MusicTech has posted some excellent FL Studio tutorials in the past. This time they’ve published a complete guide to FL Studio that you can download as an app on your phone or tablet (Android + iOS).
The guide covers all aspects of music production in FL Studio in 12 workshops, from setting up projects to recording, arranging, composing, mixing and mastering. It’s aimed at both beginners and intermediate users of the software, even true FL Studio guru’s might pick up a tip or two.
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Sidechaining remains a heavily used technique in modern electronic music. FL Studio provides numerous ways of achieving a ‘ducking’ effect. The Gross beat plugin is a tool that can be of tremendous help in sculpting the sidechained signal in detail as the FL Studio Guru demonstrates in his latest demonstration video.
If you have a modest PC and CPU and you’re running a big project in FL Studio 11 you might be familiar with your audio crackling and distorting.
To free up that needed headroom for your CPU, you can freeze tracks in FL Studio. This means that the track is temporarily rendered as an audio clip allowing you to work with more tracks and keep your project going.
The FL Studio Guru shows you how you can freeze tracks in his latest video, check it out:
FL Studio 11 is chuck full of functionality that can improve your workflow, or break you out of that writer’s block and unleash new creativity in your productions. Sometimes, all you need is a hand in finding stuff that you never knew about the DAW you’re using daily.
Ask Audio Mag did just that in their 8 Expert Programming Tips for FL Studio. Check out how FL Studio can improve your keyboard-less workflow:
8 Expert Tips for Programming in FL Studio
Following the two videos that were posted alongside the Image-Line Remote launch two days ago, this video explains how to dig into the FL Studio 11 controller app and edit your own tabs.
There is a lot you can and should do to optimise Windows for music production. FL Studio may not perform well under your default Windows settings. One simple setting that can work wonders for your CPU performance in FL Studio is in your Windows Power Options. The FL Studio Guru shows you where to find it in Windows 8 and what effect it has minimising audio glitches when playing back a project.
Check it out: