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Xfer Serum Review – The Ultimate Beginners Introduction & Tutorial

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Xfer Serum Review – The Ultimate Beginners Introduction & Tutorial

Serum is Xfer Record’s flagship product. A Modern, World-Renowned Polyphonic Digital Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer. While it’s main demographic and base of users are the EDM and the Electronic Music/Producers crowd, we hope that the demonstration of the wide variety of sounds in today’s video can show it can be used in a variety of different situations and for a myriad of different genres. The sound quality and purity of the oscillators really is top-notch and give the synth a really good base to start sculpting sounds from. It also gives it a ‘Signature Serum Sound’ which can be heard on countless records and has rightfully earned its place as one of the world’s most popular synthesizers, thanks to the digital age, ever!

Check out our Xfer Serum review with Consordini.com featuring a deep dive through some of the features, sounds, pros, and cons of Xfer’s Serum.

Beginning with a quick overview and discussion about the unit, followed by a quick tour of the main features and a minimal to no talking sound demo of the presets to finish and let you come to your own conclusions.

SLEEK & INTUITIVE GUI DESIGN

Serum has been expertly and beautifully laid out with a clear emphasis on the visual aspect of the synthesizer and the synthesis to give the user the most immediate feedback and flow of information to create unique sounds quickly and efficiently.

And while the GUI of course doesn’t affect the actual sound of the parameters, the impact it has on your workflow and therefore your final product is nothing short of outstanding.

QUICK, EFFECTIVE & POWERFUL MODULATION

Tying in with the previous point, the speed and precision of tweaking your sounds is really what makes this synth stand out.

With a wide variety of options at just a quick click of a mouse, it not only makes this synth a fantastic harmonic and melodic tool, but a great tool for Sound Design which can be synced, saved, and dropped into any project.

THE SOUND & SERUM FX

While the sounds that can be produced with Serum are generally outstanding, as a digital synthesizer, in some situations it can tend to sound a little harsh, brittle or abrasive sounding.

And while it’s not a problem for certain types of sounds and genres, there have definitely been times where another synthesizer was the better choice/option.

The built-in FX is also a little disappointing. While they’re perfectly fine for any beginners to Synthesis and very approachable, they leave a lot to be desired in terms of sound, options, variety, and precision.

Conclusion

If I had to pick a ‘Desert Island’ Synthesizer, this would most certainly be top of the list.

The flexibility, precision, quick tweaking ability and ease of work-flow makes this synth something special and a great addition to any Producers Studio.

For the reasons already stated in the video and this description, it’s easy to see why this Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer made and continues to make such an impact on the global music making/producer community and the top of the charts.

If you are a professional looking for another tool or a beginner just getting their first synth, you really can’t go wrong with Xfer Records Serum.

Be sure to head over to the Xfer Serum site and check out the Serum Demo for yourself and give it a go in one of your productions today.

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Loopmasters – Ambient Soundscapes – Serum Presets

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Loopmasters – Ambient Soundscapes – Serum Presets

Patchworx 134 – Ambient Soundscapes (Affiliate Link) for Serum is a beautiful collection of atmospheric sonic spaces that includes pads, bass, sequences, and sound effects designed for the incredible Xfer Records’ Serum soft synth.

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Expect to find in Patchworx 134 – Ambient Soundscapes (Affiliate Link) a rich sonic palette of sounds suitable for ambient, downtempo, electronica, minimal, techno and even work some textural interest into harder genres such as drum and bass or dubstep.

Ambient Soundscapes features a wonderful collection of crystalline pads and atmospheres, moving sequences, harmonic FX and organic keys. Each sound comes complete with macro controls of all the most useful parameters. All included loops roll out at 120bpm, and you’ll also find custom noise samples inside.

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This Patchworx pack comes complete with 64 custom presets & 64 MIDI files and 64 Wav-rendered versions of each patch and associated MIDI files, for instant inspiration for those wanting to use loops. 

In detail, expect to find 64 Serum presets, broken down as 21 atmosphere presets, 10 FX presets, 10 seq presets, 8 pad presets, 8 bass presets, 2 drum presets, 2 lead presets, 1 key preset, 1 perc preset and 1 pluck preset. Also included are 64 MIDI files, 64 Wav loops (MIDI + Preset) and 10 noise samples for Serum.

If you are using Xfer Records’ Serum synth and want a highly useable collection of expertly shaped synth presets ready for use out of the box, then this selection of sounds is truly for you.

The Patchworx series are brought to you by Loopmasters and are a creative resource for producers who are looking to produce and perform their own musical parts, using genre specific sounds which have been designed by experts in their genre.

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Please Note: A full and up-to-date version of Xfer Records’ Serum is required for full use of this product

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Serum, Spire and Sylenth1 SoundSet Sale

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SoundSpot Presets Sale

Pls, note all SoundSet require to run the full contents of Serum, Spire, and Sylenth1 software. The power of your synth can deliver huge sounds that bring a track to life. SoundSpot preset bank (Sound Sets) delivers the quality you’d expect from SoundSpot.

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Pricing and Availability


Save 90% off SoundSpot presets (Affiliate Link) for Serum, Spire, and Sylenth1, available for a limited time only!

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Touch The Universe Group Buy

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Touch The Universe Group Buy

Touch The Universe is running a group buy, where you can contribute your share and receive a set of libraries in a bundle.

You will receive all 32 Touch The Universe soundsets for a bid of $50. Any bid below this amount you are taking a chance that Touch The Universe will return your money once the objective is complete, alas, you missed the opportunity, so hence, the extra incentive to go all in, assuring you can take advantage of this group buy opportunity.

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There are differnt tiers that you can leverage

Tier 1 = $5 Any One soundset
Tier 2 = $10 Any Three soundsets
Tier 3 = $15 Any Five Soundsets
Tier 4 = $20 Any Seven Soundsets
Tier 5 = $30 Any Ten Soundsets
Tier 6= $40 All TTU Soundsets, besides the most recent “ Fifth State of Matter”

Sanctuary – $50 Will receive all soundsets, regardless if the 4500 objective is met or not.

The sound sets can be viewed here. Join the newsletter of Timothy from Touch The Universe Productions to learn more.

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