Serum 1.23b2 Released

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tony10000
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278 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:51 pm

Found this on Reddit

1.23b2 changes:

• added: default oversampling level now (optionally) can be set in Serum.cfg fle (otherwise 2x as usual)
• added: WT Editor->Add/Remove menu->Reduce submenu: thins the number of frames, in order to easily keep only every th frame.
• added: ability to get a separate vertical grid size for the LFO with text entry: double-click on grid size (assuming pref enabled) and type e.g. 8,12 for 8 horizontal and 12 vertical grid lines.
• added: secondary sort method for preset browser, Serum will remember the previous column you clicked for ordering and use that as a secondary ordering: e.g. click Location column, presets are sorted by location. Then click Rating column and the presets will be sorted by Rating, but the sorting within a given rating will be ordered by Location.
• added: alt-drag LFO tile to WT now an offcial feature / works on Windows too
• added: preset name is now rescanned on Serum instances re-opening (for checkmark / menu advancing)
• added: resizable interface (lower-right corner), zoom menu in top-left (Serum logo) and preference/setting in Zoom Menu for default window size.
• added: if oversampling is set in confg to non-2x the oversampling lock will also enable.
added: “Export All as Single-Cycle Waves” to the export menu in WT editor: exports WT as a set of individual single-cycle wave fles.
added: skin support. zoom menu (Serum logo in top-left) will select skin. A few points about skins:
You can e.g. copy the folder "Default" in Skins subfolder, and make changes to any images.
there is no need to include images that you do not alter - Serum will look to Default skin folder as a fallback.
added: custom .ttf font support for skins - see colormap thread here in Serum user forum for example (in download)
Changes from 1.21 to 1.23
• ew Scream Filter, Dist.Comb 1 and 2 flter types
• Ringmod flter needs less “warm up time” to respond to audio signal.
• Ringmod and S H flters custom flter display instead of frequency response plot (which was of little value for these flter types).
• Preliminary MPE support. You will see the MPE settings in the main menu, and can be enabled/disabled by default in the preferences.
• Preset Hybridize: takes visible presets in browser (e.g. flter to a type) and randomly combines part of seeral presets.
• Promethium Skin by Lance Thackeray as a second factory skin
• Preference to the confg fle for scaling the automation smoothing rate. This will affect onscreen controls, MIDI CC’s, and song/host project automation. It is not advised to change this parameter (as existing project automation might sound different), it’s a tweak offered for “power users” or fringe situations where less automation smoothing is desired (e.g. for rapid response over automation parameters). you can scale it (e.g. [50] would be 50% smoothing, or twice as fast. Accepted values are 1 to 800 (0 = default which is 100%). Rename or delete your confg fle to have this entry created in the confg fle.Added: signifcant CPU reduction when modulating WT Pos.
• Custom (user text entry) category in browser
• WT Editor FFT bins right-click additional feature: “Snap vertical draw to quarters” quantizes FFT Bin mouseclicks to 0, 25, 50, 75, 100%
• WT Editor FFT bins right-click additional feature: “Scale Freq Values by Bin Index”. This makes higher bins scale relative to their bin location, for example normally a saw wave would show the bins scaling lower as you go to higher bins (which is the true amplitude values needed for a saw). When this feature is enabled, drawing a fat line across the FFT Bins at 50% will produce a saw.
• unison phase memory trigger (MemTrig): Triggers the unison voices with the same relative phases each note on. This makes an effect similar to a sample, where the unison will start identical each new note (without the “laser zap” effect of having all phases simply zeroed). To activate, turn RA D and PHASE knobs to 100% on an oscillator to enable MemTrig. Lower the Rand knob temporarily (while playing a note or notes) to get a new randomized set of phases. These phases will save in the preset/song.
• WT Editor -> Process Menu -> Set Spectra same for all Frames (from current): applies FFT bins (spectrum) from current frame to all frames. This feature may not be terribly useful beyond education, it was mostly added because it is an easy permutation of the next one:
• WT Editor -> Process Menu -> Set Phases same for all Frames (from current): applies the FFT phase information from current frame to all frames. This is useful to make all tables match in phases beyond just the fundamentals for e.g. solid/consistent sound during morphing.
• WT Editor -> Process -> "Subtract Spectra from other Osc": Removes the (relative amount) of harmonic content contained in the corresponding other oscillator. This applies to all frames (as the process menu always does).
• Retina/HiDPI support. (Skins note: 1x folder images are now only used for non-retina displays and when Serum is 100% size or smaller)
• noise osc direct out switch
• default preset: if you save a preset as default.fxp (or Default.fxp) located in /User subfolder of /Presets, Serum will load this preset on new instantiations of Serum.
• Fast matrix assignment for vibrato in Matrix drop-down menu (next unused LFO to Global tuning)

