21 Best Serum Presets of All Time

Are you a music producer looking for a sample pack of presets to get you started using Serum? this list of the best Serum Presets of 2023 and beyond has been hand-picked personally by our team to further you along in your music production.

If you produce house music, future house, trance, drum and bass, EDM, lo-fi, techno, hip-hop, trap or indeed any other style of electronic music, download a starter pack from this list to experience a vast range of high-quality presets.

Best Serum Presets of 2023 and beyond

Xfer Serum since its release in 2014 has become one of the most popular VST Synthesizer Plugins in modern music and has been used on countless tracks, with this resource of sound packs you’ll never have any trouble trying to find the right preset.

M E K K A – Futuristic Electronica for Serum

M E K K A

After the great response of L O S T – Cinematic Electronica for Serum, it was time for a big sequel to come.

Welcome to M E K K A, an unknown hi-tech world to explore through alien imaginative soundscapes, metallic and edgy basses, complex and mutating hybrid sequences, expressive and dissonant leads and plucks immersive pads, and more.

Each of the 100 presets of the pack made for Serum has been carefully designed to be heavily customizable with all 4 macros assigned, including the special MEKKA macro, and the modulation wheel as well.

You’ll also find a wealth of 100 loops, 53 custom wavetables, 20 custom noise shapes, 15 custom fx chains and, as a special bonus, 35 AI artworks in line with the concept of the pack to inspire you straight away.

Pack Contents:

  • 100 presets for Serum
  • 7 Categories: basses, hybrids, keys, leads, pads, plucks, and sound fx
  • All 4 Macros + Mod Wheel assigned for flexible customization of the presets
  • Special ‘MEKKA’ macro, present in each preset, to give patches a new dimension
  • 100 loops key and tempo-labelled to suit your projects
  • 53 custom wavetables
  • 20 custom noise shapes
  • 15 custom fx chains
  • 35 Bonus AI artworks
  • Artwork of the pack
  • +6 minutes Demo Mix
  • PDF Guide of the pack
  • 100% Royalty-Free sounds to use in your own productions

Swathes – Serum Pads x Cthulhu Chords

Swathes

Swathes feature a diverse collection of pads for Xfer Records Serum, professionally prepared and production ready for all kinds of chill styles and beyond.

Featuring rich, detailed, digital textures, lofi analog emulations, soundtrack-ready drones, experimental tones and retro-future vibes, there’s something for almost any genre with this broad palette of essential patches.

Each preset comes loaded with 4 Macro controls for you to quickly explore variations of the original sounds to make them your own unique sound and are complimented by 24 Cthulhu chord presets specifically composed to work well with pad sounds.

Whether you produce Downtempo, Lofi, Chillwave, Cinematic, Dream Pop, Post-Rock or in fact any style which calls for textural backdrops, Swathes is sure to become a go-to for your sonic journeys.

What’s inside the pack?

  • 50 Serum Presets (4 Macro controls per preset)
  • 24 Cthulhu Presets (12 Major, 12 Minor, 8 chords per key)
  • Product Demo (WAV and MP3)
  • 12 WAV stems
  • 8 MIDI

Retrowave (Serum & Cthulhu Presets)

Retrowave

With Retrowave for Serum & Cthulhu, we’ve put together a go-to resource for all things neon-drenched and nostalgic using the latest production techniques for a modern twist on a vintage theme. Featuring 60 Serum presets, 40 Cthulhu presets, loops, one-shots and MIDI files, this collection will have the creativity flowing the minute you start exploring.

What’s inside the pack?

60 Serum Presets

  • 12 Basses
  • 12 Chords
  • 12 Leads
  • 12 Pads
  • 12 Plucks

40 Cthulhu Presets

  • 12 Major key chord progressions (around 8 per preset, optimised for 32-note keyboards)
  • 12 Minor key chord progressions (around 8 per preset, optimised for 32-note keyboards)
  • 12 Diatonic key templates featuring Triads and Sevenths in all inversions, Sus2 and Sus 4 chords
  • 4 Mixed chord progressions (around 8 per preset, optimised for 32-note keyboards)

L O S T – Cinematic Electronica Presets for Serum

L O S T

Inspired by sci-fi movies, revisited in a modern and futuristic way, I proudly present L O S T, a soundbank for Serum with 100 hand-crafted presets covering twisted and heavy bass sounds, crispy and saturated leads, evocative and deep soundscapes, futuristic sci-fi sequences, distorted ‘hybrid’ sounds, textured sound fx and more.

