We asked some of our 'Power Users'
how they got involved in music and how they use FL Studio.



We first met Mehran through our Epic Sound recreation forum. It was clear from the outset Mehran had a prodigious talent for recreating just about any style of electronic music people asked of him. Just check this Deadmau5 remake. It seems necessity is the mother of production, with Mehran unable to access a lot of the material we take for granted in many places. Mehran made just about every sound he uses on his tracks himself. It wasn't long before we invited Mehran to be our Iranian alpha testing team (of 1). He's created a lot of interest so we have interviewed him with the usual questions:

 

Mehran Abbasi Persian Producer

 

Tell us about your music and yourself?

 

 

My name is  "Mehran Abbasi", I'm originally from Iran. As you may know there are no Dance Club, Bar, Disco or other places where people can enjoy Electronic Music. I have worked on all electronic music styles & I am working in the area of Audio Mixing & Mastering. I have tried a lot to introduce Electronic Music to my people. The population of Iran population is around 70 million yet there are only 7 Professional Electronic Musicians there can you believe it?

 

I work hard to stay in contact with Great Musicians all around the Globe. Some styles that I am work on include: HOUSE, PROGRESSIVE HOUSE, TRANCE, DUBSTEP, ELECTRO HOUSE, CHILOUT, & etc.

 

At home in Iran I am known as one of the best Iranian Re-mixers (Image-Line: we agree). I have released 3 Music Videos abroad so far, and while maybe they don't have lots of fans, but I really loved making and sharing them. My fans have always helped & supported me to go ahead & I am really grateful because of this.

 

 

Mehran Abbasi Ft.Amir Ali Zamanian - Pishe khodami

 

How do you work in Iran, we know it's very hard for electronic musicians there?

 

I have been always optimist; maybe someday good things will happen to me. As you know, it is very difficult here.  Iran is under lots of sanctions these days, the value of our Currency is falling down day by day & external communications might be closed at any time. We literally have to pay double to buy everything. There are also heavy and strict fines for producing Electronic Music & Music Videos in here. Now I am really working hard to be able to gain a better level in International Music, because I believe that there my future lies for me, as it has  for other Persian musicians so far. Currently, I have reached one of my big dreams which was working with "IMAGE LINE" the company.

 

Making of - Pishe khodami

 

How did you come to use FL Studio & what were your first impressions?

 

Well, when I started out as a web designer, 13 years ago, there was not any advanced Music Soft ware. I was always seeking for a program that can help me to recreate the Music that I had in my mind. I really can not believe that everything changed in my life, just by receiving a CD from one of my friends!!!

 

When I opened the files of the CD, I found a program named "Forty Loops - Version 3.1"! [Image-Line why didn't we think of that :)] As soon as I installed it, I was totally amazed, because all of my dreams were becoming true in front of my eyes. Whenever, I remember that moment, prove that I made the best decision in my life.

Cameron Cartio - Bia Nazdiktar (Remix) (Ft Mehran Abbasi)

 

Tell us about your production environment & toys?

 

I have always tried my best to handle most of my projects by using FL Studio Tools & I really enjoy using "SYTRUS", "3XOSC" & "WASP". Currently, I am using FL Studio Tools for more than 90% of my projects. My current ‘go-to' synths include "HARMOR, TOXIC, SYTRUS, HARMLESS, 3XPSC, WASP, SAKURA & etc."

 


I love to work with "Slice X" tool; I believe that it is the best Slicer for Audio files. I have proved many times in FL Studio Forum that everyone can produce a great music track by using FL Studio Tools, because it needs minimum CPU & RAM & also it is so inexpensive. Most of my projects use 30~45% CPU Usage & 600 MB Ram. The fast workflow of FL Studio, in comparison with other soft ware, is wonderful. For example, if making a "LOOP" takes 10 seconds by FL Studio, it may take 2 or 3 times more using other program. As you know, time saving is so important in nowadays & FL Studio is my best choice.
I don't have lots of audio hardware, because stuff is so expensive in Iran, I just have a Behringer Midi Controller an M-Audio 410 FIRE WIRE soundcard and YAMAHA HS 80 monitors with a HW10 Sub Woofer.

