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Serum

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Synth Plugin by Xfer Records
Serum
Serum Serum Serum
Serum by Xfer Records is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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Serum is a wavetable synthesizer with a high-quality sound, visual and creative workflow-oriented interface, with an integrated wavetable editor for creating your own unique wavetable sets.

Features:

  • Two wavetable oscillators, consisting of up to 256 frames each.
  • 'Analogue' styled Sub Oscillator.
  • Noise Oscillator (.wav based with HQ resampling, one shot 'attack' option).
  • Comprehensive wavetable editor:
  • Import audio directly from audio files - Serum has a variety of methods and options for importing + analyzing audio (WAV or AIFF) for breaking it apart into individual waveforms. You can import single-cycle wavetables of course, as well as many at once (with in-built sorting options, or manual re-ordering).
  • Draw directly on the waveform, with optional grid-size snapping and a variety of shape tools.
  • Generate or modify/process waveforms using FFT (additive).
  • Create or even process waveforms using formula functions.
  • Morph between various wavetables using standard linear interpolation (crossfading) or via harmonic/spectral morphing.
  • Processing menus allow you to do the other tasks you would want, such as apply fades, crossfades, normalize, export, and much more.
  • Ultra-clean/low-aliasing, aggressively optimized SSE2 oscillators.
  • Manipulate the waveforms in realtime in a variety of ways (including FM/RM/AM/Osc Sync/custom warp modes/user-definable remaps).
  • Mod Matrix and drag-drop mod sources directly to destination knobs/controls.
  • 89 filter types (Flangers/phasers/ladder/svf/zdf/combs/morphing/dual types, and more).
  • Integrated effects rack with 10 re-orderable / modulator effects.
  • Advanced unison parameters for custom tuning/stack/warp/depth/spread and more.
  • Hundreds of factory presets and default wavetables made by many industry-acclaimed sound designers.
  • flexible break-point style LFOs.
  • visual feedback for modulator depths directly on knob destinations.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.77 from 13 reviews

Reviewed By HGC
December 11, 2020

Serum is a great soft synth. I'm not big on sound design yet, so what I do is I get presets, look at how they're made, and learn from there. If you're interested, they also have it on Rent To Own via Splice for $10 a month...definitely worth it.

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Reviewed By john1984
August 25, 2020

Great bass sound, fantastic workflow with a lot of flexibility. A great synth and a real joy to use to create music.

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Reviewed By Duncle22
May 13, 2020

Just got this synth to see what all the hype was about & i'm glad i did. This thing is WICKED!!! One of the best software synths i've ever seen & i've seen loads. Been making music for about 30 years now. As i said Serum is amazing!! It sounds great, there's lots of presets & its not hard to tweak the sounds to make your own. Worth every penny.

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Reviewed By musiclover91
March 5, 2019

Hahaha. Best synth i know. Don't always find the best sounds but i mean it has a phenomenal workflow man:).

And it doesnt break my bank! ahaha.

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Reviewed By alwinbrauns
February 9, 2019

This the best.

Best workflow and many functions.

Often plugins with many functions have struggles to make it intuitive but Xfer mastered it with serum.

You can make great sounds extrem fast.

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Comments & Discussion for Xfer Records Serum

Discussion
Discussion: Active
Vospi
Vospi
16 September 2014 at 5:51pm

Wow.

PUSHA
PUSHA
17 September 2014 at 11:44am

DAMN!!!! I AM EXCITED TO TRY THIS THANG OUT!!!!! ANY RELEASE DATE INFO?

bitcrusher
bitcrusher
17 September 2014 at 12:55pm

yes, there's an annoucement now here http://www.kvraudio.com/news/xfer-records-announces-serum-wavetable-synthesizer-for-mac-and-win-vst-au-and-aax-27366.

release is planned for this Friday.

powermat
powermat
18 September 2014 at 2:01pm

Still planning on a release, tomorrow? :D.

bitcrusher
bitcrusher
18 September 2014 at 8:41pm

all systems go.

krismiller1982
krismiller1982
19 September 2014 at 1:41pm

Following the countdown on Facebook... Several hours have past since Steve said it would be released.... Take my money already!!!!.

wickermanxxx
wickermanxxx
10 October 2014 at 7:26pm

Based purely on synthesis, this is my favorite soft synth yet.

digiteaser
digiteaser
24 November 2014 at 10:11am

Definitely a good pick. Xenos' review above is a nice resource for getting an idea.

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yoshi303
yoshi303
21 March 2015 at 7:48pm

hello, im new on forum... willing to buy serum for my sounds... :)

1+- how do u set LFO amount ? (for pitch there coarse pitch assignable i saw... but for other thinks ?)

2- how do u decide the LFO start at this frequencie... and not random ? (free LFO mode like sylenth possible ?)

AWESOME SYNTH... my next buy. plz respond ^^ thx in advance <3.

yoshi303
yoshi303
21 March 2015 at 7:59pm

also how i do random and S&H waveform with LFO ?

powermat
powermat
24 May 2015 at 12:28am

you may want to try his website for questions xferrecords dot com.

stunkit
stunkit
14 July 2017 at 12:36am

Can I consider this Synth as the best one on the market for now?

ubailey
ubailey
9 January 2018 at 3:09am

I love this synth.

Fraggle
Fraggle
1 March 2019 at 1:40pm

After 20 years of trying and buying most of the big synths (and some cheaper ones) I now only use Serum and (occasionally) zebra 2.8. The versatility of Serum is breathtaking.

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