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WHAT A TORNADO SOUNDS LIKE | How a Tornado Sounds in FL Studio | EDM Tornado Effect Midi Art Drawing

Ever wondered what a tornado sounds like? In this lesson you can entertain yourself with an EDM tornado effect midi art drawing and learn how a tornado sounds in FL Studio.

What a tornado sounds like

To know what a tornado sounds like, I made a little tornado midi art pixel drawing. I added a beat, some percussion and a storm effect made with Sylenth1. This way, we are able to learn the true nature of a tornado.

Surprisingly, it kind of sounds musically pleasing. Big fat chords making up a heavy tornado storm. Please, don’t get blown away!

Why I made this EDM tornado midi art

In one of my previous lessons, I made an I love hardstyle midi art. If you haven’t yet, feel free to check it out. While it’s kind of a raw musical piece, the notes are very detuned and sound a little bit false. The midi art is good, but when playing, it’s not really musically correct.

So, I decided to challenge myself and make a midi art drawing that actually sounds musically pleasing, or at least acceptable. I had 2 main criteria:

  1. The result should be musically pleasing to listen to.
  2. The midi art drawing on the Piano Roll should actually be a recognizable image. It should clearly represent something.

These criteria sound simple, but I invite you to try it out! It’s not that easy, unless you’re a pixel art genius with a high musical intelligence.

The process of creating what a tornado sounds like

The first decision I had to make was: what type of drawing can I make that actually represents something in real life? Soon after, the idea of a tornado popped in my mind. I happen to know how to draw that on paper, so I wanted to try drawing it on the Piano Roll.

The big benefit of drawing a tornado, is the fact it can be done with straight lines. That’s why it was just a small step to thinking “what if I just make chords with these straight line Piano Roll notes?”

Well, the rest is history. I picked a musical scale, drew the notes (trial and error) and I eventually ended up with a cool Piano Roll midi art. The only thing I had to do was giving it an EDM lead, adding a kick, bass, percussion and a storm sound effect.

Want to try this challenge?

It’s really a fun way to go about making music. It’s creative and challenging. That’s why I want to challenge you to do the same. Give it a shot and share what you’ve created. I’m sure you can do a lot better!

As you realize of course, this video is for your entertainment. It’s a creative expression and I really enjoyed making it.


In this lesson, the following plugins were used:

  • Sylenth1

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