Help Recording A Song for first time

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Member Since: Mar 19, 2008

I just got FL Studios and I have no clue at all how to use it. I put a couple of beats together using that channel thing that is there in the beginning. After that I have no clue how to start to put a song together and export it as an mp3. Can someone walk me through the basics please?

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Mans reach exceeds his grasp
Since: Oct 23, 2007

Mar 19, 2008 11:43 pm

Best thing to do, since you're asking for help with specific software, is to look for tutorials.

Here's a few I googled that should get you well acquainted with FL Studio:

The one below is awesome- it's interactive.
Click "Play Game" to start the tutorial.

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Mar 20, 2008 07:35 am

Looked through the NG one, that's pretty sweet. Took me a few weeks to figure out that stuff =)

Since getting FL6, I've done a lot more of placing small parts of beats on their own pattern, like just a kick on pattern 5, and just a snare on pattern 8. I make up a handful of different kick patterns (and different snare patterns, etc), and turn on the one I want in the playlist when I want it.

Really lets me be more flexible in quick-drafting a full song.

Once a background beat is made, I then start building my melody instruments with piano roll, controlling synths, or soundfonts, or samples, etc.

I admit though, that there's still a ton in FL that I don't know what it does. the synth section baffles me, and the mixer still gives me fits sometimes. I putz around till something sounds good, then I go from there =).

Since: Mar 19, 2008

Mar 20, 2008 12:50 pm

thanks, ill check those tutorials out.

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