Tip 05 – Turn your ideas into reality

When starting out with production it can be hard to translate the ideas you have in your head into real music, especially when you have loads of inspiration. Even experienced producers sometimes spend a lot of time crafting the exact melody they have imagined. Wouldn’t it be easy if you could just sing, whistle or hum your melody, and use that in your projects? Well, actually.. you can! Below I’ll provide you with a few possibilities in FL Studio helping you to bring your ideas to life.

Resynthesis using Harmor

  1. Load an instance of Harmor in your project
  2. Go to the ‘Image Section’ of Harmor by clicking on ‘IMG’
  3. Find the vocal sample you want to use, and drag and drop it onto Harmor.
  4. Congratulations, you have now resynthesized your vocal!

Now you can go crazy with effects such as the harmonizer, pitch and other possibilities harmor has to offer you :)

Your voice to midi using NewTone

  1. Record your voice or humming. Either in an external program or Edison. Save the file and load it up or drag the recording into NewTone.
  2. Newtone will now analyse the file and show your recording in its piano roll.
  3. In NewTone, click on the ‘File’ icon and select ‘Save as MIDI’
  4. Congratulations, you have now converted your vocal recording into a MIDI file!

You can also choose to send the MIDI data to a ‘Piano Roll’ or onto the MIDI clipboard, so you can use it in your project directly.

Realtime voice to midi using imiTone

imiTone (http://www.imitone.com/) is a program that converts your audio recording into MIDI data in real time. It acts as a MIDI controller, so besides FL Studio, it can work in any DAW. Using this little program you can control every instrument simply by using your voice. So while singing along with your track, you can control and record a new synth melody, exactly like it’s on your mind.

Check out their website and try out the product!

Hope this production tip helps you with your tracks. Happy producing!
And if you need any help, you know where to find me!

Michael de Kooker