How To Create Computerized Vocals In FL Studio Without Vocalist

How To Create Computerized Vocals In FL Studio Without Vocalist

In this tutorial, I will show you how you can make your computer to talk and use it in your electronic music. In FL Studio, there’s a Speech Synthesizer which renders a typed text to audio. Of course, it will sound a bit monotonous and machine like talk, but that might be exactly what you’re looking for. Use it with a good taste, and you can make your songs rock!

Here’s a sound example:

And this is how you create it.

Go to the the Channels -> Add one and select Speech synthesizer. Pop-up dialog will open (the Speech synthesizer is not a stand-alone instrument, it is a pop-up dialog that processes text to audio then renders the result as a sliced Audio Clip). In the text box you enter the text you want the speech synth to render to audio. Click the ‘Listen’ button to audition it. Under the Voice -section, there’s a various ways to change the characteristics of the voice such as the speed and pitch.

Speech Synthesizer Settings

To make the voice sound like in the example, choose Robotoid (default) under the ‘Personality’ -menu and type the following text:

hello world fls(1) talking(-2) here you can make it talk if(-6) you(-6) want(-6)

If you wonder what those numbers enclosed in parentheses does, they change the pitch of a separate word by semitones. So the word “fls” is pitched up by one semitone, the word “talking” is pitched down by two semitones and so on.

Okay, moving on: leave the other settings as is, and press Accept. The entered text will be rendered to sliced audio clip (If you have changed some of the settings in the dialog, you will be prompted to save the preset with a new name. It will be saved as .speech (speech synthesizer) file. By default, it will be saved to “FL Studio\Data\Patches\Speech” -folder and you can import them to your future projects by locating the folder via the Browser, right clicking on the preset and choosing ‘Open in new Fruity Slicer channel’).

Now, the slices will be automatically dumped to Piano Roll as notes. Each slice is a word and you can move around, re-arrange and duplicate them as you like.

Speech Slices Dumped To Piano Roll

You can also edit the slices a little (such as slice fade in/out, pitch shift, slicing threshold, etc) by opening the Fruity Slicer.

Fruity Slicer

Ok. To make the vocals in sync with the project tempo (and to replicate the example), head to the Piano Roll and edit the notes like this (turn on the metronome to make the syncing easier):

Speech Slices In Sync

Alright. The vocals are sounding a bit too plain as is so assign the Slicer to a free mixer track and drop a Fruity Fast Dist to the effect slot and set it like this:

Fruity Fast Dist Settings For Dirt

Also, add Fruity Blood Overdrive to the effect slot and set it as follows:

Fruity Blood Overdrive Settings

Now, check the results:


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  1. Max Golovanov on

    Amazing stuff, Petri!

    For sure this tutorial might appear useful for people, who are trying to work with techno, electro & harder dance styles (actually I”m one of them)!

    And I always liked so much that voice of Decepticon’s SoundWave in epic serial of 80-s – ‘Transformers’! πŸ™‚ BTW, StarWars also used them a lot.

    THX for nice tutorial, man!

  2. Logan G. on

    hey man that was a great tutorial!! it really helped a lot. but there is one other thing i was wondering, and it was how exactly did you or do you make that kind of a drum beat in FL?? kus im not too sure what style or genre of music that would go in so i dont know what to search! haha
    anyway thanks fer the wonderful tutorial!

    • Hey Logan,

      Thanks for checking the tutorial and glad you’re finding it helpful !

      I’m not quite sure in what genre that drum beat actually falls into. I just quickly made it by laying a kick drum, snare to the Step Sequencer and drumloop (from Vengeance Essential House 2 sample collection) on top of it.

    • Hehe ! I actually got the idea to add mouse dance to the videos from Dave @ Boyinaband – Check his Reason tutorial videos – he’s awesome !

  3. DJ Timpron on

    i can’t find it even when i open more to look for it .
    How can i get it ? & thanks very much πŸ™‚

  4. egefaloz on

    i didn t even know there was a speech recreation!
    i didn t use the distorion, but i found delay and hardcore with big gaps between words more appropriate for dance music
    thanks again

  5. i just to replicate my voice to be the same as the laptop when using this program but how can i do this i just want this program to have the same voice as me. if someone knows anything that can replicate the same voice as me that would be grateful because i would like to use a laptop to speak rather than talking instead.

  6. Hey petri i luv ths site bt cn u help me on how t creat a real hiphop bassline please help me coz im having troubls on creating a massive bassline

  7. I used vocodex to make the melody instead of putting the numbers to regulate the modulation, is it more viable?

  8. Alain Concon on

    I haven’t tried this yet but I’ll try when I get home. I have only thing this to say, Petri. THIS IS A FREAKIN’ AWESOME STUFF! COOL, PETRI!!! I’ll try to make a new electronic piece with a singing robot! I feel like, oh man this is the sound of the future! Thanks for sharing this tutorial, Petri.

  9. i wanna know how to add my own vocals into a track , i tried newtone and slicex it works only with the fls vocals but not real once , can u plz help me

  10. hi, can u tell me how to do ‘resynth vox’ as In the song ‘sometime’ that comes with the FL studio11 pack