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The Music Producer's Ultimate Guide to FL Studio 20

By : Joshua Au-Yeung
Book Image

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

How do we hear things?

Sound causes air to expand and contract. Air expands under low pressure and compresses under high pressure. Changes in air pressure are useful because we can use devices to measure air pressure. Microphones detect changes in air pressure. Microphones are made up of a diaphragm stretched over a metal plate. As sound waves pass over it, the changes in high and low pressure cause the diaphragm to move back and forth and vibrate. This movement is measured by the device and converted into audio data. The data is then interpreted by your computer. The following figure shows an example of a microphone:

Figure 5.3 – Microphone

Your ears work in a similar fashion to a microphone. Your eardrums encounter air pressure changes, which cause them to vibrate. Your brain interprets these vibrations as sound.

When audio waves meet, they can react to one another. This can result in the following effects:

  • Constructive interference is where...