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RAWSTYLE MELODY TUTORIAL | Making a Rawstyle Melody & Lead in FL Studio | LIVE SESSION

In this lesson you’ll learn how to make a rawstyle melody & lead in FL Studio. What makes this rawstyle melody tutorial special is the fact that this is a live session. This means you can see the authentic process of making rawstyle from scratch. I didn’t prepare anything for the video.

This can be very valuable, because it gives you a real life perspective how a musical production is actually created. You can see me tweaking, arranging and making some mistakes (and corrections) in the process. This way you can learn even more and see that it’s absolutely never perfect.

Rawstyle melody with a rawstyle lead

In the live session I create a rawstyle melody with a rawstyle lead in Sylenth1. I also create a secondary rawstyle melody with a piano, using FL Keys. These 2 melodies go along and play the same musical scale.

The final result (at the end of this session) is some kind of emotional rawstyle, but it can also grow in an dark euphoric rawstyle song. Of course, it’s not close to being a finished product.

Melody layering

What’s most important in this lesson is the different layers of the rawstyle melody. The rawstyle melody has a top layer (main melody), a lower layer (the carriers of the melody) and some notes in between (part of the chords).

This is important, because it sounds musically more intelligent or pleasing. It’s also important for the fullness of the sound.

So, if you want your melodies to be more professional, consider layering. Just try it out and let me know in the comments below if it helps your productions.

If you want to learn more about making melodies and chords, I really encourage you to check out my How to Make a Melody in FL Studio lesson and the How to Make Chords in FL Studio lesson.


In this lesson, the following plugins were used:

  • Sylenth1
  • FL Keys
  • ValhallaRoom
  • Fruity Parametric EQ 2
  • Fruity Waveshaper

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