P2P | 05 December 2020 | 315.5 MB
The dream synthesizer did not seem to exist: a wavetable synthesizer with a truly high-quality sound, visual and creative workflow-oriented interface to make creating and altering sounds fun instead of tedious, and the ability to “go deep” when desired – to create / import / edit / 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.
1.30b9 (November 11 2020)
Add: phases in the DSP state of modulation effect modules (Hyper, Flanger, Phaser, Chorus) save and recall, for use with 0 Hz on rate knob
Fix: (AAX) All Notes Off issue in ProTools could lead to stuck notes
Fix: Dragging a mod source to OSC A/B Coarse Pitch, when > 16 mod assignments were already used, could momentarily alter another synth parameter.