The Best Free Serum Presets for Music Production (2023)

As one of the most popular VST synths out there, there are many wonderful free Serum presets that you can find online. These are great if you’re looking for new sounds to inspire your creativity for new tracks.

All of the below resources offer free Serum presets to the best of my knowledge. However, some of them may require email sign-ups. If you do find that any of these are no longer available or paid, then please just drop me a comment below.

The Best Free Serum Presets

How to Install Serum Presets

It’s very easy to install Serum presets using the following steps:

  • Press the Menu button and then press the “Show Serum Presets folder” button.
  • Go to the Presets folder
  • Press on the User folder
  • Drag and drop your presets into this folder. You can use one level of folders (i.e., Leads, Bass, etc.), but you can’t create nested folders below this.

You can check out the video to see how to install Serum presets for any DAW in Mac OS.

And Windows users can check this one out:

How to Use Serum Presets

You can use these Serum presets as the basis for your tracks or as inspiration for your own sound design. You can also use them just to spice up a track that you were looking to try and finish.

There’s nothing particularly wrong with using presets if you are adding creativity in your own ways throughout the tracks outside of the actual sound design. For example, you may be more focused on the melody and the beat, and it’s less important to you to create all the individual sound design elements from scratch. You also may not be interested in getting into the nitty-gritty of synthesis.

Does Serum Have Good Presets?

Serum comes with many great presets, and the sky is the limit for tweaking them (and making them your own). There are some very useful presets that give you great starting points to build your sound.

Serum is an amazing plugin that countless music producers around the world use on a daily basis to create new music. As most of them use the same stock presets, if you just rely on the stock ones, then you might create music that sounds very like something that’s already out there.

While these presets sound pretty great, they became very overused due to the popularity of the plugin. It’s a good idea to look for extra ones to use in your projects, which can also serve as an inspiration for new ways to approach sound design and to come up with your own presets! It is a lot of fun and can give you some very unique sounds that others may have not discovered!

Also, you can use these presets and study them and try and figure out exactly how the sound designer reached a particular sound. It’s a great way to learn the ins and outs of Serum.

There are many presets available for free or for money on the internet. A lot of these presets offer good value to people starting out with synth sound design because they do not need to learn synthesis theory in order to use them.

Summary

There is a wide variety of great free Serum presets available online. The resources above include some of the best ones available. Whether you’re a Windows or Mac user, check out the videos above on how to approach installing these presets.

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

I’ve been a writer with Musician Wave for six years, turning my 17-year journey as a multi-instrumentalist and music producer into insightful news, tutorials, reviews, and features.

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