This tutorial will teach you how to use the Fruity Loop piano roll
Now that you know how to make a basic drum beat, you need to learn how to make melodies.
The piano roll shows you which notes are playing and how long they are playing. You can also view/change the velocity of the notes, the panning, and the volume. To bring up the piano roll you can either right click a sample in your channel window and click piano roll, or just hit F7.Read More
The following tutorial will introduce the Playlist and the Mixer
Before you use the playlist, you should know how to store multiple patterns. At the top of the program next to the tempo, you should see a box with “Pat” under it (image below). It should say 1 right now – you can click this and move your mouse above it and it will go to the next patterns. You can make as many was you want. You can also select different patterns in the playlist, simply by clicking “Pattern 1″…”Pattern 2″… Etc.
The following tutorial will contain a basic overview of the FL Studio interface and will introduce the Browser and the Channel Window, which includes the Step Sequencer
Welcome to HipHopTutoral.com! We will begin our tutorials with a basic overview of the FL studio interface. Though a lot of things are pretty easy to find, there are some items that are not so apparent. If you have already started using the program and feel comfortable with it, you might just want to skim through this really quick to see if there is anything you didn’t already know.Read More
What is a VST?
VST stands for “Virtual Studio Technology”. They are basically software plug ins you can use with software production programs such as FL Studio, Reason, Cubase, etc.. There are a multitude of VST instruments and VST effects available all over the internet and at music stores – some of them are free and some you will have to buy. You could also try your hand at making your own VST!
VSTs are becoming increasingly more popular because of how practical they are. They are user friendly – extremely simple to setup and use. A lot of them also produce higher quality sounds than a lot of the stock patches in some software programs. In addition, VSTs are usually a lot cheaper than hardware, and may produce similar, if not better sound
I highly recommend investing in a midi controller, because they are an essential tool when producing music in FL Studio or any other production software. Having one will definitely allow you to express your music more easily and fully, and will also allow you to work more efficiently.
Where to Get Midi Keyboards
Almost every music store carries midi keyboard. Note that you may already have a keyboard that is midi compatible and not even know it. I had a keyboard for many years of my life (it was just sitting around) and when I got into music production I discovered I could hook it up to my FL Studio and use it. This was great because I could figure out if it was worth it to buy an expensive controller. Look around and see if you have an old keyboard in your home.
What you’re gonna need before you start making beats is some sounds and a place to record them. Do you need a professional studio filled with expensive equipment? Ofcourse not. Even though that would be ideal, it is not really necessary, and out of most people’s means.
What you need is something affordable, yet something that will allow you to make professional sounding music. Though many people prefer hardware, software is becoming increasingly more popular because of the bang for the buck. People also like to use a combination of hardware and software. It’s really your choice.Read More