Want to make Synthwave with Serum ? We just posted this new sound design tutorial on our instagram account:
This time with focused on recreating a Synthwave bass preset taken from our recent ‘Midnight Ride’ pack with Serum !
Below are some of the key points and sound design tips featured in this tutorial :
▶️ Keep things simple when designing bass sounds: Modulating multiple parameters with only one source will help you keep them tight and cohesive
▶️ Serum filters are really powerful tools to add color and character
▶️ Take advantage of Serum’s ‘hidden’ functions (Chorus HPF/LPF switch)
▶️ Generally speaking, applying a chorus effect to bass frequencies isn’t a good thing as it messes up the phase and mono compatibility
▶️ Use Multiband compressor mode to precisely control dynamic by adjusting individual bands threshold
▶️ Serum comes with much more than the 2 main filters: There are multiple ways to get more, check it out !
▶️ Subtle effects processing can go a long way, don’t overdo it and finalize settings in context
▶️ Use Macros to get control over the main aspects of your sound (volumes, filters, distortion, reverb, chorus…)
Hopefully you will learn some helpful tips & tricks !
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