Produce Electro Big Room in under 5 Hours with FL Studio

Use FL Studio to create Big Room Electro House music similar to iTunes/Beatport Top 10 Hits in no time at all!
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  • Lectures 73
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

This course includes my FREE eBook "The Elements of Dance Music, as well as...

- 6GB of Free Samples For You To Use Royalty Free

- Useful Links to Tutorials and YouTube Videos

- A wide variety of course content - PowerPoints, Audio, Text, Documents and Video


DJs and Producers like Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike are taking the EDM world by storm by producing "Big Room" tracks. These Beatport and iTunes chart-topping club smash hits are actually very easy to produce, using the great DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) that is FL Studio. In fact, with a couple of hours of using the software, anyone can do it!

I'll show you how to easily and quickly produce a complete big room track in just a few hours! From start to finish, intro to outro, mixing to mastering, I'll show you the entire process of producing a track from the drums to the synths, right down to the final mixdown stage.

In this course you will find:

  • Hours upon hours of lectures, accompanied with FREE handouts you can print out and read
  • Tons of presets and soundbanks
  • Royalty Free samples - over 6 gigabytes of them in fact!
  • Lists of websites to find Free Software VSTis and Synthesizers
  • Links to useful websites that include more detail on producing music.
  • Tutorials and links to YouTube Videos

The course will take you several hours to finish. It is the longest course I have done so far and there is literally a lifetime of content in here. Although there are a few hours worth of videos, there is also tonnes of handout material, as well as many links to go through, and stuff to download. Therefore, if you do everything I tell you, you can spend many days going through all the content. Spend as much time on it as possible! Refer back to it often as I will keep on adding new material as I find it too. All of this is free - remember once you are enrolled in the course you have Udemy's lifetime free access to all its content.

Also, if you are not completely satisfied by the course, you are under no obligation to continue, and are backed by a full 30-Day Money Back Guarantee!

What's there to lose?

What are the requirements?

  • The Basics of FL Studio (see my other course for details)
  • A familiarity with the interface of FL Studio

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Produce a Big Room track using FL Studio
  • Learn how to use samples
  • Create effective buildups, breakdowns and drops for an electro-house track

Who is the target audience?

  • Users familiar with FL Studio
  • DJs looking to make their own mainstream club hits
  • Producers looking to enhance their skills

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Contact & Help
4 pages

Here is a formal introduction to the course.


Try and contact me via the Udemy Private Messaging System if at all possible!

Section 2: Resources and Useful Links

Here are some useful links to Future Music Magazine

Future Music Magazine - In the Studio With...
Freeware Synths - The Top 10 Best Freeware Synthesizers
The Top Freeware Synthesizers in the World Today!

The Kjaerhus Audio Classic Series are a must-have.

Miscellaneous Useful Links - Websites, Videos and More!
Section 3: Samples

Samples are essential for the Dance Music Producer today. Download free samples from the links provided in the following lectures, neatly categorized for your use!

Freak's Free Samples - 100 Samples to Use Here
edmStudio Samples - Join Their Forum Too to Converse with Other Producers
MusicRadar Free Samples - Over 700 of them!

Remember that one of the best ways of ensuring the quality of your samples, is simply to make them yourself!!

Lists of Commercial Sample Websites - Beatport, Loopmasters and Others!
Section 4: Example Songs and My SoundCloud Page

In this lecture, I give you a showcase of some of the tracks that I have made myself to show you my production capabilities. You are free to use these and remix your own tunes, but under no circumstances are you allowed to sell and market these as your own. These tracks provided are for educational purposes only

FleeC - My SoundCloud Page and Other Awesome Big Room Club Anthems
1 page

Other examples of great modern dance music tracks from some famous artists and producers in the scene today - all in this document!

Section 5: Manipulating Samples

A Brief History of Sampling


How exactly do producers sample from songs? It's easy! But you must have the song first. Also, be very careful of selling your track if you sample from another song. I am not responsible for any disputes that arise as a result of you sampling other people's work. If you sample someone else, it must be for your own personal enjoyment ONLY.

Section 6: Promoting Yourself - The Best Tools for the Job, Cheap, Free or Paid for
How to Promote Your Music - Thanks to wikiHow
5 pages
Section 7: Selling Your Track
iTunes Distribution Channels - How To Start Making Money
1 page
1 page

The Different Pricing Models of CDBaby and Tunecore

Section 8: Commercial Synthesizers to Use - Only The Best

Here is a video showing you some of the Best Commercial Synthesizers on the Market Today!

