deadmau5 shows off a ‘hardware’ version of the Serum plugin synth

(Image credit: deadMau5)

Yeah yeah… you guys keep your skins,” said deadmau5 yesterday, as he shared a photo of what looks for all the world like a hardware version of Xfer Records’ Serum synth sitting in his studio.

Exciting news? Well, it would be if it were real, but there’s a mighty whiff of the 3D render here, and we suspect that the mau5 - who co-founded Xfer Records with Steve Duda - is just toying with us.

It’s an interesting idea, though: would you consider buying a hardware version of Serum, which MusicRadar users recently voted the best VST/AU plugin synth in the world today? By releasing a physical product, Xfer would at least have a solution for those pesky software piracy problems that they’ve been having…

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Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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