15 Useful Tips For FL Studio

15 Useful Tips For FL Studio

November 15, 2019 0 By Kailee Schamberger


My name is Aggelos Mavros. I am a music enthusiast and let’s get right
into today’s topic. At the right bottom corner you are seeing
my associate and her only purpose is to distract you. Because you might think that this is an innocent
tutorial but in fact it is a human behavior experiment. I am currently monitoring your reactions through
the youtube analytics program and soon i will be able to extract scientific results,
and conquer the world. [viewers throwing tomatoes] Our first technique is commonly used in making
psytrance. It lowers the volume of the bass whenever
the kick hits. To do that you add a peak controller on the
kick. Un-mute it. And then on your bass mixer channel you right
click and link to controller. You choose “peak and lfo” and “inverted”. And then in the
peak controller’s settings you lower the base and you increase the tension. In FL studio by default when you open a new instrument it closes the previous one. To change that go to options and general settings
and unmark “auto select linked modules”. Now all windows stay open. Tip number 3. Close all windows at once by just pressing
F12 button. The undo button seems to work only 1 time
and then it turns REDO instead of undoing. Instead of pressing “control Z” which is the
typical “undo” press “control ALT + Z” and there is your undo. Version 20 of FL studio gives you the opportunity
to have multiple playlists. Just click where it says “Arrangement” and
create a new one or clone one. In that way you can conduct your experiments and then switch back to the official playlist without causing any damage. Live instruments are not played as perfectly
as with a computer. Tension, volume, hardness & many other parameters are flexuous when we have a human player instead of a computer. Instead of adjusting everything manually,
use the strumizer that will prodive a live feel by slightly adjusting parameters. If you want add a gap somewhere in your track what you are currently doing is this: You select and drag many patterns simultaneously. Instead, click
the “selection tool” Select the area where you want to add a gap. Go to your playlist’s options and then click
“edit” and “insert space” and all patterns will be moved to the right and you don’t have to worry if you left something unmoved. Let’s say you have made an automation on the volume of a sound (or anywhere else) and you want to copy this automation over to another sound. Stop looking here and look up there ! Double click on your original automation. Go to options and “articulator” and click “copy state”. Then double click on your destination automation and in the wrapper’s options click articulator and “paste state”. This is a very popular technique to create
uplifters or provide atmosphere to your build-ups. Let’s say we have a lead playing right on
the drop. And you want to create a rising thing out
of the same sound. You get the first notes of your melody. You copy them on a clean pattern, You add some reverb. And you record it using Edison. You press this button here which adds your new recording to your track as a sample. and you go to that sample, you normalize and reverse. And then you just drag and drop your new sample
into your timeline. You cut out the edges. And there you are. A nice unique uplifter specially designed
for your track. [link of the track in the description] If you are experiencing problems with a not-so-fast
computer you can lower cpu usage. Go to “tools”, “macros” and click “switch smart disable for all plugins”. As you can see the CPU usage dropped immidiatelly. Let’s say that you play an instrument or a
midi keybord and you want to record it. The way you did that until now was to press the record button up here. But you don’t have to do that. You can just play something.. and go to “tools” and “dumb score log to select
pattern” and here is what you played. Sometimes you need to duplicate many effects
on another channel. You can move all effects at once by right
clicking on the insert and go to file and “save mixer state as”. If you hold down the button and then drag
it will move all the state over to another mixer channel. If you just press and release it will prompt
for saving the state. And then you can just open the same state
in the channel that you want. And all the effects have been copied over
to another mixer channel. FL studio 20 and above gives you the chance to convert any instrument into a sample based instrument. This is great for making remix packs because
your can pass over your instrument to someone who does not own the current VST. Conversion saves also a lot of cpu usage. Right click on the instrument that you want
to convert and “create directwave instrument”. Set the keys per zone to “1” in order to capture all notes otherwise some notes will be generated by pitching up or down. I left the effects outside the recording. So i re-add the effects here and let’s listen
to it. Perfectly sampled instrument. If you have an mp3 or a recorded melody from
which want to extract the actual notes you load it in fruity loops. You open the file with Edison. [link of the track in description] You click on this tool here and then “convert
to score and dump to piano roll”. Let’s try it with a piano. Not 100% accurate but you can clean out the
unnecessary notes if you keep working on it. Sometimes you have your vocals chopped and scretched because you need them synchronized with the rest song. But because of the chopping you hear some
“clicks”. You can smoothen the way vocals come and go
and erase all anomalies by setting the transitions to “smooth”. ok, that was it. I am pretty sure you absorbed and memorized
everything I showed you. And that you had your eyes fixed during the
whole video on Fruity Loops.