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:[audio:http://howtomakeelectronicmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/Vocal-Riser-Example.mp3]
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):
In the Channel Settings -panel, enable volume envelope and edit it as follows:
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:
Select the whole sample (CTRL + A) and drag it to the Sampler Channel using the Drag -tool to apply the loop point settings:
Enable the ‘Use loop points’ (should be on by default):
Open the Piano Roll and draw an 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:
And finally, add effects to your taste. I’ve found delay effects works great:
Try changing the loop points to your taste for different sounding risers.
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Watch the video below: