How to make ambient pads with just FL Studio Synths

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Loaded with synths capable of sculpting generous pads, FL Studio makes ambient compositions easy – perhaps too easy. In this tutorial, then, we’re going to challenge you by limiting your synth plug-in privileges to just two: FL Studio’s 3xOSC and Fruity DX10. But before we dive in, let’s first explore exactly what an ambient pad […]

How to record and edit vinyl samples in FL Studio

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Vinyl sampling originated in the 1970s and, with the rise of hip-hop, became extremely popular throughout the following decade. Bedroom-based sample-builders and professional producers alike took to relentless crate-digging, forever in search of that proverbial golden record. Though there are easier ways to craft samples today, there are still plenty of producers slavishly devoted to […]

Image-Line is looking for talent to work with Alan Walker, K-391 and Ahrix

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Image-Line, the creator of FL Studio, has announced its involvement in the Alan Walker End of Time talent search. On 14 March Alan Walker, K-391 and Ahrix will select 15 contestants to collaborate online in realtime on a remix of the track. Aspiring producers will have until 13 March to send in their best demos for […]

How to create an old-school hip-hop beat in FL Studio

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There’s a lot of nostalgia for recreating classic sounds these days, and a lot of producers work tirelessly to recreate the vibes and feelings of the beats from yesteryear. Most of these beats are actually quite simplistic, compared to contemporary beats, but that does not mean they are easy to make. So today we are […]

Point Blank Tutorial: Turning a loop into a song using FL Studio

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In Point Blank’s latest tutorial, DJ/Producer Tom Budin demonstrates how to transform a loop into a finished track using FL Studio. This builds on a previous edition, where the Australian artist walked us through making a basic beat on the DAW. In the video, Budin shows us how FL’s stamp feature can be used to […]

Point Blank Tutorial: Making a basic beat in FL Studio

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Point Blank has roped in Australian DJ/producer Tom Budin for an in-depth tutorial on creating a basic house beat in FL Studio. In the video, Budin breaks down the beat-making process into two steps – laying down a drum section and introducing synth samples. Some things you’ll learn along the way include how to sidechain […]