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3 Useful tips in FL Studio you might not know (yet)

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3 Useful tips in FL Studio you might not know (yet)

There is a lot to learn when you produce music. You will probably use these FL Studio tips if you don’t know them already. Over the years I collected some useful tips form other producers in real life and from online video’s on Youtube. I’ll share 3 tips which I think are not easy to find on other websites. I wish I learned them earlier and that’s why I share them with you. It will give you more possibilities and it will improve your mix.

1. How to use the Peak Controller as a side-chain effect in FL Studio

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FL Studio peak controller in action

A very useful FL Studio tip is to use the peak controller to create a side-chain effect. It has a couple of advantages of using it this way instead of using Gross beat in FL Studio.  Those are:

  • You can adjust the volumes and movement speed in a more precise and in a more visual way
  • It’s easier when you want to adjust the rhythm of the kick afterwards

Check out this Tutorial about using the peak controller in FL Studio

2. Adjust the volume levels of your samples in the FL Studio browser

This second tip isn’t the most difficult but it useful. Personally I like to produce with a lot of headroom. I produce with volumes between -6db and -10 db. When I  click the samples in the browser in FL Studio the volumes are louder than the volumes in my track. You can route the samples trough a fx channel in the mixer so you can adjust them to the level you want. Check out this post if you want to know check out this: How to adjust the volume of samples in the browser in FL Studio (This post is temporally offline).

3. Automate any button of any vst in FL Studio

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Automate any vst button in FL Studio: Select “browse parameters”

This trick is very useful. I don’t think many producers use it so it might gives you an edge if you know this valuable tip. In FL Studio it is possible to automate any button of any vst plugin. Also third party plugins!  Check out this post: How to automate any button of any vst in FL Studio.

That’s it! I hope you have learned some new things. Check out the other posts for more useful tips and tricks about music production. If you want to stay updated, join the mailinglist.