In this lesson you’ll learn how to make a bad ass hardstyle vocal stutter effect in FL Studio with the Fruity Slicer. This vocal effect is also very suited for other genres, like hardcore or early hardstyle.
There’s also a Hardstyle Screech Stutter Effect lesson available on Screech House. Feel free to check it out as well.
Use a short vocal sample
To make a vocal stutter effect it’s important to pick a relative short vocal sample. This helps to apply the effect on the right areas of the vocal, without having a too broad of a scope to work with. Then it becomes undoable.
So, pick a relative short vocal sample or cut out a piece of a longer vocal. You’re now ready to apply this stutter effect method.
How to make a vocal stutter effect
When you’ve picked your vocal sample, it’s time to open it in the Fruity Slicer. The Fruity Slicer is a FL Studio stock plugin. Just add it to the Channel Rack.
Using Fruity Slicer
On the Fruity Slicer open your vocal sample and apply one of the auto-slicing algorithms. The Fruity Slicer will chop-up your vocal depending on the auto-slicing option you’ve chosen. Play with different ones to find one that chops up your vocal the best.
Each note on the Piano Roll will now represent one of the vocal slices. You have to draw the notes of the vocal slices you want to play. With a short vocal, you just have a few slices. With a long vocal, you could end up with an insane amount of slices. That’s why a relative short vocal is important.
Using the arpeggiator for the stutter effect
The next thing you have to do is applying the arpeggiator to create the stutter effect. The arpeggiator is located on the misc tab of the Sampler.
Once you have the stutter, you can automate the “TIME” knob of the arpeggiator to create the change in stutter speed. How you automate this “TIME” knob and how you draw the vocal slices, will determine how the effect plays out. Just explore the arpeggiator settings to change the stutter effect.
Another quick vocal effect
If you want to learn another quick and easy vocal effect, check out the How to Make a Time Stretching Vocal Effect lesson. In this lesson we’re going to time stretch a vocal and look at the settings to manipulate the sound.
For this lesson, the following plugins were used:
- Fruity Slicer
- Fruity Reeverb 2
- Fruity Parametric EQ 2
- Fruity Waveshaper
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