What is FL Studio?

FL Studio is a digital audio workstation (DAW) developed by the Belgian company Image-Line. It is currently available for Microsoft Windows and macOS. FL Studio has been in development since 1994, originally under the name “Fruity Loops”. It was first released in 1997 as a Windows-only application. The software was updated to include a macOS…

What is Ableton?

Ableton is a digital audio workstation that allows for manipulation of prerecorded sounds, synthesis of new electronic music, and playing the keyboard in sync with your sounds. Ableton has been out since 2001 when it was released by its founder, Gerhardt Looijen (Nathan Herring). It was originally designed for studio work but has expanded to…

Where do Music Producers Get Sounds?

Music producers get sounds from a variety of places, depending on their production style. There are two forms of sound a producer will use. They’ll either use pre-recorded sounds called samples, or they’ll use real and/or digital instruments, which can be played live. Samples For sample-based producers, Splice, Youtube, and various music forums (ex: reddit.com/r/drumkits)…