P2P | 26 May 2017 | 149 MB
What would you put in your PERFECT Serum pack? This is the questions we asked thousands of producers to find the exact formula to make the most revolutionary pack we’ve ever created, Helix for Xfer Serum.
► Here’s how we did it:
1. We included sounds NO ONE has ever heard before. There’s nothing but cutting edge presets created by fusing together different genres, adding cinematic and edgy elements, and capturing the textures and tones of legends like Flume.
2. We stocked Helix FULL with MELODIC sounds which is why we took inspiration from artists like Porter Robinson, Madeon, Illenium, and Seven Lions. We were especially impressed with how these artists bring so much emotion to their songs using beautiful sounds and melodies and wanted to capture that same feeling with Helix.
3. We crafted Helix to be the most VERSATILE pack we’ve ever created. Because of that, every producer from Future Bass to heavy Dubstep can find this pack super effective.
And since these features were the exact ones our community demanded, Helix gained a ridiculous amount of momentum early on, and finally resulted in us releasing 600 copies early. To be honest, this was the least we could do after so many members of our community took the time out to their day to give us their input on Helix.
Now…Are you ready to hear what Helix’s presets sound like?
150 CUTTING EDGE MELODIC AND VERSATILE SERUM PRESETS
Flume & Illenium Style Chord Synths: The sounds producers were demanding more than anything were different Future Bass/Melodic Synths similar to artists like Flume, Illenium, Madeon, Porter Robinson and Louis the Child. That’s why we included a wide variety of synths that are strong enough to stand on their own AND can also create entirely new synths when layered together.
Airy, Warm & Atmospheric Pads That Add Emotion to Your Songs: Have you ever tried to express a specific emotion through your tracks but couldn’t find the exact pads to do the job? Well, after studying the artists who do it best, like ODESZA & Seven Lions, we ended up creating some really lush, warm pads that give your songs deep, emotional, and almost nostalgic feelings.
Organic, Thick, & Unique Plucks for ANY Occasion: I was extremely surprised to hear that so many producers could barely find any quality plucks, so we spent weeks building a HUGE catalog of plucks for Helix. Some are built with organic textures that add interesting characteristics to the background of your songs, and others are designed to be thick, solid synths that you could use for drop melodies.
Keys to Help You Build Memorable Melodies: The melody is the crucial part of your song that tells the story. To make sure you’re equipped with the right set of keys for your tracks, we’ve modeled these presets after the sounds of artists like Flume, Porter Robinson and Louis the Child.
Marshmello & Flume Style Basses Perfect for Creating Heavy, Yet Gritty Low End: Lately there’s been a lot of producers who have stopped using just a basic sub for their low end, because it’s starting to get boring and repetitive. That’s why we strived for a style similar to Marshmello and Flume who always give their low end a gritty texture that adds way more character to their songs.
Complex Arps That Sound Absolutely Incredible. Almost every big artist uses arps to add energy, create vibes, or spice up a drop. That’s why we created a gorgeous set of arps for your tracks using the most advanced techniques with LFOs. We could attempt to describe these arps, but the best way to uncover their brilliance is by simply holding down one key. You’ll be in awe of what happens next and then eager to add these beautiful melodic patches to your track.
Advanced Sequence Patches that Create Entire Melodies With Just One Note: These patches will teach you tons of knowledge about sound design when you reverse engineer them. This is because these are easily the most difficult patches but also the most complex to create. Once you reverse engineer these you’ll get a deeper understanding of each patch, and will have learned hundreds of different sound design tricks from doing so.
Incredible Vocal Patches Inspired by DJ Snake’s Drop Melodies: DJ Snake has some of the catchiest vocal chops in EDM. After studying a few of his songs, we were inspired to create a similar style of vocal leads in Serum using a couple of secret sound design tricks.
Cymatics Helix Essential Expansion for Serum
With an extra 80 basses, leads, plucks, pads, and more, your creative possibilities will nearly double. The amazing part about Helix is that every single patch is so usable. So, by adding in this expansion to your arsenal, you’ll have a huge variety of go-to sounds. The minute you get this expansion, you’ll immediately want to dissect and implement these cutting edge, melodic patch and techniques into your tracks.