Chances are, if you’re a Serum user, you’re making electronic music.
This powerful, versatile VST synth fits perfectly in most mixes. But making your own sounds can be time consuming and maybe even a little frustrating unless you’re already familiar with the process of synthesis.
There’s nothing wrong with trial and error. Many producers end up learning this way and end up benefiting from this process.
But it would sure be nice if there were some premade presets you could take advantage of, wouldn’t it?
And, of course, there are! In this guide we look at some of the best Serum presets, all of which you can download and start using immediately! Let’s get into it.
Unison by Echo Sound Works
Unison comes with 60 unique Serum presets inspired by vintage analog synths that work in just about any genre, whether it’s future bass, house, LoFi, pop, retrowave, or chill.
With this collection, Echo Sound Works worked diligently to create vintage sounds that fit with modern production. They sampled the Moog Model D, Juno 60, Prophet, Jupiter, 8, and other modular synths while creating Unison.
Most of these presets use a custom wavetable or sample and are still tweakable without you having to learn all the ins and outs of synthesis.
And true to form, these sounds aren’t just analog or “old.” They are, indeed, great sounding and highly usable in a lot of musical situations.
Get Unison in exchange for your name and email address. It’s worth it!
Download: Echo Sound Works
Terminal Waves by Sound Terminal
Terminal Waves comes in three volumes and contains a total of 264 Serum patches.
The patches were created by “The Terminal Man” (the obsession with “terminal” is obvious at this point).
These patches are well-made and good all-rounders. You can use them for a variety of musical styles and genres.
Experiment yourself and see what you come up with!
Download: Sound Terminal
Catalyst Vol. 2 Serum Presets by Gravitas Create
The popular Catalyst Vol. 2 contains 164 free Serum presets. These were created by bass music producers AHEE, Buzz Junior, Chrizpy Chriz, Encanti of ZEE, Jon Casey, K+Lab, Labden, Mindex, Mr. Bill, Orenda, Prismatic, Psymbionic, Secret Recipe, Templo, and Wolf-e-Wolf.
This collection also comes with some of Gravitas Create’s favorite presets from Flavors Future Bass Vol. 1 and Overdrive – Bass House Sample Pack & Serum Presets Vol. 1.
This volume includes bass, pads, effects, atmospheric presets, and more.
While on the Gravitas Create website, you may also want to check out Catalyst Vol. 1 with 120 additional free presets.
All you need to do to get your hands on Catalyst Vol. 2 is enter your first and last name and email address on the link provided below.
Download: Gravitas Create
Vaporwave Keys And Pads by Synth Ctrl
Vaporwave Keys And Pads is a collection of nostalgic lo-fi analog sounds inspired by the early days of the internet.
In Synth Ctrl’s own words, if you’re a fan of 90s web design, power suits, Greco-Roman architecture, glitch art, and anime, Vaporwave is for you (rather specific references there, but we like it!).
The collection comes with 15 keys and pads that make you long for the early days of the internet. And they are great!
Just surrender your email at the link below for access to these great presets.
Download: Synth Ctrl
Serum Lofi Presets Vol 6 by waynemora
Even independent creators saw fit to get in on the Serum preset frenzy, and here we have waynemora with his sixth volume of lo-fi Serum presets.
This is a seriously chilled plate of lofi sounds. Could be great for those salad inspired grooves.
If this one intrigues you, you may also want to check out his other free preset packs (Lofi Presets Vol 1 through 5, Synthwave Presets Vol 1 and 2, Future Pop Preset Vol 1, and Chiptune RetroBros Preset Vol 1).
Free Mellotron Presets For Serum by BVKER
Mellotrons sounds amazing. Would you agree?
Well, buying an entire keyboard just for one sound is… kind of expensive.
That’s why we thought you might like Free Mellotron Presets For Serum inspired by the electro-mechanical tape delay keyboard that was originally built in 1963. Of course, it wasn’t long before The Beatles got their hands on it and popularized its warm vintage sounds.
In creating this collection, BVKER layered some samples and imported them as wavetables into Serum, adjusted some settings and made a preset pack fusing the best aspects of analog and digital.
