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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

What is sound?

In the following chapters of this book, we will learn how to use plugins that manipulate sound. But what exactly is sound? When we talk about sound design, what exactly are we designing?

Sound is a form of energy like electricity and light. Sound is made when molecules vibrate and move in a wave pattern, which we call sound waves. Air is able to support many sound waves simultaneously. When you clap your hands, your clapping causes energy to move outward into the air. The air molecules vibrate, bump into neighboring molecules, and transfer energy, causing them to vibrate. This energy gets dispersed outward from the source, around the room, and continues until the molecules run out of energy. The energy gets weaker as it gets distributed over a wider area. This is why there's no sound in outer space. There are no air molecules vibrating to support sound waves.

Molecules don't move around the room with sound though; rather, the energy is transferred between...