WiN: P2P | 26 January 2020 | 201 MB
MAC: P2P | 26 January 2020 | 182 MB
MAC: iND | 10 May 2019 | v1.21b5 Patched AU VST | 8.05 MB
After 3 years in development, Xfer Records has at last released its eagerly awaited wavetable synthesiser SERUM, and, thanks to its truly high-quality sound, it quickly gained popularity among the vast majority of electronic musicians. Its visual and creative workflow-oriented interface to make creating and altering sounds easy and fun instead of tiresome. You can create / edit / import / morph wavetables, and manipulate these on playback in real-time.
The wavetable creation features in Serum are phenomenal. You are not limited to a factory wave set. You can draw your waveforms, or you can import any audio file. From there, you can edit the wavetable morphing in many different ways. So you create your own unique sound. You also have a large variety of ways to warp the wavetables, including even FM synthesis with the other oscillator, ring modulating them, or more standard warping features. Morph between various wavetables using standard linear interpolation (crossfading) or via harmonic/spectral morphing.
Serum’s ultra-clean oscillators guarantee playback of wavetables without any artifacts. Many popular wavetable synthesizers are astonishingly bad at suppressing artifacts. Artifacts mean that you are (perhaps unknowingly) crowding your mix with unwanted tones / frequencies.
The modulation system is handled by an intuitive drag-and-drop system, similar to that of Massive, but with a 32-slot mod matrix letting you see everything in one place, and advanced features. Want an LFO controlling a filter cutoff? Simply drag the LFO title to the cutoff knob.
Serum give you the ability to manipulate the waveform itself in a separate realtime process referred to as Warp. This allows for FM/AM/RM/Oscillator Sync and many other ways to modify the waveform.
This synthesiser includes all of the filter types found in LFOTool in addition to some brand-new ones. Phasers, Flangers, and Comb filters all of which can key-track to the musical note you play. Get creative with atypical processes for filters such as downsampling, or the unique filter types found nowhere before, such as the dirty-sounding French LPF. You’re able to place any filter across the whole synth’s output as the filter collection is mirrored in the effects rack for convenience.
Serum has an effects section which includes 10 effects: Chorus, Delay, Hyper/Dimension, Compressor, Distortion, Flanger, Phaser, Reverb, EQ and Filter. Effects can be dragged and dropped in any order, though parallel processing is only available through the use of each module dry/wet control. These effects also can be used to process sound outside the synthesizer. For this there is a special version of Serum – SerumFX,
This is a must-have instrument for the serious sound designer!
Serum comes with over 450 presets and 144 wavetables. A thousands of fresh professional presets (sorted by genre and instrument type) and a lot of wavetables you can find on audiolove.club. This synthesiser is perfect for Dubstep, Future Bass, Trap, EDM producers.
► System Requirements:
CPU with SSE2
Windows 7 SP1, or Mac OS X 10.6 or greater
VST2.4 , AU or AAX compatible host software
1.28b6 (Jan 22 2020)
– fix: (AAX) Serum was not restoring all settings on a deactivated track/instance.
– fix: Shift-click + dragging on the leftmost segment of the LFO display would add a stream of extra LFO points.
– fix: Alt-drag to LFO to wavetable
– fix: drawing in WT Editor would not update the wavetable in some situations[/sepblock]
Fix: settinq the niose oscillator pitch to maximum + playinq really hiqh notes could exceed the valid pitch ranqe.
Fix: usinq S&H on a chaos osc could put the chaos osc in a bad state for non-S&H mode until Serum re-instantiated.
Fix: “Always” mode and portamento first note wasn’t always set to prevoius note
Fix: very short loopinq samples in the niose oscillator playinq very hiqh pitches could lead to issue.
fix: remove tables (except selected) were not sonically updating tables beyond the first (unless a DSP process such as normalize was subsequently used).
fix: distortion waveshaper graphs were not loading correctly when loading effect presets (rack or single) settings (Presets were not affected).
fix: alphabetic sorting for directory iteration in High Sierra (macOS beta)
fix: master volume type-able pop-up value was appearing on left edge of window
add: changing wavetables no longer kills active notes
add: custom .ttf font support for skins – see colormap thread here in Serum user forum for example (in download)
add: four colors to colormap for skins
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