How To Use Automation In FL Studio


How To Use Automation

Using automation is one of the basic skills you need to learn with your music making software. It can be used for various tasks such as fade ins/outs, filter sweeps and some very unusual and cool effects. It’s also a great way to add more life and variation to your production. For example, if you have otherwise monotonous and simple synth line, just by automating some filter parameters you can make it sound really interesting.

In FL Studio it’s easy to create automation for VST plugin parameters and FL Studio interface functions – practically anything can be automated. This simple video tutorial shows you how to automate VST synth parameters in FL Studio using automation clips.


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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 3 months ago

“Make unique” will help me! Thank you!

3 years 6 months ago

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Alex Berrios
Alex Berrios
1 year 8 months ago

You are the best in teacher ,you are not selfish with your knowledge and that’s why i keep coming back to your website,please keep it up,i’m just starting out and is very interesting, i’ve always have liked EDM ever since i was a young boy .Thanks again for sharing your knowledge

Kount Sarpadeon
Kount Sarpadeon
1 year 4 months ago

Now THIS, I didn’t know. Admittedly, I’m still learning about what’s what, even this long in, but this helped immensely – I was looking for a way to automate the filter cutoff for a riser section, but the only thing I found was to add the Fruity Filter to the effects chain and automate the frequency knob on THAT, and it… didn’t sound so good. So this helped immensely XD