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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

Why do different instruments playing the same pitch sound different?

Different instruments emphasize different harmonics/overtones. They emphasize some overtones louder than others. The waveforms of different instruments have different amplitudes, which also shapes the sound. Also, remember that air is able to support many sound waves simultaneously. This variation in the combination of waveforms played simultaneously also shapes the sound we hear.

In our diagram examples, we've looked at sine waveforms. There are many kinds of waveforms. Instrument plugins can generate different types of waves, such as square waves, saw waves, and any sort of strange concoction developers can think up. The type of waveform will affect the resulting sound.

When you experiment with synthesizer plugin instruments, what the plugin is doing is creating different wave shapes. It adjusts the wavelength, amplitude, frequency, harmonics, and what combination of waveforms it plays. Once the waveform...