How To Make Beats With FL Studio


How To Make Beats With FL Studio

I’m seeing  tons of people asking questions on how to make beats. Well, first you need the tools. FL Studio has to be the most handiest tool for making beats and not just a beats, but a whole songs as well as it’s a fully fledged music making software and DAW. I’ve been working with FL Studio almost a decade now and I gotta say, it’s THE tool. 🙂

Second, you need a bunch of good drum samples: kick drums, claps, hihats, snares and some percussion sounds. You can find tons of drum samples from the net for free or buy one of those commercial sample packs.

Third, you need a little bit of know how of FL Studio and you’re all set.

In this short and simple tutorial video I show you how easy it is to make beats with FL Studio. This is just to get you started so the example beat I’m creating here is not the coolest one. For more advanced stuff, check out my tutorial on how to make a house beat. Enjoy.


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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.


  1. Hey, when I clone the first pattern, and attempt to “Make Unique” the second pattern, the option to “Make Unique” is not available. It won’t let me click the option. Any suggestions? I’m running FL9

    • Hi Denis,

      That’s strange. Does the “Make Unique” appear at all in the popup list or is it just greyed out? What FL Studio version are you using? Producer, Express or Fruity edition and what version number? (you can check that via Help -> About… )

      Let me know.

    • Ok, I snooped around and it’s probaply disabled due the Demo version limitations. It’s some how involved into saving/reloading and those are not available in FL Studio demo. In full version it’s fully functional.

      Sorry, mate.

      • what FL studio version are you working at? And you buy it on the imagine-line website? Do you have any other way to make unique in the demo version?

        • Hi!

          I’m currently using FL Studio 11.0.4 and I bought it from the Image-Line webshop yeah.

          As far as I know, there’s no alternative way to make unique in the demo, sorry.

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