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How To Change The Pitch of Vocals in FL Studio Tutorial

If you’re a music producer looking to change the pitch of vocals inside FL Studio, then this is the right step-by-step tutorial.

So if you’re looking at how to change the pitch of your recorded or pre-recoded vocals, sit back, relax, and enjoy this step-by-step FL Studio Guide.

In reality, many people would probably search for this topic, “How to change the pitch of your voice software”. The fact is FL Studio can do that with just a few clicks.

So what do you need to do?

Well, to start off, you will need to get your hands on FL Studio Software. If you have not got it then we highly recommend that you grab it before you start this tutorial.


Locate your wav file of recorded Vocals, this can also be a melody, you will be able to add the pitch shift to vocals, melodies, and also on other instrumental recorded wav files.

Example of Your Recorded Wav file

Your .wav or mp3 file will have a waveform image like the one shown above, if you don’t see a wave-type form then your probably not looking at a wav/mp3 file. You will need to make sure you can see the waveform before you begin this guide.

If you can see the waveform or something similar to the waveform shown above, this can be quite different in frequencies and layout, this won’t have any impact on the pitch shift effect inside FL Studio. Afterall all sounds should look different!


Double-click on the wav file that is shown on your FL studio playlist, and you should see a configuration settings “POP-UP” on your screen, this is where we’re going to edit and shift the pitch of the wav file, these settings can be applied to vocals, melodies, virtual recorded instruments, drums, and even to fully recorded loops or samples.

Locating the shift button inside FL Studio

We have highlighted the shift button on the image shown above with a red square.


Now all you will have to do is simply click and hold inside the shift modulation button and drag with your mouse up and down, this is to turn the pitch shift modulation either to the left or right.

Check out the quick video we made that shows how to perform the pitch shift below;

It’s as simple as that!

Turning the pitch guide modulation settings all the way to the left will go down to -1200 cents and tuning all the way to the right will make it +1200cents.

This is how you can edit and change the pitch of your pre-recorded wav/wave or even mp3 file, there’s no rocket science here!

The best way to know what your pitch shift is set to is to actually not guess, no one is a guru, instead check your top left corner, your “Hint Panel” This will actually display the current pitch shift parameters in real-time. In simple terms, as you change the pitch shift modulation the hint panel will give real-time output settings (cents).

Check the image below that shows you where you can locate the “Hint Panel” marked in a red square. This is located right under FL Studio Menu.

The Hint Panel

FL Studio has made it super easy on applying a pitch shift effect onto vocals, of course, this technique can be used on melodies, drums, and all other sources of instruments and pre-recorded sounds.

This is the end of this FL Tutorial, thanks for reading!

If you enjoy this tutorial also make sure to check out some of our other FL Studio Tutorials below;

PAV Beatz - (Pavel Horvath)
PAV Beatz - (Pavel Horvath)
PAV Beatz (Birth name of Pavel Horvath) is a music producer from London and also the main author here at ProducersBuzz. PAV has worked with many talented signed and unsigned musical artists. Teaching music producing since 2012


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