Programming Synths vs. Using Presets, Loading the plugin, Loading a preset, Author and Notes and the Mouseover feature.
What is a Wavetable Synthesizer, the Osc Module, Waveform Display - 2d vs 3d, the Waveform Editor, Menu and Save and Pitch Controls - Drag and Drop Sources.
In this video we cover Unison Waves, Detune and the Blend knobs.
In this tutorial we learn about the Wavetable Position in Serum.
In this video we explain the Phase Knob and the Random Knob.
Pan & Level2:35
In this video we explain the Pan Knob and the Level Knob for each Oscillator section.
Warp Menu Modes Pt. 18:49
In this video we explain the Warp Modes in Serum and go thru each of them.
Warp Menu Modes Pt. 26:39
In this video we continue to explain the Warp Modes in Serum and go thru each of them.
Sub Harmonic Oscillator7:32
In this video we go over the Sub Waves, Octave, Direct Out and Pan and Level for the Sub Oscillator.
In this video we go over the Noise Menu, One Shot Looping, Phase Knob, Random Knob, Keytrack Switch, Pitch Knob, Pan, Level and Custom Sound creation using the Noise Oscillator.
Filter Module Pt. 16:18
In this video we go over the Filter Type, Cutoff, Res adjustment for the Filter Module.
Filter Module Pt. 25:50
In this video we go over the Pan - Stereo Offset, Drive, Variable Knob, Mix Knob and Keytrack Switch for the Filter Module.
Effects Pt. 19:24
In this video we go over the Hyper/Dimension, Distortion and EQ modules in the Effects section.
Effects Pt. 211:04
In this video we go over the Compressor, Filter, Chorus / Phaser / Flange, Delay and Reverb modules in the Effects section.
In this video we go over the Drag and Drop Routing Assignments vs Right Click, Modulator depth control, Negative or Inverse Settings, Right Click - Mod Source Sub-Menu, Midi Learn and Modulating FX.
Mod Matrix Window Pt. 15:31
In this video we go over the Sources, Amount Slider - Positive and Negative, Destinations and Type - Uni-directional or bi-directional - for the Mod Matrix Window.
Mod Matrix Window Pt. 26:54
In this video we go over the Mod - default - inverse - bypass, Aux Source, Curves and Output for the Mod Matrix Window.
Envelopes Pt. 17:51
In this video we go over the Three Envelopes in Serum, First Envelope “Special” - Amp Output, AHDSR Explained, Lock or Unlock, Zoom Slider, Normalize with Envelopes.
Envelopes Pt. 26:08
In this video we go over using Envelopes as Modulation Sources.
LFOs Pt. 18:47
In this video we go over the Four LFOs in Serum - Preset Curves, Draw and Save Custom Shapes and Settings and LFO Mode (Trig / Env / Off) in Serum.
LFOs Pt. 25:54
In this video we go over the BPM switch - Dot/Trip switches, Anchor switch, Rate, Rise, Delay and Smooth when using LFOs.
Voicing & Portamento9:22
In this video we go over Mono (Monophonic) Switch, Legato Switch, Poly (Polyphony) number box, Poly (Polyphony) count display, Portamento Settings - Porta (Porta time) Knob, Porta Curve Control, 'Always' switch and 'Scaled' switch in the Voicing and Portamento Sections.
Global Page Settings Pt. 16:04
In this video we go over the Pitch Tracking A and B, Noise Fine Tune and Preferences on the Global Settings page.
Global Page Settings Pt. 210:09
In this video we go over the Unison Range, Unison Width, Unison Warp, Unison WT Position, Unison Stack and Unison Tuning on the Global Settings page.
Chaos + Misc. Mod Sources9:54
In this video we explain using the Velocity, Note Number, Chaos 1 & 2, Noise OSC, Note On, Random and Pitch Bend as Modulation Sources.
In this video we go over the Wavetable editor and show how to create our own Wavetables or Frames and Morph from one to another in Serum.
In this video we go over the many uses for Macros including Four Convenient Controls on Front, Naming Control, Better Depth Control, Midi Learn Function, Inverse Function, Multiple Functions at Once and Scaling of each parameter in Serum.
