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Fl Studio 9.1: Club Banger Tutorial Part 1

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 5 - 2010

Hey Hey Hey! 🙂 It’s a beautiful day with all the sun. It’s Wednesday already, the week is flying by for me. I am looking forward to the weekend because my family is big on holidays of any kind lol.

There is something about Spring, Summer, sun, and fun that makes me want to make happy beats. I am sure you’ve heard the term Club Banger lately. I usually ask the artist what type of beat do you need? 90% answer ” I need a Big Club Banger!”.

There are many options when creating a track that will go over well in any club. You can start any where you want when creating them as well. Some may say it’s all about the tempo and rhythm, some may say the chorus/hook is the key. Other folks may say it’s all about the melody.

I think it’s a combination of the above. If I’m sitting down to make a club banger, I follow a little mental template:
The tempo has to be fast enough to make people want to hit the dance floor. Above 90 bpm is a must..
The hook must be catchy and easy to remember.
The melody must be simple and one that will make people say ” I can’t get that song out of my head ” 🙂

Next you’ll have to think of the type of club banger you are making. I find in today’s hip hop, most club bangers are a mix of dirty south, r&b and pop.


Let’s listen to a snippet from Ciara’s “G Is For A Girl (A-Z)” produced by The Y’s and Justin Timberlake:

Really catchy, danceable, nice tempo.. Ciaras club songs are always fit for dancing. This tracks uses a consistent melody through out, with added synths, percussion, fx, piano,and bassline when the hook comes in. It’s a real simple concept, once you get an idea of how to start, you’ll be able to make these in no time.

So how do I go about creating something similar?….

I’ll start by finding the tempo. I select a small loop using my sound editor program, save it,and insert it into a Fl Studio sampler channel..

I’ve chosen part of the hook. It’s has almost all the sounds used, including added percussion etc.


I use the “detect tempo” function to find approximate BPM/tempo:

G is For Girl is 93-94. From here I could start with a melody, the drums, a bassline, or a nice orchestra hit. If you’ve been following my tutorials, you know I like to start with drums. For my beats, the drums are important and I like them to have a certain feel before I start the rest of the track. When I do club bangers, the drums don’t have to be as elaborate, so I’ll let the melody to drive the song.

I add a simple hi hat, nice clap,and Kick to pattern #1. ( for tutorial purposes only, I’m using the same basic pattern that’s used commercially for club type hip hop tracks did, I will change this for final beat) and begin working on my main or “lead” melody.

Basic Drum pattern for club banger:

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Fl Studio 9.1 Released!

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 29 - 2010

Good morning to all. I had plenty rest last night and I know I’ll get about 3 beats done this morning. It’s going to be a sunny 70 degree day, I’ll definitely work hard for a few hours, then enjoy a little sunshine 🙂

Image from http://flstudio.image-line.com

I am excited to check out all the new features in Fl Studio 9.1. There are a lot of updates in this version. I was thinking, wow! they could have named this update Fl Studio 10. They’ve added a cool new Synth called “Harmless”, bigger mixer view, better browser features, and so much more.

A while back Flstudio.image-line.com started a new tutorial series by The Fl Studio Guru. He gives tons of tips that are quick and to the point. With this release he’s done a nice video featuring the top ten additions:

The Fl Studio Guru- Fl Studio 9.1 Top Ten New Features

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For loads of Fl Studio Tutorials, check out one of my favorite Fl Studio tutorial site:
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Happy Beat Making To All…
Pz Til Later!~

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Fl Studio FPC Mixer Routing

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On October - 8 - 2009

What’s good with you all today? Hope your week is going nicely. I’ve been out and about handling beat business this morning. Almost ready to get the work going for the day. I’ll be online for help until around 4pm… Hit me up..say hi and all that good stuff 🙂


I haven’t gotten into the FPC much since it was added to Fl Studio. Now that I have my hardware in sync, I wanted to use it for a few samples using the Mpc as a controller.

FL7_plugin_gen_fpc

This is something that was right in front of my face lol. I had no idea I could send the pads to single mixer channels. Thanks to HipKnokerZ On Youtube, I finally have it set up. Now I can export the sounds from the FPC one by one. Hope this helps you as well..
FPCMixing

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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Fl Studio 8: A Closer Look At The Mixer

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On July - 24 - 2009

Happy Friday All! I am “Super Charged” today….


A little Update:
I may be changing the site design very soon. The theme I am using will not work with wordpress updates 🙁 Boooo! lol. The updates are important for security purposes so I will have to do it in the near future..I am not sure if I ‘ll change the color scheme, but you may log on and see a completely different layout.

I wanted to start with interviews last month, but music, sessions, and much more came to the forefront. I can’t pinpoint when they will start, but I am still looking for more producers to feature if you are interested. Keep in mind I can’t feature everyone, but I will try to get to as many as I can.

Thanks all who have been helping me with broken links, and correcting mistakes. You are helping me run the site with comments and suggestions..much love 4 that!


mixer

Along my journey with Fl Studio, I have been eagerly trying to get a good clean mix straight from the program. With all the plugins included and the ability to add vsts, I am sure it can be done.