As a Bonus, there are 130 samples included made with the aforementioned presets, divided in ‘One Shots’ and ‘Loops’, and a special Serum skin in line with the concept of the preset pack.

Pack contents:

  • 100 Serum Presets
  • 8 Categories: basses, hybrids, keys, leads, pads, plucks, sequences and sound fx
  • All 4 Macros were assigned for flexible customization of the presets
  • A Special ‘MUTATE’ macro is present in each preset that transforms the sound drastically
  • 130 Samples & Loops key and tempo mapped to suit your projects
  • Custom Serum Skin with a sci-fi futuristic concept
  • PDF Guide of the pack
  • Full HQ Artworks (Original + Alternative version)
  • A Demo Mix containing three tracks which showcase the pack’s potential
  • 100% Royalty-Free sounds to use in your own productions

Serum SFX

Serum SFX

A collection of 60 versatile SFX synth presets for Xfer Records Serum including risers, textures, transitions, drones, atmospheres, retro video game sounds, glitches, whooshes and abstract elements.

Suitable for any style of production, each preset comes loaded with 4 Macro controls giving you the flexibility to go way beyond the 60 presets into hundreds of variations.

Also included are 240 audio files (4 variations of each of the 60 presets) ready to drag and drop into your projects!

What’s inside the pack?

  • 60 Serum Presets
  • 240 One shots

Serum 808

Serum 808

Inspired by Trap producers and artists such as Metro Boomin, Murda Beatz, Nick Mira, Migos, Lil Pump, Ghostmane, Juice Wrld and Trippie Redd, this pack is the one to reach for when you need some fresh bounce and in-your-face bass for your beats!

Each preset fully utilises Serum’s macro controls for further tweaking and sound sculpting, giving the potential to go way beyond the 25 presets into hundreds of variations.

Also included are loops, one-shots and MIDI patterns to serve as inspiration, whether using them as they are or further shaping them to suit your needs.

What’s inside the pack?

  • 25 808 Serum Presets
  • 25 808 Loops
  • 25 808 One-shots
  • 25 808 MIDI

Bonus Content

Drum Hits (Wav)

  • 5 Kicks
  • 5 Snares
  • 5 Claps
  • 5 Closed Hats
  • 5 Open Hats

MIDI

  • 114 MIDI patterns covering 808s, melodies, kicks, snares, claps and hats.

Outer Ambience – Serum Pads x Cthulhu Chords

Outer Ambience

Each preset comes loaded with 4 Macro controls for you to quickly explore variations of the original sounds to make them your own and are complimented by 24 Cthulhu chord presets specifically composed to work with ambient sounds.

Whether you produce Cinematic, Chillout, Downtempo, Dream Pop, Post-Rock, Shoegaze, Ambient Metal or in fact any style which calls for detailed textural elements, an exploration of Outer Ambience may be just what your production needs.

What’s inside the pack?

  • 50 Serum Presets (4 Macro controls per preset)
  • 86 Custom Wavetables (Single and Multi-Cycle)
  • 3 Noise Samples
  • 24 Cthulhu Presets (12 Major, 12 Minor, 12 chords per key)
  • Product Demo (WAV and MP3)
  • 14 WAV loops
  • 9 Drum Oneshots
  • 10 MIDI

Nightlight Synthwave (Serum Presets & Construction Kits)

Nightlight Synthwave

Featuring 60 expertly crafted presets covering basses, chords, FX, leads, pads and plucks all with macro controls mapped to only the most useful parameters, enabling efficient on-the-fly tweaking for custom sound design.

Also included are 5 complete Construction Kits packed with wet and dry loops, drum one-shots and MIDI files ensuring this pack contain every element required to create Synthwave tracks completely tailored to your liking and only limited by your creativity.

What’s inside the pack?

