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Serum vs. Vital VST comparison

27-11-2020
Everything that you need to know about Serum VS Vital. I didn't compare available options in effects. Leave your feedback in the comments, if you wish. I'll improve the article.



Name
Price
189$
free
Built in presets
so-so
good
Amount of 3rd party presets
huge
small
Presets Browser
yes
Search in presets
yes
Categories
yes
Select multiple categories
yes
Store SCW in preset
yes
Microtuning
yes
Resizable UI
yes
scale ratios
yes
can full screen
buggy resize
too thin font
visual feedback
good
better
Skins
same
Has Keyboard, Mod / Pitch wheel, Glide, Mono, Legato, Always
same
OSC
2 + sampler + Sub (only 6 shapes)
3 + sampler
Direct Out
Only sub and noise
everything
wave morph modes
22
12
Macro
same
ENV
4
6
LFO
8
8
LFO can be ENV
yes
LFO has Delay and Smooth
yes
LFO presets
yes
copy LFO

hold alt
random LFO
yes, 2
yes, 4
random LFO modes
1
4
max oversampling
4x
8x
LFO freq
Hz
time
Modulation max rate
100 Hz
1000 Hz (0.001 sec)
Mod dest and side-chain (SC)

has AUX source, it is like SC in Massive



drag and drop MOD env on morph curve





Sort modulation





filters
2
3
num of types
96
64
filter edit
switch display mode

acts like X-Y pad

SCW inport modes
7

3

MPE
yes
Reverb
okay
good
Distorsion
16

6

unison stack modes
Storing Presets
a little messy
stores wavetables, presets, LFOs in Vendor's folder (fixed Serum's issue)
custom distortion wave shape

render last note

hyper / dimension

filter level

modulate lfo anchor X-Y position

silence tails when DAW stops

no
drag and drop picture

Not the same

LFO can sync freq to pitch

Custom Wave Morph Mode

Coarse Pitch

Hidden here

Tooltips

LFO: select dots

FX insert unit with macros

Lock Mod Matrix on preset change

spectral morph

some filters has extra rotary

filter type morphing

LFO: quick draw

tranpose snap

Stereo mod for modulators

Unison mode per oscilator

only filter

waveform and spectral analyzer

text to wavetable

search in wavetable list

extra midi modulators

more voice stealing options

Spread




Vital tips:
ctrl + mouse = precise increment
alt + click = enter value
click on waveform to see spectrogram
double click = default
shift + change pitch = jump by octave




draw and copy/paste shapes right in the LFO




use spectral view mode to see spectral morph




use mouse wheel to tune modulation amount without drop the source on destination




you can mute modulation




disable compression by sliding stripes (ratio)




scroll mouse to zoon bands




smoth can be switched to fade-in




use shift to edit all LFO curves





More: Vital Synth Hacks and Secrets by Baphometrix



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