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Creating White Noise in FL Studio: A Step-By-Step Guide

May 17, 2024

White noise is a crucial element in many electronic music productions. Not only does it add texture and depth to your tracks, but it can also be used to build tension and create atmosphere. FL Studio, one of the leading digital audio workstations, provides various methods to incorporate white noise in FL Studio into your mixes. In this article, we will explore how to generate white noise using native FL Studio plugins and techniques.

  1. Fruity Noise Generator:

One of the easiest ways to generate white noise in FL Studio is by using the built-in Fruity Noise Generator plugin. Follow these steps:

a. Create a new channel by right-clicking on the Channel Rack and selecting 'Add one > More...'.
b. Scroll down the list until you find 'Fruity Noise Generator,' click on it, and hit 'Enter' to add it to the Channel Rack. You should now see the Fruity Noise Generator in your Channel Rack.
c. Double-click on the Fruity Noise Generator channel to open its interface. Under 'Noise Type,' select 'White' to generate white noise.
d. Now, you can sequence your white noise within the Channel Rack and Piano Roll, and apply effects via the Mixer.

  1. 3xOsc:

Another approach to achieve white noise in FL Studio is by using the 3xOsc plugin, which is a powerful and versatile synthesizer that allows you to generate various forms of noise. Here's how to do it:

a. In your Channel Rack, right-click and choose 'Add one > 3xOsc' to insert the plugin into your project.
b. Open the 3xOsc interface by double-clicking on its channel in the Channel Rack.
c. Set all three oscillators to the noise waveform (the flat line), and turn the 'CRS' knob all the way down for each oscillator.
d. Finally, adjust the volume levels for each oscillator according to your preference. You can now sequence and process your white noise in FL Studio as desired.

  1. Layering Samples:

An alternative method to create white noise in FL Studio is to layer and process existing samples. Many free white noise samples are available online, and you can import these into your project by following these steps:

a. Download or create a white noise sample, then import it into FL Studio using the 'drag and drop' feature or by clicking on 'Options > File settings > Browser extra search folders.'
b. Locate the white noise sample in FL Studio's built-in browser, and drag it on to the Channel Rack to create a new channel.
c. Sequence and process the sample using the Piano Roll and Mixer to achieve the desired white noise effect.

Each method has its unique advantages and can yield different results. By experimenting with these techniques, you can discover innovative ways to incorporate white noise into your FL Studio projects and elevate your productions.

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