60 Serum Presets

  • 12 Bass
  • 12 Chords
  • 11 FX
  • 12 Leads
  • 5 Pads
  • 8 Plucks

5 Construction Kits

  • 121 Loops
  • 33 Drum One-shots
  • 36 MIDI
  • 5 Mixdown Demos
  • 2 Full Product Demos (WAV & MP3)

Neon Slap House (Serum Presets & Construction Kits)

Neon Slap House

Featuring 60 expertly crafted presets covering basses, chords, FX, leads, pads, plucks and synth all with macro controls mapped to only the most useful parameters, enabling efficient on-the-fly tweaking for custom sound design.

Also included are 5 complete Construction Kits packed with wet and dry loops, one-shots and MIDI files ensuring this pack contains every element required to create Slap House tracks completely tailored to your liking and only limited by your creativity.

What’s inside the pack?

60 Serum Presets
  • 12 Bass
  • 5 Chords
  • 12 FX
  • 10 Leads
  • 5 Pads
  • 6 Plucks
  • 10 Synth
5 Construction Kits
  • 180 Loops
  • 51 Oneshots (Drums, Percussion, Synth)
  • 35 MIDI
  • 5 Mixdown Demos
  • 2 Full Product Demos (WAV & MP3)

Mirrors – Future Bass (Serum Presets & Construction Kits)

Mirrors - Future Bass

Featuring 60 expertly crafted presets covering basses, chords, FX, keys, pads, plucks, synths and vocals all with macro controls mapped to only the most useful parameters, enabling efficient on-the-fly tweaking for custom sound design.

Also included are 5 complete Construction Kits packed with wet and dry loops, one-shots and MIDI files ensuring this pack contains every element required to create Future Bass tracks completely tailored to your liking and only limited by your creativity.

What’s inside the pack?

60 Serum Presets
  • 12 Bass
  • 12 Chords
  • 12 FX
  • 4 Keys
  • 3 Pads
  • 5 Plucks
  • 10 Synth
  • 2 Vocal
5 Construction Kits
  • 213 Loops
  • 50 One-shots (Drums, Percussion, Bass)
  • 52 MIDI
  • 5 Mixdown Demos
  • 2 Full Product Demos (WAV & MP3)

Mainstage Hybrid Trap (Construction Kits & Serum Presets)

Mainstage Hybrid Trap

Featuring 60 expertly crafted presets covering 808s, basses, chords, FX, leads, pads, plucks and synths all with macro controls mapped to only the most useful parameters, enabling efficient on-the-fly tweaking for custom sound design.

Also included are 5 complete Construction Kits packed with wet and dry loops, one-shots and MIDI files ensuring this pack contains every element required to create floor-filling Hybrid Trap tracks completely tailored to your liking and only limited by your creativity.

What’s in the pack?

60 Serum Presets
  • 10 808
  • 13 Bass
  • 3 Chords
  • 9 FX
  • 10 Leads
  • 2 Pads
  • 4 Plucks
  • 9 Synth
5 Construction Kits
  • 158s Loops
  • 65 One-shots (Drums, 808, Bass, Synth, FX, Vox)
  • 39 MIDI
  • 5 Mixdown Demos
  • 2 Full Product Demos (WAV & MP3)

Lofi Dreamvibes

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Featuring 60 expertly crafted presets covering basses, chords, FX, keys, pads, plucks and synths all with macro controls mapped to only the most useful parameters, enabling efficient on-the-fly tweaking for custom sound design.

Also included are 5 complete Construction Kits packed with wet and dry loops, one-shots and MIDI files ensuring this pack contains every element required to create LoFi tracks completely tailored to your liking and only limited by your creativity.

What’s inside the pack?

60 Serum Presets
  • 9 Bass
  • 6 Chords
  • 10 FX
  • 8 Keys
  • 5 Pads
  • 12 Plucks
  • 10 Synth
  • 5 Construction Kits
  • 154 Loops
  • 42 Oneshots (Drums, Percussion, Bass)
  • 44 MIDI
  • 5 Mixdown Demos
  • 2 Full Product Demos (WAV & MP3)

Lofi Chill

Lofi Chill

With Lofi Chill, we’ve put together a go-to resource of all things mellow for those after-party vibes and rainy day beats.

Featuring 50 Serum presets, 12 Cthulhu presets, loops and MIDI files, this collection will have the creativity flowing the minute you start exploring.

What’s inside the pack?

