Chapter 1 : Chords & Pads
Learn how to re-create classic Roland Juno style synths using modulation and detuning.
This video shows you how to make a synthetic keyboard sound inspired by the Korg DW-8000 synthesizer.
See how to create a lush sounding vintage pad inspired by various classic 80?s synthesizers.
Learn how to make a pad sound inspired by the Prophet V synthesizer and its waveforms.
Chapter 2 : Bass
This video shows how to make a classic synthwave stab baseline step by step.
Follow along with Thomas and watch how to make a patch inspired by the sounds of the legendary Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer.
See how to re-create a classic resonate bass stab with added analog flavor though the use of modulation and pitch shifting.
Chapter 3 : Leads & Arps
This video shows how to create a melodic arpeggio sound inspired by the awesome Pro One synthesizer.
Learn how to create a detuned arpeggio sound inspired by the music of Netflix hit show Stranger Things.
In this video, Thomas shows how to create a 80?s sounding lead stab commonly found in synthwave tracks.
See how to make an old school sounding vibrato lead, great for layering on top of other bass and pad patches.
In this last video, Thomas shows you how to make a brass-y lead patch inspired by the famous, epic Blade Runner soundtrack.
Synth expert Thomas Cochran presents a comprehensive Serum video tutorial series! Thomas takes you back in time, showing you how to recreate some of the most popular vintage synth sounds from scratch, using only the Xfer Record Serum virtual synth! This series is for those who have some Serum experience and want to develop their Serum programming skills further.
Thomas welcomes you and goes over what to expect from the videos in this series, then starts with one of the most epic synths, the Roland Juno series. See how to make lush chord sounds and pads in the style of the mighty Juno synths, followed by pad sounds made famous by the KORG DW-8000 and Sequential Circuits Prophet V synths.
Bass sounds are next, and Thomas shows you step by step how to craft a synthwave Stab Bass patch, Cinematic Bass Stab sound, and a Classic Resonate Bass preset that you can immediately use in your songs and productions. Moving on, you'll then see how to make a melodic arpeggio sound inspired by the legendary Sequential Circuits Pro One synthesizer, a detuned arpeggio sound inspired by the music of the Netflix hit show Stranger Things, and a 80’s sounding lead stab commonly found in synthwave tracks.
Wrapping up this sound design video series, Thomas reveals how to design an old school sounding Vibrato Lead, great for layering on top of other bass and pad patches, and an epic Brassy Lead patch inspired by the famous Blade Runner movie soundtrack from the '80s.
To see what these in-depth Serum tutorials show you, and how they'll help you to create awesome old school synths sounds, see the individual Xfer Records Serum video tutorial descriptions on this page. If you're ready to sharpen your Serum synth programming skills and love vintage synth sounds, this is the video series to watch... Checkout “Serum: Making Old School Synths" today!
Why Users Choose Us
There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.
We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.
Save Time & Money
Our library brings over 1700 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.