Using Microphones – Setting up and recording | FL Studio

Using Microphones – Setting up and recording | FL Studio

September 24, 2019 0 By Kailee Schamberger


in this video I’m going to quickly show
you how to set up a microphone in FL Studio and how to record and get the
audio into your song so to start off we need to go up to options audio settings
and we make sure our driver is set to FL Studio ASIO or ASIO4all depending
on which version of FL you’ve got it and depending on which version of the ASIO driver you’ve got you might need to
click this ASIO panel underneath and set your input and output so your import
needs to be whichever is your microphone that you’re using. so my microphone is
running through a mixing desk which is coming up as line 3 so I’m going to
select that and output needs to be whatever you’ve got your headphones or
speakers plugged into but bearing in mind you don’t want the sound to be
coming out of your speakers and going through the microphone ok and then now
that we’ve got the devices set up we need to go to an empty mixer track so
I’m gonna just choose track 10 for now and I’m gonna rename that mic and I’m
gonna set it to a different color so I can easily see it so next as a
precaution and make sure we don’t get any horrible feedback or anything too loud damaging our ears when we do enable the microphone we need to make
sure that this track 10 is not coming through the master Channel so to do that
we need to be selected on track 10 and then we go underneath the master down at
this little bit and it says disable send from mic to master and that’s what we
want to do so we’ll click that and now any sound that comes through here won’t
come out with a master and you won’t hear it
okay so next we go just above where we usually put the effects plugins and
these are audio input source drop down from here you need to select
your microphone depending on your hardware this might look a little bit
different you could have more or less options than this so you might just need
to click through them until you find out which one is you microphone and you’ll
know when it’s your microphone because as soon as you click on it you should
see your voice coming through this track so I’ve got mine set up now so now I
just need to go to slot one and enable Edison so now that I’ve got Edison on I will
be able to record straight in Edison which is just an audio editor so to do that I
need to change the input to now because I wanted to record as soon as I press
record but you do have other options if you want it to record as soon as it
hears some input or if you wanted to record when you press play on your song
so that’s useful for when you’re recording like a loop if you want to
loop a bit of the song and record over it that is good for that so I’m just
going to show you this setting for now if I click record now
everything that I say is going straight into Edison and when I’m done I can edit
it I can swap bits off I can go into tools and normalize it to get it to the
full volume and then when I’m finished I can drag it using this icon straight
into my song now everything that I say is going straight into Edison and the
other way of doing it is to select a loop of your song so if I had an
instrumental playing here I could select a loop of where I wanted to record over
and now in Edison I would select record on player hit record and then this is
not going to start recording it until I’ve pressed play on the song so now
it’s recording and as soon as it gets to the end of the loop it will start again
it will carry on recording here but It’ll put this song jump marker
so this is handy for if you wanted to keep doing loads of takes
of a verse or a chorus or something like that or a rap or whatever and you can
just keep on recording and keep going over it and there at the end you can
pick your favorite one or you can look through them all and
compare so I’m gonna hit stop and stop and now I can just drag the whole thing
into FL like this and you can see how it’s got the marker points here so I
chopped them up there or in Edison if I wanted to select a single part then you
just double click on the song jump and then if you get the one you want you can
just drag that into your song and it will just drag that part for you so if you want to
listen to things in Edison at the moment you won’t be able to hear anything
because this Edison is on track 10 and at the moment track 10 is not routed to
the master track so what you could do is load Edison up on a different track like
the master track and then you could drag from one Edison
into another Edison so this one is in the master Channel so now I can listen to it I’m going to put some links to the audio
equipment that I use in the description so if you’re looking for a mixing desk
or a microphone or an audio interface you can check out those links and
they’re the ones I personally use and would recommend