50 Serum Presets
  • 4 Bass
  • 5 Drums
  • 1 FX
  • 10 Pads
  • 10 Plucks
  • 20 Synth Keys
  • 10 Custom Noise Samples
  • 14 Custom Wavetables
12 Cthulhu Presets
  • 12 keys with 32 chords per preset
Other Files
  • 13 Loops
  • 14 MIDI files

Future Urban (Serum & Cthulhu Presets)

Future Urban

With Future Urban for Serum & Cthulhu, we’ve put together a go-to resource for hit-making sounds and chord progressions.

Featuring 60 Serum presets, 36 Cthulhu presets, loops, one-shots and MIDI files, this collection will have the creativity flowing the minute you start exploring.

What’s inside the pack?

60 Serum Presets 
  • 12 Basses (including 10 808s)
  • 5 Drums (Kick, Snare, Clap, Closed Hat, Open Hat)
  • 5 FX
  • 10 Leads
  • 8 Pads
  • 10 Plucks
  • 10 Synth
36 Cthulhu Presets 
  • 12 Major (24 chords per key)
  • 12 Minor (24 chords per key)
  • 12 Harmonic Minor (24 chords per key)
MIDI
  • 36 (Major, Minor and Harmonic Minor chord progressions)

Future Rave Attack

future rave attack

Features 60 expertly crafted Serum presets covering basses, FX, leads, pads, plucks, synths and vocals all with macro controls mapped to only the most useful parameters, enabling efficient on-the-fly tweaking for custom sound design.

Also included are 5 complete Construction Kits packed with wet and dry loops, one-shots and MIDI files ensuring this pack contains every element required to create huge Future Rave tracks completely tailored to your liking and only limited by your creativity.

What’s inside the pack?

60 Serum Presets
  • 12 Bass
  • 12 FX
  • 15 Leads
  • 5 Pads
  • 5 Plucks
  • 9 Synth
  • 2 Vocal
5 Construction Kits
  • 188 Loops
  • 51 Oneshots (Drums, Bass, Synth)
  • 41 MIDI
  • 5 Mixdown Demos
  • 2 Full Product Demos (WAV & MP3)

Deep Dubstep

deep dubstep

Featuring the deepest subs, hypnotic wobbles, cinematic pads, melodic leads, pristine plucks, crisp claps and a range of FX covering uplifters, downlifters, sirens and more, all loaded with 4 macro controls to give you easy access to further sound design possibilities so you can really make these sounds your own.

Deep Dubstep is your go-to resource and an authentic document of the birth of a genre which went from the underground clubs and pirate radio stations of the UK to become a hugely influential global scene.

What’s inside the pack?

62 Serum Presets
  • 22 Bass
  • 5 Claps
  • 10 FX
  • 10 Leads
  • 10 Pads
  • 5 Plucks
  • 18 Custom Noise Samples

Fright Night: Darksynth (Serum & Cthulhu Presets)

Fright Night

Featuring 60 Serum presets, 12 Cthulhu chord presets, 10 Cthulhu arp presets, loops, one-shots and MIDI files, this collection will have the creativity flowing the minute you start exploring.

What’s inside the pack?

60 Serum Presets 
  • 12 Basses
  • 6 FX
  • 12 Leads
  • 12 Pads
  • 12 Plucks
  • 6 Textures
22 Cthulhu Presets 
  • 12 Minor Keys (32 chords per preset)
  • 120 Cthulhu Arps (10 presets with 12 banks per preset)
Other Files
  • 12 Loops
  • 11 Oneshots
  • 2 Demo Tracks (Wav and MP3)
  • 60 MIDI

Dark Ambient for Serum & Cthulhu

Dark Ambient for Serum & Cthulhu

With Dark Ambient for Serum & Cthulhu, we’ve put together a go-to resource for all things moody and atmospheric.

Featuring 60 Serum presets, 20 Cthulhu presets, loops, one-shots and MIDI files, this collection will have the creativity flowing the minute you start exploring.

What’s inside the pack? 

