"A bargain-priced arsenal of analogue-style sounds for one of the best synths around"
- Computer Music / Music Radar
Inspiring Serum Presets & MIDI For Your Soft Synth
Serum presets rich with layers of thick, analog-style waveforms, from electric EDM leads that swirl between your speakers to evolving Ambient pads, deep, thundering basses, intricate SFX and far beyond - this is what you'll find in our collection of custom-designed preset banks for this pack-leading soft synth!
We've taken great care to study every intricacy of the stunning Serum synth from Xfer Records, offering unparalleled sound design possibilities in our preset catalogue bestowed with analog-sampled tonality and complex networks of ever-shifting modulation routings.
Exceptional sonic quality, movement and energy are at the heart of all our Serum presets crafted within this next-level VST plugin, ripe and ready for bringing into your sessions for subtle tweaking to perfection - with all 4 macro controls assigned for each and every patch, you know that this is only ever but the touch of a dial away!
Serum Presets FAQ
Q: What is Serum?
A: Serum is a software synthesizer plugin, developed and supported by Xfer Records. It makes use of sophisticated digital signal processing technology to allow users to generate and manipulate sounds using a process known as wavetable synthesis on a computer, in real-time. Serum runs as a plugin inside a host application such as Ableton Live, a digital audio workstation, synching to the host’s BPM or tempo and triggered by the piano roll or any connected MIDI devices.
Q: What is a Serum preset?
A: A Serum preset is a digital file that stores previously configured synth settings, allowing one user to instantly load up a sound that a developer has spent a great deal of time and care in creating. Serum presets are saved as .fxp files, which also stores any custom wavetable information.
Q: How do I download Serum presets?
A: You can download Serum presets right here on ModeAudio! Our presets are all available for use in your music royalty-free, and many of our collections have scored 9/10 and higher from notable music production publications such as Computer Music magazine. Install any presets you've downloaded using our detailed instructions.
Q: What features does Serum have?
A: Serum features 2 main oscillators, plus sub and noise oscillators, which are fed into the synth’s filter and effects sections. Effects include EQ, compression, distortion, chorus, phaser, flanger and reverb. Serum’s main oscillators each reads through a preloaded wavetable or short audio sample, which are selected either from the synth’s internal library or from the user’s own selection of samples. Almost all of Serum’s parameters can be controlled by a host of envelopes and LFOs.
Q: Why is Serum popular?
A: Serum is extremely easy to use and sounds fantastic out-of-the-box - to put it simply, it takes very little time to create a very professional-sounding result. Serum’s stylistic range extends from Ambient subtlety to EDM maximalism, making it an impressively versatile tool for producers working in virtually any musical genre.
Q: Who created Serum?
A: Serum was created by Steve Duda, owner of Xfer Records. Duda is also known for his musical collaborations with deadmau5.