10 Steps to Become an FL Studio Pro

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10 Steps to Become an FL Studio Pro

Learn How to Create Beats in FL Studio Like a Pro in 10 Easy Steps - Beginner and Intermediate FL Studio Video Tutorials

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Course Description

Are you tired of searching for videos that try to teach you how to learn FL Studio, but always fall short, or are missing something critical to help you grow as a producer?

Welcome to 10 Steps to Become an FL Studio Pro, where I share with you the ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE required to excel as a music producer using FL Studio.

I'm Riley Weller (my producer name is GratuiTous), and I've been producing music on FL Studio for over 10 years.

I've worked with a GRAMMY-Nominated recording artist, have created over 19 FL Studio courses, 150+ YouTube tutorials, have written books on Music Production, and even host a podcast called 'Music Production Made Simple', too!

Students absolutely love my teaching approach.  They say things like, "Very easy to understand", or.. "Exactly what I have been looking for!"

Here's a few of my favorite reviews I've received over the years:

Daniel Gaglio (5/5 Stars)

I've been using FL studio for 5 years now and I'm finally taking a solid course especially for mixing. Mixing is something I'm really just now getting the hang of. Organizing and color coding is something I needed to learn better. I like where the course is going so far. I have high expectations for what this will teach me.

Tim Mann (5/5 Stars)

Definitely one of the best tools to pick up, and this course does an excellent job of delivering the information. The difference in clarity and ease of workflow that sends/subgroups give, and the way it's presented here, are absolutely worth every penny.

Glenn Bleckley (4.5/5 Stars)

I do these courses to learn new things and this course delivered that. There were some complex concepts that were covered and Riley explanations were much more helpful than others I have seen. He was well organized with what was covered and I didn't feel my time was wasted. Great course for FL Studio uses - but a shame that Third Party plugins were mainly used.

So what do we cover in this course?

  • The mindset of a producer, and reflecting on your goals and motives behind creating music.  (Is this a hobby, or are you wanting to make money from the industry?)

  • Preparing your producer name/brand before launching to the public.

  • How to use FL Studio like a pro.  We cover all the details that are necessary to excel, as well as tons of keyboard shortcuts to speed you up!

  • Music Theory and Piano from a BEATMAKER's perspective.  Learn what is necessary to keep your music in time, what notes you're allowed to play, and how to be creative behind your melody creation.

  • Creating amazing drum loops with Safe Spots™ - Safe Spots is a term I've coined over the years to describe where we can place sounds within our drum loop for them to sound good and in time.  In addition, various organic tools inside your DAW to fine-tune a drum loop to your exact desire.

  • Arrangement and thinking in terms of emotion with Audio Painting™ - Audio Painting is another term I've coined over the years which teaches the student how to think in terms of the listener's perspective.  We need to always communicate with our listener, and prepare them for what's next in our song.

  • Understanding the mixer, routing audio around with subgroups and sends, and being organized through color-coding/labeling.

  • Mastering your music to compete with others in the industry.  We cover a mastering chain, loudness normalization (LUFS), and the mastering process.

  • Where to buy high-quality sounds and structure yourself.

  • How digital audio works.

We cover the fundamentals which are absolutely necessary to take this craft of Music Production seriously.

This course will teach you TONS and get you up-and-running with best practices about music production and FL Studio.

Hopefully see you in the course,

# GratuiTous

Who this course is for:

  • Brand-new music producers wanting to learn how to produce music with FL Studio
  • Intermediate Producers wanting confirmation if what they are doing inside of FL Studio is correct
  • Beatmakers wanting to learn best practices in regards to workflow and keyboard shortcuts to speed you up.


What will you learn in this course:

  • What it takes to become a music producer (mindset, goals, motives)
  • How to prepare yourself as a producer before you launch your brand
  • How to use FL Studio like a Pro
  • How Music Production Works
  • Music Theory + Piano (from a Beatmaker's perspective.)
  • Programming Amazing Drum Loops with Safe Spots™
  • Arranging a Song with Audio Painting™ and Communicating with your Listener
  • How to Program Notes with the Piano Roll (Notes, Chords, Scales)
  • How to Build a Song in the Playlist, Organize by Label/Color-Code Sounds, and Keyboard Shortcuts for Workflow
  • Routing Audio Around the Mixer with Complexity (Subgroups, Sends, Effects, What to Listen For.)
  • Mastering Your Music to Compete with Your Favorite Songs and Competition! (Balance, Loudness Normalization (LUFS), and Process.)
  • Where to Buy High-Quality Sounds, Organize Yourself, and Set Up FL Studio
  • How Digital Audio Works in Regards to Audio Quality and Phase Cancellation


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • We will cover everything you need to know in this course to get up and running with FL Studio. (It may be best if you spend a couple days with FL Studio before taking this course, as this course will reveal a lot of your questions and common misconceptions with music production.)

10 Steps to Become an FL Studio Pro


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

10 Steps to Become an FL Studio Pro[INTRO]
1 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 03:29 03:29
What It Takes to Become a Music Producer
1 Lectures
How Music Production Works
3 Lectures
Counting Beats
2 Lectures
Programming Drum Loops (Safe Spots)
2 Lectures
Music Theory Piano Chords
2 Lectures
Playlist Arrangement
2 Lectures
How a Mixer Works
4 Lectures
What is Mastering
4 Lectures
Purchasing the Right Sounds
1 Lectures
How Digital Audio Works
3 Lectures
10-Steps Conclusion
1 Lectures

Instructor Details

Riley Weller

Riley Weller

FL Studio Trainer - Making Beatmaking EASY to Understand!

GratuiTous (Riley Weller) has been teaching how to make beats with FL Studio since 2011!

He is known for making concepts simple and easy to understand, which allows his students to see results without feeling overwhelmed.

Making beats is supposed to be fun and rewarding, and if you follow his step-by-step courses, you will discover how much fun music production can actually be!

He has worked with a GRAMMY-Nominated artist, has created many FL Studio Courses and Beatmaking Books, and hosts the podcast "Music Production Made Simple" !

Thank-you for your interest in taking my FL Studio training material, your business means so much, and I hope they help you learn beatmaking in a very organized, simple, and EASY-to-UNDERSTAND fashion!

Riley !

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