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Free Serum Alternatives

The best free alternative to Serum is Vital, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Serum and nine of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Serum are Surge Synthesizer, Dexed, Helm and ZynAddSubFX.

Serum alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Serum.
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Serum VST is a Wavetable Synthesizer, which pre-installed or imported Wavetables can be used to create synthesized sounds.

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  1. Vital is a spectral warping wavetable synthesizer with drag'n'drop modulation workflow and animated preview of the synth's inner workings where needed. Comes with many modulation sources (including audio-rate), MPE support and FX chain.

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    Vital vs Serum opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Vital is a great alternative to Serum.
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    Ui, sound posibilities, effects, just everything really

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    Surge Synthesizer

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Surge is an open source digital synthesizer originally written and sold as a commercial product by @kurasu (Claes Johanson) at Vember Audio.

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    Dexed

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Dexed is an FM-type softsynth developed by Pascal Gauthier of Digital Suburban. It is an ideal application for importing, playing and editing/managing sysex patches from both the classic Yamaha DX7 synthesizer and the TX7.

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    Helm

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    Helm is a free, cross-platform, polyphonic synthesizer with a powerful modulation system. Helm runs on GNU/Linux, Mac, and Windows as a standalone program or LV2/VST/VST3/AU plugin.

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    ZynAddSubFX

    • FreemiumOpen Source
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    • BSD

    ZynAddSubFX is a fully featured open source software synthesizer capable of making a countless number of instruments, from some common heard from expensive hardware to interesting sounds that you'll boost to an amazing universe of sounds.

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    It has so many options and you can make your creativity fly even if you are not a pro at producing

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    Odin 2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Odin 2, the successor of Odin 1, is a gratis, open-source, cross-platform, semi-modular subtractive-style software synthesizer. It covers about every type of synthesis out there.

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    Synth1

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Synth1 is a software synthesizer modeled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red Synth. It combines the common sound synthesis method of Subtractive & FM synthesis.

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    Tunefish 4

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A virtual analog synthesizer, Tunefish v4 was developed as a smaller replacement of Tunefish v3 with roughly the same power - some might argue it's even more powerful. It was also ported over to Linux and MacOS and was given a new polished UI.

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    padthv1

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    An old-school polyphonic additive synthesizer.

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