Sample Your Own Music - [FL Studio 12]
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Sample Your Own Music - [FL Studio 12]

Create sampled beats without the risk of copyright infringement! - Make your music 100% yours.
4.7 (3 ratings)
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Created by Riley Weller
Last updated 8/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to your sample own music, avoiding any copyright issues !
  • Route audio with complexity inside the mixer!
  • Use parallel processing for ultimate sound sculpting / effects
  • Learn to back-up your sounds and loops for long-term protection of your music.
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  • Basic knowledge of FL studio (If you can make a really simple beat, you're good to go!)
  • Any DAW works, but this course focuses on FL Studio.

Sampled beats are a catchy form of music.  The sad thing is when you use other people's music, that's their copyright which you could be infringing on.

A way around this, while still achieving that 'sampled sound', is to sample your own music.

In this course, you are shown in-depth to create a powerful sampled beat from your own melody.

These beats are extremely catchy, and allow for huge creativity + skill-building!

So what's all involved in this course, 'Sample your Own Music' ?

By the end of this course, you will not only be able to produce sampled beats, but also be able to mix your audio around FL Studio's mixer with complexity!

You get to see how to set up sends, and use effects such as reverb, delay, and distortion giving a professional edge in your music productions.

The course structure starts by:

  • Going over a full overview of the sampled beat
  • Setting up FL Studio's mixer and creating audio sends for your effects
  • Sculpting the loop from the piano roll prior to recording with EQ and Compression, which makes working with our samples much easier!
  • We take a step back and talk about backing up this loop for the long-term, and tips to have a solid folder structure for your music session sounds
  • Finally, we sample our own music!  We go inside FL Studio's piano roll and add in our MIDI notes, composing a sampled beat from our recorded loop.

This course is geared for the inspiring producer wanting to create sampled beats without stepping on another's toes; infringing on their copyright, which would require sample clearance.

This course is created by Riley Weller, who is known in the music industry as 'GratuiTous'.

Who is the target audience?
  • Inspiring producers wanting to learn industry secrets.
  • Beatmakers who love to create sampled music, but wants to avoid copyright
  • Those who want to learn insights to a quick workflow
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Curriculum For This Course
How to Sample Your Own Music
6 Lectures 37:26

Meet GratuiTous, and the course overview.

Learn industry secrets of sampling your own music.  See tips to route audio in the mixer with complexity.  And a bonus tip about long-term backups!

Preview 03:46

In this video, I feel that it's important to walk through the finished beat first.

If you first see the end result, it'll make it much easier to follow in later videos!

(All of the things shown, such as mixer set up, adding effects, and eqing/compressing the sound etc. we set up step-by-step in later videos.)

*** Don't forget about the free resource about 'The Benefits of Sends'.  It will really help you to understand what a send is, and how beneficial it can be! ***

Preview 07:47

Now's time to set up our mixer!  We create our inserts, effects, and a sub-group which holds all the audio, making it easy to record our loop!

Later you'll realize this mixer set up allows for advanced audio processing; especially when mixing multiple instruments/sounds.  (Or in our case, the chops from our sample!)

Mixer Setup

Before we actually record our loop, we apply some powerful EQ and compression settings on our original guitar loop, which helps our sample to sound cleaner for a better end result.

Designing Loop for Recording

Backing up is so important!  I know it's a boring topic, but because you'd be sampling your own music, it's very important to keep this loop in a safe place.

I show you how to save all the individual sounds inside FL Studio, but for what ever reason, this approach doesn't save your loop! -- So I show you how to save your loop manually so you never lose it!

[In addition to the backup tip, you get to see a quick insight to my folder structure.  I feel this is a powerful way for long-term organization.]

[BONUS] - Insight to Saving your Loop

In this final video, you will see how the whole puzzle comes together.  

Now that we've set up an awesome mixer chain, we can chop up our loop with fullness!

[Bonus: Since our mixer is set up like this already, we can simply create a new insert for the chops and route its audio to the reverb, delay, and distortion sends.  Otherwise the samples can sound a bit dry/boring.  But by dialing in some effects, you instantly add emotion and power to your samples!]

Finally, we walk through the actually sampling process inside the piano roll.  The end result is sure to spark creativity and get the ball rollin' for you!

Sample Your Own Music
About the Instructor
Riley Weller
4.8 Average rating
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76 Students
2 Courses
[Producer/Recording Artist]

Riley Weller, other known as GratuiTous, has been actively involved in the music industry since 2011.  He has worked with a GRAMMY nominated artist, and is known for providing super rich content to the readers of his website.

People love Riley's teaching approach because of the simplicity in explaining hard terminology, and powerful examples which reveal how these techniques can be used in real-world practice.