Jul 1, 2011

Chapter ?

Hello! I had quite a long break, but now is time to write something.

I upgraded my Fl studio 9 to 10 yesterday and it look's pretty good. The biggest change is the mixer, what looks more complicated now and it takes more space. I don't know yet is it good or bad.

Also playlist has changed. There is no more that block building thing, I don't know do you know what I mean, but look the screenshot.

There is no new samples or instruments or I just didn't find them. But for me this is pretty much same as 9. Of course there must be a lot of new what we can't see.

Jun 21, 2011

Chapter 11


I've been wondering that I should try other music making softwares. There is that one called Reason.

It must be very good, but there is couple of things I don't like about it. It hasn't VST support, what sounds pretty weird. Maybe it has so good range of instuments in it.

I have once before tried it like three years ago or something. It was over too hard for me to understand. There was a huge work to get a one sound off from it. Piano roll looked very bad and complicated compared to FL studio's piano roll.

A huge minus is the price. It costs like 400 euros. I bet there is a trial version, maybe I check it out someday and write about it here.



Also there is Cubase, what is maybe the most high-quality program. But seems like it doesn't have any instument or drum machine build in. And it costs like hell, 600 euros.



But how I am doing. I will buy new headphones someday and get ridd of these shitty ones. Let me know if you know something very good and not so expensive.

Jun 15, 2011

FL Studio Beginner Tutorial #2

Beginner Tutorial #2

This tutorials teaches you how to make this kind of effect.

1. I have here Sytrus with a simple chord progerssion.

2. Link it to the mixer like I teached before and add effect 'Fruity Free Filter'.

4. Right click that button and select 'Create automation clip'.

5. Now 'automation clip should appear in your playlist.

7. Now You can scale it and add there those little dots. Make it like this, and you should have the right effect.

This is a great way to make a lift to your song.

PS: Nothing new hasn't come up yet. Something potential is in progress though.

Jun 12, 2011

Chapter 10


It has been now about a week from my last post, so it's time to upgrade my blog a bit. I have still the same problem as last time and nothing new hasn't came up. I promise that in next week there will be new song here.

Jun 6, 2011

FL Studio Beginner tutorial #1

This tutorials teaches you how to link an instrument or a sample to the mixer on and add there a reeverb effect.

1. First left click your instrument. In this case It is FL Keys.
2. Channel settings should open.
3. Move your cursor here and click'n drag it or scroll it with your mousewheel and but there number 1. FL keys is now linked to channel 1.
4. Press F9 or click View -> Mixer, now the mixer should appear. You can right click the channel 1 and rename is something like Piano and choose a color.

Now let's add an effect on it.

1. Here you can insert effects. Left click it -> select -> and choose Fruity Reeverb 2
2. Now Fruity Reeverb 2 should appear. There is a lot of buttons that do something. Best way to learn them is just try all of them.

Now you can link synths to the mixer and add effects. Just try different effects to figure out what they do.

Jun 4, 2011

Chapter 9

Still nothing new happened, what is a big shame. But don't worry, I keep you warm with my old songs. Here is one, that I made about two years ago. It's very short and it's supposed to be something like movie music.

Here we go:

Sorry that short stop in the middle of this song. I copied that two times that it's not so short.

Jun 2, 2011

Chapter 8

New month with new ideas. I started couple of new projects, but I am afraid none of them will see the day light. There is always that feeling, when you know that song you started to make will be ready someday and published. Didn't have that feeling with these. God, I need inspiration or a good motivator, where do I get one?

I don't have much to say right now, so I show you a screenshot about my previous song ( this has it ).

As you can see, it looks very clean and simple. That's the way I like to keep it, it's much easier to handle and work with it. If you are making a song and everything is like a big mess it's very frustrating, so keep it as simple as you can.