It doesn’t take much to progressively change the mood of your track. The opening of a filter on a rich synth patch and the rising volume of a rolling snare drum can be a great way to create a build-up to a drop, for example. FL Studio‘s automation options will allow you to programme these changes in, so you don’t have to worry about manually affecting parameters and recording their changes.
In this FL Studio Tips video, Max Venus shows you how to apply automation to your instruments and audio. You’ll learn what automation allows you to do, how to set it up with different curve shapes and how to copy points of automation. You’ll also learn the benefit of setting max values of automation, whether on a stock FL Studio plug-in or a third-party plug-in.
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- Exploring the interface
- Audio and MIDI settings
- The Channel Rack
- Using the Playlist
- Exploring the Mixer
- Piano Roll
- Playlist Clips
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.