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How To Make A Chill Out Beat

About Petri Suhonen

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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  1. This sounds very nice! Thank you Petri for putting much effort and time into a tutorial like this. I’ve learnt some new things like the sidechained reverb of the beat. Keep it up! You’re the greatest tutorial maker for electronic music out there! Cheers. :)

    • Np, Cyan, glad you’re finding my tuts useful! 8)

      • Edward Gonterman

        I used similar patterns from this tutorial and I was just asking for your permission to upload it online. Me and another friend/producer, just in case this track goes viral and blows up would like to inform you.

    • Daniel Sichilya

      Hi sir, am a new learner and i would like you to teach me right from the start of the programme, cause am in the music industry and am so interested about this programme. thank you!!

  2. wow! This is by far one of my favourite tutorials put on this site so far! I absolutely love the melody for the piano <3 Would you happen to know what scale you were in for it?

  3. Fantastic!!! You’re a great teacher and thank you for sharing! Completely agree with Cyan..

  4. Petri,

    Thanks for making these tutorials! They’re great! One winders how you have time for a day-job, it would take me forever to come up with something this comprehensive :-)

  5. Yeah no, getting piano one to work is just not going to happen for me, I downloaded it and when i load it up in FL no sound comes from it, what am I doing wrong? and Just downloading it and putting the DLL in the plugins folder where it belongs, I didn’t think it would be this hard to get a vst to work. Oh well I don’t care, guess I won’t make music with it…

    • Hey Jacob,

      Did you unpack the PianoOne11.zip as is to your VSTPlugins folder? It needs to have the Piano One -folder in the VSTplugins folder as well as thats where the sounddate is.

  6. Thanx man another great lesson you are the best man.

    Greetz from holland.

  7. I downloaded the piano one and added the piano to my vst packages in the folders.
    now it appears in my fl studio but when i press the piano i cannot hear the piano,
    can someone please help me out here?

    • Hey Frank,

      You need to unpack the whole content of the Piano One .zip file to your vstplugins folder – .dll file as well as the “Piano One” -folder (that’s where the actual sound data is).

  8. Hi Petri,

    These tutorials are great and I have enjoyed them as they have helped me a lot, so umm.. thanks! :)

    Oh I also wanted to ask, perhaps you could make a tutorial on something sort of similar to this?

    Thanks Again, Rob :)

  9. That effect (from ‘Turnpoint’) is really nice. Another excellent tut. Thanks.

  10. Primarily a hip hop producer but I’ve managed to produce an electro beat tape thanks to your tutorials. I found this tutorial very helpful too, enjoy seeing more in the future.

  11. Thanks Petri for these great in-depth tutorials, really sounds amazing. I like how you cover all styles of music too in your tutorials! Also, thanks so much for spending the time and effort to doing the text tutorial for those people who have bad internet 😛

  12. Also thanks for free samples and plugins!

  13. Great tutorial! Thanks!

  14. I just want to say your tutorials are brilliant. I’ve been trying to make some ambient music to go with my flying videos so I don’t have to keep using other people’s music and I was a bit lost with FL Studio but I found your videos on Youtube a couple of days ago and they’ve totally helped me. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to make nice enough sounds, but now I feel like I will be able to thank to you.

  15. You are great man, you doing great work, there’s no better tutorials than yours. Thanks for your hard work.

    BTW: The piano melody is one of the best that i have ever heard.

    Greetings from Poland 😉

  16. Thankyou so much. I could read all the FL Studio documentation in the world and at the end of the day, the only practical and useful tips come from pros like you. This is one of my new favourite sites.

  17. Man, thank you very much for this awesome content

  18. your doing great job, thanks a lot

    my question is why your sound quality from youtube videos allways sound much better from what i get in my own FL. followed all your values, tried to change my settings- and not even close to your sound quality..

    might it be my sound card, or what else?

  19. PrototypeZer0

    I made with the file of the tutorial a song and would hereby ask you for the permission to upload it on youtube
    Btw these tutorials are awesome 😀

  20. I used your track in a small flash game I made here: http://www.kongregate.com/games/k_meleon1982/paper-soccer

    A link to this site is provided in the credits page :)

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