When you wan’t to create your own sounds and presets with your favourite VST synth, but don’t know where to start, FL Studio offers one very handy function for making your creativity to work: Randomize.
Randomize is a function in Fruity Wrapper (Fruity Wrapper is a software interface/layer between instrument/effect plugins and FL Studio) that will give random values to the plugin parameters everytime it’s selected. It’s like ‘throwing a dice’ with all the synth controllers. Eventually, you’ll end up with some really interesting sounds.
I use randomization when I’m out of sound design ideas. It’ll mess up the settings nicely to give a fresh start for something completely new. Then I’ll jus tweak the parameteres a bit further though sometimes the Randomize will bring results that will work as is.
Randomize is ESPECIALLY useful for creating some weird fx.
Here’s a couple of sound examples that are made with Fruity Wasp XT and Randomize function. Only a very little further tweaking is implemented after the randomization (btw, Wasp XT is actually a quite versatile synth so you might want to play around with it a bit):[audio:http://howtomakeelectronicmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/Sound-Design-By-Randomization.mp3]
Ok. Here’s how you use the randomization: just right click on the arrow icons at the right upper corner of the plugin and choose Randomize from the plugin presets menu (click the image to see it bigger):
If you’re not happy with the results, Randomize again.. and again.. and again.. and when you find something you’re almost happy with, fine tune it by tweaking the paramaters a bit further.
Hopefully this’ll kickstart your journey into sound design!
Watch the video: