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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

Getting the most out of your samples

Sample packs are audio files that have been created for use in music production. There are many sample packs that are available for free online that you can easily find with a quick Google search. There are also premium paid samples for purchase.

When you're producing music, samples can be a useful tool to have. They can provide you with inspiration to get started. A sample pack may give you a head start in learning how to make sounds in a specific genre of music. For example, if you like house-style dance music, an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) sample pack can give you sounds that are commonly used in EDM, such as EDM-style percussive kicks, FX impacts, and riser sounds. I personally have a collection of percussion and FX one-shot samples that I frequently use in my songs.

However, buying sample packs is an easy way to get sucked into spending a lot of money on products that you'll never use. In particular, I recommend avoiding buying...