FL Studio Tutorial

First Song with FL Studio

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    Introduction

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Layering the Overall Sound

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

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    Adding Character with Effects & Automation

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

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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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TigerSpice
Submitted 4 months ago

Great tutorial to start you out.

Great tutorial to start you out which is easy to follow along as you re-create the steps in FL. Thanks.


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Djuppayard
Submitted 10 months ago

excellent

really good job

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker


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gigatoad
Submitted 11 months ago

a smooth style Its the first really useful instruction Ive had for FL studio

Very helpful lays it all out in an orderly fashion

I am a: Professional, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar


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dave1990
Submitted 1 year ago

Wow Golden Nugets

Really you laid out so much in this tutorial. Literally tons of golden nuggets. What I liked about it is that you threw out some important points (without) going into detail this way I was able to make notes as you eloquently show us the procedure of making a song from beginning to end. (not making it complicated). I was able to outline it as you were moving along. Now I am able to look at the outline and study it in detail and stop to learn exactly what you pointed out through research and searching tutorials on that subject and part. This is the first FL Studio video tutorial I have ever really understood. You actually maid my membership worth every penny paid. Bottom line you kept it understandable and kept my attention. Amen Thank you Sir for your time and expertise..... Dave

I am a: Semi-Pro


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waeberd
Submitted 1 year ago

Great hands-on video tutorial!

Tyler builds a nice song from scratch using only FL Studio stock plugins. He has an excellent pace and I am learning a lot from his workflow - the shortcuts he's using to keep the track organized and tidy is excellent. Great video, great teacher, thank you!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, FL Studio


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Josep
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome way to start compleating ideas.

The tutorial is really good and helpful. Although I only have 1 complain. And that is that after the chapter 5 and over he starts going too fast, and not explaining so much in detail as he does in the first chapters. Other than that I'm really happy with the workflow and content of the tutorial.


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ViGGERz
Submitted 2 years ago

Good for beginners

Covers alot of stuff

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, FL Studio


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Adri
Submitted 2 years ago

The best FL Studio 12 course

The best FL Studio course, a great accompaniment instruction to both the video and the sound, thanks.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Pro Tools


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FITH
Submitted 2 years ago

Finally we have a great starter course fo FL 12

Great course for starting off in FL Studio. I've tinkered with FL Studio for about a year and found great tips and workflow with this tutor. I'm now more confident with this DAW which is a great thing.

I am a: Hobbyist


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ronny22
Submitted 2 years ago

comprehensively explained

step by step explanation, well structured demo to what you can do with FL Studio learned new things and shortcuts,bravo,looking forward to the next one,maybe a orchestral composition,one remark though, video quality seems a little unsharp

I am a: Hobbyist


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TigerSpice
Submitted 4 months ago

Great tutorial to start you out.

Great tutorial to start you out which is easy to follow along as you re-create the steps in FL. Thanks.

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Djuppayard
Submitted 10 months ago

excellent

really good job

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker

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gigatoad
Submitted 11 months ago

a smooth style Its the first really useful instruction Ive had for FL studio

Very helpful lays it all out in an orderly fashion

I am a: Professional, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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dave1990
Submitted 1 year ago

Wow Golden Nugets

Really you laid out so much in this tutorial. Literally tons of golden nuggets. What I liked about it is that you threw out some important points (without) going into detail this way I was able to make notes as you eloquently show us the procedure of making a song from beginning to end. (not making it complicated). I was able to outline it as you were moving along. Now I am able to look at the outline and study it in detail and stop to learn exactly what you pointed out through research and searching tutorials on that subject and part. This is the first FL Studio video tutorial I have ever really understood. You actually maid my membership worth every penny paid. Bottom line you kept it understandable and kept my attention. Amen Thank you Sir for your time and expertise..... Dave

I am a: Semi-Pro

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waeberd
Submitted 1 year ago

Great hands-on video tutorial!

Tyler builds a nice song from scratch using only FL Studio stock plugins. He has an excellent pace and I am learning a lot from his workflow - the shortcuts he's using to keep the track organized and tidy is excellent. Great video, great teacher, thank you!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, FL Studio

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Josep
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome way to start compleating ideas.

The tutorial is really good and helpful. Although I only have 1 complain. And that is that after the chapter 5 and over he starts going too fast, and not explaining so much in detail as he does in the first chapters. Other than that I'm really happy with the workflow and content of the tutorial.

