About the Website

A Platform to Learn FL Studio.

This website is for new FL Studio producers wanting to learn step-by-step what to do, which explains WHY you’re doing it, not just the “how”.
The benefit many students receive from joining the website are no advertisements like you’d see on YouTube, the videos get right to the point in simple to understand terms, plus you can track your progress!

Real Member Interview!:

So Who Am I?  Who’s GratuiTous?

GratuiTous is my artist/producer name, but my real name is Riley Weller.

I’m based out of British Columbia, Canada, and have been using FL Studio for over 10 years now!

I truly have a passion for teaching, and making sure my students are learning the right way, and are growing.

I first started teaching how to use FL Studio with my previous website  (I made almost 150 FL Studio tutorials through Beatstruggles!) operated from 2012-2016

Then I decided to close down Beatstruggles, and merge all those videos/articles into this website you’re on right now!

Since the change over, I have created new content, which is available for customers and members, with over 26 FL Studio courses!

This is GratuiTous' home base to teach FL Studio.

FL Studio Is Awesome, But It’s Not as Easy as It Looks in the Videos..

The biggest thing I tell my students is..
What are you wanting to achieve out of making beats?
There’s two routes you can take.. “just a hobby”, meaning this is just for fun, and you want to learn to make your own music.  Then there’s the “turning it into a business” where you somehow make money from your music, whether that be selling beats, or offer your services such as mixing other people’s music.
Understanding this, it can make the learning process much easier and less stressful because you’ll know where to focus more of your time.
If you’ve made it this far, I want you to remember one thing.
I’ve made this website to help you learn FL Studio!
There is no better platform to learn FL Studio.  Here’s a sneak peak into what it looks like if you’ve taken one of my courses, or joined the membership.

Thanks for reading:

If you’re ready to start learning FL Studio right away, then I suggest:

Additionally, scrolling below will reveal all of my FL Studio services if you’d like any assistance along the way.

If you’re not ready to jump in, or want to get to know me more, then no problem!  The best place I can redirect you to is my podcast.

My Story

My FL Studio Beginnings:

GratuiTous first started using FL Studio around 2009 when his good friend Big B introduced him to the software.

He first installed the trial version, then after a month or two, he decided to take the leap and purchased the FL Studio Signature Edition.

In terms of his own music, he has over 13 releases on Spotify (9 Beat Tapes and 4 Albums.)


Personal Beliefs

Riley Weller (GratuiTous) didn’t always follow Jesus.. It was only after multiple repercussions which broke him down to his lowest point.

He seeks to destroy the white lies which surround the “christian walk”.

This includes the church, and how they use Scriptures for their wants, rather than what the Scriptures are saying.  (The exact same as the Pharisees.)

Example of a white lie?

Pastors preaching Christ’s birth date being December 25 (Christmas).

Here’s a fun fact for you:  The Bible doesn’t tell us when Jesus was born!

Look it up!  (Most of the Christmas Story is full of lies, too.)

If you’re new to this information, here’s a question:

Why do Pastors preach Christ’s birth being December 25 with no mention of this date anywhere in the Bible?
Do these Pastors not read?  Do they only seek Scriptures people want to hear that attendance remains high, and thus profits remain steady every Sunday?

The Bible also does not tell us to even celebrate His birthday!

We look to Christ because of His Sacrifice, which forgives our sins.

(It’s all about the blood.)

Matthew 24:24 (King James Version - KJV)

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

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