Free Serum Reeses
If you’re an Xfer Serum user, head straight to this issue’s FileSilo page to download the
Tutorial Files folder. Inside, you’ll find a bespoke collection of Reese presets, all synthesised from scratch for copyright-free use in your productions. There’s everything from classic rumbling samples reminiscent of the original sampled Reeses from the 90s, through to vicious lead-style timbres and heavily processed tearout leads and midrange wobbles.
While you’re exploring these exclusive patches, head into Serum’s FX pane and deconstruct our processing. Most of our examples utilise the synth’s inbuilt distortion and compressor modules to get that extra crunch and girth that modern bass patches require. And we’ve also dialled in spatial effects to creatively boost and enhance the stereo image.
Most importantly, though, is the modulation we’ve used. Modern-day Reeses rely on intricate movement over time, and we’ve achieved this by using LFOs and envelopes to sweep wavetable position, FM amount and other parameters. Plus, many of the presets have preassigned macros, so you can instantly tweak the sounds in a performance scenario.