How To Create A Riser Effect


How To Create A Riser Effect

You can practically use any sample to create a riser effect in FL Studio and in this tutorial I’m going to show you how.

First thing to do is to go to the Browser and right click on a sample of your choice and select ‘Edit in audio editor’ from the menu. This will open the Edison with the sample (I’m using a simple snare sample).

Open Sample In To Edison

Select a portion of the sample you want to LOOP and press ALT+L. This will set loop points to the sample.

Set The Loop Points

Press CTRL+A to select the whole sample and use the ‘Drag’ -button to drag the selection to a Sampler channel (in the Step Sequencer).

Drag The Selection To A Sampler Channel

Open the Channel Settings and under the ‘Loop’ click on the ‘Use loop points’ and ‘Ping pong loop’ if you want. This enables the Sampler to use the loop points we just defined in the Edison.

Enable Loop Points In The Sampler Channel

Set the Pitch Knob Range to something like 24-48 semitones. The higher you set the value, the wider the pitch range for the Pitch Knob. This means you can raise the pitch more higher (or lower).

Set The Pitch Knob Range

Go to the Piano Roll -view of the Sampler Channel and draw a simple note (any note) with any length you want.

Draw A Note To The Piano Roll

In the Sampler Channel, right click on the Channel Pitch -knob and choose ‘Create automation clip’.

Create Automation Clip For The Pitch Knob

Draw a ‘rising’ envelope.

Draw A Rising Envelope

Listen the end results:

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Experiment with different sample materials, loop lengths and Pitch Knob automation envelopes. Possibilities are unilimited!

Check the video:

 Download The Riser Effect FL Studio Project File


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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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5 years 1 month ago

why you’re uploading videos on youtube now?

5 years 1 month ago

THAT WAS AWESOME!!!! Stutter effects here I come!!!

5 years 1 month ago

Thank you so much for answering my email Petri!

This was exactly what I was looking for!

5 years 30 days ago

Wow, this is some creative engineering, mate! Props to you, I will be giving this a shot once power is returned to my area due to the bitch, Irene.

Edgar Tapia
Edgar Tapia
5 years 27 days ago

Exellent tutorial, thanks! 🙂

Max Golovanov
5 years 7 days ago

Still can’t believe HOW SIMPLE it was to create such an effect with standard tools (specially taking into consideration the fact that I’ve already known how to make loops, edit channel’s pitch & make automation clips).

THX, Petri! This is marvelous tutorial!

5 years 1 day ago

Thanks a ton man
Hats off to you
will check out all your tutorials and try this riser effect ASAP !

4 years 10 months ago

Your the man Petri 🙂

4 years 9 months ago

hey thanks man i was creating a build up only with white noise but now whit this .. thanks

mo black
mo black
4 years 8 months ago

you the man

Cole Halvorson
Cole Halvorson
4 years 7 months ago

You seem to be pretty good with buildups there 😛
Also, you may of noticed this alot, but you use 3xOsc ALOT…..and you are surprinsgly really good with it. I can’t make decent sounds with that simple thing. I usually make sounds using stuff like massive.

Just thought i could mention that.

2 years 8 months ago

Thanks! You are my heroe!!