Forged in the fires of the future, Darkside Funk lies at the leading edge of evolving sounds for modern bass music. Inspired by some of our favorite sci-fi films, it cloaks you in an immersive universe of hard hitting basses, searing mid-range bizness and morphing textures. With modulation pushed to the max, each preset moves and breathes with a life of its own.
Lurking inside, you’ll find some of the most advanced and powerful sounds ever created for Serum. All this power is at your fingertips, BEGGING to be unleashed! The creative use of Macros makes Darkside Funk delightfully immediate and simple to use, while also yielding spectacular sound-mangling abilities.
After more than two years (for real) of development by our sound design team, and countless hours spent on the arsenal of presets, Darkside Funk sets a whole new standard. It’s poised to deliver the ULTIMATE Serum experience.
► Advanced Wavetable Design
An entire realm of audio is packed into each wavetable. A wealth of timbres and tones lurk beneath the surface waiting for you to explore them. With a twist of a knob, you take the preset on an utterly smooth journey through spectral morphing.
► All Macros + MOD Wheel Are Used
Our philosophy was to make each preset evolve like CRAZY with a single note. Hyper-advanced modulation does just this. Each preset makes FULL use of all the Macros and MOD wheel to make the sound even more responsive and tweakable.
NEXT-LEVEL FX PROCESSING
► No Post-FX Needed
If you like heavily processed sounds, you’ve struck gold. Our affinity for neuro genres inspired layers upon layers of intricate, sophisticated effects. We pushed Serum’s infamous arsenal of effects to their limit. The result is pure fire!
Here’s Exatly What You Get:
222 HYPER-ADVANCED Bass Music Presets, Wavetables and Noise Oscillator Sounds
- 70 Basses
- 12 Leads
- 6 Pads
- 20 FX
100 Serum Wavetables
- Custom wavetables made from heavily processed sounds
14 Noise Oscillator Files
- Total together:
148 Presets, 160 Wavetables, 14 Noise Osc Sounds
Why DARKSIDE FUNK?
Darkside Funk is the culmination of 2 years of work by our sound design team. No, that’s not a typo. We’ve been keeping it tightly under wraps, testing, refining and perfecting it. Although we could have launched it a lot sooner, Darkside Funk took 2 years because of how crazy HIGH we set the bar.
- On average, each preset took 2 full hours to make.
- For every 5 presets we made, we only took the absolute best, sidelining the other 4.
- This means every sound in Darkside Funk was the result of 10 hours of work by professional sound designers.
Some people might think that’s ridiculous, but when it comes to the quality of your music, there’s no room for anything short of SPECTACULAR. Each sound needed to have something completely NEXT-LEVEL about it to make the cut.
The presets are crazy RESPONSIVE, which took hours of extra work. All the macros, the mod wheel, and many other modulators are used to make these presets HYPER-expressive.
We’re not going to BS you and say this soundbank can be used for “Any genre”. Darkside Funk is for bass music. Tearout, dancefloor, peak-time BASS MUSIC. Genres like drum & bass, neuro, glitch hop, hybrid trap, electro house, future house, bass house, and dubstep.
You can’t make something truly exceptional if you try to be all things to all people. We opted to take a different path: Specialize, focus our efforts, and make something absolutely BREATHTAKING. When your mission is mastery, you need to exclude things so you can concentrate on the core.
We drew inspiration from some of our favorite sci-fi movies, asking ourselves things like “What would a hyperdrive malfunction sound like?” You won’t believe your ears when you hear some of the sounds we came up with… It’s as if we took a Sith lord and gene spliced him with Han Solo. You get unreal evil superpowers, mashed up with swagger, style and charm.
The presets include a VAST arsenal of sound styles to fully round out your track. You simply don’t need to waste time hunting through tons of soundbanks to fill in gaps. Darkside Funk was designed to be balanced, complete, and immersive.
Other Details and FAQs:
Cross Platform Compatibility
Works on Windows on PC and OSX on Mac. Any program that can load Serum can use DARKSIDE FUNK.
Works on All DAWs
Any VSTi or AU host can run XFer Serum and use DARKSIDE FUNK.
Compatible with Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Cubase, Reaper, Reason, Bitwig and more.
What Version of Serum Do I Need?
You’ll need to be running Serum version 1.215 released August 31, 2017 or newer. To update Serum, login to your user account over at XFer Records, and hit up their available downloads section.
What Genres is Darkside Funk For?
We’re not going to BS you and say this soundbank can be used for “Any genre”. You can’t make something truly exceptional if you try to be all things to all people.
We opted to take a different path: Specialize, focus our efforts, and make something absolutely BREATHTAKING. When your mission is mastery, you need to exclude things so you can concentrate on the core.
Darkside Funk is for bass music; Tearout, dance floor, peak-time BASS MUSIC. Genres like drum & bass, neuro, glitch hop, hybrid trap, electro house, future house, bass house, and dubstep.