Adding Serum to Ableton

  1. Download the Serum installer (choose full installer if you've never installed Serum) from your account page.
  2. Ableton's VST/AU settings need to be properly set to find the plugin, for that navigate to Ableton's Options > Preferences > Plug-ins 
    (Preferences > File and Folder in Live versions  prior to 10.1).
  3. Mac users need to make sure "Use AudioUnits/VST"  are all checked and hit Rescan. 
  4. Windows users need to turn on the "Use VST2 Plug-In custom folder option and click on the Browse button for the "VST2 Plugin Custom Folder" then navigate to the location you installed Serum. (When you install Serum it asks for a VST 64-bit destination.  This installs a Serum_x64.dll file into that selected folder. )

  5. VST2 plugins don't have a default installation location on Windows. Common locations users choose for VST2 installation:
    C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VSTPlugins
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST2
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steinberg\VST2

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