jdoo
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444 posts since 23 Dec, 2011

Re: Serum 1.23b2 Released

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:55 pm

Thanks for the heads up!

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zvenx
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6941 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Serum 1.23b2 Released

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:53 pm

Thanks.
Its in our accounts now.
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cron
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3149 posts since 27 Dec, 2002 from North East England

Re: Serum 1.23b2 Released

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:56 pm

WT Editor -> Process Menu -> Set Phases same for all Frames (from current): applies the FFT phase information from current frame to all frames. This is useful to make all tables match in phases beyond just the fundamentals for e.g. solid/consistent sound during morphing.
I've been using the betas for a while, and this feature is an absolute game changer when it comes to making your own wavetables. I found Serum's built in functionality for making your own tables from existing audio pretty much useless before. Even 'easy' sounds with a strong fundamental would still produce issues with the phase 'drifting' across the wavetable, leading to pitch wobble artifacts when modulating wavetable position. This new function is very good at cleaning that up with just two clicks, and has much less impact on the overall sound of your wavetable than the options you had before. An essential update for this alone.

Elektronisch
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2821 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Serum 1.23b2 Released

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:08 pm

Nice and i found a bug with memory trigger, once you turn on the feature, but accidently (or not) move the random knob back and forth this feature is disabled, no matter what you do you have to reload plugin.

Also i cant find config file?

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Ranoka
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202 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from The UK

Re: Serum 1.23b2 Released

Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:02 am

Thanks for the heads up! I updated last night, and the resizable UI makes a big difference! Also, the new skin is fun - I guess we'll see a lot more now re-skinning is supported.

@cron thanks for mentioning the new Set Phases feature for resynthesis, I'm going to have a play with that!

sacer
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493 posts since 8 Jan, 2012 from frankfurt, Germany

Re: Serum 1.23b2 Released

Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:06 am

mpe :)

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DJ Warmonger
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2976 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Serum 1.23b2 Released

Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:52 am

cron wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:56 pm
WT Editor -> Process Menu -> Set Phases same for all Frames (from current): applies the FFT phase information from current frame to all frames. This is useful to make all tables match in phases beyond just the fundamentals for e.g. solid/consistent sound during morphing.
I've been using the betas for a while, and this feature is an absolute game changer when it comes to making your own wavetables. I found Serum's built in functionality for making your own tables from existing audio pretty much useless before.
Ooh, I need to try this! Also encountered phase issues with recorded wavetables, especially aperiodic weirdos from sync or FM synths.
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dangerdan92
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2 posts since 6 Mar, 2019

Re: Serum 1.23b2 Released

Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:13 am

Has anyone tried the hybrid preset? How does it sound?

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aMUSEd
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30637 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Serum 1.23b2 Released

Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:14 am

Are there new presets then? Should I install the full version not the updater?

ORCO
KVRer
7 posts since 6 Apr, 2016

Re: Serum 1.23b2 Released

Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:27 pm

Very interested in this update. Always love a new update from Xfer.

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