FL Studio is one of the world's favourite DAWs, and has found an even wider audience since it came to the Mac platform with version 20. When it comes to arranging your audio and MIDI, FL Studio uses something it calls a Playlist, which is a little different to how other DAWs do things. In this short video from the course FL Studio 101: Absolute Beginner's Guide, Rishabh Rajan shows you how to start building an arrangement using the Playlist.
FL Studio 101: Absolute Beginner's Guide
Starting with a new arrangement in the Playlist editor, Rishabh begins by painting in blocks of data to start adding music to the arrangement. Unlike other DAWs, it doesn't matter what track you paste audio or MIDI into since it is referencing clips. You'll see that data can live on any track, and you can use the paint tool to quickly extend loops over time to start creating a structure. But the Playlist is similar to other DAWs in the sense that it's a linear environment in which you can visually see how your track is layered and built up. It's actually really quick and easy to do - check out the other videos in the course for a complete guide to using FL Studio.