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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 causes a note's pitch?

When you think of pitch, you think about how high or low a sound feels. The pitch of a sound is determined by the frequency of the vibrations. Frequency is how many wave cycles pass through a given point per second. The more vibrations per second, the higher the frequency and the higher the pitch. The following figure shows an example of high and low frequency:

Figure 5.2 – Frequency

The higher frequency will have a higher pitch and the lower frequency will have a lower pitch. An example of a pitch is a middle C note, which has a frequency of 261.6 Hz.

Human ears can pick up frequencies between 20 and 20,000 Hz. Hz is the unit to measure how many wave cycles pass per second. As you get older, your ears lose the ability to pick up higher-pitch sounds. Sounds that are higher than this range are called ultrasonic. Sounds that are lower are called infrasonic. Some animals can hear sounds outside of this frequency range...