Top 11 Best Online Resources To Learn Image-Line FL Studio DAW


Online learning resources, be it courses, videos, written content, one-on-one coaching, apps, et cetera, provide fantastic opportunities to learn (and teach) digital audio workstations like Image-Line's FL Studio and audio engineering more broadly. Though nothing truly beats dedicated in-person DAW lessons, there are plenty of excellent alternatives online.

Note that by “resources,” I'm not only referring to video tutoring and full-length courses (though these are arguably the best options). I'm also considering masterclasses, videos and articles, and other online resources for learning the ins and outs of FL Studio.

Though obviously subjective and prone to biases, I've done my best to list out these resources based on the following metrics (in no particular order):

  • Reputation of the learning resource
  • Quality of education in features (including built-in virtual instruments and plugins), workflow, arrangment and mixing/mastering
  • Organization and depth of learning
  • Adaptability of teaching to individual students (one-on-one lessons are best here)
  • The resource must be currently available

With all that being said, let's list out the learning resources.

The top 11 best online resources to learn Image-Line FL Studio are:

  1. Image-Line
  2. Production Music Live
  3. GratuiTous
  4. Producer's University
  5. Udemy
  6. Born To Produce
  7. Ask.Audio
  8. Skillshare
  9. Groove3
  10. Sonic Academy
  11. FL Academy

In this article, we'll go through each of the above-mentioned resources to get a stronger idea of what makes them great for learning FL Studio. Whether you're a complete beginner or a successful professional, there is always something to learn! I'll include links to check out each of the options for yourself to learn more about each resource. We'll also consider a few “honourable mentions” worth considering.

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Image-Line

The RTFM (Read The F****** Manual) philosophy is well and good but is certainly not the most expedient nor the most fun method of learning a DAW as powerful as FL Studio.

That being said, the Image-Line manual is pretty user-friendly and, of course, contains within it everything we would need to know about FL Studio.

But what's more impressive is Image-Line's in-depth video tutorial content that walks users through the DAW's features and functionality, from basic setup to advanced production, performance mode and the DAW's mobile capabilities.

Who better to teach FL Studio than the developers themselves. That's why Image-Line gets a top spot on this list of the best resources to learn FL.

Click here to check out Image-Line's learning resources for FL Studio today!


Production Music Live

Production Music Live is a small team from Germany offering everything from DAW courses and templates to sound packs, and virtual instrument presets.

With a focus on electronic music, FL Studio fits in nicely with PML's brand. But even if you aren't into EDM, these pay-per-course resources will surely help you level up your FL Studio productions.

The courses are value-packed, specific to the important aspects of FL and music production, and each purchase gives you lifetime access to learn at your own pace.

Click here to check out Production Music Live's FL Studio courses today!


GratuiTous

GratuiTous is the artist/producer name of Riley Weller, a certified FL Studio trainer based in Canada. Riley's been teaching FL Studio since 2012 and has refined his teachings to give you value-packed lessons and tutorials that will get you up to speed with FL and producing professional-sounding tracks in no time.

Choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons and even 1-on-1 coaching to learn the skills you need to become successful with FL Studio.

Courses can be purchased individually, though I'd recommend investing in a monthly, yearly or lifetime membership.

Click here to check out GratuiTous' FL Studio courses today!


Producer's University

Producer's University is dedicated to helping producers leap ahead and produce great music as quickly as possible. With FL Studio as the DAW of choice, Producer's University courses and tutorials will teach you the ins and outs of this powerful DAW.

Check out the free FL Studio Beginner's course to get a feel for the teaching style before moving on to the Masterclass. There are also free YouTube tutorials to help sharpen your skills outside the course.

Click here to check out Producer's University's FL Studio course today!


Udemy

Udemy is a very popular massive open online course (MOOC) provider. This e-learning site allows users to learn and/or to share what they know and is aimed at students and professionals alike.

Though Udemy is less academic than many other MOOCs, many of the courses are taught by highly experienced people and/or professionals in their field. You may not get a full degree, but you will get invaluable information at a small fraction of the price of academic courses.

Udemy has plenty of courses focused on teaching FL Studio.

I'm particularly impressed with the courses from Tomas George and his collaborators (link to check out Tomas's Udemy page).

Tom's an excellent teacher, covering topics thoroughly in an easy-to-understand manner. His courses on FL Studio via Udemy are among the best value-for-money you'll find!

Unfortunately, Udemy courses are often removed or otherwise changed (as is the case with many online course platforms). To save you from clicking through broken links, I'll only mention that the high-rated courses at Udemy will surely help you learn FL Studio. Be sure to consider the course description, length and number of lectures (articles and videos), the rating, number of downloads and if the course is on sale.

Udemy courses are regularly on sale for a small fraction of their typical prices. Even better, all courses have a free 30-day money-back guarantee to ensure your satisfaction with the FL Studio course.

Click here to check out Udemy's many FL Studio courses today!

Udemy is also featured in the following My New Microphone articles:
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Born To Produce

Born To Produce has an excellent method for teaching aspiring music producers. Start with their Ultimate Beginners Tutorials to learn the essentials of FL Studio before opting into more generalized courses on genre-specific music production courses and music production masterclasses.

