How to make a drill bass in Serum like A Lau (free preset included)

Part of what makes Xfer Records’ Serum such a powerhouse synth is its sheer versatility.

From aggressive dubstep growls to ethereal pads, the synth can seemingly do it all. In this YouTube Shorts video, we demonstrate how you can use Serum to design a tight drill bass in the style of A Lau in under 60 seconds. Check out the process via the link, and download the preset here to load up the final sound in your DAW and try it out yourself.

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January 9, 2023

Harrison Shimazu Harrison Shimazu is a music composer, content strategist, and writer who's passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog.