Using Serum Presets and other presets.How can use them

Ghaul wrote on 5/13/2019, 1:51 PM

I got some Serum Presets and other Presets,like for 808 Bass,ARP etc. but how can i actually use them ?I cannot use them over the filemanager neither they are visible if i try to transfer them in MMM-files or packs .Did i need an extra Plugin or can i add them to an VST-Instrument,when than how ?

PS.I do not mean Midi files,i mean actually just Presets or what there real name is.

with best regards.


Graham-Hawker wrote on 5/13/2019, 2:19 PM

I guess you need Serum or whatever instrument the preset are for.

emmrecs wrote on 5/14/2019, 5:01 AM


As @Graham-Hawker wrote, Serum is a VSTi (rentable at $9.99 per month, apparently). The presets you have are designed to be used with it, not independently.


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ralftaro wrote on 5/14/2019, 5:12 AM

Hi there,

As Graham suggested, those presets would be specific to the software instrument they were created for, i.e. Serum. While Steinberg does have specifications for a standardised format for presets/patches in the VST standard, most manufacturers are doing their proprietary thing, and, even if you could exchange presets with certain sound synthesis parameters between software instruments, you obviously wouldn't get the same result from two different instruments.

If you want to use an external VST instrument in Music Maker, you'd need to make sure that you have VST support unlocked (via the "Creative Suite" feature pack in the Music Maker in-app store), and point the VST plug-in path in the program settings to the location of the VSTi DLL. It will be scanned and initialised, and will then e.g. show up in your instruments list within Music Maker.

That having been said, if I read the XferRecords website correctly, Serum only comes in 64bit these days. Unfortunately, at this point in time, this would render it incompatible with Music Maker, which is only available as 32bit host application.