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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

Understanding glitch effects

Glitches are the sound of audio device failure. When a hardware music player fails to work, various sounds can occur, such as stuttering, scratching, stretching, and reversing. When unintended, these indicate that something went wrong. When intended, glitch sounds can be a creative tool to make your sounds feel more artificial and more mechanical.

Glitch effects can be used in a lot of situations, such as the following:

  • Transitioning between one song section to another
  • Fading instrument sounds in or out
  • Creating movement within a sound

Here are some of the best glitch plugins on the market:

  • Izotope's Stutter Edit, available at
  • Dblue's Glitch 2, available at
  • Sugarbyte's Effectrix, available at
  • FL Studio's Gross Beat. Included with FL Studio Signature Edition and higher. We'll learn how to use Gross Beat in...