With Ambient Mode for Xfer Records Serum & Cthulhu, we’ve put together a go-to resource for all things chilled and atmospheric.
Featuring 60 Serum presets, 24 Cthulhu presets, loops, one-shots, and MIDI files, this collection will have the creativity flowing the minute you start exploring.
We took inspiration from artists and bands including Boards of Canada, Autechre, Tycho, Chvches, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sigur Ros, Mogwai and Bjork, among others, to bring you this essential ambient production toolkit.
Whether you work in genres such as Chillout, Chillwave, Downtempo, Dark Ambient, Ambient Pop, Drone, Post-Rock or Cinematic, there’s plenty of material here for you to get your ideas down fast.
Each Serum preset comes fully loaded with 4 Macro controls, enabling you to tailor your sound on the fly and not distract from the production process too much. Featuring Basses, Drones, Pads, Leads and Textures, you won’t be short on some incredible sounds for a while as the scope to tweak them is almost endless! Drift between dark and moody to positive and ethereal at the flick of a preset.
For the Cthulhu presets, we input some of our favourite diatonic chords and progressions in all 24 Major and Minor keys to get the ideas going instantly.
Explore the progressions and mix them up to your liking, everything is in key so you don’t have to worry about any awkward notes disrupting your process! You’ll find triads, sus2, sus4, sixths, sevenths, ninths and other extended chords.
We’ve taken care of the theory so you can take care of making the music.
Not only that, we also included all of the loops, drum oneshots, and MIDIs from the demo created by production wizard Van Derand, named according to the Serum preset used for your reference. Tweak the notes or switch up the sound if desired for yet more creative potential.
As a bonus, there are also 28 MIDI scales and their related modes in the key of C over one octave. These MIDI files can simply be used as a quick scale reference or as a tool to help construct melodies and build unique chords in both common and exotic keys including Dorian, Lydian, Double Harmonic Major, Hungarian Minor and Phrygian Dominant. Simply highlight all the notes and move them up and down to different root nots for other keys and modes!
Level up your next Ambient production with this inspiring collection!
60 Serum Presets
24 Cthulhu Presets
12 Major key chord progressions (60 chords per key)
12 Minor key chord progressions (60 chords per key)
Wav Loops (Including MIDI)
1 Full Drum Loop
3 Synth leads
2 Closed Hats
1 Kick Top
WAV and MP3
C Major and related modes
C Harmonic Minor and related modes
C Melodic Minor and related modes
C Double Harmonic Major and related modes
Latest versions of Serum & Cthulhu