Hot FL Studio How-Tos

How To: Make a simple crunk beat in FL Studio

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple crunk beat in FL Studio. First, go to Sound Station and find the plug-ins. Now, you have to make a nice beat. Use the different sounds in Fruity Loops or whatever else you have to import in and then tweak them. Use different instruments on different parts of the song to make a beat that is all your own. Add in a bass boost to the crunk kick and add reverb to the clap to make it sound more like hip-hop. Go through and add as many different things...

How To: Use equalizers in FL Studio (Fruity Loops)

This music production software tutorial gives an in-depth demonstration and concept of using an equalizer in FL Studio. See how to use the EQUO and Fruity parametric EQ2 equalizers both as a sound-shaper and as an informative feedback device within FL Studio and in general music production.

How To: Rock the scratcher in FL Studio

This music production software tutorial teaches you how to achieve realistic, humanized scratches in a recordable, metered way in FL Studio. The lesson includes a brief introduction to the FL Scratcher and a few ideas on setting up FL Studio for maximum versatility.

How To: Compose a cool hip hop beat in FL Studio 7

This four part Fruity Loops tutorial shows you how to compose a cool hip hop beat from scratch. Learn how to produce a hip hop beat starting with the drums, then adding melody, then strings, and finally the layout all within FL Studio 7. If you want to produce your own hip hop music, this FL Studio tutorial is a good example to learn from.

How To: Create gun sounds in FL Studio 7

This three part tutorial teaches you the basics of using FL Studio 7 with the free version you can download. First you will learn the basics, then part two will explain how to add in some effects to make your song more... lively, and part three covers how to make Automation Clip patterns with volumes and pitches.

How To: Install VST plugins in FL Studio

This tutorial will guide you step by step and help you get access to an almost limitless number of instruments and effects. There are so many freeware synths and effects that this tutorial can help you use. Check it out and learn how to install VST plugins in Fruity Loops (FL Studio).

How To: Animate a bully splashing a water bottle in Adobe Flash

This tutorial shows you start to finish how to draw an image of a bully with a water bottle in hand and then fling that water bottle onto someone else using FL Studio. This a useful reference piece for trying to animate splashing water or similar water physics. It's not precisely hard to do, but you'll want to pay attention to some of the detail in each piece. Also make sure that you have the most current version of FL Studio installed!

How To: Make a hip-hop beat in Fruity Loops

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a hip-hop beat in Fruity Loops. When you first open this up, you should download a hip-hop beat package from Lil' John that has 170 different types of beats in it. From here, open these up and start to load them onto the screen. You won't have to add in any effects because the sounds in the program are already mastered. There are a lot of different types of beats you have to choose from. Simply put these together in a way that you like, then you're finis...

How To: Make 303 acid using TS404

In this tutorial we learn how to make 303 acid using TS404. First, move the distortions around all the away around. After this, you will have a techno kind of beat. From here, you will change the oscillator one and two knobs all the way to the left. Once you have fine tuned these, play your audio to see how it sounds. Keep the filter in LP24 and move the resonance all the way to the right. LFO and Wave should be changed to the triangle pattern. Move the amount to the opposite. When finished, ...

How To: Create a melody around a vocal in FL Studio

In this video, we learn how to create a melody around a vocal in FL Studio. Start to play around with the melody to the song and change the tempo to how fast you want it. Then, move around different sections to create the exact sound that you want. Finish editing all of the bars on the song until you have it to a sound that you like. Use the keys on the left hand side of the screen to help show you where you are editing the keys at. Then, use the different filters to make the song sound how y...

How To: Make a piano sound for a breakdown in FL Studio

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a piano sound for a breakdown in FL Studio. First, create chords using the keys that are on the left hand side of the screen. After you have created all the chords that you want, then copy the notes and space them out so they are in the order that you would like them. Next, you will need to make sure each of the keys are in tune by tuning them one by one. When finished with this, add in effects that you would like for the song. This will finish up the pi...

