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9. Twisted, mov­ing synths with Serum’s LFO loop points

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LFO loop­back points can add an ex­tra level of unique ex­pres­siv­ity to a patch, en­abling you to loop a cho­sen sec­tion of an LFO con­tin­u­ously. For ex­am­ple, if you add a loop­back point to the cen­tre of an LFO graph then play a note, you’ll hear the whole LFO play through once, af­ter which the sec­ond half of the LFO cy­cle will con­tinue to loop over in­def­i­nitely.

To en­able loop­back points, the os­cil­la­tor must first be set to Env mode (so the LFO plays once, like an en­ve­lope). Now rightclick on a graph point and se­lect Set Loop­back Point Here. Note that, when in legato mode, over­lap­ping notes be­gin in­side the looped LFO area. See our video and pre­set for a wob­bling dub­step style bass that uses this.

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