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Serum VST GUI by PureAV Serum VST GUI by PureAV
[See video link below to see it in action =D]

Super, SUPER proud to finally present this thing! Over the past three years, I've had the pleasure to work with audio plugin developer Steve Duda on brand new monster of a software synth. Today, it was released to the public for the first time. The hype has been huge. The official product page can be found here:

www.xferrecords.com/products/s…

Also recommended, here's a video walkthrough of its core features from John Lehmkuhl of PlugInGuru:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYhnSu…

About the GUI
Over three years, the GUI has been through many, many variations. This is the first VST GUI I've built from the ground up, so I had the freedom to also exercise my brain in layout and usability - something I wish I had with standard bitmap replacement skinning. For those of you who come to use Serum, some areas may seem a little cramped, which is due to last minute ideas that weren't a part of the original design. Also, the WT Editor popup is the ONLY page I haven't touched (4:51 in the video above). It was put together by somebody else to help get it out of the door while I worked on other things. I'll no doubt tackle that page in a future update.

That's about it for now. Sorry for the shitty resized thumbs of the other pages. I'll eventually get around to putting full res of each page once I've tidied any remaining bits and pieces.

- Lance
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:iconzenophilix:
zenophilix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Gorgeous. I ended up getting Serum a couple weeks ago, and the interface is definitely the best I've ever seen. The layout allowed me to immediately grasp everything and begin creating great-sounding patches that I never could have done previously without quite a bit of trial and error.(although, I have been using Synthmaster as my main synth since June) Phenomenal work, although I'd still be somewhat curious as to what would surface if Serum supported 3rd-party skins. :P
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Dijital68 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
Wow, cant believe I stumble upon the man who created the gui for Serum, my favorite VST of all time....and Its funny you mention the WT editor, I always thought it seemed like it was strangely different from the rest of the program, I just never could place my finger on what it is. Now I know! Well congratulations and very very fine work! I love Using Serum, partly because of the GUI. Ill be trying your Ableton skin in a few minutes :) Thanks my friend!! Keep up the talented and great work!
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Man, thanks a lot for your kind words! Really appreciate you dropping by. :)
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:icondeusdiabolus:
deusdiabolus Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Great work.  Easy to read and use!
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:iconasproiuro:
asproiuro Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice man. Thanks :)
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:iconpolybeatz:
PolyBeatz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
yo man any tips on how i should go about changing up the skin a bit? How do i make the skin work and where do i get the images to edit?
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
You'll need an app for editing .dll files (Resource Hacker is my go-to, it's free.). Inside of Serum.dll, there is a folder named PNG. You'll need to extract those, edit, and replace them. You might run into a few minor bumps along the way but nothing a quick google can't help with. Have fun! Even now I still haven't officially finished it. :P
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:iconnyptane:
Nyptane Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
5/5 mastapeece
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:iconelvisfx:
ElvisFX Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Masterpiece man, this GUI is awesome and very functional.
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:iconflisky:
flisky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
ive been using this program for a little while now and the work you've done with steve is incredible. the usability is not even comparable to other VSTs. congratulations.
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Always great to hear of a happy Serum user. :) Thanks for taking the time to drop a comment man. I really appreciate it, and I know Steve does too. Cheers!
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:icontyoungjr:
tyoungjr Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
I love this plugin, glad to meet the person who helped design the UI. 
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks man. Pleasure to meet you too. =]
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:iconcheeseenthusiast:
CheeseEnthusiast Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Ohhh man I love those keys.
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:iconfake-x:
fake-x Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2014
Bought it yesterday ^_^
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:icondemxyz:
Demxyz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Wonderful work. I love to play with it.

Can you tell us which tools you used to create the GUI?

 
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers. Just Photoshop mate. =]
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:iconvingroho:
vingroho Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Interface Designer
thts cool
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:iconseissroo:
seiSsroo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Is there skins that can be applied to Serum? Themes/Skins
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Currently, no. Steve wasn't keen on spending time on making it skinnable as there're a lot of elements that are code generated. You could replace images in the .dll but you won't be able to change colors or positions of displays and such.
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:iconadventurelgrfix:
AdventurelGrfix Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome work. Way better then what I can do.
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:iconasproiuro:
asproiuro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
GREAT JOB!

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:iconjamesdelato:
jamesdelato Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
I'm using the serum!

the best vsts market until now few.

Designs & Interfaces quality and are really wonderful!

GREAT JOB
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:iconvstyler:
vStyler Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Congrats Lance.. brilliant job on this.
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot man. Good to hear from you :)
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:iconvstyler:
vStyler Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Welcome... its a hell of a Synth.. been having fun with it.. and a superb design. :)
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:iconotherhand:
Otherhand Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
I just bought this today. Beautiful synth, an instant new favourite, and your UI is excellent. Really clear and well proportioned, and everything makes sense instantly.
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot for the feedback buddy. Good to hear people are picking this up :)
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:iconchristiankarling:
ChristianKarling Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
'Tis sex brother! :) 
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Well if it ain't the ol' screw loose! Thank you, Sir. ♥
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:iconchristiankarling:
ChristianKarling Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
heh, yeeah! 

You ever on any chat platforms these days or what? Been missing you as per usual! ;D Gotta catch up soon! 
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
You can find me on Skype buddy. Only one Lance Thackeray. =] Do it. Do it now!
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:iconchristiankarling:
ChristianKarling Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
sweets!
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:iconalbinodesigns:
AlbinoDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Love your work dude!
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks man!
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:iconashoka:
ashoka Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Just bought Serum, and the GUI is absolutely stunning. I wish my DAW and all my plugins looked just like this!

Incredible work, Lance.

Cheers!

Greg Houston
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
It's great hearing from so many producers here on dA. I appreciate all these comments. Cheers, Greg! =]
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:iconenzudes1gn:
EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Simply stunning as always man, great to see some fresh pixels from you man :thumbsup:
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Fanks dude ^_^
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:iconsenthrax:
Senthrax Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Artist
Awesome! Looks absolutely stunning. From xfer, will have to check it out :) 
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks =] Steve has done a fantastic job on this. I'd certainly recommend it.
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:iconscottkaneguis:
ScottKaneGUIs Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Well done man, absolutely beautiful, clean and elegant! And the synth I heard is crazy!
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers dude! Pick it up when you can mate, it's a marvelous piece of engineering from Steve...
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:iconscottkaneguis:
ScottKaneGUIs Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I tried the demo, its really unique man, with those wavetable stuff, definately a great tool to have, and the graphics are so elegant, well done :)
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:iconmatojeje:
Matojeje Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I like this! :)
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, good to hear =]
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:iconvicthor:
Victhor Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beauuuuutiful! I'd try to be critic with it, but I can't!!
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks buddy. Good to hear from you =]
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:icongraphomet:
graphomet Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Prestige! Thumbs Up 
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:iconpureav:
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks man, as always. :)
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