Learn about FL Studio’s five distortion units and when to use them

Soft Clipper, Fruity Fast Dist, Blood Overdrive, Fruity Squeeze and Waveshaper can all be used to give your sounds some crunch.

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You’d be surprised how different your instruments can sound with a little distortion. Apply liberally and you can decimate your sounds into unrecognisable tones; apply sparingly and you’ll give your track a touch of warmth. Whatever your preference, FL Studio has plenty on offer, with five distortions to choose from.

In this FL Studio Tips video, Max Venus gives an overview of the five distortion units found in FL Studio. You’ll learn the various parameters in Soft Clipper, Fruity Fast Dist, Blood Overdrive, Fruity Squeeze and Waveshaper. You’ll learn the different effect each distortion has on your sounds, and how you can push each of these to the max to decimate your sounds or apply subtle warmth.

We’re starting off with the basics in our FL Studio Tips series, gradually moving into more advanced and creative techniques, as in our Logic Tips and Ableton Live Tutorials series. Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube Channel for weekly updates on new videos and content.

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Max Venus has been using FL Studio for over a decade and has released music on various labels, including Liquicity, New State Music and GAWA Recordings, under multiple aliases. His current project is MXV, releasing progressive house tracks on MNL, Songspire Records, ZeroThree and more. He’s also written FL Studio tutorials for MusicTech.

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