So you want to learn FL Studio, eh?
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I’m Riley Weller. My artist/producer name is GratuiTous, and I have been teaching how to make beats with FL Studio since 2011.
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I first started teaching FL Studio tutorials on my previous website Beatstruggles.com, but now focus all my FL Studio education here on itsGratuiTous.com, which is a dedicated beatmaking training platform with 28 FL Studio courses!!! (Learn More).
My platform has no advertisements, the videos are concise and easy to understand, and students have left great reviews!
Here’s also my reviews on TrustPilot!
GratuiTous (Riley Weller) is Now a Recognized FL Studio Trainer!
The Best Way to Get Started
Making Beats in FL Studio with GratuiTous
There’s a few core concepts I try to get across to all students..
I want to First cover..
The first thing I want to tell you is that music production IS NOT EASY..
It’s VERY OVERWHELMING when getting started..
There is SO MUCH READING you will have to do to succeed.
Rule #1.. Stick to ONE DAW!
The #1 Golden Rule I teach students is STICK TO ONE DAW.
It will save you MONEY, TIME, and you’ll ACTUALLY see results!
New producers think one DAW is better than another, or that they need a couple DAWs.. Truth is, most DAWs are so comparable nowadays.. and it truly comes down to the producer’s skills..
If brand-new, a DAW is what we use to make beats. (Digital audio workstation). It’s no different than photoshop or a video editor.. it’s what music producers use to make beats, which gives full control over melodies, arranging, mixing, and mastering!!
Here’s why using ONE DAW will change your productions forever..
You see, audio standards haven’t changed much in the last 50 years! (16-Bit 44.1kHz is what CD Quality is, which is VERY high-quality.. and when we listen to music online.. audio quality is MUCH less than that!)
Unlike video, which has evolved fast (4K.. 8K.. etc), and something we can SEE, every year audio continues to remain relatively the same, which is what we HEAR..
The awesome thing is our computers get more powerful each year, which handles music production easier than ever!!
Many years ago, different DAWs did offer unique functionality that you could argue, “Yeah, that’s worth buying two different DAWs for!”..
But not today.. you just need one DAW.
After 10+ years of making beats, this free advice I am telling you could truly accelerate your learning to become a great beatmaker.
READ CLOSE IF YOU WANT TO SEE RESULTS IN YOUR BEATS!
In your early stages, you’re actually learning two things:
- How to Use the DAW [Music Program]
- How to Actually MAKE A BEAT!!!
Notice these are two separate things..
Anyone can learn a DAW, but not everyone can MAKE A BEAT!
Beatmaking is the part EVERYONE wants to do, but the first restriction is learning the music program.. and sticking to one DAW will allow you to RAPIDLY increase your learning speed.. I promise!
Rule #2, #3, #4..
Here’s 3 other rules I will teach you that are common pitfalls..
I’ve taught over 50,000 students, so LISTEN CLOSE!! This advice is from MANY questions I’ve received over the years..
#2 AVOID GEAR LUST..
Acquiring ANY FREE PLUGIN you can find is VERY DANGEROUS in your early years because you will become SO UNORGANIZED…
Organization is 90% of a music producer’s workflow..
Watch my free video “Selecting PLUGINS as a Producer” >>
#3 KEEP THINGS SIMPLE + FUN
Producers face burnout SO EASY.. and it’s REALLY hard to get back up!
This is why it’s SO IMPORTANT TO BE ORGANIZED!
The secret is to keep things simple and have fun.
You do this by READING, and taking your time to learn the basics of each industry, and you’ll truly take off, if you’ve got the talent!
#4 LEARN THE CORE BASICS..
A producer MUST understand the core basics are EVERYTHING in this industry.. it is the SECRET to seeing results without BURNOUT!
Being a music producer is a LONG-TERM GAME.
If you join my platform, I will teach you all you need to know 🙂
How Students Are
Learning FL Studio FAST:
I have created a CURRICULUM for FL Studio producers. You simply follow the 28 Courses in order to learn the beatmaking fundamentals in a VERY organized way! (With GREAT RESULTS.. see below)
The biggest thing I want to share is I started just like you!
I was introduced to FL Studio around 2009, and spent HOURS learning all the basics.. Around 2011, I knew this was what I wanted to do full time, so I started TEACHING how to make beats.
But.. don’t get me wrong, I’m still a producer.. I LOVE this stuff!
Around 2020, I became a Recognized FL Studio Trainer..
So feel free to contact me if you would like to learn FL Studio!
I also have a podcast you can tune into by clicking the image below.
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