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    Wavetable Synthesis (5:09)


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    Designing A New Preset (4:46)


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    Creating Width with Filter Stereo Offset (3:16)


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    Killer Distortion Using The Filter Drive (4:04)


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    Modulating Filters (5:03)


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    Advanced Unison Parameters (8:46)


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    Adding Random Variation with the Chaos Oscillators (5:57)


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    Velocity Sensitivity Presets (6:06)


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    Aftertouch Modulation Presets (5:31)


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    The Sub Oscillator Explained (5:58)


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    Controlling Phase When Using Multiple Oscillators (8:37)


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    Slide & Glide with Portamento (5:46)


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    Control Re-triggers with Legato (1:59)


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    The Noise Oscillator Explained (4:37)


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    Using the Noise Oscillator (3:49)


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    Getting Creative with the Noise Oscillator (3:38)


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    Vinyl Scratch Effect with the Noise Oscillator (4:02)


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    Common Pitch Bend Strategies (5:36)


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    The LFO Settings Explained (9:04)


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    Drawing Better LFO Curves Shortcuts (5:42)


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    Quantized Bass Modulation Using LFOs (3:56)


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    Keytracking Presets (5:09)


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    Amount Control for Modulation Using Auxiliary Sources (3:25)


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    Setting Up a Vibrato Control (6:06)


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    Add Notes to Presets (3:43)


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    0Hz Rate Trick for Effects (3:45)


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    New Wavetables using the Wavetable Editor (5:50)


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    The Morph Options Explained (4:42)


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    Make a New Wavetable by Importing Audio (6:12)


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    Making an Aggressive Dubstep Sound (7:52)


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    Make a Supersaw (6:12)


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    Make a Bubble Woop Sound (5:49)


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    Make a Dark Heavy Bass One Shot (5:16)


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    Make an Ethereal Pad Sound (6:24)


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    Make a Programmable Riser by Using Macros (7:07)


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    808 Trap Kick (6:52)


Serum psycho Adam Pollard, aka Multiplier, brings you a full series of Serum Tips & Tricks video tutorials! Learn essential tips, tricks, and creative techniques for getting the most out of XFer Record’s powerful wavetable software synthesizer and make original sounding synth parts that will infect everyone who hears them!

Multiplier starts with a short primer on Wavetable Synthesis, Serum style. In the next video, he shows you how he builds his own Presets from scratch, centering around Modulation. After that, Multiplier digs into his personal bag of tricks to show you how to Create a Great Sense of Width by Panning the Filter. Then he demonstrates how to use the Drive Control in the Filter Module to get killer distortion out of Serum.

The next 32 videos each demonstrates a unique and exciting way to be creative with Serum. From modulating filters, to deep exploration of parameters, adding random variations with chaos oscillators to aftertouch and velocity sensitivity and much, much more. No other video series on Serum goes this deep and gives you this many usable, creative tips.

Whether you’re exploring Serum for the first time, or an experienced user who wants some advanced techniques, Don’t miss Multiplier’s “Serum Tips & Tricks!”


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matt c
Submitted 3 months ago

Thank you so much!!

There are lots of little things in this program that make all the difference in pro music production. Thank you so much for providing your tips to help other producers excel and achieve that cutting edge sound.

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DONILI
Submitted 4 months ago

HANDS ON ....

MAKE BETTER MUSIC MORE PROFESSIONAL SOUNDING MUSIC USING SERUM IN THE RIGHT MANOR ... SHOWING THOSE AMAZING TRICKS AND DEMOING THEM SO I CAN LITERALLY SEE HOW AND WHERE MAKES THIS PURCHASE I MUST HAVE IN YOUR ARSENAL... THANK YOU FOR THE CLARITY

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Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 6 months ago

Great Job !!

Very good tutorial mate, keep up the good work !

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PatrickW
Submitted 7 months ago

Really great course !

Interesting and useful from start to end !

I am a: Musician

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BURNADDiCT
Submitted 8 months ago

Awesome

This is close to perfection. I know Serum, not deeply, but I came with some pre-existing knowledge; some (4 if I'm not mistaken) of these videos introduced me to completely new ideas and possibilities. So what I'm trying to say is, whether or not you're a complete noob or a moderate Serum user, this tutorial could change the way you think. I just have been using Serum too long to know almost 2 thirds of this video series, which made it kind of redundant for me (IMHO). I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy watching this.

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Big Tuna
Submitted 9 months ago

Very Good Explanations!

This dude has helped me immensely understand Serum!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, FL Studio

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Tom Fedrigotti
Submitted 1 year ago

Top Tutorial

Very cool hidden tips...go on man, really cool

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Logic Pro

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sevendsix
Submitted 1 year ago

Great tips and explanation!