The library includes 17 presets, 17 wavetables, and 17 noises (layered samples).
Now, while these sounds might not emulate a mellotron exactly, they are still decidedly awesome and highly recognizable.
Give up your email for this free download.
Free Future Bass Mega Pack by W. A. Production
Dubstep’s close cousin Future Bass has been making waves as of late, which is why we thought you might be interested in W. A. Production’s Free Future Bass Mega Pack.
This is one massive freebie, containing 385 Future Bass / Future Pop sounds, perfect for EDM, trap, pop, and deep.
It comes with 283 drum samples, 42 MIDI files, and 60 Serum presets, all of which are 100% royalty free.
And the included sounds are pure euphoria.
For those who need to build out their sound and presets libraries, this is a must have.
Download: W. A. Production
Free Techno Samples & Serum Presets by BVKER & Diode Eins
BVKER and Diode Eins teamed up to create Free Techno Samples & Serum Presets, a collection that comes filled to the rafters with samples, loops, MIDI files, and Serum presets ideally suited to dark and melodic techno.
Diode Eins originally got started on the project because they just couldn’t find what they were looking for in terms of dark and melodic techno sounds. So, they scratched their own itch with this project.
This pack includes 28 drum hits, 28 drum loops, 23 melodic loops, 58 FX elements, 17 Serum presets, and 23 MIDI files, all of which are 100% royalty free.
The sounds remind us of late 2000s and early 2010s electronic music (the “golden age”), with plenty of highly melodic options.
Future Vibes – Volume 1 by ryan taber
Future Vibes – Volume 1 comes with 15 presets, including three basses, five chords, four leads, and three risers.
Each preset has four versatile Macros assigned.
For those looking to develop their future pop and future bass masterpieces, this collection is certainly worth a look.
Download: Bantana Audio
Xfer Serum Starter Pack by Cymatics.fm
Xfer Serum Starter Pack gives you access to 100 unique presets.
The Cymatics.fm team spent weeks experimenting with Serum just to come up with one of the most outrageous free starter packs you can find.
This collection includes sounds suitable to just about every genre, and in addition to 100 presets, you also get 50 wavetables.
From hip-hop to dubstep, you’re sure to find some highly usable sounds in this killer preset pack.
Shutdown by Rocket Powered Sound
Rocket Powered Sound is a popular channel on YouTube for Serum tutorials, remaking hundreds of the industry's most famous sounds in the VST.
The great news is, you can actually download the free preset from nearly every Serum tutorial they’ve made on their website!
Have fun playing with over 200+ Serum presets modeled off artists like Flume, Diplo, Virtual Riot, and so many more… in every genre you can think of.
Download: Rocket Powered Sound
Free Serum Dubstep Presets by W. A. Production
Free Serum Dubstep Presets is a killer freebie with some of the dirtiest and deepest dubstep and trap Serum patches you’ve ever heard.
The pack includes 30 presets inspired by the biggest dubstep producers, and they are 100% royalty free.
And indeed, these sounds will have your dubstep tracks bringing down the house!
Download: W. A. Production
Free Serum Future House by W. A. Production
W. A. Production does it again with Free Serum Future House.
This collection is prefect for EDM, house, deep, and future freaks, and it includes 36 Serum presets, 11 custom wavetables, and eight custom noises.
These sounds were inspired by the likes of Hexagon, Oliver Heldens, Curbi and others and they totally make you want to get up and dance!
Download: W. A. Production
Free Serum Presets by Angelic Vibes
Last but certainly not least, we have Angelic Vibes’ Free Serum Presets.
In their own words, it’s one of the best collections of free Serum presets out there, with over 80 bass, 808, bell, pads, and more, designed for all genres.
All included presets are unique.
Having listened to these I can honestly say that there are a lot of highly usable sounds. You might even be able to get away with using them for something other than what’s intended.
Just enter your name and email address at the link below to get Angelic Vibes’ Serum preset pack.
Download: Angelic Vibes
Top Free Serum Presets, Final Thoughts
Well, we hope you found what you’re looking for!
There certainly isn’t a shortage of options if free Serum presets are what you need.
Check out the above and start creating, because creating is what it’s all about.