Music for Film and Game Soundtracks with FL Studio

PDF Music for Film and Game Soundtracks with FL Studio 11 Abril 2022

Book author
  1. Joshua Au-Yeung
Create and compose production-quality music with the power of FL Studio 20 along with MuseScore and Wwise

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Key Features

  • Develop widely applicable music composition techniques and create full orchestral scores
  • Leverage the power of FL Studio to create your own production-level soundtracks
  • Use cutting-edge tools to fuel your creative ideas and launch your composer career

Book Description

FL Studio is a cutting-edge software music production environment and a powerful and easy-to-use tool for composing music. In this comprehensive guide, you'll discover how to use FL Studio's tools and techniques to design exciting soundtracks for your films, TV shows, video games, and much more.

You'll start by understanding the business of composing, learning how to communicate, score, market your services, land gigs, and deliver music projects for clients like a professional. Next, you'll set up your studio environment, navigate key tools, such as the channel rack, piano roll, playlist, mixer, and browser, and export songs. The book then advances to show you how to compose orchestral music using MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) programming, with a dedicated section to string instruments. You'll create sheet music using MuseScore for live musicians to play your compositions. Later, you'll learn about the art of Foley for recording realistic sound effects, create adaptive music that changes throughout video games, and design music to trigger specific emotions, for example, scary music to terrify your listener. Finally, you'll work on a sample project that will help you prepare for your composing career.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to create professional soundtrack scores for your films and video games.

What you will learn

  • Compose production-ready music for films and video games
  • Plan and deliver a soundtrack music score for clients like a professional
  • Apply practical music theory using themes, leitmotifs, scales, and modes
  • Compose orchestral music with MIDI programming
  • Design music for specific emotions
  • Create sheet music with MuseScore, score music for films with Fruity Video Player, and make diegetic music
  • Design interactive music by leveraging horizontal resequencing and vertical remixing

Who this book is for

This book is for musicians and programmers who want to take their music composing skills to a professional level. Film directors and game designers who want to get involved in scoring music for their own productions will also find this book useful. All you need is a computer and FL Studio to get started.

Table of Contents

  1. The Business of Composing for Clients
  2. Navigating Through the Key Features of FL Studio
  3. Designing Music with Themes, Leitmotifs, and Scales
  4. Orchestral MIDI Composing
  5. Creating Sheet Music with MuseScore, Scoring with Fruity Video Player, and Diegetic Music
  6. Influencing Mood with Music and Designing Emotional Music
  7. Creating Interactive Music for Video Games with Wwise
  8. Soundtrack Composing Templates
About the author

Joshua Au-Yeung (professionally known as Chester Sky) is a music producer, composer, director, and software developer. He's published 10+ music albums, directed and composed for films, created board games and dozens of art pieces, and hosts a podcast. He's an instructor of online courses, including best-selling courses on music production and composing for films and video games. His previous book, The Music Producer's Ultimate Guide to FL Studio 20, reached #1 on Amazon in the Digital Audio Production category.

About the reviewer

Shreevathsa PK started his music journey at the age of 5. He started attending Carnatic classical music singing classes at a very young age. Shreevathsa completed juniors with 95% in the Carnatic classical music examination and started learning piano on his own at the age of 13, referring to many sources on the internet. He was fascinated by the variety of western music and how much impact it has on one's personal life.

At the age of 15, he started composing music with the help of DAWs, such as FL Studio Logic Pro. Shreevathsa composes music of various genres. In his free time, he loves to listen to a wide variety of music varying from classical music to electronic dance music to music from various countries, such as Japan, China, Korea, and the Middle East.

Shreevathsa has composed music for short films and collaborated with a few YouTubers, helping with background music for their YouTube channels. He also has his own channels where he posts compositions. Shreevathsa is also an electronics engineer working at an MNC. He dedicates a few hours to music every day, despite working in a busy industry.
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