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First Song with FL Studio

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  • Introduction 4:33

    Introduction

    Get an introduction to the course with an explanation of how and what things will be taught.

  • Quick Tour 11:36

    Quick Tour

    Here we familiarize ourselves with the places where we spend a lot of our time in FL Studio so we have some background knowledge before getting moving.

  • Creating Drum Patterns 8:55

    Creating Drum Patterns

    In this video, we take a look at selecting and sequencing drums to build a few blocks as a base for our song.

  • Creating Melody Patterns 10:32

    Creating Melody Patterns

    Here we begin to make a chord progression for our song to follow, as well as a bit of sound design in making some synth instruments for bass, chords, and an arpeggio.

  • Shaping Sound in the Mixer 12:36

    Shaping Sound in the Mixer

    Now we take our raw sounds and refine them a bit so that they will play nice with each other when mixed together.

  • Building a Song Structure 9:01

    Building a Song Structure

    See how to shape the melodies into a real song structure, and build a few more patterns and make this song unique and catchy.

  • Layering the Overall Sound 10:16

    Layering the Overall Sound

    In this video we’ll fill out our sound so that it’s big, fat, and rich with sonic character.

  • Adding Character with Effects & Automation 13:55

    Adding Character with Effects & Automation

    Here we make our song breathe with life by adding filters and other effects, as well as automating parameters.

  • Polishing & Filling Up 5:44

    Polishing & Filling Up

    With the new space cleared up by our filtering and mixing, we can add a few more touches to make our song really pop, like a synth solo!

  • Pushing Forward with Transition Effects 14:38

    Pushing Forward with Transition Effects

    Here we get each part sewn together a bit more by adding effects and "whooshes" to make transitions build and take you through the song.

  • A Few Finishing Touches 10:47

    A Few Finishing Touches

    We're getting there! Just to make sure everything is in the best shape we can make it, we’ll go over a few tweaks, like final compression.

  • Mastering & Exporting 16:25

    Mastering & Exporting

    Let's make this track loud and proud for the world to enjoy, then get it exported so we can listen and share anywhere with anyone!

  • Listening to Our Finished Product 5:34

    Listening to Our Finished Product

    The time has come that we finally watch and listen as we play our rendered song in FL Studio!

Product Overview


FL Studio expert Tyler Coffin shows you what you need to know to make your first song in FL Studio. From nothing to a song ready for the internet, Tyler has you covered!

Tyler starts with an intro video covering what the series will accomplish. He then dives right in, showing you how to create drum patterns, melody patterns, shaping sounds in the mixer, and song structure and arrangement.

You’ll then explore layering sounds, adding effects and automation, adding section transitions, applying finishing touches and mastering and exporting your new song.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re looking to get into FL Studio to make songs, or just want to see how another person approaches producing in FL Studio, here’s the series to watch. Check out “First Song with FL Studio” today!


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