Learning FL Studio with Born To Produce's system will get up and running quickly with a 23-Lesson, 5-hour course and offer additional resources to help you produce the music you want with expert advice and teaching.

Click here to check out Born To Producer's FL Studio course today!

Born To Produce is also featured in My New Microphone's Top 11 Best Online Resources To Learn Apple Logic Pro X DAW.


Ask.Audio

Ask.Audio is a brand of NonLinear Educating, an online learning platform featuring video tutorials and courses for popular software applications and creative workflow techniques. Image-Line's FL Studio is featured in-depth in its training programs.

Ask.Audio provides on-point instruction on the specific functions of this DAW and general music production information. If you're looking for a library of detailed tutorials on the many features of FL Studio, then Ask.Audio is for you!

The subscription model of Ask.Audio gives students access to all courses at an affordable monthly rate. Learn at your own pace with each tutorial as you build a complete understanding of the superb DAW that is FL Studio.

Click here to check out Ask.Audio's FL Studio courses today!

Ask.Audio is also featured in the following My New Microphone articles:
Top 11 Best Online Resources To Learn Ableton Live DAW
Top 11 Best Online Resources To Learn Apple Logic Pro X DAW
Top 9 Best Online Resources To Learn Cockos Reaper DAW
Top 9 Best Online Resources To Learn PreSonus Studio One DAW
Top 9 Best Online Resources To Learn Steinberg Cubase DAW


Skillshare

Skillshare is another popular e-learning website that hosts courses on a plethora of topics, none the least is FL Studio.

Like Udemy, Skillshare is non-accredited and allows users to upload and sell their courses. Unlike Udemy, however, Skillshare works on a subscription model.

A subscription gets you unlimited access to every class on the site and is remarkably affordable. Skillshare offers a 30-day free trial, so you can test it out before investing.

Though this platform allows individuals to upload and sell their courses, the trainings are, for the most part, exceptional. You'll find some of the same top teachers on Skillshare as you would elsewhere on the web, including Riley from GratuiTous (link to check out Rilley Weller's teacher page on Skillshare).

Sure, Skillshare won't give you a degree, but who really needs a degree for working with audio these days? Give Skillshare a chance; you'll have access to many superb FL Studio courses to learn the DAW quickly and effectively.

Click here to check out Skillshare's FL Studio courses today!

Skillshare is also featured in the following My New Microphone articles:
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Top 9 Best Online Resources To Learn Cockos Reaper DAW
Top 9 Best Online Resources To Learn PreSonus Studio One DAW
Top 9 Best Online Resources To Learn Steinberg Cubase DAW


Groove3

Groove3 has a fantastic library of courses and tutorials for all things related to music and audio.

Groove3's FL Studio tutorials are plentiful and in-depth. They are designed similarly to Ask.Audio's tutorials in the way that they teach specific functions/features of FL and go into great detail.

Of course, there are also more general FL courses that offer more broad training so that we can get the best of both worlds with this resource.

There are two main options for using Groove3. You can purchase individual products (download and online streaming) for lifetime access, or you can become an All-Access Subscriber and get streaming access to the entire Groove3 library.

If you would prefer learning FL Studio one feature at a time, building up a strong knowledge base of the DAW's functionality, I strongly recommend investing in Groove3.

Click here to check out Groove3's FL Studio courses today!

Groove3 is also featured in the following My New Microphone articles:
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Top 11 Best Online Resources To Learn Avid Pro Tools DAW
Top 9 Best Online Resources To Learn Cockos Reaper DAW
Top 9 Best Online Resources To Learn PreSonus Studio One DAW


Sonic Academy

Sonic Academy is a subscription-based electronic music production school.

If you're into producing EDM and other electronic music genres (as many FL users are), Sonic Academy will set you up to do so with its FL Studio courses and all its follow-up tutorials that utilize FL Studio as the DAW for instruction.

Additionally, a subscription (which can be purchased monthly or yearly) will give you access to Sonic Academy's plugins and sound and preset packs.

This is a one-stop shop for learning FL Studio (and other DAWs) with the intent of producing electronic music.

Click here to check out Sonic Academy's FL Studio courses today!

Sonic Academy is also featured in the following My New Microphone articles:
Top 11 Best Online Resources To Learn Ableton Live DAW
Top 11 Best Online Resources To Learn Apple Logic Pro X DAW
Top 9 Best Online Resources To Learn Steinberg Cubase DAW


FL Academy

FL Academy is run by Yannik Hörnschemeyer and offers the FL Studio Bootcamp, a complete music production course.

With more than 10 hours of content and over 70 videos, the FL Studio Bootcamp offers a full training of the DAW from start to finish. Learn how FL works and improve your productions as you learn the instruments and effects, arrange and mix windows, workflow hacks, and more.

To better serve you, FL Academy offers a guaranteed email response (within 48 hours) for any questions you have around FL Studio to help supercharge your learning!

Click here to check out FL Academy's FL Studio Bootcamp course today!


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Arthur

Arthur is the owner of Fox Media Tech and author of My New Microphone. He's an audio engineer by trade and works on contract in his home country of Canada. When not blogging on MNM, he's likely hiking outdoors and blogging at Hikers' Movement (hikersmovement.com) or composing music for media. Check out his Pond5 and AudioJungle accounts.

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