Installing Serum

  1. Download the installer from your account page on Xfer's site or from the Splice client if you use Rent to Own.
  2. Run the full version installer.  
  3. Restart your DAW. 


  • If you are unfamiliar with VST Plugins, you need to create/have a VSTPlugins folder.
  • I personally use C:\VSTPlugins but you can make the folder elsewhere.   
  • Install Serum VST to this location when running the installer.
  • In your DAW, you need to set it to look for VST Plugins at this location.

in FL Studio: -> Options ->Manage Plugins, and add a Search Path in top-left to your VST folder location (e.g. C:\VSTPlugins) containing Serum.dll / Serum_x64.dll

(Windows) Ableton Live 10: -> Preferences -> Plugins, enable "VST2 Custom Folder" and set the VST2 Custom Folder location to the folder containing Serum_x64.dll

(MacOS) Ableton Live 10 :  -> Preferences -> Plugins, enable "Use VST2 System Folders"

(MacOS) Ableton Live older version (8 or 9):  Make sure it shows 64-bit on startup on the splash window.  If it shows 32-bit, download Live 64-bit from your account which should be a free download.  In Live Preferences->File/Folder, enable "Use VST System Folders".