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The Music Producer's Ultimate Guide to FL Studio 20

By : Joshua Au-Yeung
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The Music Producer's Ultimate Guide to FL Studio 20

By: Joshua Au-Yeung

Overview of this book

FL Studio is a cutting-edge software music production environment and an extremely powerful and easy-to-use tool for creating music. This book will give you everything you need to produce music with FL Studio like a professional. You'll begin by exploring FL Studio 20's vast array of tools, and discover best practices, tips, and tricks for creating music. You'll then learn how to set up your studio environment, create a beat, compose a melody and chord progression, mix sounds with effects, and export songs. As you advance, you'll find out how to use tools such as the Piano roll, mixer console, audio envelopes, types of compression, equalizers, vocoders, vocal chops, and tools for increasing stereo width. The book introduces you to mixing best practices, and shows you how to master your songs. Along the way, you'll explore glitch effects and create your own instruments and custom-designed effect chains. You'll also cover ZGameEditor Visualizer, a tool used for creating reactive visuals for your songs. Finally, you'll learn how to register, sell, and promote your music. By the end of this FL Studio book, you'll be able to utilize cutting-edge tools to fuel your creative ideas, mix music effectively, and publish your songs.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1:Getting Up and Running with FL Studio
Section 2:Music Production Fundamentals
Section 3:Postproduction and Publishing Your Music

Chapter 8: Recording Live Audio and Vocal Processing

Vocals are the most recognizable part of a song and can single-handedly determine whether people love it or hate it. You'll want to devote careful attention to making sure you get the best-sounding vocals possible. In this chapter, we will learn how to record live audio and process vocals.

In the pages ahead, we'll discuss the setup and preparation you need to take care of before recording. We'll look at how to record into FL Studio, we'll learn how to mix your vocals and finally look at best practices for applying effects.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Understanding microphones
  • Setting up your recording environment
  • Recording audio into FL Studio
  • Using pitch correction with Newtone
  • Vocals effect processing best practices