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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

Creating vocal chops

In this section, we'll learn how to create vocal chops. Vocal chops are chopped-up fragments of vocal samples. You hear them most often in electronic dance music, and they are often applied to vocal samples after being processed through a vocoder.

If you're unsure what vocal chops are, consider listening to some of the following songs, which use vocal chops:

  • Porter Robinson & MadeonShelter
  • SkrillexFirst Of The Year (Equinox)
  • SkrillexSummit (feat. Ellie Goulding)

In the upcoming section, we will assume that you are creating vocal chops, but the same techniques can be used to chop up any audio sample. For example, you can just as easily slice up a guitar or drum audio sample.

If your aim is simple, you could slice and dice up samples on the Playlist just by cutting up a sample manually with the slice tool.

On any sample in the Playlist, you can quickly chop up the sample by left-clicking...