N-ISF12: Introduction to FL Studio

FL Studio


FL Studio is an evolving DAW software platform that has been widely used to produce music in a fast intuitive way.
With this Introduction to FL Studio Short Course you will have  everything you need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music.  It is probably the fastest way to compose and produce music - from your brain to your speakers.

Learn to produce with FL Studio in just 4 days.


No prior musical knowledge or skills are required to study this course.


   Computer Literacy.
   English Language aptitude: speaking, reading, writing and comprehension.


   A passion for music
   Diligence, punctuality and dedication
   An inquisitive attitude


This course allows for only 16 students per intake to secure maximum contact with the students. Each student will work on a dedicated DAW workstation during the course. Classes consist of practical, hands-on class exercises, demonstrations and assignments.

   Full time classes are presented over 4 days from 9:30 till 16:30
   Part time classes are presented on two week-days per week over 4 weeks from 18:00 till 21:00



The prescribed course textbooks are not included in the course fee. All other course notes and material are included.


The course is based on the latest version of FL Studio Digital Audio Workstation Software.


Everything you need to successfully complete the course is provided for you on Campus during your sessions.

All enrolled students can book and use the Institution's fully equipped studios and practice rooms to complete their practical projects during the course.

If you want to gain more experience in music technology, excell at the software used in the course and be able to complete assessment tasks remotely, it is strongly recommended that you have access to your own DAW setup.

Registered students qualify for up to 50% student discount on software and hardware.

The course will include the following:


Configuring FL Studio DAW setup
Digital workstation, Virtual instruments & effects
Working with the Browser
Step Sequencer and channel settings
Graph Editor / Using the Keyboard Editor
Working with Patterns
Rhythm and Percussion / Adding Virtual Instruments
MIDI controllers and MIDI pads
Comparing Pattern and Song Mode
Using the piano roll feature.


The Playlist: using patterns to create a song
Comparing Patterns and Audio
Markers and Snap / Viewing the Playlist
Using and implimenting the FL Mixer parameters
Recording External Audio
Adding effects to your effect chain
Equalization / recording with or without effects
Sampling Using Edison: Finding a sample
Obtaining a seamless loop ‘ embeddingtempo information
Importing your newly saved sample
Time Stretching and fine tuning samples


Exporting and Rendering
Importing or rendering files or WAV form.
Humanizing your song: introduction
Working with OFS / Graph Editor / Piano Role or Playlist
Using Automation for virtual instruments and effects.
Creating and automation clip
Automation and MIDI control
Mixing in FL Studio
Creative side of effects
Mastering and exporting


Rewiring Reason to FL Studio
Sending Reason sounds to the mixer
Setting up the FL studio project
Making Beats in FL Studio
Building a song part 1: Rhythm (drums and percussion)
Building a song part 2: Melody (Bass)
Building a song part 3: Melody (Leads)
Accompanied Instruments (strings and synths)

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