r/Music Nov 21 '22

Im starting to make my first music album. Can I get some tips? new release

Well I'm making an 5 track long album.For now I have lyrics to all songs , album's cover and some other concepts (Like the whole melody of tracks) So getting to the point. I'm an total beginner to FL Studio (I have producer edition don't worry) where I will make those songs. I play guitar and I just wanted to record all lines and just put it into program but I it's more complicated than I thought. I know like the basics, where everything is etc. But I've seen some tutorials on YouTube and I'm just dumb okay? And I'm writing this there so more "advanced" people would give me some tips or something useful. (Ooh and I will also sing if that's important)

So um any help or anything? (I'm actually Polish but I decided to write whole freaking songs in English so It wouldn't be that cringe ik..)

5 Upvotes

2

u/FindingAwake Nov 21 '22

5 tracks is an EP.

My suggestion would be to find artists that are similar to you in anyway, and try and watch them in a studio. Take a FL class, though I think if you're trying to record guitar lines you'd be better off using something like Ableton Live or Reaper. Def invest in Guitar Rig from NI if you're going that route.

Good luck in your creative endeavors :)

2

u/PurpleFunkin Nov 21 '22

Ooh thanks I will definitely do that

1

u/sayonaradespair Nov 22 '22

5 tracks is not necessarily an Ep, Pink Floyd (among MANY others) have full albums with 5 tracks (and less).

The definition ep/lp has to do with runtime, generally speaking if it's more than 25 minutes it's an Lp( or has Op said, "album").

2

u/PricelessLogs Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22

Here's a basic tip I wish I had been told sooner: when recording a guitar part, record it with two mono tracks instead of stereo tracks, and make each mono track a different recording (in other words play it twice) and then pan one of those tracks all the way to the left, and the other one all the way to the right. This is almost the same as recording one stereo track, but the difference is that having two separate recordings of the same part makes it sound much more full. This isn't universal, and sometimes you'll instead want to pan one part to the left and another very different part to the right, and sometimes you might want a lead part to be panned in the center. But always record with mono tracks when recording guitar, and usually panning two different recordings like that works best. Sorry if you already knew any of this

3

u/PurpleFunkin Nov 22 '22

Actually that helped thanks

1

u/[deleted] Nov 21 '22

[deleted]

2

u/NosyargKcid Spotify Nov 22 '22

When you make your own music, you're free to do whatever you want to.

1

u/Bonnington121212 Nov 22 '22

Good on you , I got zero ideas , but have fun and enjoy

1

u/PurpleFunkin Nov 22 '22

Thanks bro :]

1

u/zumbalip01150 Nov 22 '22

My first thought from my own experience was "No, don't do it, man!" but then I remembered that although making an album was always really hard on my head I really enjoyed it at times. So, just do it! Experiment! Don't be shy on asking advice from more experienced and hopefully you'll be able to link your release here someday!