are still in the patch but it's disabled), resampled back to Osc A, with windowed sync and 3-voice unison. No effects. No modulation. Envelope is just the default gate with the release turned up.

It took about 2 minutes to make this.

http://starthief.net/stuff/Bubbling.wav

http://starthief.net/stuff/Bubbling.fxp

Is that something you would call "hard and sterile?" Serious question, because I've never once understood this accusation leveled against any synth in the history of KvR.

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rod_zero
KVRAF
2881 posts since 28 Jan, 2011 from MEXICO

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:39 am

This mode audio pack of presets shows how it can go into 80s territory:

https://m.soundcloud.com/modeaudio/sentient-synths
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V0RT3X
KVRAF
6985 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:33 am

Made this patch for fun using the now defunct Z3TA2 Wavetables. As a bonus it uses some of the arpeggiator midi files for the sequences.

https://soundcloud.com/user-841453413/z3tasaw
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tonedef71
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896 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from USA

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:01 pm

V0RT3X wrote:Made this patch for fun using the now defunct Z3TA2 Wavetables. As a bonus it uses some of the arpeggiator midi files for the sequences.

https://soundcloud.com/user-841453413/z3tasaw
Cool! I had been wondering if z3ta's wavetables could be used in Serum.

Will all of z3ta's wavetable files import properly into Serum?

Did you have to do anything special to the files to get them to import properly into Serum?
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V0RT3X
KVRAF
6985 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:54 pm

tonedef71 wrote:
V0RT3X wrote:Made this patch for fun using the now defunct Z3TA2 Wavetables. As a bonus it uses some of the arpeggiator midi files for the sequences.

https://soundcloud.com/user-841453413/z3tasaw
Cool! I had been wondering if z3ta's wavetables could be used in Serum.

Will all of z3ta's wavetable files import properly into Serum?

Did you have to do anything special to the files to get them to import properly into Serum?
No problems at all, I just dragged and dropped the folder of wave files into Serum and it loaded them. I did add a morph to the entire selection though so they would smoothly cycle when you sweep the index.

That demo was just a single patch too with some DAW automation for the Macro knobs on Serum.
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Rastkovic
KVRer
15 posts since 26 Jul, 2018 from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:39 am

Igro wrote:When Serum gets nice analog filters, that's the question? This is the only thing that keeps me away from this, otherwise nice synth.
Interesting, what's your hardware reference in terms of analogue filters?

To me the filters in Serum sounds very good, and i also own analogue synths. What are you missing?
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cytospur
KVRian
1035 posts since 26 Jun, 2002 from London, UK

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:50 am

Some free wavetables for Serum available here (at the top of the page):

https://charlesdickens.neocities.org/

There is also a purchase link (£10) just below there that will give you free lifetime updates of new wavetables as I make them (currently ~3000 Serum-compatible wavetables in the library). Other formats available as part of the same library.
Wavetables for DUNE2, Blofeld, IL Harmor, Hive and Serum etc: http://charlesdickens.neocities.org/

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sircuit
KVRian
503 posts since 15 Jul, 2016

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:52 am

Igro wrote:When Serum gets nice analog filters, that's the question? This is the only thing that keeps me away from this, otherwise nice synth.
I wonder what "MG Filter" stands for
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Jorgeelalto
KVRist
278 posts since 31 May, 2015 from Madrid, Spain

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:36 am

cytospur wrote:Some free wavetables for Serum available here (at the top of the page):

https://charlesdickens.neocities.org/

There is also a purchase link (£10) just below there that will give you free lifetime updates of new wavetables as I make them (currently ~3000 Serum-compatible wavetables in the library). Other formats available as part of the same library.
Checking them out, nice link!

Trancit
KVRAF
1702 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Re: Official Serum thread!

Post Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:26 am

nevermind... I am too silly to read 8)

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