1 Even though modulation is easy in Serum, don’t forget to ‘enter the matrix’ for more sources. You can enter amount values in semitones here by typing, eg, ‘12st’. 2 Shift-Alt-Click on the keyboard to generate a sustained note – it’s perfect for getting things going when designing patches. 3 Make sure you’ve got the latest copy of Serum from Xfer’s website so you don’t lose out on functions like PNG import. 4 Serum only has four LFOs. No, wait – if you’ve assigned four, a fifth will appear, then a sixth, seventh and eighth! 5 If you’re partial to Serum’s effects processors, check in your Xfer account – there’s also a copy of Serum FX, an effects version of the plugin, replete with its own modulators. Woohoo!