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FL Studio Cookbook by Shaun Friedman

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Chapter 4. Building Your Song

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Working with rhythm and percussion
  • Adding virtual instruments
  • Working with MIDI controllers and MIDI pads
  • Comparing pattern and song mode
  • Using the Piano roll feature

Introduction

Building your song in FL Studio allows you the freedom to add drums, harmonies, sounds, and instruments. This will usually come in the form of virtual instruments, MP3 files, WAV files, software plugins, and the like. You will be adding all of these elements as channels in the step sequencer, as discussed in previous chapters. There are many ways to record your data into the step sequencer. You can use your mouse and draw your chosen notes into the Piano roll feature, physically play and perform a melody using a ...

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