FL Studio 20 - How to Produce Electronic Music in FL Studio
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FL Studio 20 - How to Produce Electronic Music in FL Studio

Learn how to use FL Studio 20 and produce music, and learn about the effects and plugins of FL Studio.
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4.5 (32 ratings)
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Created by Stephen Loader
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 24 articles
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to use FL Studio and maximise your workflows
  • How to create professional sounding tracks
  • How to produce electronic music
  • How to use the Playlist, Channel Rack, Browser and Mixer
  • The Essentials of Musical Theory
  • Compression, Equalisation, Reverb and Delay
  • Have a basic understanding of some musical terms
  • Own a copy of FL Studio 20
  • Windows/Mac Computer

In this course - which has been specially revamped for 2020 and designed for the latest version of FL Studio 20 - we will be showing you the very basics of FL Studio, how to use the interface, the windows and what the various plugins and effects do.

Want to produce dance music, but struggling to figure out your mixer's from your mixdowns? With this course, you will be fully on your way to producing club banger smash hits with this brilliant course! The first 20 minutes of this course are absolutely free! Preview what gets taught with absolutely no risk!

This course has been specially for those who have never used FL Studio before, or who have downloaded it and installed it only to open the program and become totally confused by what they see. When they look on YouTube, they get confused by the myriad of tutorials available and have no idea where to begin.

That's where this course comes in.

Everything is covered, from how to use the interface, to how to install and manage third party plugins. If you buy this course, you will learn eaxctly how to use the software to produce electronic music. We show you the exact techniques and workflows that we have been using to maximise what you can do with this DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).

We also go over music production techniques, and explain about processes such as compression, equalisation, applying reverb and delay and flanging. We explain the meaning of terms such as 'tempo' and 'BPM'.

Even if you hav used the program before, there will be new tips and tricks that you will pick up.

FInally, we also explain in depth the synths that you will want to use in FL Studio, and not just how to use them but what they can be used for, as well as examples too!

With over 6,000 students, and multiple 4 and 5 star reviews, we have been teaching for many years already on Udemy! With ten years of experience, we have been using this software and know it inside-out!

What else is included in this course?

  • Free sample packs

  • The best third party plugins you should use

  • How to install and manage third party plugins

  • And much more!

If you just watch the videos then this course will take around 2.5 hours to complete, but we recommend setting aside at least six hours to go over the videos and the other documentation that is included as well.

I have also included a full and uncut copy of my eBook as well, called "The Elements of Dance Music", on top of all the content already included with the course!

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Who this course is for:
  • Beginner students who have not used FL studio before
Course content
Expand all 51 lectures 02:56:23
+ Introduction
3 lectures 01:42

Welcome to this course on FL Studio. Thank you once again for purchasing this course.

Everything you need to know about the program is here, from how to use the interface, to its synthesisers and more. At the end of the course is a secret coupon that you can use on my other course, How to Build a Trance Track from Scratch, so that you can put your skills to the test.

Extra resources are also included in some of the lectures too, such as cheatsheet PDFs and eBooks. Keep an eye out for these!

Preview 01:34
Why FL Studio?
The Differences between Sub Genres
+ The Interface and Windows
7 lectures 58:48

In this lecture we will look at the interface, the buttons, the basic layout of the program and how to navigate around it.

Preview 18:14

Here we take a look at the playlist - FL Studio's way of arranging anything going on in your project, such as audio, automation and pattern clips

Preview 07:45

Let's take a look at the Channel Rack, which is where you can see a list of all of your automation controls, audio and sound generators.

Preview 04:33

The browser is where you can view all of your files with your project, whether those are audio clips, MIDI files or anything else that can be used in an FL Studio project

Introduction to the Browser in FL Studio 20

The mixer is where you can view all of your mixer tracks and is where you apply effects such as compression, delay and reverb to instruments.

What to use FL Studio's Mixer for
How to use FL Studio's Piano Roll

The way that I use FL Studio is how it was traditionally used and designed to work - however there is a way of using it in a similar manner to other DAWs. Find out how here.

Preview 02:45
The Windows in FL Studio
3 questions
+ Musical Theory
5 lectures 00:38
What is the Circle of Fifths?
Building Intros and Outros for your music
How to create a drop, buildups and breakdowns in your electronic music track
How to create verses
+ Plugins - Synthesisers, Sound generators and Audio Clips
8 lectures 44:38

Here we will run through in depth how exactly to add plugins and manage them within FL Studio

How to Add Plugins

In the following section of videos, we're going to be looking very in-depth at a lot of synthesisers. What are these, what are plugins and other questions are answered in this video.

What is a Synthesiser?

The most basic of all the synthesisers, but very useful for writing quick melodies.

How to use FL Keys in FL Studio

What is the 3xOSC? It is a basic synthesiser that has been around in FL Studio for many years. Let's take a look at it here.

What is the 3xOSC in FL Studio?

The FLEX Plugin is a new ROM (Read-Only Memory) Synthesiser that was introduced in the latest version of FL Studio. It is fantastic for creativity, but not so much for sound design. We take a look at its relative strengths and weaknesses here.

The FLEX Plugin

Two of the more basic synthesisers in FL Studio.

Autogun and Ogun

Another personal favourite of mine, the Minisynth is a fantastic plugin that is very useful for quickly prototyping ideas, and is very versatile too. It can be used on the desktop version of FL Studio as well as its mobile version, so its worth getting to know!

What is the Minisynth?

A hugely useful plugin that you will find yourself using regularly. Find out why here.

The Bassdrum Plugin
1 question
+ Plugins - effects
7 lectures 46:20

What is compression? We look at the concept here, and look at a basic example of compression using the Fruity Compressor in this video

Compression and the Fruity Compressor

The Fruity Delay is a fantastic plugin that is very versatile and very useful, and you will find yourself using it constantly. Let's take a look at it here.

The Fruity Delay

Reverb is an effect you will definitely recognise and will have heard before, if not subconsciously. How do we use it and apply it to our tracks? It's all here

The Fruity Reverb
What is Flanging? The Fruity Flanger

Chorus and flanging are related effects, but different in subtle ways. find out exactly how in this video

The Fruity Chorus - how it is different to a flanger

A multiband compressor works on the same principle as a normal compressor, but splits up the sound into three separate bands based on frequency.

Multiband Compression

You will use filters all the time in FL Studio. They come not just in the form of effects plugins, but are also inbuilt into synths.

Filters - the Fruity Free Filter
+ Free External files
4 lectures 00:38
The Sub Genres of EDM (Electronic Dance Music)
MIDI File Chord Progressions
MIDI Chord Progression Cheat Sheets

Learn how to purchase FL Studio and the benefits and drawbacks of it over other DAWs

Bonus Lecture
+ Track Elements
6 lectures 00:12
What is a lead instrument?
What is a bass instrument?
What is a pad?
What is an arp?
Creating Melodies
Layering instruments
+ The Sub Genres of EDM (Electronic Dance Music)
4 lectures 21:11
Trance - The basics
Trance - The bassline
Drum and Bass (DnB) - The Basics
Drum and Bass (DnB) - Key Elements
+ Samples
4 lectures 01:32
Freak's Free Samples - 100 Samples to use
EDMStudio Samples - Join their forum too
MusicRadar Free Samples
Lists of Commercial Sample Websites
+ Synthesisers and Other Tutorials
3 lectures 00:41
Commercial Synthesisers
Freeware Synthesisers
FutureMusic Magazine's 'In the Studio' Links