This is a great course that shows nice tips I haven't learned anywhere else. Thanks!

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro

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DigitEyes
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Useful and Motivational Series!

This is a very well put together series that gives you an in-depth, yet understandable look into many different ways to use Serum and its controls to create many different types of sounds. It shows you specific sound design techniques but in a way that allows you to apply the concepts you've learned, to create entirely different sounds of your own. Adam does an excellent job of explaining what's going on without getting so technical that it becomes difficult to follow or comprehend. The series moves at a pace that keeps you engaged, gets the information across and wraps up with great examples of the concept in focus in a way that motivates you to create. Just finished the last segment and can't wait to finish this review and jump on my controller to make some sounds of my own!

I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

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Matthew
Submitted 1 year ago

Great - thanks!

No complaints other than the videos are a bit finicky to play/stop/rewind/etc.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started producing music just over 5 years ago, right about when Skrillex's Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP dropped.

2. What training have you had?

I'm fully self-taught, and haven't had any formal training. I use online resources and learn a lot by talking to other producers about how they do things too.

3. When did you get into recording?

(same answer as number 1)

4. People you have worked with/for?

DJTechTools, iZotope, Output, CAPSUN Pro Audio, Loopmasters, Plugin Boutique, Industrial Strength, 5Pin Media

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I've had a lot of experience in the EDM space, from producing tracks and sample packs that have charted on sites like Beatport, through to DJing internationally and running a record label. And on the training side I've produced thousands of tutorials, and also tutor people one to one.

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Serum Tips & Tricks is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thank you so much!! There are lots of little things in this program that make all the difference in pro music production. Thank you so much for providing your tips to help other producers excel and achieve that cutting edge sound.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from HANDS ON .... MAKE BETTER MUSIC MORE PROFESSIONAL SOUNDING MUSIC USING SERUM IN THE RIGHT MANOR ... SHOWING THOSE AMAZING TRICKS AND DEMOING THEM SO I CAN LITERALLY SEE HOW AND WHERE MAKES THIS PURCHASE I MUST HAVE IN YOUR ARSENAL... THANK YOU FOR THE CLARITY
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Job !! Very good tutorial mate, keep up the good work !
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really great course ! Interesting and useful from start to end !
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Awesome This is close to perfection. I know Serum, not deeply, but I came with some pre-existing knowledge; some (4 if I'm not mistaken) of these videos introduced me to completely new ideas and possibilities. So what I'm trying to say is, whether or not you're a complete noob or a moderate Serum user, this tutorial could change the way you think. I just have been using Serum too long to know almost 2 thirds of this video series, which made it kind of redundant for me (IMHO). I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy watching this.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Good Explanations! This dude has helped me immensely understand Serum!
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Top Tutorial Very cool hidden tips...go on man, really cool
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tips and explanation! This is a great course that shows nice tips I haven't learned anywhere else. Thanks!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Useful and Motivational Series! This is a very well put together series that gives you an in-depth, yet understandable look into many different ways to use Serum and its controls to create many different types of sounds. It shows you specific sound design techniques but in a way that allows you to apply the concepts you've learned, to create entirely different sounds of your own. Adam does an excellent job of explaining what's going on without getting so technical that it becomes difficult to follow or comprehend. The series moves at a pace that keeps you engaged, gets the information across and wraps up with great examples of the concept in focus in a way that motivates you to create. Just finished the last segment and can't wait to finish this review and jump on my controller to make some sounds of my own!
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great - thanks! No complaints other than the videos are a bit finicky to play/stop/rewind/etc.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Easy to follow, cuts to the chase, brilliant! Really enjoying all of the Serum videos. Picked up a lot of tricks so far and only scratched the surface! Looking forward to seeing, hearing and learning more!
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Help on Serum Tips Great detail in explaining Serum and the tips were very helpful. Thx
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A lot of helpful tips I did not know about I thought I knew most of Serum, but this course shows me lots of practical tips I did not knew about. Very helpful! I think that even more experienced users can pick up a lot of great tips from this series!
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial! Very clear & helpful tips - straight to the point.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 2 Legit 2 Quit The most dope sauce in all the land. Easy to follow along with and concepts are explained great. Haven't had this much fun learning in a while :P
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from useful cool tips and clear explanations:)
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Great tips and tricks series. If you have a lot of experience with various soft synths you could probably start here instead of with a "getting started" type series. Instructor hits just about every feature Serum offers.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic Tutorial Great tutor, very thorough with all explanations. I learnt a lot thanks.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tour through the basic possibilities Serum is a powerful synth, and Multiplier takes us on a tour through all the basic possibilities in crafting basic sounds, taking detours into areas that might be missed in a general overview. After completing this course, I feel comfortable going after just about any basic sound in Serum.
Date published: 2016-11-15
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