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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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ViGGERz
Submitted 2 years ago

Good for beginners

Covers alot of stuff

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, FL Studio

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Adri
Submitted 2 years ago

The best FL Studio 12 course

The best FL Studio course, a great accompaniment instruction to both the video and the sound, thanks.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
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Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

FITH
Submitted 2 years ago

Finally we have a great starter course fo FL 12

Great course for starting off in FL Studio. I've tinkered with FL Studio for about a year and found great tips and workflow with this tutor. I'm now more confident with this DAW which is a great thing.

I am a: Hobbyist

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ronny22
Submitted 2 years ago

comprehensively explained

step by step explanation, well structured demo to what you can do with FL Studio learned new things and shortcuts,bravo,looking forward to the next one,maybe a orchestral composition,one remark though, video quality seems a little unsharp

I am a: Hobbyist

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I started playing around with music at a young age with garage sale keyboards or whatever else I could get my hands on. My older brothers were very much into bands and guitars, and so I was always around some of the culture. I played alto sax throughout school in the concert, marching, and jazz bands. Browsing through our home computer in middle school, I started playing with music trackers and sequencers that my brothers had installed. From there I found FL Studio, which the demo version we had at that time was still called FruityLoops. It proved to be an excellent passtime for a kid like myself where I could mess around and make some silly little tunes. Through high school and college, I became very well versed in the world of computer audio and all the things that can be done with synthesizers and digital recording. With the growing understanding came a growing excitement for the endless possibilities that I could achieve in music, sound design, and recording. So I kept learning and searching further, where I kept finding that there was always more to learn! 
 
I was, and continue to be, captivated by every step of music production, be it creative or technical in nature. I’ve been fortunate to work under many kinds of production circumstances, whether in a professional studio space such as Mudcat Studios in Utah or getting a professional sound out of various home studios that I’ve used for recording instruments and live bands. I’ve also been able to work on my fair share of electronic music, either solo or with other producers in person or online for collaborations. And now with Groove3, I take great pride in sharing the knowledge and experience that I’ve been so thrilled to accumulate through my diverse journey through music and production. As that journey continues and I continue to grow myself, I am truly thankful that I am lucky enough to help those around me to improve and follow their own passions for music!

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First Song with FL Studio is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great tutorial to start you out. Great tutorial to start you out which is easy to follow along as you re-create the steps in FL. Thanks.
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from excellent really good job
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from a smooth style Its the first really useful instruction Ive had for FL studio Very helpful lays it all out in an orderly fashion
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Wow Golden Nugets Really you laid out so much in this tutorial. Literally tons of golden nuggets. What I liked about it is that you threw out some important points (without) going into detail this way I was able to make notes as you eloquently show us the procedure of making a song from beginning to end. (not making it complicated). I was able to outline it as you were moving along. Now I am able to look at the outline and study it in detail and stop to learn exactly what you pointed out through research and searching tutorials on that subject and part. This is the first FL Studio video tutorial I have ever really understood. You actually maid my membership worth every penny paid. Bottom line you kept it understandable and kept my attention. Amen Thank you Sir for your time and expertise..... Dave
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great hands-on video tutorial! Tyler builds a nice song from scratch using only FL Studio stock plugins. He has an excellent pace and I am learning a lot from his workflow - the shortcuts he's using to keep the track organized and tidy is excellent. Great video, great teacher, thank you!
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Awesome way to start compleating ideas. The tutorial is really good and helpful. Although I only have 1 complain. And that is that after the chapter 5 and over he starts going too fast, and not explaining so much in detail as he does in the first chapters. Other than that I'm really happy with the workflow and content of the tutorial.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good for beginners Covers alot of stuff
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The best FL Studio 12 course The best FL Studio course, a great accompaniment instruction to both the video and the sound, thanks.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Finally we have a great starter course fo FL 12 Great course for starting off in FL Studio. I've tinkered with FL Studio for about a year and found great tips and workflow with this tutor. I'm now more confident with this DAW which is a great thing.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from comprehensively explained step by step explanation, well structured demo to what you can do with FL Studio learned new things and shortcuts,bravo,looking forward to the next one,maybe a orchestral composition,one remark though, video quality seems a little unsharp
Date published: 2017-01-18
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