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FL Studio Know-How: The Piano Roll

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  • Introduction 1:22


    Get an overview of the course and what will be covered regarding the powerful Piano Roll found in FL Studio.

  • Operation & Navigation Pt. 1 2:46

    Operation & Navigation Pt. 1

    Start your journey through all of the most common operations done within the Piano Roll! Tyler begins with the Piano Roll's layout and some of the basics of using it.

  • Operation & Navigation Pt. 2 6:08

    Operation & Navigation Pt. 2

    Here, we start to dig into some of the more detailed navigation techniques and the several tools for placing and editing notes.

  • Operation & Navigation Pt. 3 5:49

    Operation & Navigation Pt. 3

    In this video, we look at note properties and how we can use them to control multiple aspects of each note in great detail.

  • Operation & Navigation Pt. 4 5:25

    Operation & Navigation Pt. 4

    Discover how the stamping and grouping tools work, and a few possibilities of how and when they can be useful for your productivity.

  • The Articulator 4:41

    The Articulator

    Now we'll cover using some of the more advanced editing tools, starting with the Articulator.

  • Snapping & Quantizing 5:05

    Snapping & Quantizing

    In this video, see the different options available for note snapping and how to automatically align unruly notes by quantization.

  • Chopping & Gluing 3:45

    Chopping & Gluing

    Explore how you can cut your notes into different sized segments to change rhythms, or how you can piece them together by gluing.

  • Miscellaneous Tools 12:30

    Miscellaneous Tools

    In this video, we'll cover a group of tools that fall in a miscellaneous category, including the Arpeggiator, Strum, Flam, Claw Machine, Limit, Flip, and Randomizer!

  • Editing Levels 4:25

    Editing Levels

    See how the Scale Levels and LFO tools are used for drawing or modifying parameter controls over time to create interesting movements and effects.

  • The Riff Machine 8:04

    The Riff Machine

    See the tools we've previously covered in action, and develop some cool ideas either by input of criteria or random generation with the amazing Riff Machine!

  • Helpers & Tips 11:07

    Helpers & Tips

    Explore different ways you can make the Piano Roll work more effectively, such as different shortcuts, views, and helpers. We'll also reveal a few extra tips and tricks that the Piano Roll has up its sleeve.

  • Final Overview & Demonstration 10:31

    Final Overview & Demonstration

    Get a recap and cement your knowledges of the Piano Roll by watching Tyler create in real production situation, by making a quick melody using the various features and functions shown throughout the series.

Product Overview

FL Studio expert Tyler Coffin reveals everything you need to know about FL’s all-mighty Piano Roll editor. Discover things you may not have known that will make working in FL faster and more creative!

Tyler starts by welcoming you and going over exactly what you’ll be learning in the series, then jumps right in with videos on operating and navigating the Piano Roll.

Next, you’ll discover the Articulator Tool, how to Snap and Quantize notes, chopping and glueing tools and techniques, and miscellaneous tools like Arpeggiator, Strum, Flam, Claw Machine, Limit, Flip, and Randomizer.

Tyler then reveals how to edit levels, use the amazing Riff Machine, and then gives you tons of tips, tricks and helpers on ways to effectively use the Piano Roll, including a video on creating a melody using everything you learned in the series.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you use FL Studio, knowing the Piano Roll inside and out is key to working quickly and creatively in FL Studio. So pull up a seat and watch “FL Studio Know-How: The Piano Roll” today!

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