How To: Make an emotional anime beat in Fruity Loops

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an emotional anime beat in Fruity Loops. Start out by playing the different keys on the side of the screen where the keyboard is. After you have found a combination of keys that you like, start to add in different effects to this. You can also use a template that has an emotional beat already created on it. Use piano, drum, tempo, and anything else to change the sound of the beat as you would like it. Edit small parts of the beat as you continue through ...

How To: Make Dirty South drums in FL Studio

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Dirty South drums in FL Studio. First, you need to get the samples from the 808 drum kit. After you have these, you will load up the tempo, going no lower than 1.5 and doing 16 bars. Then, play the drum sounds until you find some that you like the best. After you have the bass drums, select the snare drums. Go through the drum kit until you have selected all of the drums that you like. There are a lot to choose from, so take your time listening to all th...

How To: Make 50 Cent-style drums in Fruity Loops

In this video, we learn how to make 50 Cent-style drums in Fruity Loops. First, you will need to have the 50-cent drums software to use in Fruity Loops. After this, use the different drums that will be on the left hand side to create different sounds. Test them out and then add them together until you have a beat that you like. Change the pattern of the drum beats and the tempo, then change the volume if you want to as well. After this, you can play through your entire beat and then edit more...

How To: Use Lloyd Banks drum samples in FL Studio

In this video, we learn how to use Lloyd Banks drum samples in FL Studio. You can get the Lloyd Banks drum samples from: Class4beats. Start off by making various different types of drums tat you like using the drum kit on the left hand side toolbar. Put on a pattern and then listen to how it sounds. After you add this, you can change the tempo and volume of each of the drums to make it sound exactly how you want it. Make it up as you go along to change the drum sounds and when you're finished...

How To: Compose a hip hop beat in Fruity Loops

In this video we learn how to compose a hip hop beat in Fruity Loops. First, go to the website www.class4beats.com and download all the samples and plugins. Once you have these downloaded you can use them in Fruity Loops. Play around with the different sounds that you have in this and then put a new beat together. Once you have a beat put together, change it to a hip hope type of beat and then add it in with a melody for a new sound. This will make a great hip hop beat that is all your own an...

How To: Sample drum beats in FL Studio 9

Sampling, beat making, whatever you wanna call it, its been done for years since the beginning of Hip Hop and Rap back in the 80's. Artists like Tupac, Biggie, Mos Def, and others defined the times of their generations rapping over beats. If you're interested in making your own and are looking at how to do so in FL Studio look no further. In this great two-part video tutorial you'll learn how to sample beats straight from the tracks that you want to sample from, either from vinyl or MP3.

How To: Make a scary hip-hop beat

In this video, we learn how to make a scary hip-hop beat. Start with a normal beat and then make a high pitched sound followed by a deeper sound. Use a deep treble as you continue to play the song and then add in creepy tones that you find in the different areas of the program. Explore the different types of scary beats that they have available then start to put them all together. Once you get all the different beats together, you will be able to add more bass or treble. When finished, you ca...

How To: Tune a kick drum in FL Studio 9

In this clip, learn how to tune your kick drum using FL Studio 9 on your computer. You will learn how to tune your kicks and make them sound better when played melodically. So, check out this tutorial and try it out on your own version of Studio to start making beautiful music. Rock on!

How To: Experiement in FL Studio and Reason

The music production software world is making it almost unnecessary for new artists and musicians to need to know real instruments. In this video ACepincter demonstrates how he uses a particular method of experimentation to learn so much about the various features of Reason and FL Studio. He shows you 2 exercises you can try to help you teach yourself more about FL Studio and Reason.

How To: Read intervals with FL Studio

This FL Studio tutorial is actually a music theory lesson that teaches you how to read Chord progression notations (intervals), such as (I-VI-ii-V), and an easy system to keep track of them all within FL Studio. If you are new to music and want to learn music production and work with FL Studio, this tutorial will help you understand the basics of intervals and chord progressions.