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Coming soon: Free Style for XFer Serum
Old 15th November 2016
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Software Coming soon: Free Style for XFer Serum

My 3rd Serum set is here:



The third patchpool set for Serum explores this unique synthesizer to the bone, using conventional and more often unconventional sound design techniques. There are no restrictions, the goal was to create creative, inspiring and musical sounds with the best possible sound quality for each patch.

The palette of timbres in this set addresses and will inspire composers from many genres who are searching for smooth animated pads, complex soundscapes, intricate and minimal sequences, mellow and expressive leads, sparkling bells, percussive impacts, otherworldly noises, cinematic textures and gloomy drones.

Dozens of wavetables were extracted from the vast pool of patchpool samples, others were created inside the Serum waveform editor, images were wave-tabled/re-synthesized, many patches layer two wavetable oscillators and also incorporate the sample and sub oscillator. Numerous samples were created exclusively for this set, others were borrowed from various patchpool libraries. Each patch has four Macros and the modulation wheel assigned, velocity is used as an important modulator - not only for volume - many presets also use aftertouch, giving the Serumist deep control to shape the sounds and adapt them to a given musical context.

You can view/download the PDF for this set including the licence agreement, more info and a detalled patchlist here.

Specs:
  • 101 patches (91.2 MB)
    364.5 MB of samples, 29 wavs / 44.1 Khz / 24 Bit / stereo
    119 wavetables (85 MB)
    Library size in total: 540.7 MB
    All patches have velocity, aftertouch, modulation wheel and four Macros assigned.
    Price: € 32 EUR

Patch categories (7 sub-folders) - detailed patch descriptions are included in the PDF:
  • Bells - Plucks (10)
    Leads (6)
    Pads (14)
    Percussive - Bass (6)
    Sequencer (17)
    Soundscapes - Drones (32)
    Synths - Keys (16)

Product page.

All demos were produced entirely with Serum using only patches from Free Style, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation, if several instances of Serum were used in a track.

28 audio demos:



12 videos:



Thanks for reading.
Simon

Last edited by Sampleconstruct; 4th January 2017 at 03:38 PM..
Old 21st November 2016
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Two fresh patches from Free Style in this demo, some Macro and volume automation and a limiter on the master output.



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Video demo for the patch Dream Drone, slightly ominous:



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EDIT (much later)

A demo with two fresh Serum patches from Free Style - some Macro/Modwheel automation and a limiter on the master output.


Last edited by Sampleconstruct; 24th November 2016 at 02:19 PM.. Reason: audio added
Old 26th November 2016
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Demo featuring two fresh patches from Free Style, some Macro and modwheel automation and a limiter on the master output.



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A small Sunday afternoon impro with with a fresh patch from Free Style.



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Improvising with a fresh Serum patch from Free Style - 100% Serum.



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Jamming with the patch Living Metal, great fun!


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New demo featuring three fresh Serum patches from Free Style - some volume/Macro/modwheel automation and a limiter on the master output.


Last edited by Sampleconstruct; 30th November 2016 at 12:57 AM.. Reason: audio added
Old 1st December 2016
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Serum the inevitable soundscape machine - Demo for a new patch from Free Style - some Macro/modwheel/aftertouch automation and a limiter on the aster output.



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I needed some epic-ness this afternoon ->
Cinematic track featuring three fresh Serum patches from Free Style - some Macro/modhwheel/aftertouch automation in two of the patches and a limiter on the master output.



After having tested Avenger I still think, Serum is one of the finest wavetable synths out there...

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Video demo for a fresh Serum patch from Free Style - using a stick cello sound for the wavetable re-synthesis.


Last edited by Sampleconstruct; 4th December 2016 at 09:32 AM..
Old 5th December 2016
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Starting the Monday with these two fresh Serum patches from Free Style, a little Macro and modwheel automation and a limiter on the master output:



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Improvising with a single patch from Free Style - adding some Macro automation in a second pass, a limiter on the master output.



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Serum the pad machine - improvising with fresh patch from Free Style - a limiter on the master out, some modwheel and aftertouch action and a little Macro automation at one point.



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Demo featuring two fresh patches from the soundscape/drone folder - some Macro/modwheel automation and a limiter on the master output, pretty dark and massive drone stuff.


Last edited by Sampleconstruct; 7th December 2016 at 05:48 PM.. Reason: audio added
Old 11th December 2016
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Something more strange and ominous:

demo for a single Serum patch from Free Style available, some Macro automation and a limiter on the master output.



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Improvising with a fresh lead synth/string patch from Free Style - 100% Serum.



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Improvising with a fresh patch from the Free Style soundscape folder - some Macro automation and a limtier on the master output.



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EDIT (too late)

Jamming with two fresh Serum patches from Free Style - pluck meets lead, some Macro automation on the pluck sound, a limiter on the master output, this was a lot of fun to play!



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Groovy demo featuring two fresh Serum patches from Free Style - some Macro/modwheel automation on the sequencer, some modwheel action on the animated pad/brass sound.




Video for the track above:


Last edited by Sampleconstruct; 15th December 2016 at 05:12 AM..
Old 16th December 2016
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Demo featuring two vocal Serum patches Free Style - some Macro/modwheel/aftertouch automation and a limiter on the master output.



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Demo for a fresh Serum patch from the soundscape folder - improvising the notes/modulation wheel in a first pass, then converting sustain pedals to note lengths, then adding some Macro automation in a second pass.



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And another demo featuring three finalized patches from Free Style, some Macro/modwheel/aftertouch automation and a limiter on the master output.



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CalypsoWorldFusionTechnoInstrumentalEpicWhateverMusic kind of demo in 9/8 featuring altogether six Serum patches from Free Style - some Macro/modwheel and volume automation, a limiter on the master output. I think I'll use this as the trailer music - the finishing line is visible, Serum rocks!


Last edited by Sampleconstruct; 19th December 2016 at 04:34 PM.. Reason: audio demo added
Old 21st December 2016
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Improvising with a lead synth from Free Style:

Old 30th December 2016
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One last audio demo for this set, featuring three finalized patches, some Macro/modwheel/aftertouch automation, a limiter on the master output.

Anyone interested in pre-ordering Free Style, don't wait too long if you want to save some cash.



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EDIT (later):

Demo for a pluck sound from Free Style, tweaking the 4 Macros and the modwheel on thy fly with the sequence running in LogicX.



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EDIT (much later)

And one last video demo for the patch Tuning In from the soundscape folder:


Last edited by Sampleconstruct; 2nd January 2017 at 06:08 PM.. Reason: video added
Old 4th January 2017
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Free Style has now been released, the info in my OP was updated accordingly, Serum rocks!
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