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Serum: Making Old School Synths

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Chapter 1 : Chords & Pads

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    Juno Inspired Chords

    Learn how to re-create classic Roland Juno style synths using modulation and detuning.

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    KORG DW-8000 Inspired Keys

    This video shows you how to make a synthetic keyboard sound inspired by the Korg DW-8000 synthesizer.

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    Lush Pad

    See how to create a lush sounding vintage pad inspired by various classic 80?s synthesizers.

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    Prophet V Inspired Pad

    Learn how to make a pad sound inspired by the Prophet V synthesizer and its waveforms.

Chapter 2 : Bass

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    Synthwave Stab Bass

    This video shows how to make a classic synthwave stab baseline step by step.

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    Cinematic Bass Stab

    Follow along with Thomas and watch how to make a patch inspired by the sounds of the legendary Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer.

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    Classic Resonate Bass

    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

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    Pro One Arp Synth

    This video shows how to create a melodic arpeggio sound inspired by the awesome Pro One synthesizer.

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    Detuned Delay Arp

    Learn how to create a detuned arpeggio sound inspired by the music of Netflix hit show Stranger Things.

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    Night Drive Lead

    In this video, Thomas shows how to create a 80?s sounding lead stab commonly found in synthwave tracks.

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    Vibrato Lead

    See how to make an old school sounding vibrato lead, great for layering on top of other bass and pad patches.

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    Brass Reverb Lead

    In this last video, Thomas shows you how to make a brass-y lead patch inspired by the famous, epic Blade Runner soundtrack.

Product Overview


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!


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ANNMS
Submitted 1 month ago

Best Sound design videos ever!!!

These are freaking awesome, I get to know some real applications of modulations.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, FL Studio



hostnik
Submitted 1 month ago

Helpful tips, but goes overboard with pitch variation

This has some helpful tips if you're new to Serum or synthesis, but the end resulting sounds just aren't that great, which is significant for a video about sound design. He tends to go way overboard on the depth of pitch modulation in order to emulate the natural pitch drift of analog oscillators, but by pushing it too far, it just sounds too unstable. As long as you take the techniques and experiment with them and use your ears, this video will help.


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ANNMS
Submitted 1 month ago

Best Sound design videos ever!!!

These are freaking awesome, I get to know some real applications of modulations.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, FL Studio


hostnik
Submitted 1 month ago

Helpful tips, but goes overboard with pitch variation

This has some helpful tips if you're new to Serum or synthesis, but the end resulting sounds just aren't that great, which is significant for a video about sound design. He tends to go way overboard on the depth of pitch modulation in order to emulate the natural pitch drift of analog oscillators, but by pushing it too far, it just sounds too unstable. As long as you take the techniques and experiment with them and use your ears, this video will help.

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Thomas Cochran electronic musician and multi instrumentalist from Austin Texas, who now lives in Los Angeles. He focuses on creating electronic music that features both ambient and classical influences.

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing music at a young age, starting with classical guitar. This started my love for music and eventually expanded into learning other instruments as well. To date, I have had over ten years of classical experience and training as well as additional instrumental experience.

2. What training have you had?

I grew up studying classical guitar and composition and eventually started applying my classical knowledge to learning other instruments as well, ranging from violin, cello, keys, and drums.

3. When did you get intro recording?

I got into recording out of necessity when me and some friends started a band back in high school and couldn't afford studio time. Through this, I learned about music production and recording and haven't looked back since.

4. Why are you so good at training people?

I love learning about the technical aspects of music production, this helps me understand the how music production works under the hood. I have also worked for several years creating music production tutorials online.

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    ANA 2: Sound Design Vol. 1

    Synth guru Thomas Cochran presents an in-depth ANA 2 video tutorial series! Follow along with Thomas and see how to create awesome, powerful sounds and presets for the ANA 2 virtual synth. These videos are great for those who know their way around ANA 2 and some basic synth terminology.

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Serum: Making Old School Synths is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Best Sound design videos ever!!! These are freaking awesome, I get to know some real applications of modulations.
Date published: 2019-11-17
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Helpful tips, but goes overboard with pitch variation This has some helpful tips if you're new to Serum or synthesis, but the end resulting sounds just aren't that great, which is significant for a video about sound design. He tends to go way overboard on the depth of pitch modulation in order to emulate the natural pitch drift of analog oscillators, but by pushing it too far, it just sounds too unstable. As long as you take the techniques and experiment with them and use your ears, this video will help.
Date published: 2019-11-17
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