How To Create A Vocal Riser

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How To Create A Vocal Riser

Vocals work great as risers. All you need is a vocal sample and loop in a proper point and off you go. Its very easy and quick to do in FL Studio and in this tutorial I will show you how.

First, here’s an audio example:

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And here’s how you create it:

First, pick up a vocal sample from your sample collection and drop it to a Sampler Channel (for vocal samples, check out the free Deep South Rap Acapella sample pack for example or Google some more):

Drop Sample To Sampler Channel

In the Channel Settings -panel, enable volume envelope and edit it as follows:

Enable And Edit The Volume Envelope

Load the sample to Edison (right click on the Sample View and choose ‘Edit’), make a short selection and press ALT + L to set the loop points:

Set The Loop Points In Edison

Select the whole sample (CTRL + A) and drag it to the Sampler Channel using the Drag -tool to apply the loop point settings:

Drag The Sample To Sampler Channel

Enable the ‘Use loop points’ (should be on by default):

Use Loop Points

Open the Piano Roll and draw an 8 bar long C5 note:

Draw 8 Bar Long C5 Note

Set the Channel Pitch Knob Range to 24 Semitones (or more) and create an automation clip for the Pitch -knob and edit the Pitch envelope like this:

Automate Channel Pitch

And finally, add effects to your taste. I’ve found delay effects works great:

Add Effects To Riser

Try changing the loop points to your taste for different sounding risers.

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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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Jordan
4 years 7 months ago

Awesome man!! Really helpful! Tnx again! You’re the best!

sebastian
4 years 7 months ago

Heyy love the blog looks evry day if its updated keep it up!!! Would be awesome if you could check my profile at http://soundcloud.com/sebsofficial to hear how I do!!
Thanks in advance! /Sebs

Max Golovanov
4 years 7 months ago

I like these fast & smart tutorials!

Keep them up, man! THX!

Darko
Darko
4 years 7 months ago

Really helpful man! I most like tuts like this! Keep it up! 🙂

charles
charles
4 years 7 months ago

fantastic petri… thank you..!!!

Cooledit
4 years 7 months ago

Nice tutorial… thx!

Buvk
Buvk
4 years 7 months ago

Why wont my pitch nob change the pitch of the sample?

Christian Persson
4 years 7 months ago

I had the same problem, googled it, and found out that you have to do this:
Channel Settings > Sample propterties (the SMP tab) > under Time stretching, right-click on Time and press “(none)”.

jason
4 years 7 months ago

Awesome tutorial man. Thanks!

Christian Persson
4 years 7 months ago

Hey man, and thank you for a great tutorial!
However, I’m having some trouble.
When I automate the pitch knob, it doesn’t respond to whatever is entered in pitch knob range. It just goes to a very high pitch really fast, and it doesn’t matter if I’ve entered 1 semitone or 24 semitones.
This only happens when I automate it via a automation clip: if I manually change the knob, it gives me correct results. Help on this, please?

Tristan
Tristan
4 years 5 months ago

Found this site through Google–great find!
Thanks for the details steps and video, keep it up.

Pedro Rodrigues
Pedro Rodrigues
4 years 4 months ago

Yeah, you have a really good stuff over here, thanks!
Where can i find the vocal sample you used on the tutorial?

Remixmyself
Remixmyself
4 years 4 months ago

You are a very great teacher petri…….

Thanks for the many lesson i have seen

marc
marc
4 years 1 month ago

great. thank you gonna do some crazy stuff 🙂

marcus
marcus
4 years 29 days ago

awesome tutorial! but how can i make the riser flow with the whole vocal? i want to put what comes before and then have the riser

Ekstaze
Ekstaze
3 years 8 months ago

Thanks a lot dude, this is really very helpfull, fast and simple. Nice work

elektrorobot
3 years 7 months ago

THANKS! VERY NICE!

Aiden
Aiden
3 years 7 months ago

You deserve a really hard high five 😛
Thank you so much

Dreamless
Dreamless
3 years 6 months ago

hey, where do I get those samples?:D

samuel eta edet
samuel eta edet
2 years 11 months ago

Fankz S??????? much bro.. Please I would like to knw ??? to do a dubstep beat “very sick” one.. Wud appreciate

OfficialPradero
OfficialPradero
2 years 8 months ago

Hey Petri !!

Very nice This is something i was not able to figure out by my self.

But…: can u tell me if its possible to Automate the Loop points In a sample ? ( for instance ..: Automate the Last Marker of the Loop to make it go faster like in this part..: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8HP3RRRbns&feature=player_detailpage#t=98 )

or how do u mae something like that ?

Thnx a bunch

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