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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

Exporting sheet music

Traditionally, when learning to play music, musicians learn to read sheet music. Sheet music allows musicians to transfer a musical idea to another musician so that they understand how to play the song. To read sheet music, they'd need to learn a large vocabulary of symbols and syntax so that they could understand what the other musician is saying.

If you want to export your music in the form of sheet music so that a live musician can play it, select the FILE | Export as score sheet option. This will provide you with controls over the sheet music, such as the time signature and scale, as seen in the following screenshot:

Figure 3.31 – Export as score sheet

After pressing Start, a PDF will be created with the sheet music, such as the one in the following screenshot:

Figure 3.32 – Sheet music

For a trained musician, this sheet music may not provide enough syntax notation. If this is the case...