In this tutorial video, Vespers does a review of the new XFer Records Serum Synth by Steve Duda, including many of it’s highlights and pro tips for sound design.  You’ll learn how to import audio to make your own wavetables, how to draw and morph between frames in the visual editor, and how to apply warping to bend the wavetable readout.  You’ll see the unison engine, some of the best filter types, the sub oscillator, modulation routings, and macros.  We’ll unleash the beast and get deep into the synth’s inner workings in this Serum tutorial!

This is the first of many tutorials you’ll see from Vespers on this new “go-to” synth.  Serum is fresh to the scene and will be evolving quickly.  Steve Duda has been super responsive on the forums and there’s a large community of producers and sound designers using the plugin.  We expect to see big things from this stellar new piece of kit.  It’s been a long time coming too.  There hasn’t been a synth that’s excited me this much since the release of NI Massive years ago.  Serum has quickly been dominating my production and replacing other plugins because of how intuitive, user friendly and immediate it is.

Currently, XFer is doing a large discount on purchases during the synth’s introduction period.  It’s on for only $129 until October 31st, 2014.  After that it goes up to $189.  Check it out over at the XFer Records site:

For more detail on Serum and to really amp up your bass sound design skills, check out the Blitz Bass Sound Design Ultra Class and Template: