Synthesis and sound design can often be an arduous process. The advantage, of course, is that you can get extremely detailed with the sound you’re creating, with a plethora of parameters to tweak. When you’re looking for quick inspiration, though, you probably won’t want to spend too much time creating a patch. This is where FL Studio’s Flex excels, giving you plenty of patches at your fingertips with enough parameters and effects to get creative right off the bat.
In this FL Studio tutorial, Max Venus guides you through Flex, FL Studio’s preset synth. He explains why Flex is a powerful, versatile addition to your arsenal, and why it’s a go-to synth for many producers. You’ll learn how to manipulate patches using macros, filters, envelopes, effects and more modulation, and how to explore new patches to experiment with.
We’re starting off with the basics in our FL Studio Tips series, gradually moving into more advanced and creative techniques, as in our Logic Tips and Ableton Live Tutorials series. Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube Channel for weekly updates on new videos and content.
In the first few videos we cover:
- Exploring the interface
- Audio and MIDI settings
- The Channel Rack
- Using the Playlist
- Exploring the Mixer
- Piano Roll
- Playlist Clips
- Insert effects
- Send effects
- Sidechain compression
- Fruity Convolver and Fruity Reeverb 2
Max Venus has been using FL Studio for over a decade and has released music on various labels, including Liquicity, New State Music and GAWA Recordings, under multiple aliases. His current project is MXV, releasing progressive house tracks on MNL, Songspire Records, ZeroThree and more. He’s also written FL Studio tutorials for MusicTech.