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    Anyone here like electronic dance music? It doesn't really stand up to the complexity of classical in most cases, but it's still fun to listen to sometimes. Very good with the whole Zeitgeist thing, you know?

    Anyway, I recently bought FL Studio and have been looking for some inspiration. Got any good tracks to share? I'd like to get a good feel for a variety of genres.

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    FL Studio?

    Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever you drink, and tell me about it. The screen shots look really complicated.

    What can you do with it?

    Do you write music with it? Do you "compose" music tracks with it using prerecorded or synthesized music?

    Is it similar to BIAB (Band in a Box)?

    I'm just curious what you do with it.

    Or more importantly, what it can do for you?

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    FL Studio is especially suited for creating EDM and pop music because both are usually based on a few repetitive melodic patterns (basically, a motive). What a pattern-based editor like FL Studio does is let a person easily store and arrange those patterns (motives). You could get the same end result in, say, Finale (if you had the right synthesizers), but it'd take a lot longer because you'd be doing a lot of copying and pasting. Instead, FL Studio has a handy little list of patterns for each song. You start out by composing a few patterns, and then arrange them together.

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    One more thing FL Studio is good at (any good midi sequencer should be good at this, too) is automating control changes. For example, to make the "wub" rhythm found in a lot of dubstep, you usually change the speed of a LFO that's controlling the filter cutoff of your synthesizer. You can turn that knob that changes the speed while the track is playing, and FL Studio will record that change and perform it when you play the song.

    And that's the bulk of it. There's regular audio editing, too, and a bunch of effects you can add to the tracks (flanger, delay, reverb, etc.).

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    Sounds like fun. Have you created any music with it yet?

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    i much prefer IDM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abracadabra View Post
    Sounds like fun. Have you created any music with it yet?
    Just noodling around, mostly. Haven't completed anything.

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    I like a lot of different EDM music, as long as it's interesting. I'm into "underground" genres like techno/deep house/early detroit etc.

    You should check out Jan Jelinek, especially his album "La Nouvelle Pauvreté"

    When i produce music, i use Propellerhead's Reason 6, and i use ableton live to record and edit sound.
    Last edited by Ravndal; Jun-20-2012 at 15:15.

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    ^ ahhhh, where are these samples from??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    i much prefer IDM
    i was just pulling your tail.. obviously i failed. when are we going to hear some tracks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    ^ ahhhh, where are these samples from??
    I wish i knew!

    Heard this before? if your into the sampling of jazz in edm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRpKKBmeqV4

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    Does anyone know if bandora would be any good at creating EDM? https://bandora.com/en/

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    It's funny how EDM often has a arty intro, which makes the appeal generalized, but then when the beats come in there is something that turns off people not into EDM. In a way, it's like wasted talent, maybe one with and one without the beats.

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