 

Amir Acid & Mehran Abbasi - Na Na Na

 

Do you have any links you would like to share?

 

http://www.facebook.com/likemehranabbasi

http://www.soundcloud.com/mehranabbasi

 

 


Mehran.

 

 

 






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Heatbeat (Matias & Agustin)
"...we work 100% on FL Studio, we don't even need another software to master the track..."

Arno Cost (Vadim Constantin)
"With FL studio, everything is simple, intuitive but you can also push your mixing, your mastering, your editing very far."

Julian Jordan
"All my tracks are made in FL Studio and I still learn a lot from it"

Mightyfools (Jelle & Andy)
"As both of us know all the ins and outs of the program, a basic beat, sketch, melody or idea is done in minutes"

Billain (Adis Kutkut)
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PIXL
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Tucandeo (Daniel & Kevin)
"FL Studio's slick, easy to use interface was most comfortable for us"

Zardonic (Federico Agreda)
"FL Studio means EVERYTHING to me"

David Morris (Boy 8-Bit, R ...
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WondaGurl (Ebony Oshunrinde)
"FL means everything to my productions."

SeamlessR (Stephen O'Leary)
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Martin Garrix
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Adam Szabo
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Aura Qualic
"I don't know how you folks at Image-Line made it so good..."

Sarom Soundz
"So you can say right now that FL Studio is my life and the main tool to my livelihood."

Ummet Ozcan
"I don't do any additional processing it's all FL Studio even my mastering."

eoslinz (Lindsay Hawkins)
"The interface made perfect sense to me immediately and allowed me to create music within a matter of hours"

Walden
"...once i started getting used to the program, well lets just say that I've never looked back!"

Louis La Roche (Brett Ewels)
"FL Studio: I found my workflow a lot quicker and so I stuck with it

Camo & Krooked (Reinhard & ...
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Cazzette (Alex & Sebastian)
"The workflow in FL is incredible"

Bare (Sean Rodela)
"There might as well be no BARE if there is no FL"

AaronicStuff (Aaron V)
"[FL Studio] really shows how flexible the software can be"

Savant (Aleksander Vinter)
"I work FAST, FL Studio is the only DAW that can keep up with me."

Maor Levi
"I could never have inspiration that quick if it wasn't for the amazing engine of FL Studio"

BT (Brian Transeau)
"FL is such a fresh approach to composition. It literally blows me away every time I work in it."

Project 46 (Thomas & Ryan)
"It is the cornerstone of our productions and without it we would not be able to make the music we do."

Dot Rotten (Joseph Ellis)
"It pushes me as a producer, it never fails me, its also a program that helps create success over the years."

Sacco (Matias Monteagudo)
"I have yet to find a software that is as cool and has such a fast workflow as in FL, and believe me I tried everything."

Ronald Jenkees
"...I don't really endorse anything, but spreading the word of FL Studio has been a no-brainer because it's given me so much"

Tritonal
"FL Studio has been the powerhouse behind many of our productions as Tritonal and remains a go-to production tool"

SoundTakt
"FL Studio helped us realize our creative potential and hone our skills"

Tom Swoon
"It's so addictive! There's too many awesome features to list"

Marcus D
"A fellow Seattle producer introduced me to FL Studio ... I grew up on the cusp of the digital production age and didn't have the money to buy hardware, so naturally software was my go-to move"

Synthetic Orchestra (Blake ...
"Not only did the patterns in the playlist feel just right, but the piano roll was more powerful than anything I had used before"

Seven Lions
"It has the best work flow and out of any DAW I have used"

Tristam
"The pattern/clip set up is amazing, I mean 'make unique' is just bliss!"

