FL Studio Cookbook

FL Studio Cookbook

by Shaun Friedman


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Developed by the Belgian company Image-Line, FL Studio is a top-of-the-range digital audio workstation. It is used by several popular electronic musicians and DJs from across the globe, and it is the most convenient tool to set up a full-fledged music production under one roof. You can make your own style of songs and share 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. If you’ve been craving to understand just how to get the ideas in your head into a tangible form, then you have found the right material.

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. Furthermore, you will pick up many tips and tricks on adding a human feel to music production.

Through the course of this book, you will learn how to create music starting from scratch, culminating in a professional-grade final product. The book delves into vital principles and techniques which provide you with exact instructions and insights on each topic. It also reassures you that there are no true rules in music production, and you are free to experiment with your ideas. All in all, this book clarifies how to make a quality music production in the digital age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849694148
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2014
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 533,571
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Shaun Friedman is a music composer who has signed publishing agreements with Free Play Music in New York, Smashtrax Music in California, and Prolific Arts in Dallas. He has been composing music since he was 5 and has a tremendous passion for creativity in the music realm.

Shaun’s own production website is http://www.UnbelievableBeats.com, where you can find original music and remixes. His music tutoring website is http://www.FLStudioTraining.com. He also offers wave files for music production at http://www.GlobalHeatWave.com. He learned a plethora of audio techniques and principles while working at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which is the 3rd largest pro audio retailer in the United States and 6th largest in the world.

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Boudville More than 1 year ago
The audio editing options in FL Studio are myriad. The book starts with detailed examples at the physical level, showing how to connect sundry hardware to your computer. The latter is taken to be a Dell laptop running Microsoft Windows. The external hardware includes a MIDI keyboard, headphones and monitors or speakers. While the MIDI keyboard might seem redundant, since the laptop has its own keyboard, in practice many audiophiles want this. Several MIDI keyboards provide a different and more intuitive physical user interface, with knobs, pads, sliders or touchscreens. Essentially, the tactile and often pure analog ways may let you more smoothly glide into your editing needs. The many figures in the text show cases of instances like virtual instruments. FL Studio provides you, the composer, with a standard orchestra of instrumental sounds. But FL Studio goes beyond that. Options are furnished to experiment with novel audio effects. The plethora of parameters gives an effectively infinite space where you can tweak your recordings indefinitely. Which actually can be a danger of FL Studio. Part of your experience with it is developing an intuition of when to call halt and simply fix a final version. The text also provide basic advice on composing the soundtrack. Like defining the drums and rhythm. This usually sets the basic feel of your song. After which you can insert the other instruments. Naturally, the software also has a standard means of showing the sonograms and other music patterns. If you have used other recording programs, much of this will already be familiar.