ModeAudio has launched Desert Highway, a soundset featuring a collection of downtempo sounds for the Serum synthesizer instrument by Xfer Records.

Stowing away a total of 60 pristine presets for Serum in its concealed cargo hold, this royalty-free collection of soft synth inspiration combines the warmth and subtle, shape-shifting character of analog hardware with the unbridled power and clarity of cutting-edge digital synthesis.

The uncommonly flexible sonic palette presented in this release ranges from the dark, murky and mysterious to the gloriously airy and elegant, with your choice of sounds spanning low-end drenched basses, undulating pads, soaring leads, resonant plucks, spiralling SFX and beyond.

Whether you’re in need of some worldly weight for your next Downtempo track, touches of graceful texture for an Ambient session or warped, uncompromising synth nostalgia for a Trip Hop beat, this is the set of presets for you!

The full spectrum of Xfer Records Serum’s awe-inspiring sound design capabilities have been used to maximum effect in this library, from wavering, LFO-rigged pitch control, finely-tuned filtering, fluid stereo imaging, reverberant chorus, careful waveform blending, epic voice stacking and so much more. We’ve even assigned all 4 available macro controls for each preset, providing you with instant sound-shaping tools the instant they’re loaded.

Desert Highway features

  • 12 Bass presets.
  • 16 Synth Lead presets.
  • 10 Pad presets.
  • 11 Melodic Synth presets.
  • 5 Synth Pluck presets.
  • 6 SFX presets.
  • 60 MIDI loops (key & tempo-labeled).
  • All 4 macro controls assigned for each preset.

The Desert Highway soundset is available for purchase for £14 GBP.

More information: ModeAudio / Desert Highway