If you’re looking for the Ultimate List of Free Serum Presets for your Techno, Melodic Techno, or Melodic House tracks, then I’ve got you covered!
FREE Techno and Melodic House Serum Presets at a glance:
Serum by Xfer Records is simply an incredible synth. It's amazing versatility means that you can create pretty much any sound within it. However, if you’re a beginner to sound design, or simply don’t have the time to learn how to program your own patches from scratch, then using and modifying existing presets is a great way to save time.
In this article I’ve gathered the best free Serum presets for your Techno, Melodic Techno, and Melodic House productions. All these presets have been downloaded and personally tested to ensure they are worth your time.
How to Install Serum Presets
Installing Serum Presets is really straightforward. Here's how to do it:
Open Serum. Navigate to the Menu option and select "Show Serum Presets folder".
Windows File Explorer (or Finder for Mac) will now open at this location.
The file structure shown under the Presets folder is mirrored in the Serum Presets Menu.
Now locate your downloaded presets (They will have a .fxp extension).
Copy them across to your Presets folder using whatever folder hierarchy you want.
Using the Menu option again, select the "Rescan folders on disk" option.
Enjoy your new presets!
Best Free Serum Presets for Techno and Melodic House:
Note that although all the presets in this list are completely free, some do require some form of "social currency" to download such as an email address, account sign-up, or social media share. Where this is the case, I've made it clear in the description.
Free Melodic Serum Pack by Antidote Audio
A generous 50 melodic presets from Antidote Audio.
Three Melodic House & Techno Sounds by Dowden Production Academy
Walkthrough and download for 3 Melodic House & Techno Sounds. Follow the link in the YouTube description to download.
EPIC Free Xfer Serum Presets by Yalcin Efe
Walkthrough and download for 10 Serum presets by Melodic House & Techno YouTuber Yalcin Efe. Follow the link in the video description to download.
Halcyon Vol.1 & 2 demo from Aiyn Zahev Sounds
20 demo presets from Halcyon Volumes 1 & 2 by Aiyn Zahev. Click on the ‘free packs’ link and navigate to the download. Note that the video below is for the full pack not the demo.
Free Dark Techno Presets by Timothy (DE)
12 dark techno presets from YouTuber Timothy.
Deep Melodic Techno Demo by Future Loops
6 Demo Serum presets from the Deep Melodic Techno pack. Requires an email address to download. Note that the video below is for the full pack rather than the demo.
Seventeen Free Presets by Yalcin Efe
Walkthrough and download for 10 Serum presets by Melodic House & Techno youtuber Yalcin Efe. See YouTube description. Requires a Spotify follow.
Cerium Techno Presets Demo from Audiotent
A demo selection of Techno presets from the Cerium preset pack. Follow the link at the bottom of the download page to download the demo. Requires an email address.
Strange Things V2 Demo from Echo Sound Works
50 free analogue style presets. Requires an email address to download.
Ear Candy by Echo Sound Works
Contains 40 FX and Transition presets for use in any genre. Requires an email address.
Free Techno Samples & Serum Presets by Diode Eins
17 serum presets and additional samples. Requires a Soundcloud share to download.
Viper Free Serum Pack from Audiotent
Contains 17 Tech House & Techno presets. Requires an email address to download.
Not specific to Melodic House or Techno, however checkout this Serum community for free skins, wavetables, and patches for all music genres.
A website that allows you to download free presets and share your own. At the time of writing there are over 300 patches for Serum.
The definitive guide to the best available free Serum skins.
I hope you found this list of free Serum presets useful. Hopefully you've found some great packs to inspire your productions and take your tracks to the next level.
If I’ve missed out any then please let me know in the comments below.