What is the font used in Serum?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Bunford, May 17, 2017 at 10:57 PM.

  1. Bunford

    Bunford Platinum Record

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    Wales
    Does anyone know what font is used in the Xfer Serum GUI? Just curious, and wondering what other people's thoughts on it are?

    Personally I'm mixed. I find it clean and simple, but can be difficult to read.
     
  2.  
  3. famouslut

    famouslut Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    132
    I think that they use Seravek Basic (it's prolly light / medium). I dunno what they use for the logotype, but prolly custom. I just checked the font on the prefs page, where all the mixed case txt is. Font's ok, fairly readable in uppercase, which is how they use it most.
     
  4. Pinkman

    Pinkman Audiosexual

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    1,323
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    I'm pretty sure that the designer created a custom font for the log and labels. You could get pretty close by using a font like Korataki Regular
    [​IMG]

    or Tachyon
    [​IMG]

    then importing into a decent program that can handle vectors and adjusting the height and space between characters. Block over the rounded edges and make the middle point on the 'M' sharp. Raise the middle line in the 'E' closer to the top and once you've created the actual font you can create different fontsets by adjusting the height, width, space between characters and so on. You could save some time by using the bold version if they have it.

    Commercial products usually create a custom font unless they can afford to license an official set from the maker.
    You could use probably Impact (the famous MEME font) but you'd have to do some editing depending on how close you want it to be.

    FYI for future use: select and crop a section of text or type from logo or whatnot, save as an image and use this site
    https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

    I would say ask @THENATAN but I see you did already. If he gets back to you let me know too. I'm curious.
     
  5. Bunford

    Bunford Platinum Record

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    Wales
    I found a png of the logo but it's a tad rough around some of the corners! Trying to decide whether to just go with this or try and tidy it up, which I have no patience for :rofl:
    [​IMG]

    And I have been trying to match up some of the font too, and this is about as close as I can be bothered to get I think. Might give it a bit of a trial run, though I hate the dials buts not got a frickin' clue how to pull off decent ones :rofl:

    Preview Decal.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2017 at 1:11 AM
  6. Pinkman

    Pinkman Audiosexual

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    1,323
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    What size do the dials have to be? And what size are actual knobs on the controller?
     
  7. Bunford

    Bunford Platinum Record

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    Wales
    Not sure on dial size as I aint home at the moment to measure exactly. The knobs are standard MIDI keyboard type and size and dont have much flare on them but i am replacing them in time anyway.
     
  8. THENATAN

    THENATAN Ultrasonic

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    30
    @Bunford Hey Bud , As @Pinkman Said :
    It's Not A Font.
     
  9. Bunford

    Bunford Platinum Record

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    Wales
  10. Bunford

    Bunford Platinum Record

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    Wales
    For anyone interested, it doesnt seem like it is a custom font @Pinkman and @THENATAN as the GUI creator just tweeted this about it in response to my question.

    20170519_114037.png
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
    • List
  11. Pinkman

    Pinkman Audiosexual

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    1,323
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    That's good to know. Those are the GUI element fonts though. You could definitely take those and recreate the logo font with some character adjustments. If you compare it to the logo you can see the 'R' and 'M' especially have been made square and curves and sides have been made straighter. I'm being a perfectionist, bud. Good find.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - font used Serum Forum Date
Convert to soundfonts or something else Working with Sound Oct 1, 2016
Help: Good Soundfonts .sf2 GM library Working with Sound Aug 8, 2016
Lexicon Font Problem [SOLVED] Software Jul 6, 2016
Studio One 3 font blur Studio One Feb 5, 2016
Decompiling Kontakt Libraries & Converting To Soundfont or DirectWave Kontakt Aug 29, 2015
Loading...