Putting It All Together: Preset 18:58
In this video we Put It All Together by dissecting the "Bass - Deep Womp" preset to show how it was created and how we can customize it for our own specific needs.
Putting It All Together: Preset 28:27
In this video we Put It All Together by dissecting the "FX - 16-Bar Riser" preset to show how it was created and how we can customize it for our own specific needs.
Putting It All Together: Preset 39:17
In this video we Put It All Together by dissecting the "Misc. WurlyKeys" preset to show how it was created and how we can customize it for our own specific needs.
Putting It All Together: Preset 410:21
In this video we Put It All Together by dissecting the "Pad - Big Minor 7th Pad" preset to show how it was created and how we can customize it for our own specific needs.
Putting It All Together: Preset 59:07
In this video we Put It All Together by dissecting the "Seq - 2 Notes" preset to show how it was created and how we can customize it for our own specific needs.
Xfer Records' groundbreaking virtual synth plug-in Serum sets the bar incredibly high for wavetable synthesis. Studio / producer guru Kenny Gioia injects total Serum knowledge directly into your brain in this meticulous and complete series, making it the most comprehensive exploration into Serum available!
Kenny starts by introducing you to Serum and taking you through its Oscillators and Unison Settings. After exploring Wavetable Positions, the Phase, Pan, and Level Controls, Kenny digs into the Warp Menu Modes, the Sub-Harmonic and Noise Oscillators.
Next, Kenny discusses the Filter Module, Effects, Modulation Options, and Mid Matrix Window. That leads into the Envelopes, LFOs, Voicing, and Portamento Options. After detailing the Global Page Settings, Kenny teaches you about Chaos and other Miscellaneous Modulation Sources, the Wavetable Editor, and how to use Macros in Serum. Finally, Kenny puts it all together by taking some popular Preset Sounds and Deconstructing them and Rebuilding them from the ground up.
Whether you already own Serum and want to take a higher dose, or are a new user looking for your first hit of one of the most unique virtual instruments available, get "Serum Explained" today!
Submitted 1 month ago
Excellent as always
Although Kenny has some kind of strange pronunciation he is an excellent tutor. And once you get used to his phrasing it is even helping to understand things better. In this video series he is covering all there is to know about serum. Great!
Submitted 2 months ago
Solid tutorial, but the way he talks is distracting. Reminds me of the kid in Malcom in the Middle.
Submitted 3 months ago
Kenny is very good at explaining and showing examples of what he is talking about. He is also pleasant to listen to. I always enjoy his videos.
Submitted 4 months ago
Great way to get the lay of the land!
This has been helpful in breaking down all the different capabilities of Serum.
Submitted 4 months ago
Must see for every begginers in Serum!
Now I know what every knob does and I tweak sound not so random.
I am a: Student, Musician, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools, Reason, Reaper
Submitted 4 months ago
Very very useful tutorial
The instructor is very knowledgeable and easy to follow.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live
Submitted 7 months ago
This is a very comprehensive and detailed explaination... But? Every sentence? Is? Ending? with? a? Question Mark? this is very disturbing for my ears. great resource BTW...
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Cubase
Submitted 8 months ago
This is how an "Explained" series should be done.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Cubase, Pro Tools, Reason
Submitted 9 months ago
Thorough and Clear
I bought Serum knowing that this tutorial was going to be here so my first toe in the water after trying a few presets was to watch "Serum Explained" while I followed along. The pacing and clarity and completeness of this tutorial series is nothing short of stelar. I started knowing absolutely nothing and now feel I can both edit the factory patches and create my own from scratch. This isn't my first rodeo, but it is my first time playing in this particular arena. Bottom line, I feel like I've been using Serum for years and feel competent and confident using it. Fantastic job!
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer
Submitted 9 months ago
Thorough Explanation as always
Great explanations, my crisicism is I wish the instructor give us a deeper understanding of why you would want to use certain warp mode functions among other aspects of the synth. I would like to see better explanation of application of the features in this synth
I am a: Semi-Pro
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