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I’m not sure if you have any experience with other DAWs, but FL Studio works with PATTERNS.
A pattern is essentially like a “loop”.. and when we arrange music, we’re just using loops which we combine together to make up a song’s arrangement.
For example, you have 3 patterns (loops):
These are new 3 unique patterns in FL Studio that we can add and remove into FL Studio’s Playlist.
This is actually a core concept you must understand to proceed with your beatmaking knowledge, as this is how beatmaking works.
I would highly suggest understanding the main concepts in my FL Studio Beginners Course.
You can always watch the course on a faster speed to absorb knowledge quicker.. like 1.5x or 2x speed. My FL Studio Course for beginners teaches you the fundamentals of FL Studio from a beatmaker’s point of view. You learn my setup and workflow, as well as beatmaking fundamentals.
Once your patterns are made, we add them into the Playlist.
I like to navigate patterns with my NUMBER PAD’s + and – (the normal + and – on your keyboard are not the same as the number pad).
I created a Number Pad in FL Studio course to learn this workflow, too.
To recap, my FL Studio Beginner Course teaches how to use FL Studio step-by-step, which breaks down how patterns/loops work, and how to add them into the Playlist.
We also break down each window’s settings in FL Studio for what I like to enable/disable.