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Serum Tutorial

EDM Sound Design with Serum

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7 Videos | Length: 1hr 7min 46sec
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    Future Bass Chords

    See how to produce LFO modulated chord stabs for Future Bass and similar styles, including synchronizing note and length, and LFO speed.

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    Trap Lead

    Explore synthesizing a dirty, rich lead stab for Trap / Dubstep. Learn how to dial in layered modulation to create harmonic movement, and use macros for added control.

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    Progressive House Pluck

    See how to create pristine attacks using pitch and filter modulation, as well as using modulation to create interesting arrangements.

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    Dubstep Bass

    Explore making crazy twisted bass sounds using custom waveforms produced within Serum, Resampling within Serum, and layering foley to add cool, organic high end.

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    Deep House

    See how to make warm bass sounds suitable for Deep House / Bass music using pitch envelopes to add attacks and transients and more.

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    Wobble House Bass

    Discover how using Frequency Modulation in Serum can make tight rhythmic bass patches that are adaptable to Wobble House or Dubstep. Explore using LFO modulation values to tempo lock modulation can create even more interesting sounds.

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    Tech House

    See how to make minor chord stabs for Tech House, tuning oscillators, creating FX chains to fit the sound in the mix and more!

Product Overview


Xfer Record’s Serum is one of the most popular synths in Electronic Dance Music today. In this video tutorial series EDM producer Larry Holcombe reveals the steps to take, to make killer EDM sounds with super synth Serum!

Larry covers some of the most popular EDM genres such as Future Bass, Trap, Progressive House, Dubstep, Deep House, Wobble House, and Tech House. See how to make the defining sounds of these genres from scratch, all with Serum, and produce authentic sounding EDM tracks that stand out.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re into producing EDM and have Serum, checkout “EDM Sound Design with Serum” and make killer synth tracks now.


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EDM Sound Design with Serum is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Love Larry's lessons! Mr Holcombe always have the best tutorials to follow! Hes super easy to listen along to and really does a good job of hitting every main point necessary
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Very good to practice some sound design and understand more about serum
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from No different from youtube tutorials This series of videos should not be called "EDM Sound Design with Serum", it should be called "Watch guy make 7 different sounds in Serum". Does very little to explain why he's doing the things he does or what the knobs are actually doing.
Date published: 2019-10-22
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from GOOD GOOD
Date published: 2019-01-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great insights to explore Serum's amazing plug-in This training video delivers very interesting tips to design sounds on Serum on different musical styles. Great to explore own ideas from the examples.
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Good Really nice Sound Design Techniques
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Very insightful & helpful
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from You nailed it Fantastic. Very very helpful and easy to follow. I found all the videos valuable even though many aren't my specific genre. Cheers!
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very cool tips! Thank you I learned a lot of new Serum tricks!
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Loved it Overall, I thought it was very helpful and I can't wait to use some of these tips in my productions.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Inspiring! It was fun and informative to go through this series and get a sort of hands-on look at sound design in Serum for practical use. It's like getting experience, or reps in Serum, but guided by someone who actually knows what they're doing. This series helped me internalize conceptually what is happening in Serum so that when I go to create my own sounds, I can know what I'm doing without spending too much time with trial and error. I can cut right to the sort of sound I want to create and have enough understanding of the controls to fine tune my sound to exactly what I'm after.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful really! Gonna use thos soon, bery excited
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Videos for Dialing in Useful Sounds The videos move fast (which I like) and take you through how to create both modern and classic sounds for dance music. This series will be more helpful if you already have some experience working with Serum.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great love this guy!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Helped me a lot It was kind of a pleasure experience where I could learn basic ways to create sounds in serum. With this course I learned about some nice tips and tricks and the infinite possibilities of serum. Thanks.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic IMMEDIATELY useful tutorial I love how Larry just jumps right in and shows how to create THAT sound and THOSE sounds that are hot right now. Simultaneously, he gives a great demo of what Serum is actually capable of and just how versatile the instrument is.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Illuminates Serum's power with great sounds. Until I decide to buy Serum, Larry's techniques transport to my modular synth as well.
Date published: 2017-02-21
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