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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

Tagging your music in preparation for distribution

Before uploading your music online, you should correctly tag it. What's a tag? If you navigate to a song on your computer or phone, you'll see a list of information about the song, such as the name, track number, album, artist, and so on. That information is imprinted upon the file. These are tags, also known as metadata. In the following screenshot, you can see tag information on songs:

Figure 13.1 – Song tags

You can add custom tags for your songs. The easiest way to do so is with tagging software. I recommend the free tag editor MP3Tag for your songs, which is available at

When you open up MP3Tag, you'll see a screen like the following:

Figure 13.2 – MP3Tag

MP3Tag allows you to add tags for your songs such as the Title, Artist, Album, and cover image. The cover image should be square. The image you use for the cover image should be...