This Week in Free Presets
Lofi Presets for Harmless
A collection of lo-fi hip hop and chillwave presets tailored for Harmless. Including evocative keys, pads, leads, and basslines. Upon downloading, you’ll discover they whisk you away to a world of laid-back vibes. Download the Harmless presets here.
736 Arpeggiator Presets
A collection of arp presets for FL Studio’s arpeggiator. Curated and refined from a legacy preset pack from the FL Studio forum. Includes classic arp presets that work well with almost any chord progression. Download the arp presets here.
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Presets for the Patreon Fam
|Harmor Preset Pack
A pack of 25 inventive and powerful presets for FL Studio’s Harmor. Includes soaring leads, basses, plucks, synths, and more. Enjoy this preset pack! Download the Presets
This Week in Plugins
It’s easy to doubt phase-distortion synthesizers due to the many unimpressive plugins out there. But Nakst’s Regency, a phase-distortion synth, stands out with its useful features and modern take on an often forgotten technique.
The plugin includes two Generator layers, modulation choices, and a ladder filter. Creative effects slots and over 60 built-in patches show Regency’s quality.
Regency’s flexibility and strong sound design potential make it a helpful tool for music producers. The customizable interface and polyphonic non-destructive modulation support further enhance the plugin and its phase-distortion synthesis. Download the synth here.
Use mid/side processing in FL Studio.
Mid/side processing is a way to control stereo width and mono compatibility in your mix. It helps create a balanced/spacious sound.
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This technique separates the mono (center) and stereo (sides) elements in your mix, allowing adjustments and enhancements to each. In FL Studio, native plugins like Fruity Stereo Shaper can be used to explore this approach.
Mid/side processing helps control stereo width, amplify or diminish specific elements in the mix, and enhance the overall balance of your track. This method is particularly beneficial for ensuring your mix performs well on various playback systems and for generating depth and space.
See it in Action
Here’s how to use mid/side processing in FL Studio with Fruity Stereo Shaper. First, add the Fruity Stereo Shaper plugin to the mixer channel. Then, in the plugin’s settings, set up mid and side bands by selecting the “Mid/Side Split” preset. Next, change the in/out difference parameter to “2”. Now the side signal gets processed separately on a new mixer track.
I’ll see you next Friday with another roundup of presets, samples, and VSTs that you can use in FL Studio!
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The FL Presets Team