How To Add Swing To Your Beats And Basslines

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How To Add Swing To Your Beats And Basslines

FL Studio is full of neat little features to help make your sequences sound cool. One of such is the Swing -tool in the Step Sequencer (or groove templates in Piano Roll Quantizer).

In this quick tutorial I will show you how to easily make your beats and synth/basslines swing using the aforementioned features.

In the Step Sequencer, there’s a Swing -slider. Just adjust it to right to add swing to the sequences you have in Step Sequencer. I’ve found that values from 30% to 50% gives a nice swing to rhythm:

Using Swing In Step Sequencer

In Piano Roll, there’s a Quantizer tool. Press ALT+Q to open it and load a groove template (16_machine swing.fsc is nice for swing) and adjust the ‘Start Time’ for more/less swing:

Using Piano Roll Quantizer For Swing

That’s it – easy and effective! Now go and make some groovy music 🙂

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Petri Suhonen is an electronic music hobbyist. He has been producing music with computers over a decade on such styles as trance, downtempo, ambient & experimental electronic using FL Studio.

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charles
charles
4 years 7 months ago

thanks petri !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very nice your blog……. i love!

DJ Spyke
DJ Spyke
4 years 7 months ago

thanks man
thanks

Avidosh
Avidosh
4 years 7 months ago

Nice
the slider was there all the time and I never used it till now 😀

Tom Wells
Tom Wells
4 years 7 months ago

Thank you!!

JambouestioN
JambouestioN
4 years 5 months ago

Great website!

A question: when you work with swing is it necessary to swing everything in the whole song?

Gabriel
Gabriel
3 years 4 months ago
Hi Petri, can you suggest me some of you tutorial regading in specific Tech house and hos to move the tension within the minutes? For example I always find pretty difficult to introduce a biginning sound that lead to the main sound after a minute or two. Any suggestions? I am watching your tutorial but I would like to do it in a sequencing manner following my needs. They are so many, ( considering also the ones from other preducers) that become difficult to set a way how to learn. Any how a big thank you for these tutorial, I… Read more »
Kid Kali
2 years 8 months ago

Just have to give you such a big thanks brother for helping me out in so many questions, and i love the way that you do your videos/tutorials where its written down easy to read, since in my opinion is much easier to grasp the concept of whats going. Again keep it up your love for teaching/music is endless and not much people are like yourself now a days. Thank you so much! God Bless

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