Xfer Records Serum

Here are some of the key features of Xfer Serum:

  • Wavetable oscillators: Serum uses wavetables to generate sound. Wavetables are essentially banks of waveforms that can be morphed smoothly between each other. This allows for a wide range of sonic possibilities.

  • Unison: Serum’s unison feature allows you to stack up to 16 voices per oscillator. This can create a thicker, fatter sound.

  • Filters: Serum has a variety of filters, including low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and notch filters. You can also use multiple filters in series or parallel to create complex filter sweeps.

  • LFOs: Serum has four LFOs that can be used to modulate any parameter in the synth. LFOs can be synced to the tempo of your project or run freely.

  • Envelopes: Serum has four envelopes that can be used to modulate any parameter in the synth. Envelopes can be triggered by MIDI notes, LFOs, or manually.

  • Effects: Serum has a variety of effects, including distortion, delay, reverb, and chorus. You can use these effects to add character and texture to your sounds.

  • Modulation matrix: Serum’s modulation matrix allows you to assign any source (LFO, envelope, MIDI controller, etc.) to any destination (parameter, effect, etc.). This allows for a vast amount of flexibility and sound design possibilities.

  • Custom wavetables: Serum allows you to import your own custom wavetables. This means that you can create your own unique sounds.

  • Drag-and-drop modulation: Serum’s drag-and-drop modulation allows you to quickly and easily assign sources to destinations.

  • Visual feedback: Serum has a variety of visual feedback tools that help you to see what your sounds are doing. This can be helpful for understanding how the different parameters work together.

I see there is still the option via splice.com to pay $9.99 a month for 19 months to get Serum. I have been tempted to do just that.