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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

Panning audio

The simplest tool to increase stereo width is a technique called panning. Before we can explain panning, we need to understand what mono and stereo mean.

Monophonic sound (known as mono) is the term used when different audio channels play the same sound equally. Regardless of whether you are listening out of your right or left speaker/headphone, the audio is identical. Mono is used for radio talk shows and telephone calls.

When identical audio is played out of two audio speakers, as with mono, your ears perceive the sound as originating from a location in the middle of the two sources. This is known as a phantom center.

Stereophonic sound (known as stereo) means you have different sounds coming out of each audio channel. If your left speaker/headphone has a different sound coming out of it than the right, your sound is said to be in stereo. The benefit of stereo sounds is that it creates the illusion of audio coming from multiple directions just like real life...