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FL Studio 8 Tutorial

FL Studio 8 is no longer the fringe audio workstation that it once was. With version 8, it continues to mature into a true competitor for such applications as Cubase, Sonar, and even Pro Tools. Its ability to work with audio and MIDI in both a linear and looping environment is unique among software applications. In this VTC course, author Sam McGuire helps FL Studio users navigate the FL Studio application, while still providing tips and tricks that the experienced user will find useful. The course is based on work flows you would find in the real world and not simply a list of definitions of tools and functions. Using FL Studio to create music is the goal, and this tutorial helps users create a seamless and transparent environment. Continuing on the FL Studio 7 course, this new material is designed to sharpen your skills and provide the means to be a master user of the software. Work Files are included. To begin learning FL Studio 8 today, simply click on one of the movie links.


Introduction to FL Studio 8
Software Package Versions

New in 8

Overview of New Features pt. 1
Overview of New Features pt. 2
Overview of New Features pt. 3

Audio Settings

System Sound
Sound Settings
ASIO Driver

Work Files

Introduction to Work Files
Workflow Course Presentation
Online Resources

Project 1

Creating a Simple Beat
Using the Step Sequencer pt. 1
Using the Step Sequencer pt. 2
Creating the Beat
Possible Sound Sources

Bass Line

Piano Roll
Recording with MIDI Keyboard
Creative Tools
Adding Effects in the Mixer
Finding the Bass Sound


Choosing the Sound
Adding Effects in the Mixer


Melodic Instruments
The Arrangement
Recording the Melody
Adding Effects in the Mixer

The Mix

The Mixer
Summary of Effects
The Mix

Exporting MIx

When the Mix is Finished
File Formats
General FL File Structure

Project 2

Items Needed to Record
Recording Audio
Editing in Edison
Using Edison Creatively

Advanced Mixing

Using Automation
Advanced Effects pt. 1
Advanced Effects pt. 2
Advanced Effects pt. 3
Advanced Effects pt. 4


Effects for Mastering pt. 1
Effects for Mastering pt. 2
Environment Issues for Mastering


What is It?
Basic Synthesis Terminology
Basic Synths pt. 1
Basic Synths pt. 2
Advanced Synthesis Terminology


Introduction to Slicex
Slicex Functions pt. 1
Slicex Functions pt. 2
Using Slicex Creatively

Directwave Player

Introduction to Directwave Player
Basic Sampling Concepts
Creating a Sampled Instrument
Compatibility with O ther Formats

SoundFont Player

What are SoundFonts?
Finding SoundFonts Online
Creating SoundFonts

Video Player

Video Player Formats
Scoring to Picture
Creative Music Design pt. 1
Creative Music Design pt. 2
Creative Music Design pt. 3

Additional Product Demos

Wasp / Wasp XT

Project 3

Technique Exploration
Layering Sounds
Writer\'s Block
Mixing Advice
Automation Alternative
Specialty Items
Final Thoughts

Advanced FL Studio Settings

Optimizing Vista pt. 1
Optimizing Vista pt. 2
Other Considerations


Wrap Up
Author Bio

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