Xfer Records SERUMの使い方① 基本概要とプリセットのカスタマイズ(Sleepfreaks DTMスクール)

Xfer Records SERUMの使い方① 基本概要とプリセットのカスタマイズ(Sleepfreaks DTMスクール)

August 4, 2019 8 By Kailee Schamberger


I’m Mizutani from Sleepfreaks. I will talk about SERUM from Xfer Records, which is becoming popular these days, several videos. In this video, we will look at how to change sound using presets. You can easily find patches from the list of genres such as Bass, Fx, Lead and Pads, from the top. Let’s listen. The actual sound in the preset sounds good. It actually sounds good enough. You can try the presets one by one by clicking on these arrows, without opening the list. Let’s use this preset to look at the various features. That was quite nice. In SERUM, there are oscillator A,B, sub-oscillator, and noise oscillator included. You can switch on and off each of them by clicking these. You can change the balance of each of them by tweaking these knobs. When the ‘DIRECT OUT’ button is turned off in the sub-oscillator, the sound will also be loaded in to the Fx section, so you can put effects on it. If you want to use it as a pure sub bass, it will be better to turn on the ‘DIRECT OUT’ button. You can change the wave shape and the octave range here. Also in oscillator A and B, you can select various types of wave shape. You can change the presets one by one from these arrows. It’s quite fun even if it’s only changing the wave shape. There are many presets those sounds move around like this preset. If you want to change the motion of the sound, take a look at the envelope or LFO at the bottom. In case of this preset, there is a number ‘7’ next to ‘LFO1’. This shows that LFO1 is applied to 7 different parameters. You can find where it’s applied by right clicking here. You can remove the parameter from LFO by clicking on it. Let’s remove this filter cutoff. It stopped moving. If you want to assign it to LFO again, right click, and select it again. Click on ‘Bypass all Destinations’ if you want to remove all of them. Now all of them are removed. If you want to turn it back, click on ‘Activate all Destinations’. If you click on ‘Remove all Destinations’
on the very bottom, all the settings will be gone
and won’t be able to reselect them, so be careful. You can select many wave shape of LFO from this folder. You can change the rate of LFO from this knob. When the ‘BPM’ is on, the rate will be adjusted to
the tempo of your DAW, and it can be freely adjusted
when you turn it off. For example, like this patch, there are cases when you want to make the attack a little faster. In this case, go to ‘ENV 1’, which is applied to the master section, and move the ‘ATTACK’ knob or drag the curve. When you also want to make the release longer,
but the release point is outside the box,
use the zoom in/out function here. Now you are ready to tweak the ‘RELEASE’ knob or drag the curve. In case of this preset, there is a number ‘1’, next to ENV2. We can see that ENV2 is applied to somewhere, let’s find it out. It’s Noise Level, and there is a blue ring on the noise level. When you look at LFO1, the blue mark is on
the Wave Table Position of Oscillator A, and it is also
on the Wave Table Position of Oscillator B in LFO3. As you can see, you can actually recognize the assigned parameters just by looking at them, without right clicking. It’s very clear. There is a small mark on the corner of the blue knobs. By dragging it up and down, you can adjust the max value of an envelope, or the fluctuation range of the LFO. In case of LFO3, you can see the that the yellow line fluctuates here. Next, let’s look at the filter which LFO2 is applied. These A,B,N,S buttons are the on/off switches of Oscillator A,B, noise, and sub-oscillator. In this preset, a filter called B/P/N 12 is applied to Oscillator A, and Noise. There are many types of filters. For example, let’s select the third group, Phs, which stands for phaser. Turn on the Oscillator B, and change the rate of the LFO which is applied to the CUTOFF. Let’s also change the rate of LFO 1. It sounds quite differently from the preset. As you can see, by tweaking envelopes, LFOs, and filters, you can freely customize the factory presets. I guess you would like to save your original sound that you have made. Click on this floppy disk icon, then name it as you like, and save it. The saved preset will be stored in the ‘User’ section, so let’s save it as you make your own cool sounds. So, I will finish off this video. In the next video, I will talk about the oscillators,
especially the most important feature in SERUM,
the Wave Table. SERUM is awesome. Thank you for watching!