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18 FL Studio Tips You Need To Know

Sound Collective

Sound Collective is a community hub from Novation which brings you regular free software downloads. At this time you can get a Minimonsta from GForce for free.

Da Fingaz

Here’s 4 pieces of advice for producers from Da Fingaz:

CONSISTENCY

There is nothing worse than having an artist name and not using that across every piece of content.
Make sure you have consistency. That is your brand.
Your artist or music creator name should be the same on all social media platforms.
When new platform are created, even if you don’t plan on using it, sign up and claim your name so nobody gets confused.

PERSISTENCE

For some, opportunities seem to fall in their lap. For others, it takes years and years for the “big break” or “overnight success” to happen.
However long it takes for you to reach your definition of success, remain persistent and enjoy the journey.

USE SOCIAL MEDIA

Do you believe the best songs are making it to the mainstream?
In most cases, the answer is no. The truth is, the best “marketed” songs are making it to the top of the charts.
Marketing today is totally different from what it was just a few years ago.
Your song or idea can go viral from 1 tweet, 1 Instagram post, 1 Tik Tok video, or 1 YouTube clip.
Use these platforms to market yourself AND your music.
If you want to build a fanbase, let them SEE and HEAR you.
Go live on these platforms and talk about your music. Or your life.

DAFINGAZ.COM

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Feel Your Bass


More mixing wisdom from Kush. Actually a concrete tip.

Kontakt Sound Manipulation

There are lot of ways to manipulate samples in Native Instruments Kontakt sampler. Here are a few inspirations:

Omri Cohen


If you want to step (deeper) into modular synthesis, Omri Cohen is one of the best teachers for that on YouTube. If you should not know, VCV Rack is a free software version for modular synthesis and there’s an iOS port available called MiRack.

Compression


Rick Beato in detail about compression…

SonoBus

SonoBus is an easy to use and free application for streaming high-quality, low-latency peer-to-peer audio between devices over the internet or a local network. So if you want to colaborate with a distant friend on some tracks get this now here.

How To Hear Compression


Compressors are powerful weapons that define the tone, texture, and attitude of our productions. Join Gregory Scott, Kush Audio’s analog and plugin designer, as he twists the knobs on a compressor plugin while telling you exactly what to listen for, making it incredibly easy to hear all the nuances that make compressors the most magical pieces of gear in a producer’s arsenal.

Mixing On Headphones

Most people will tell you to never mix (/master) a piece of music on headphones. Here’s a different approach:

You can do so. Obviously it’s a subjective matter but if you’re on a budget or for whatever reason decide to do so…go for it. There’s obviously lots of different heaphones available from 20 bucks to 2000 and more but in the end, and that goes for speakers as well, you’ll need to know how music is supposed to sound on them. That can be easily done by simply listening to published songs. It’s all about reference and on top goes your personal taste as well. So this is just a little encouragement for beginner producers, you can go places on a budget for sure.

Learn more about studio headphones (Keep in mind though there cannot be an objective best-headphone-chart)

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