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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 glitch effects with Gross Beat

Gross Beat is a plugin for creating effects such as beat-synced glitches, stutters, repetitions, scratches, and gating effects.

The easiest way to understand what Gross Beat does is by using it on an audio sample:

  1. Add an audio sample to the playlist.
  2. Route the audio sample to an empty Mixer track.
  3. Add the Gross Beat plugin to the Mixer channel. Open Gross Beat. You will see a screen similar to the following:

    Figure 10.1 – Gross Beat

    The left side of Gross Beat lists the time and volume effect presets. The right side contains a visual grid allowing you to draw and modify time- and volume-based effects.

    Gross Beat contains two types of effects: time-travel envelope effects and volume envelope effects. Time-travel effects play with the speed of the audio playthrough. You can speed it up, slow it down, or reverse it with precise control. Volume effects control the level of the audio. They can be used separately or in combination...