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FL Studio Cookbook

Book Description

Over 40 recipes to help you master the art of music production with FL Studio

In Detail

Developed by the Belgian company Image-Line, FL Studio is a top-of-the-range digital audio workstation. FL Studio is used to make your own style of songs and share them with your friends, family, and the world.

This book shows you how to create music in various genres including but not limited to indie rock, pop, hip-hop, and experimental. You will learn the exact steps that you need to take while setting up your personal studio, composing music, adding effects, and making a high-quality music production. You will learn how to build drum beats, layer your song with harmonies and vocals, and mix sounds like a professional engineer. All in all, this book clarifies how to make a quality music production in the digital age.

What You Will Learn

  • Create rhythms for your specific music genre with kicks, sub-bass, hi-hats, snares, various percussion sounds, and FX
  • Add harmonies such as piano, guitar, synths, strings, and bass lines to your project
  • Mix your music with effects such as reverb, delay, equalization, filters, volume, panning, and other essential tools
  • Automate your music project to build suspense and interest in listeners
  • Discover sounds, virtual instruments, and digital plugins on the Internet
  • Sample older music from songs that inspire you
  • Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.

    Table of Contents

    1. FL Studio Cookbook
      1. Table of Contents
      2. FL Studio Cookbook
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Downloading color versions of the images for this book
          2. Errata
          3. Piracy
          4. Questions
      8. 1. Configuring FL Studio
        1. Introduction
        2. Knowing your sound cards or audio interfaces
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        3. Installing FL Studio
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        4. Building your digital audio workstation
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        5. Installing virtual instruments and effects
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
      9. 2. Using Browser
        1. Introduction
        2. Working with Browser
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        3. Getting new sounds in Browser
          1. How to do it…
          2. There's more…
          3. See also
      10. 3. Working with the Step Sequencer and Channels
        1. Introduction
        2. Gauging fundamental areas
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        3. Exploring Channel settings
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        4. Sending a channel to a mixer slot
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        5. Working with the Graph editor
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        6. Using the Keyboard editor
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. See also
        7. Working with patterns
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. See also
      11. 4. Building Your Song
        1. Introduction
        2. Working with rhythm and percussion
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        3. Adding virtual instruments
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. See also
        4. Working with MIDI controllers and MIDI pads
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. See also
        5. Comparing pattern and song mode
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. See also
        6. Using the Piano roll feature
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
      12. 5. Using the Playlist
        1. Introduction
        2. Using patterns to build a song
          1. Getting ready…
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also…
        3. Comparing patterns and audio
          1. Getting ready…
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. See also…
        4. Using markers and snap
          1. Getting ready…
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also…
        5. Viewing the playlist
          1. Getting ready…
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also…
      13. 6. Using the FL Studio Mixer and Recording Audio
        1. Introduction
        2. Using send tracks in the mixer
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        3. Recording external audio – keyboards, vocals, guitars, turntables and devices
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        4. Adding effects and your effect chain
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        5. Perfecting equalization
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        6. Understanding master tracks and loud wars
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        7. Getting the best out of your mixer
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        8. Recording with or without effects
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
      14. 7. Sampling Using Edison
        1. Introduction
        2. Finding a sample
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        3. Obtaining a seamless loop
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        4. Embedding your tempo information
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        5. Importing your new saved sample
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        6. Time-stretching your sample to your project
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. See also
        7. Fine-tuning your sample
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
      15. 8. Exporting and Rendering Your Project
        1. Introduction
        2. Exporting an MP3 or WAV file
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        3. Exporting your audio stems
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        4. Highlighting your song in the playlist
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        5. Rendering files
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        6. Exporting and reimporting a WAV file
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
      16. 9. Humanizing Your Song
        1. Introduction
        2. Humanizing with the OFS knob
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        3. Humanizing with the Graph editor
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        4. Humanizing with the Piano roll
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        5. Humanizing with Playlist
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
      17. 10. Recording Automation
        1. Introduction
        2. Using automation for virtual instruments and effects
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. See also
        3. Creating an automation clip
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
      18. 11. Rewiring Reason to FL Studio
        1. Introduction
        2. Understanding the host and the slave
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        3. Creating MIDI out channels
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        4. Sending Reason sounds to the FL Studio Mixer
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
      19. A. Your Rights as a Composer and Copyrights
        1. Music publishing, publishers, and performance rights societies
        2. Key terms in publishing agreements – master recording and song
        3. Quick artist blurb
        4. What are ASCAP and PRS?
        5. Things to consider when signing a publishing deal
        6. Places to make a living with audio or music
        7. Rights for new media, YouTube ads, streaming music, and satellite broadcasts
      20. Index