A lot of producers will tell you to export the instruments and mix in another DAW. I have even told you the same. Although this is true, I am still on my quest to perfect a song completely inside Fl ;-)..

The best way to perfect anything is to learn as much as you can about it 1st. Next you will have to put that knowledge to work. I asked myself ” Do you really know all you can about Fl Studio?” the answer was a quick “No”.

Since my main focus is mixing at this time, the first thing I need to learn thoroughly is the Fl Mixer. I found two videos that explain the mixer clearly. Both are by:Felas212. He has a great youtube channel. I will feature more of his Fl videos , but feel free to check them out. Let him know www.mstrismusic.com sent you…
Intro To Fl Mixer


Mixing and Routing

I’ve never explained how I commit what I learn from the videos to memory. This may help others, so here’s what I do….
1st.
I have Fl Studio open, I will watch the videos, pause and try the techniques right away.
2nd
I repeat the techniques a few times with out the video
3rd
I’ll go back a few days later and try the technique again from memory

Happy Mixing To All!
Pz Til Later

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Slicex Tips and Help Files

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 1 - 2009

What are you up to today? I’m about to get rolling with my 1st beat of the morning. I did fiddle around with the slicex yesterday, after watching the videos. Now I see the huge difference between the slicer and slicex.

There are many additions in slicex like the ability to add fx to each slice. This is is just one out of about 50 things I noticed right away. Another great option is being able to load two samples at once. My mind got to churning on this one.

Let’s say you have filtered a bassline from some funky soul sample but it’s all muffled.You load that in deck A. You could add a good clean bass sample over top using deck B. Then replay your bassline using your midi keyboard or draw it in on the piano roll.

I am actually super excited about this plugin now. I also remember the key reason I closed the slicex before, about 3 months ago. I couldn’t figure out how to make the samples “play til end” like the Fl Slicer does. This is a technique that I love.

What it does is allow you to trigger a sample start from your slice marker, and play the sample all the way through until the end. This way you can “play” your slices like an instrument without sudden stops, as well as select the sample end point in real time.

I had to google this, because I have the slicex open and ready to roll!~ Guess what?… the answer was in the HELP file…lol Image line didn’t make this as easy as it is on the old slicer. You have to run a script. The directions are listed under ” Quick Start” here:http://flstudio.image-line.com/help/html/plugins/Slicex.htm. Click through for more help on Slicex. I’ll be posting some tutorials on it soon. Always remember, ” The Help File is your friend”….

Wish me luck, I am off to see if I can get this to work….
Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later

***UPDATE**
This was a pain..lol I had to search and search for this about 2 hours..I was determined to find it. Well I found the script here:FutureProducerForums Slicex Thread
remove the space between media fire in the link
The script was made by:DaGodProductions Myspace
I’m going to ask him if I can upload it here so you can get the download easier….
..ok Im back to work ***

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Fl Studio Slicex Tutorials

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 30 - 2009

It’s Monday… you know I’m working already.
I received a lot of comments last week when I was super busy. I answered most and some I’m doing post on. I will get to them all between now and Wednesday.


Most of you who have been reading noticed I’ve only done tutorials on the Fl Slicer. I am so used to using it. I tried the Slicex only a few times. It appears to be a super advanced upgrade to the slicer.

I have gotten a few questions on it, so lets take a closer look at the plugin.
Thanks to Rooky Beater who gave me a jump start with this video from

Ste1438 Youtube Channel

FLStudio-Volume 1-Lesson 24: Experimenting with SliceX
This is cool because he explains about adding fx to the slicex as well…

Imageline Loading Samples into Slicex
Wow! this is the first time I’ve been to this channel..there are many Fl Studio plugins covered here:
Imageline Youtube Channel


Imageline explains the A&B decks

I won’t be able to play around with this one today, but watching the videos has me curious about Slicex all over again 🙂

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later..


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Rewire Reason 3.0 to Fl Studio 8

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 20 - 2008


Today I’m gonna dive into rewire. I’m gonna use Fl Studio 8 rewired to Sonar Le. First thing I do is open my help file, and follow the instructions. So far so good. Next I decided I want to use Reason and Fl Studio later on, rewired to Sonar… So I start fiddling with the options…. 1/2 hour into this, and I’m ready to just make the beat…lol
Hmnn Fl Studio 8 and Reason..some might say ” why would you want to do that?” For me Fl Studio gives the kick a grimy underground HipHop sound, and Reason synths have better quality without as much tweaking. That’s it… no more no less… both programs are awesome. Remember I told you I am just getting deep into mixing, so right now I have to do the best mix I can inside the software then export and mix in my editor. I’ve often made beats with Reason wishing I had that grimy kick from Fl Studio… okay so here we are… I ” you tubed ” it 🙂 and found this quick video that shows how to rewire Reason 3.0 to Fl Studio 8, from the picture the producer looks young but his beat is pretty hot too… let’s get to it

Aighty I’m off to make some new heat..time to update the beat section. I’m still working on the pages but coming soon you’ll have all the Ms.Tris Beats in categories… yaay.

**All emcees stop back later I’m gonna do a ” Friday Freebie”…**

Happy Beat making To All
Pz Til Later…..

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