Phoenix (The Sound Killers)
"It's simple at the end of the day. Everything they [other DAWs] can Do FL can do better"

Naden (Daniel Taranger)
"Ever since i tried fl studio, the program and I just clicked"

Amir Acid
"FL Studio has a great environment and makes it so easy to be in touch with the tools"

Indivision
"we haven't met any other sequencer which would help us to lay down our ideas so quickly and simply"

Protafield (Jayce Lewis)
"[FL Studio] really has become a big part of what I am as an artist"

Dexplicit
"FL Studio is without a doubt the most important tool in my inventory"

Mick Gordon
"I use it [FL Studio] for scoring, sequencing, designing sounds, and musical sound design. It's just so easy to work with, and work with quickly"

Madeon
"...with the incredible depth of the software, I never feel like something isn't achievable"

Mehran (Mehran Abbasi)
"My dreams came true when I was introduced to FL Studio. This software has formed a big part of my life & I am so glad because of it I am enjoying my music."

Richy Pena
"Before you know it I was playing the keyboard, recording melodies on to FL Studio and creating songs"

Ephixa (James Leusink)
"I have never left FL because of my love for the piano roll"

Varien (Nick Pittsinger)
"I tried other DAWs like Live and Reason, but nothing got my ideas out faster and better than FL Studio"

Boi-1da (Matthew Samuels)
"A friend had told me about FL Studio, I ended up going out and getting a copy of it and using it ever since "

Danyella
"I loved the user-friendly layout. Just a few months later my tracks were already signed away to labels "

audiopeel (Kieron Gore)
"The fruit however struck a chord. It's interface and workflow, everything seemed logical."

Rodney Anonymous (Dead Mil ...
"I still consider Fruity Loops the most addictive substance I've ever been exposed to"

Cyriak Harris (animator)
"Most of my videos start months before I even realise it. That's when I make the music that will eventually inspire the visuals of the video"

Ajurika (Akitaka Tohyama)
"I am instantly able to achieve the desired result and also to create the sound I am looking for."

Veela
"I quickly came to realize how complex and beautiful the program really was"

Andrew Aversa (Zircon)
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Hitfinders (Andrew, Luca & ...
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Pete Marriott
"When I realized how I could use it as a sound design and production tool I became hooked instantly"

The Flashbulb (Benn Jordan)
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MdL (Mason Levy)
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Afrojack (Nick van de Wall)
"Don't let people tell you that Logic or other programs are 'superior' "

Feed Me / Spor (Jon Gooch)
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Porter Robinson
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Avicii (Tim Berg)
"It's so easy and quick to use ... I literally couldn't shut the program down."

Anurag Dixit
"I’ve used every damn thing that can make music, but nothing comes close to FL."

Alex Medina
"I was first drawn to FL Studio's when a friend introduced me to it and taught me how to make hip hop beats. To this day I have used FL Studio..we are one :)"

Matthew Dear
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Infinity
"It means Everything, without FL i wouldn't be producing."

Ripley+Jenson
"When I took a look at a FL demo version in order to understand it, I discovered that it was the software I always had been looking for."

Nely (Arma Secreta)
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Big Giant Circles (Jimmy H ...
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Jay Frog (ex-Scooter)
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Secret Cinema
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AudioJack
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Tom Ellard
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Jeff Samuel
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Meg Hentges
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Franchize Boyz
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Seismic Crew
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Toby Emerson
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Peter Presta
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Doug Lazy
"... stumbled across FL while surfing. I tried it and immediately Loved it. I was still into hardware at the time but slowly over the last few years have transferred my work to PC exclusively with FLS."

Mark Tinley
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Steve Duda
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Justin Lassen
"Probably around '98, a friend showed me FruityLoops. I just thought it was the coolest piece of software."

Basshunter
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DeadMau5 (Joel Zimmerman)
"It’s ease of use and fast results are what get the ideas down as fast as they come to my head, and that’s really important for me"

9th Wonder
"The programs we use are Cool Edit Pro and FL Studio. Those are the two programs that we use, and that's what we did the whole album on."

Mike Oldfield
"It is very good to see a product like FL Studio which is available to all and doesn't cost $10000000000 of dollars"



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