Latest xFer Serum update adds a bunch of new filters and more!
We recently covered the announcement for the upcoming xFer Serum update.
The official release is here – let’s look at the features.
My favourite new addition in the latest Serum update is the new “Hybridize Preset” function in the Preset Browser window. It allows you to pick a variety of presets and then randomly generate new presets based on various parameters in the presets you selected. This is great for instantly coming up with new sounds inspired by some of your favourites presets. I think it’s much better than a full randomization of a preset, because you can select only bass sounds, and the chances are the Hybridize function will result in a bass sound. You also have the ability to hybridize favouring a certain preset, if there is a particular type of sound you want.
The latest Serum update also introduces MPE support, with some quick configuration options for mapping your MPE controller’s X/Y/Z axis to the first three macro controls in Serum. They’ve also added the ability to route the Noise Osc “direct out”, meaning it bypasses the filters and effects and sends straight to the output of Serum.
Six brand new filters!
Probably the most anticipated feature in the latest Serum update is the introduction of a variety of new filters. Four “Dist.Comb” filters and two “Scream” filters, each model featuring their own unique quirks. In case you didn’t guess, the “Dist.Comb” filters are essentially a combination of distortion and comb filters while the “Scream” filters are inspired by the filters we’ve heard in the Native Instruments Massive plug-in.
The new Serum synth update also ships with a new factory skin, made by the original designer of Serum’s default skin. There are also various performance improvements and bug-fixes under the hood, from reduced CPU while cycling through wavetables to better preset library handling.
The new xFer update is available to anyone who currently owns Serum, simply log into your account at the xFer website and download the update. Check out the xFer website here.
If you want to check out the article we did on the pre-release beta version, check that out here.