Make Your First Track Like The Chainsmokers (in FL Studio!)
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Make Your First Track Like The Chainsmokers (in FL Studio!)

Learn how to use FL Studio 12 by making a track like the Chainsmokers, start to finish, no experience needed.
5.0 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
282 students enrolled
Created by Colin Warn
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to make an EDM track in the style of The Chainsmokers, start to finish
  • How to get your tracks on iTunes and Spotify
  • How to create drum loops in FL Studio
  • How to create melodies in FL Studio with little to no music theory experience
  • How to make reversed sound effects
  • How to make "Zhu - Faded"-style vocals
  • Much, much more.
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Requirements
  • Must have a PC.
  • A paid version of FL Studio 12 is encouraged, but not required.
Description

Make your first track, Chainsmoker-style, with little to no music production experience!

Learn how to make an EDM track (specifically progressive house) like The Chainsmokers from EDM ghost producer Colin Warn. 

Having sold thousands of dollars in ghost productions, and having made over 200+ tracks, this kid who likes to write about himself in the third person will teach you:

  • How to start and finish a The Chainsmokers-style track
  • How to get your tracks onto iTunes and Spotify
  • How to create melodies with little to no music theory knowledge
  • How to beef up a wimpy sound by using distortion
  • How to create your own reverse piano sound effects
  • How to navigate FL Studio 12
  • How to mix and master using free or built-in plugins

...and much more!

The first 1/4 of the course is open as a preview to anyone interested: So go ahead and try it before you buy it.

Hope to see you in the classroom.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to make Electronic Dance Music
  • "The Chainsmokers" fans
  • Anyone who wants to learn FL Studio
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
03:31:06
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Welcome and Setup
6 Lectures 21:42
Course Pack
00:04

Get to know your instructor, the guy writing this description, in addition to getting some tips on how to get the most from this course.

Preview 03:13

Learn about FL Studio, some big producers who use it, and much more.

Preview 01:28

Learn how to install FL Studio 12.  Note to users using the DEMO version: You will be able to use the full program, with the handicap that you won't be able to open your saved projects.

Preview 01:01

Installing third party plugins.  Find the links to them in the resources tab.

Preview 08:38

Learn the stylistic characteristics of what makes a Chainsmokers track a Chainsmokers track.

Preview 07:18
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Creating the Track
15 Lectures 02:28:22

Learn how to create a drum pattern in FL Studio.

Preview 13:56

Learn how to add instruments and create melodies, even with no music theory experience.

Preview 13:54

Now that we've created the loops, lets drag them into our playlist window.

Preview 07:57

Mixing our track, the first pass!

4 Mixing Pass 1
17:24

Learn how to sidechain in your track!

5 Sidechaining
02:55

A primer on frequencies, pitch, and how we'll be manipulating it in future videos.

6 A Crash Course on Frequencies
05:08

Making the break/quieter part of our track, following the same steps we used in the previous video!

7 Making the Break
16:33

Mixing pass part deuce, and a primer on track structure.

8 Mixing Pass 2 and Laying Out the Track
06:29

Adding more melodies to keep our track interesting.

9 Adding New Melodies Part 1
14:45

Continuation of the last video.

10 Adding New Melodies Part 2
07:43

Spicing up our track with some ear candy and sweeps.

11 Easter Eggs (or Spicing Up the Track)
13:04

Learn how to create one of my favorite effects in the world.

12 Creating a Reversed Vocal Sound Effect
03:00

Learn how to automate various knobs in FL Studio.  Also learn how to automate third party plugin knobs!

13 Automating Your Track
05:39

Final mixing pass!

14 Mixing Pass 3
06:58

Putting the final touches on our track.

15 Mastering
12:57
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Outro
5 Lectures 41:05

Learn how to get your tracks onto iTunes, Spotify, as well as how to continue improving from here.

Where to Go From Here
05:08

(BONUS): Links to Chainsmoker Music Production Interviews
00:10

Teaser lecture from my "How to Make a Track Like Martin Garrix" course.  In this video, we talk about how to make a Martin-esque melody.

Preview 08:50


How to add and process your own guitar samples in FL Studio. Special thanks to Fred Anderson for supplying the guitar stems and this video idea..

(Bonus) Processing Guitars
08:56
About the Instructor
Colin Warn
4.3 Average rating
341 Reviews
5,519 Students
12 Courses
Music Producer, Ghost Producer, Composing 1-2 Tracks a Week

Colin Warn is a dance music producer and a Middle8Studio ghost producer, hailing from Seattle.  For some reason he also enjoys talking about himself in the third person.

Alter ego DJ Veaux. He's been teaching music production on forums from the legendary Laidback Luke production forums to the Max Vangeli "The Lab" forums for over four years.  His productions have received praise from the likes of Studio DMI, recording studio for artists like Diplo and Borgeous. He's made about 200+ tracks as of writing this bio from hip hop to dance music, and he continues to make 1-2 tracks a week.

Currently touring with Jordan Riley, so while he isn't on the road he's sitting down to figure out how he can help his fellow producer become the best artist they can be.