Tutorial

Serum ~ Distortion


Timecode

00:07 = Overview
01:34 = Tube
02:01 = Soft Clip
02:30 = Hard Clip
02:56 = Diode 1 & 2
03:57 = Linear Fold
04:37 = Sinusoid Fold
05:06 = Zero-Square
06:11 = Downsample
06:41 = Asymmetrical
07:17 = Rectify
08:14 = X-Shapers
13:58 = Filter
15:27 = Mix

Summary

The Distortion effect offers 13 types of distortion including 2 dual-waveshaper modes which allows you to draw in your own distortion and nerd out a bit if you know what you’re doing. This effect is useful for adding some dirt or grit to your sound as it will add a bunch of overtones to your dull and somewhat boring sounds.

If you’re not familiar with distortion, I recommend you check out my distortion demystified youtube video, where I go in-depth and talk about what distortion actually does to your waveform.