I’m currently in Hungary staying with my wife’s side of the family for a short holiday. Naturally I brought the laptop with me so I could work on some music and keep updating the site. 🙂
Anyway… I’ve started a new tune and thought maybe it would be interesting for you to see an example of the type of creative process I go through. And so begins the ‘Diary of a New Song’. I hope you find it interesting and helpful in some way. Continue reading
In this video I show you how to record automation from an external MIDI controller. I also inadvertently show you what happens when you max out your CPU whilst using FL Studio. 🙂 Continue reading
In this tutorial I explain how to set up a new MIDI controller device and quickly link it to any available parameter in FL Studio 12. I’d recommend watching full screen at 1080 resolution. There is a written guide below the video in this post.
An equaliser is probably the most fundamentally important tool you need when producing and mixing music. It allows you to increase or decrease the volume of specific frequencies in a variety of ways. This can drastically or very subtly affect the tone of any audio signal and is essential when mixing to ensure every element is in its place and there is no masking or muddiness. The Fruity Parametric EQ 2 is my go-to equaliser in FL Studio as it is easy to use and includes spectral analysis, so as well as hearing what you’re doing you can see how you’re affecting the audio signal.
In this post I’ll explain the basic controls of the Fruity Parametric EQ 2 so you can make the best use of it in your music. you may want to bookmark this page so you have it on hand for reference. Continue reading
Let’s face it. Pretty much everyone’s on Facebook these days. Even my mum (though not my Dad, admittedly, luddite that he is!). This unfortunately means there’s also a tonne of rubbish on there; people arguing about the new Batman movie, people arguing about politics, cats, baby photos, more cats, photos of your lunch, people arguing about cats etc… But there’s also some great communities of people who have vast knowledge about things you might need help with, such as your DAW. Here’s a breakdown of my favourite FL Studio groups. Continue reading
One of the very first decisions you have to make if you want to build any kind of home-recording setup these days is which Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) you are going to use. Continue reading