60 Serum Presets 
  • 10 Basses
  • 25 Pads
  • 10 Plucks
  • 10 Synth
  • 5 Textures
  • 47 Custom Wavetables
  • 7 Custom Noises
20 Cthulhu Presets 
  • 12 Minor Key chord progressions (32 chords per preset)
  • 2 Harmonic Minor chord progressions (32 chords per preset)
  • 2 Dorian Mode chord progressions (32 chords per preset)
  • 2 Phyrgian Mode chord progressions (32 chords per preset)
  • 2 Phyrgian Dominant Mode chord progressions (32 chords per preset)

Chillout Waves

chillout vibes

With Chillout Waves, we’ve compiled an extensive collection of rich, diverse and mellow sounds for beatmakers and producers working in downtempo and ambient styles. Whether you are creating after-party vibes, rainy-day soundscapes or study beats, this pack has all the essentials you need!

Featuring 60 expertly-crafted Serum pre-sets covering basses, chords, FX, leads, pads and plucks all with macro controls mapped to only the most useful parameters, enabling efficient on-the-fly tweaking for custom sound design.

What’s in the pack?

60 Serum Pre-sets
  • 10 Bass
  • 12 Chords
  • 12 FX
  • 12 Leads
  • 6 Pads
  • 8 Plucks

5 Construction Kits

  • 168 Loops
  • 28 Drum Oneshots
  • 59 MIDI
  • 5 Mixdown Demos
  • 2 Full Product Demos (WAV & MP3)

Berserk Midtempo

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With Berserk Midtempo, we’ve put together everything you need to produce huge, hard and heavy EDM bangers in one epic collection. Inspired by some of the biggest names in the scene, this pack brings the sound design mastery intrinsic to the genre direct to your DAW at tempos ranging from 94 to 105 BPM.

Featuring 60 expertly crafted presets covering basses, FX, pads, plucks, synths and vocals all with macro controls mapped to only the most useful parameters, enabling efficient on-the-fly tweaking for custom sound design.

What’s inside the pack?

60 Serum Presets
  • 24 Bass
  • 12 FX
  • 3 Pads
  • 5 Plucks
  • 14 Synth
  • 2 Vocal
5 Construction Kits
  • 187 Loops
  • 83 Oneshots (Drums, Percussion, Bass, Synth)
  • 39 MIDI
  • 5 Mixdown Demos
  • 2 Full Product Demos (WAV & MP3)

Ambient Mode for Serum & Cthulhu

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With Ambient Mode for Serum & Cthulhu, we’ve put together a go-to resource for all things chilled and atmospheric.

Featuring 60 Serum pre-sets, 24 Cthulhu pre-sets, loops, one-shots and MIDI files, this collection will have the creativity flowing the minute you start exploring.

Pack Contents:

60 Serum Pre-sets 
  • 10 Basses
  • 10 Drones
  • 22 Pads
  • 12 Leads
  • 6 Textures
24 Cthulhu Pre-sets 
  • 12 Major key chord progressions (60 chords per key)
  • 12 Minor key chord progressions (60 chords per key)
Wav Loops (Including MIDI) 
  • 1 Bassline
  • 1 Drone
  • 1 Full Drum Loop
  • 5 Pads
  • 3 Synth leads
Wav Oneshots 
  • 2 Closed Hats
  • 1 Cymbal
  • 1 Kick Top
  • 1 Kick
  • 3 Percussion
  • 1 Snare
MIDI Scales
  • C Major and related modes
  • C Harmonic Minor and related modes
  • C Melodic Minor and related modes
  • C Double Harmonic Major and related modes

Charting Trap

Glitchedtones - Charting Trap

With Charting Trap we bring you everything you need to cook up Billboard-ready beats in one go-to resource of platinum production essentials. We took inspiration from the biggest Trap hits and production trends to put together a comprehensive collection that gives you fast access to the freshest sounds for your beat-making sessions.

Featuring 60 expertly-crafted Serum pre-sets covering 808s, basses, bells, chords, FX, leads, pads and plucks all with macro controls mapped to only the most useful parameters, enabling efficient on-the-fly tweaking for custom sound design.

What’s inside Charting Trap?

60 Serum Pre-sets
  • 7 808s
  • 5 Bass
  • 5 Bells
  • 10 Chords
  • 12 FX
  • 8 Leads
  • 4 Pads
  • 9 Plucks
Construction Kits
  • 165 Loops
  • 6 808 Oneshots
  • 30 Drum Oneshots
  • 45 MIDI
  • 5 Mixdown Demos
  • 2 Full Product Demos (WAV & MP3)

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