FL Studio Cookbook

Over 40 recipes to help you master the art of music production with FL Studio

FL Studio Cookbook

Cookbook
Shaun Friedman

Over 40 recipes to help you master the art of music production with FL Studio
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ISBN 139781849694148
Paperback286 pages

About This Book

  • Set up your own Digital Audio Workstation to create studio-quality music productions
  • Build your song with rhythm, sampling, vocals, guitar, and a multitude of sounds while mixing and organizing your project
  • The concepts presented in this book are explained in a very practical manner with clear instructions to be followed in order to complete each task

Who This Book Is For

This book is ideal for musicians and producers who want to take their music creation skills to the next level, learn tips and tricks, and understand the key elements and nuances in building inspirational music. It’s good to have some knowledge about music production, but if you have creativity and a good pair of ears, you are already ahead of the curve and well on your way.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Configuring FL Studio
Introduction
Knowing your sound cards or audio interfaces
Installing FL Studio
Building your digital audio workstation
Installing virtual instruments and effects
Chapter 2: Using Browser
Introduction
Working with Browser
Getting new sounds in Browser
Chapter 3: Working with the Step Sequencer and Channels
Introduction
Gauging fundamental areas
Exploring Channel settings
Sending a channel to a mixer slot
Working with the Graph editor
Using the Keyboard editor
Working with patterns
Chapter 4: Building Your Song
Introduction
Working with rhythm and percussion
Adding virtual instruments
Working with MIDI controllers and MIDI pads
Comparing pattern and song mode
Using the Piano roll feature
Chapter 5: Using the Playlist
Introduction
Using patterns to build a song
Comparing patterns and audio
Using markers and snap
Viewing the playlist
Chapter 6: Using the FL Studio Mixer and Recording Audio
Introduction
Using send tracks in the mixer
Recording external audio – keyboards, vocals, guitars, turntables and devices
Adding effects and your effect chain
Perfecting equalization
Understanding master tracks and loud wars
Getting the best out of your mixer
Recording with or without effects
Chapter 7: Sampling Using Edison
Introduction
Finding a sample
Obtaining a seamless loop
Embedding your tempo information
Importing your new saved sample
Time-stretching your sample to your project
Fine-tuning your sample
Chapter 8: Exporting and Rendering Your Project
Introduction
Exporting an MP3 or WAV file
Exporting your audio stems
Highlighting your song in the playlist
Rendering files
Exporting and reimporting a WAV file
Chapter 9: Humanizing Your Song
Introduction
Humanizing with the OFS knob
Humanizing with the Graph editor
Humanizing with the Piano roll
Humanizing with Playlist
Chapter 10: Recording Automation
Introduction
Using automation for virtual instruments and effects
Creating an automation clip
Chapter 11: Rewiring Reason to FL Studio
Introduction
Understanding the host and the slave
Creating MIDI out channels
Sending Reason sounds to the FL Studio Mixer

What You Will Learn

  • Create rhythms for your specific music genre with kicks, sub-bass, hi-hats, snares, various percussion sounds, and FX
  • Add harmonies such as piano, guitar, synths, strings, and bass lines to your project
  • Mix your music with effects such as reverb, delay, equalization, filters, volume, panning, and other essential tools
  • Automate your music project to build suspense and interest in listeners
  • Discover sounds, virtual instruments, and digital plugins on the Internet
  • Sample older music from songs that inspire you

In Detail

Developed by the Belgian company Image-Line, FL Studio is a top-of-the-range digital audio workstation. FL Studio is used to make your own style of songs and share them with your friends, family, and the world.

This book shows you how to create music in various genres including but not limited to indie rock, pop, hip-hop, and experimental. You will learn the exact steps that you need to take while setting up your personal studio, composing music, adding effects, and making a high-quality music production. You will learn how to build drum beats, layer your song with harmonies and vocals, and mix sounds like a professional engineer. All in all, this book clarifies how to make a quality music production in the digital age.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Configuring FL Studio
Introduction
Knowing your sound cards or audio interfaces
Installing FL Studio
Building your digital audio workstation
Installing virtual instruments and effects
Chapter 2: Using Browser
Introduction
Working with Browser
Getting new sounds in Browser
Chapter 3: Working with the Step Sequencer and Channels
Introduction
Gauging fundamental areas
Exploring Channel settings
Sending a channel to a mixer slot
Working with the Graph editor
Using the Keyboard editor
Working with patterns
Chapter 4: Building Your Song
Introduction
Working with rhythm and percussion
Adding virtual instruments
Working with MIDI controllers and MIDI pads
Comparing pattern and song mode
Using the Piano roll feature
Chapter 5: Using the Playlist
Introduction
Using patterns to build a song
Comparing patterns and audio
Using markers and snap
Viewing the playlist
Chapter 6: Using the FL Studio Mixer and Recording Audio
Introduction
Using send tracks in the mixer
Recording external audio – keyboards, vocals, guitars, turntables and devices
Adding effects and your effect chain
Perfecting equalization
Understanding master tracks and loud wars
Getting the best out of your mixer
Recording with or without effects
Chapter 7: Sampling Using Edison
Introduction
Finding a sample
Obtaining a seamless loop
Embedding your tempo information
Importing your new saved sample
Time-stretching your sample to your project
Fine-tuning your sample
Chapter 8: Exporting and Rendering Your Project
Introduction
Exporting an MP3 or WAV file
Exporting your audio stems
Highlighting your song in the playlist
Rendering files
Exporting and reimporting a WAV file
Chapter 9: Humanizing Your Song
Introduction
Humanizing with the OFS knob
Humanizing with the Graph editor
Humanizing with the Piano roll
Humanizing with Playlist
Chapter 10: Recording Automation
Introduction
Using automation for virtual instruments and effects
Creating an automation clip
Chapter 11: Rewiring Reason to FL Studio
Introduction
Understanding the host and the slave
Creating MIDI out channels
Sending Reason sounds to the FL Studio Mixer

Book Details

ISBN 139781849694148
Paperback286 pages
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