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FL Studio Tutorial

FL Studio Know-How: Getting Started

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    5:20

    Learn how to set the audio interface and buffer size FL Studio will use, and take a brief first look at the multiple windows found in FL Studio.

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    Tutorial 2

    The Channel Rack

    5:32

    Explore the channel rack controls and the various ways of browsing and loading in sounds.

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    Tutorial 3

    Step Sequences & Patterns

    4:50

    Learn how to create, name, colour, and program step sequence patterns of different lengths.

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    Tutorial 4

    Editing Note Properties

    6:30

    Discover how to edit various note properties like filter cutoff, resonance, velocity, panning, and pitch, for individual steps contained within a step sequence pattern.

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    Tutorial 5

    Working in the Piano Roll

    6:49

    Follow along as a bass part is created using the draw tool in the Piano Roll, and explore some of the windows basic selection and edit functions.

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    Tutorial 6

    The Playlist

    5:50

    Learn how to place multiple pattern clips onto tracks in the Playlist so they play back together.

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    Tutorial 7

    Automation Clips

    5:09

    See how automation clips are created and edited, and used to alter the values of parameters over time.

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    Tutorial 8

    Working in the Mixer

    6:30

    Learn how to auto name the mixer tracks, control the relative level and balance between the instruments, and work with plug-in effects in the Track Inspector Panel.

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    Tutorial 9

    Exporting Your Work

    4:23

    Learn about the various options and settings used to consolidate and export your FL Studio project into an audio file.

Have you ever wanted to learn Image Lines FL Studio from the ground up? Well DAW guru Eli Krantzberg is your guide for beginning your FL Studio journey in these in-depth video tutorials!

Eli covers the info needed to understand just what FL Studio is and how to get around it, as well as basic setup, configuration, sequencing, editing, mixing and more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. Learn FL Studio right, watch FL Studio Know-How: Getting Started today!

Mr Mark 50
Submitted 1 month ago

New videos

I have only watch three of the videos but very easy to follow and excellent explanations.

I am a: Hobbyist

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LostinSound
Submitted 2 months ago

Good for starters

Just the basics of FL . I watched this to refresh my memory of things I may have forgotten.

I am a: Hobbyist

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tamer
Submitted 2 months ago

Very Good

Great for the Beginners , and as a start it, very useful

I am a: Semi-Pro

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DRF66
Submitted 2 months ago

Great Introduction to FLStudio

Watched Video clips all way through- very informative

I am a: Beginner

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GregRband
Submitted 3 months ago

Great Quick Intro to Fl Studio

I've tried using Fl Studio with no reading recently, and because it is such a different DAW than many others, I kept getting stuck and not understanding the workflow...... This Quick Intro tutorial not only answered a few big stumbling blocks I ran into, but also gave easy to understand examples for basic song creation. This is NOT a full spectrum learning course, it is a quick and easy, get ya going type course, and for that, it does it well......... IE, I was able to create and modify a basic groove song fairly easy after watching this!!!

I am a: Hobbyist

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j_small
Submitted 6 months ago

Good start

What it covers is excellent. Looking forward to future FL Studio tutorials that get into workflows and crafting songs in the FL Studio paradigm.

I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist, Beat Maker

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kitekrazy
Submitted 6 months ago

Enough to get you started.

It's nice to see a newer FL Studio tutorial. It covered some of the instrument parameters and of course automation. I hope to seem more tutorials of FL Studio 12.

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BillyB
Submitted 6 months ago

Most Comprehensive Tutorial I've Seen

I have had FL Studio for over a year now and really didn't know very much about it. This Video really gave me a good overall understanding of how to use it. I love Eli's easy going flow and presentation he is one of my favorite tutors here on Groove 3.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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FL Studio Know-How: Getting Started is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from New videos I have only watch three of the videos but very easy to follow and excellent explanations.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good for starters Just the basics of FL . I watched this to refresh my memory of things I may have forgotten.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Good Great for the Beginners , and as a start it, very useful
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Introduction to FLStudio Watched Video clips all way through- very informative
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Quick Intro to Fl Studio I've tried using Fl Studio with no reading recently, and because it is such a different DAW than many others, I kept getting stuck and not understanding the workflow...... This Quick Intro tutorial not only answered a few big stumbling blocks I ran into, but also gave easy to understand examples for basic song creation. This is NOT a full spectrum learning course, it is a quick and easy, get ya going type course, and for that, it does it well......... IE, I was able to create and modify a basic groove song fairly easy after watching this!!!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good start What it covers is excellent. Looking forward to future FL Studio tutorials that get into workflows and crafting songs in the FL Studio paradigm.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Enough to get you started. It's nice to see a newer FL Studio tutorial. It covered some of the instrument parameters and of course automation. I hope to seem more tutorials of FL Studio 12.
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Most Comprehensive Tutorial I've Seen I have had FL Studio for over a year now and really didn't know very much about it. This Video really gave me a good overall understanding of how to use it. I love Eli's easy going flow and presentation he is one of my favorite tutors here on Groove 3.
Date published: 2016-10-01