In this series of videos, you’ll be learning how to create four EPIC leads in Xfer Serum.
Video 1 - Introduction (1:10)
In this introduction video, Josh Isaacs explains some more in-depth information about the plugin and its place in the modern producer’s arsenal. Also, you’ll be able to hear a preview of the sounds you’ll be creating in the coming videos.
Video 2 - Serum Feature Overview (4:45)
In Part 2, Josh will do a complete review of the Serum plugin including its features, various views, and, most importantly, the aspects that make it so unique and useful. After watching this video, you’ll have in-depth knowledge on the options and features included in the oscillator view, FX view, Matrix view, and Global view. From here, all you need is to start building your sounds.
Video 3 - Creating an EPIC Pluck Lead (6:41)
In Part 3, Josh creates our first EPIC lead: a versatile pluck that is just as effective by itself as it is when creating chords and other textures. Watch this video to learn more about creating the sound from scratch as well as modulating different parameters using envelopes and LFOs to create unique and useful sounds.
Video 4 - Creating an EPIC Sustained Lead (4:19)
In Part 4, Josh creates our next lead: a hard and heavy sustained lead that is loud and gritty. This lead sounds great up in the normal frequencies but even sounds great as a texture when you bring it low, adding a growling element to your track. Josh creates a vibrato effect that will have this lead reminding you of sounds from the likes of Tchami and Malaa. This unique and off-kilter sound will surely find its place in your bag of tricks.
Video 5 - Creating an EPIC Gliding Saw Lead (5:49)
In Part 5, Josh creates our third lead: a creamy, adaptable saw lead that glides through your mix. This monophonic lead sounds especially great on top of heavy 808s or driving four-on-the-floor beats. For this lead, Josh creates a vibrato effect that increases as a note is held which is a great technique for you to have down.
Video 6 - Creating an EPIC Vocal-Sounding Lead (8:41)
In Part 6, Josh creates our final lead: an interesting adaptable pluck sound that can be used on its own or in building chords. This sound gains a vocal-esque character through the use of a vowel wavetable and modulation of the wavetable position. In this video, Josh also uses two of Serum’s warp modes to demonstrate their robust functionality.
Video 7 - In Conclusion… (0:13)
In Part 7, Josh reviews his goals for this series of videos and recaps the lessons taught. We hope that this series of videos has given you valuable knowledge that you can take moving forward and use to make your productions the best they’ve ever been.
"Sample packs are the secret weapon of the pros and W.A. Production covers everything from catchy loops and midi files to sick sylenth presets!"https://soundcloud.com/timmytrumpet
"WA Production are lethal weapons for our tracks, the drum parts are just amazing, exactly what we need to give that powerful and fat sound that we like! Also the melody parts are great tho, we definitely recommend their sample packs since they're super!"https://www.facebook.com/djsfrommars
"We recommend to check W.A. Production store, they have really interesting libraries and plugins. Don’t miss it!"https://soundcloud.com/djpromiseland
“W. A. Production has some great libraries! If you’re looking for some high quality samples, check out their banks!“https://soundcloud.com/justinprimemusic
“I use W. A. Production’s samples in a lot of my tracks, they are very high quality and great help when needing some inspiration! Highly recommend them!“https://soundcloud.com/kurapt
“We love W. A. stuff, because compiling great samples and libraries is very important to our production. We use many W. A. libraries. They are one of the best companies on the market.“https://soundcloud.com/marnikofficial
“I’ve gotten great inspiration going thru W. A. sample packs!“https://soundcloud.com/darude
“I love the fresh sounds and samples from W. A. Production. They are fantastic!“https://soundcloud.com/tomswoon
"WA production samples has a lot of good quality sounds to choose from. x_O"https://soundcloud.com/djbl3nd/
"WA sounds and plugins are really dope, we recommend them to all ambicious producers!"https://soundcloud.com/morganjofficial
"Great collection of samples and sounds. Will definitely use many of them!"https://soundcloud.com/klaasmusic
"Tons of quality Samples & Presets! Really helpful for sparking inspiration or adding variety to your music!"https://soundcloud.com/dirtyaudio
"W. A. Production have been used in most of our top tracks! We definitely approve & recommend them to up and coming producers!"https://soundcloud.com/bl3rmusic
"Big thanks to W. A. Production for having some of the best samples & sounds available online, They've definitely been part of some of my tracks. I recommend them to all upcoming producers"https://soundcloud.com/zoofunktion
"We think that the W. A. samples are really necessary if you want to do a massive track! Also the Sylenth1 and Spire Sound Libraries are so fresh! Great job guys!"https://soundcloud.com/boostedkids
"We love how much variety and diversity WA Production samples bring to our projects, we have found much inspiration from the packs. All of the samples are of high quality and are completely current into today's "EDM" market."https://soundcloud.com/futuristicpolarbears
"Loving the packs from W.A production because of the great quality of the sounds! With these samples it immediately makes your productions sound more clean and professional!"https://soundcloud.com/ralvero
"WA production have some of the best samples and sounds in the world. The programing and kits are top notch and sound like tracks which are on the Beatport Charts . I also love the diversity in the samples and styles they have."https://soundcloud.com/austinleeds
"Big shout out to WA Productions!!..Using some of their sample and preset packs!!..Quality stuff!!"https://soundcloud.com/starkillers
"I used WA Production sounds in almost every 22Bullets production, where my creativity starts"https://soundcloud.com/22bullets