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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

Chapter 5: Sound Design and Audio Envelopes

In this chapter, you'll learn the foundations of how sound works. We'll learn what it is, how it's manipulated, and how instruments create sounds. We'll also discuss how to adjust the audio envelope of any sound sample. Once you understand how sound is created, you'll be able to quickly learn instrument plugins and have a basic idea of how they work.

In this chapter, we'll explore the following topics:

  • What is sound?
  • What causes a note pitch?
  • How do instruments create sound with different pitches?
  • Why do different instruments playing the same pitch sound different?
  • Manipulating audio sample envelopes
  • Using Mod X and Mod Y for automation (using an Automation Clip in multiple places)