What Do They Sound Like?
Section 9: Importing Synthesizers
How to Import External Synthesizers to FL Studio
Section 10: Mastering your Track - Putting on the Finishing Touches
Tips and Tricks on Mastering Your Track
Section 11: Introduction to Big Room Production and FL Studio

What is this course about? Watch this video to find out more!

Example of a Big Room Track I've Made
Keeping Your Samples Organized - Name Them and Use the FL Studio Browser!
Section 12: Drums - Programming drum samples, adding EQ, and creating a groove and rhythm
Drums #1 - Using Good Quality Samples is Key
Drums #2 - Programming them further and inserting Effects Units
Drums #3 - Clap samples and how to process them
Drums #4 - Adding Reverb and EQ to Clap Samples
Section 13: Some more Big Room Samples Here
Free Big Room Kick Samples
Section 14: Drums Continued
Drums #5 - Hi Hat Sounds and Elaborating on the Intro
Drums #6 - Adding SFX to Drum Patterns
Drums #7 - Manipulating SFX
Drums #8 - Sweepers & Cymbal Crashes
Section 15: Filters
What are Filters?
Section 16: Basslines #1 - Working with Basslines - Creating a Melody and adding Effects
Timestretching SFX to re-pitch sounds to make them in-key
Working on the Bassline Further
Using Compression and Chorus effects to modify the Bassline
Section 17: Sidechaining and Volume Automation - Ducking Your Bass Behind the Kick Drum
Introduction to Sidechaining and Volume Automation
Volume Automation with the Gross Beat Fruity Plugin
Section 18: Basslines #2 Continued - Smoothing Out The Bass
Bassline Variation and Reverb
Creating Variation every Four Bars to Maintain Listener Interest
Using Filters on the Bass - Low and High Pass Filters
EQing the Bass and Working with Risers
Section 19: Creating a Sub Bass
Creating a Sub-Bass
Section 20: Buildups - Using Snares, Creating Risers and Extending the Intro
Creating a Pitch-Sliding Riser Sound Effect
Using Snares to Increase the Intensity of Your Buildup
Adding Reverb to Snares
Snare Variation with Pitch and Length to Create a More Interesting Buildup
Section 21: Buildups & Breakdowns - Explosions, Sweepers and Pads
Creating the Breakdown
Embellishing the Breakdown - Using Sweepers and Explosions
Transitions, Introducing Synth1 and Lead Sounds
Building up to the Drop
Section 22: Musical Theory - Learn the Difference Between Major and Minor
Introduction To Musical Theory
6 pages
Scales - The Technical Details. Learn this to Become a Better Music Producer!
1 page
Section 23: The Drop - How to Create a Powerful, Effective Drop
Big Room Kick Samples - See the Resources Section at the Top!
Altering Snare Sounds for Impact
Creating Kick Drum Patterns for the Drop
The Lead Melody combined with the Kick Samples
Working Further on the Drop
Creating a Breakdown after the Drop
Adding a Second Drop Section to Your Track
Modifying the Second Drop to Differentiate it From the First Drop
Section 24: The Outro - Drum Patterns, Sound Effects, and Retaining Elements
Introducing the Outro - How to Create an Effective Outro
Finishing the Outro and Final Arrangements
Section 25: The Mixdown Stage
Mixdown Part #1 - Setting Volume Levels and Panning Sounds
Mixdown Part #2 - Ensuring the Track is Ready for Mastering
Section 26: Mastering - How to Correctly Master Your Track
Mastering - A/B Referencing, Compression, EQ and more
18 pages

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Instructor Biography

Stephen Loader, Music Producer, DJ, Online Instructor

I've been producing music for around six years now. I started off using Propellorhead's Reason, and then migrated over to FL Studio in order to start using external plugins and VSTs. I mainly produce Progressive and Electro House as well as Trance, and have recently taken an interest in Trap and Hardstyle.

I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2015 and studied for a year at Texas A&M University, USA in 2013. I have produced multiple tracks under my name, as well as producing instrumentals for other artists internationally. I am currently an alumni of a Texas A&M organization called the "DJ's of Aggieland" and have spun at numerous house parties, with several big opportunities lined up for the immediate future. I also currently run two online courses right here on Udemy, entitled "The Basics of FL Studio and Dance Music Production", as well as "Produce Electro Big Room in under 5 Hours with FL Studio"

I hosted a weekly radio show whilst studying in Texas, playing my own music, as well as tracks from local producers. In 2015 I had a radio show at the University of Nottingham on URN1350.

I have a SoundCloud account that showcases the music I make professionally. You can find it by searching for "FleeC" or by looking at the links section below.

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