FL Studio

  • Ableton Live
    FL Studio vs. Ableton Live - Battle of the Audio EnginesPrev img
    In this article I will show you a rendering test with both FL Studio and Ableton Live and Suite DAWs to find out the truth about the mixing engines.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Creating Filthy Dubstep Growls in FL StudioFilthygrowlspreview400
    Here's a basic introduction on how to make the famous growl basses made famous in genres like Dubstep, DnB and Electro. If you own FL Studio Producer Edition, you should have the tools readily available to make these sounds. If you don’t, you can purchase the separate VST plugins used in this article from Image-Line.Read More…
  • Audio Production
    A Cleaner Way to Sidechain in FL StudioSidechainfl preview
    This tutorial will show you how to sidechain compress in FL Studio using the Fruity Compressor and the Peak Controller. There are many ways to sidechain in FL Studio but this method allows for the most control and does not require you to sacrifice any functionality. Read More…
  • Audio Production
    A Guide to Ghost Snares in MIDIThumb
    Ghosted Snares are quite common in drumming, and although you can't quite hear them clearly in a complete mix, they add a lot to the feel of the song. Whether you're looking to add something extra to an already funky groove, or if you're building a pattern from scratch, this tutorial's got you covered.Read More…
  • Mixing & Mastering
    Quick Tip: How To Mix A Kick Drum in Electronic MusicPreview image
    The kick is one of the most important parts of a song, yet it is notoriously difficult to mix. As producers our goal is to get the drum beat to shine clearly through the mix without overpowering everything else. Let’s learn how!Read More…
  • Audio Production
    Producing Dusty Drums in FL StudioPreview
    Break beats, for those unfamiliar with the term, are the parts of old records where the drums would play by themselves. These would become a crucial part of hip hop. These provided the backbone to many songs, if not albums in the early years. This was before producers started chopping up the individual drum sounds in the breaks to re-arrange them into their own patterns.Read More…
  • Audio Production
    Make a Crazy Drum and Bass Breakbeat by Slicing and Dicing in FL StudioAmenbreak
    You may have witnessed Drum & Bass's dramatic evolution over the past decade. From it's Jungle origins Drum & Bass has now matured into a genre that overflows with adrenaline, excitement, strong production values and an intensity rarely found in music today. To think all of this began with the a spark of inspiration and some drum-solos (breakbeats) sampled from black soul and funk recordings of the early 1960's.Read More…
  • Mixing & Mastering
    Quick Tip: Understanding Your Fruity LimiterPreview
    In this tutorial, I'll be giving you a bit of a lowdown on the Fruity Limiter. Something you may have just thrown onto you Master channel, and didn't further adjust because your mix sounded instantly better. We'll be looking at the Loudness knobs today.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Designing a Saw Trance Lead in FL StudioPreview
    Hi everyone! Today we are going to be taking a look at how to design your very own trance lead sound inside FL Studio. In particular we are going to be looking at the stabbing brassy leads that you usually hear when the track kicks into high gear.Read More…
  • Audio Production
    Introduction to FL Studio's BrowserIcon
    Over the last three tutorials we have discussed FL Studio's Mixer, Piano Roll windows, and Playlist and how they all work together and play into the music creation process inside FL Studio. But one more ingredient is still left before our recipe is complete, and that my friend is the Browser.Read More…
  • Audio Production
    Action Sequence HatsHatsthumbnail
    Get your hats sounding like a “ticka ticka” action sequence. We’ll do this by varying the volume of hits. This is particularly useful for Drum N Bass and Hip Hop. I’ll be using the default drum sounds from FL Studio, but this is transferable to any DAW. [audio:]Read More…
  • Audio Production
    Introduction to FL Studio's PlaylistPreview
    In the last two tutorials we discussed FL Studio's Mixer and Piano Roll windows and how they play into the music creation process inside FL Studio. To tie everything together, today we are going to look at the Playlist window! Read More…