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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

Using pitch correction with Newtone

When you are recording, a singer's melody will sometimes drift out of pitch from the song scale. Usually, this is undesired and makes the vocal sound bad. Pitch correction is a tool used to bring note pitches back into the song scale. There are several pitch correction tools on the market. Some well-made pitch correction plugins include Antares's Autotune and Celemony's Melodyne. The most widely known and used pitch correction tool in industry is Autotune by Antares. If you have money to spend, Autotune is the optimal choice. It is a little pricey for beginners, though. If you're interested in purchasing Autotune, visit

FL Studio has a pitch correction plugin called Newtone that comes with the FL Studio Signature Edition. If you are new to processing vocals and don't have access to Autotune or Melodyne, Newtone is a beginner-friendly option to give you an introduction. It offers the ability to adjust...