Xfer Records SERUMの使い方④ 簡単な音作りのTips集(Sleepfreaks DTMスクール)

Xfer Records SERUMの使い方④ 簡単な音作りのTips集(Sleepfreaks DTMスクール)

August 4, 2019 8 By Kailee Schamberger


I’m Mizutani from Sleepfreaks. In this video, I will show you some practical tips for sound making. First, let’s have a listen to this bass. It sounds very bouncy. You can make this easily with few steps. When you look at OSC B, it’s a pure sine wave, but OSC A is a little bit different. Actually, you can’t choose sine wave from the top menu. To choose it, click on the edit button, click on the triangular icon on the right bottom, then go to ‘Singles’>’sin’. This time, I used ‘Sin’ for OSC B, and ‘Phat Sub’ for OSC A. Phat Sub sounds fatter than sine wave, so it matches with bass. Let’s use OSC B to apply ring modulation to OSC, instead of using both of them simultaneously. In that way, it will sound stiffer. It’s easy. We don’t want the sound from OSC B, so turn its level to 0. Then select ‘RM(from B)’ in the warp menu of OSC A. By doing this, you just need to turn this knob to apply ring modulation from OSC B. It will gradually sound harder, and trebly. Let’s have a listen. It sounds pretty good. By the way, I’ve set the release of the the envelope applied to the master a little longer. Also, it would be better if you apply compressor in the FX tab. Next, let’s have a listen to this. It’s a typical side chain backing synth. You can do this with compressor and plugins for side chain, but you don’t need them is SERUM. It’s way easier. The oscillators are both in default sawtooth waves. B is played in an octave higher. UNISON’ are both set to 16, and ‘DETUNE’ and ‘BLEND’ are set like this. And we got a super-saw-ish tone. Next, let’s put LFO in the side chain. Apply LFO 1 to the LEVEL parameters in each OSC, and check that TYPE in MATRIX points the right side. Turn on BPM and set the RATE to 1/4. Then click on the folder and choose Sidechain, and you can see that they have prepared the right waves for each sidechains. This time let’s use SC4. Then apply HYPER, PHASER, and REVERB in the FX tab, and you are done. Let’s have a listen. It’s pretty easy. In this way, you don’t need to open up extra plugins, so it’s friendly for your CPU. Next, the pads. It sounds beautiful. This is also easy. I’ve set the attack and release of the ENV applied to the master a little long. In OSC A, I used Analog>Basic Shapes, and in OSC B, I used Digital>ICanHasKick. I’ve also mixed some sine wave in SUB. UNISON’ are both set to 16, and ‘DETUNE’ and ‘BLEND’ are set like this. In OSC A, I’ve set the center little lower. In Warp A,I’ve applied LFO 1 to MIRROR. The wave shape of the LFO is sine wave, and I’ve turned on BPM and set the RATE to Bar. Open up MATRIX and set the TYPE to both left and right. By doing this, the warp moves to left and right from the value that you’ve set. In Warp B, I’ve set the ‘BEND +’ to the center, and I’ve applied the same LFO to ‘WT POS’. In this case, TYPE in MATRIX is set to the right arrow. By doing this, it doesn’t go below the original value. As you can see, by applying LFO to Warp and WT Position, you can express vibration in detail. I also used ‘High 12’ in Filter to cut the bass a little. I applied ‘HYPER’, ‘DIMENSION’, and ‘DELAY’ in the FX tab. You can change the delay time in left and right, so I set them to 1/8 and 1/4. We’re done. Let’s have a listen. Let’s move on to the next one. You could hear that each note sounded slightly different. It’s quite easy to do this. First you need to set the velocity of each note different. I’ve set the OSC A to Vowel>Allophones. In OSC B, I’ve set it to Vowel>E_Yeah. Both of the Warps are BEND +. Then I’ve applied VELO to both of the ‘WT POS’ and ‘BEND+’. By setting the value depending the velocity, the parameter will change when the velocity changes. Let’s also apply VELO to CUTOFF of FILTER>Formant-II. You can make it sound more modulated. You are done after applying distortion, delay, compressor, and reverb. You can do many things with velocity, so try playing around with it. Finally, let’s have a listen to this lead. It might sounded complicated, but it’s actually easy. First, to connect the notes smoothly, let’s add portamento between the notes. Beforehand, stack the notes which you want to connect. Then turn on ‘MONO’ and ‘LEGATO’ in the ‘VOICING’ section in the right bottom corner. And adjust the smoothness with the ‘PORTA’ knob. This time, I’ve set it like this. In OSC A I used Mutis>saw/sin reveal, which you can choose from the right bottom corner of the editor. I’ve set the WT POS like this. I’ve set the UNISON to 3,ad DETUNE and BLEND is like this. Warp is set to SYNC, and the parameter value is about 10 o’clock. I’ve applied LFO 1 to here. In the MATRIX screen, set the type to both directions. I’ve set it so the sound will fluctuate to both sides. LFO is set to sine wave, and BPM is turned on. Rate is 1/16, Rise is set to bar. By doing this, it takes a bar to become this fluctuation, so only long notes will fluctuate. Next, the wave of the OSC B is the default one and UNISON is set to 2. And here is the point. In the GLOBAL tab, set the range of UNISON of OSC B to 24. BLEND is turned all the way to the right, and LFO 2 is applied to DETUNE. The wave shape of the LFO is square, and the TYPE in the MATRIX tab is pointed to the right. In this setting, the knob only turns to the tip of the blue line, or the default parameter value. But right now, it starts from the top, which means it starts to play sound separated into both sides. So you need to turn the DETUNE knob all the way to the right, and bring the blue line to the opposite side. By doing this, it starts to play from the center, then it plays notes which are an octave apart from the sides. BPM of LFO is turned on and RATE is in 1/16. This time, I’ve set the delay to 1/4. By doing this, the effect of the LFO will be applied after a quarter note. I’ve also mixed some square wave in an octave below with sub oscillator. And you are done after applying Hyper Dimension, Delay, and Reverb in FX. So, how was it? SERUM is a great software since you can create cool sound with easy operation. You can make cooler sounds if you get used to it, so go ahead and play around with it. Thank you for watching!