At 11/1/12 07:06 AM, Lachi wrote:
I "use" FL Studio. But for "use" I mean playing on it almost just for fun. Sometimes I end up with a good tune, but then I can't continue it and I simply delete everything I made. Or maybe the rhythim is good but the tune feels "anonymous"... anyway I just started studying some basic things (I'm forward to more complicated chords and things) and playing a MIDI keyboard.
It would be awesome if you shared the trick ^^
Alright, all you need to do is open up the Edison. To do this, press this button or add it to the mixer like so. Open it up and add the audio file with the melody you want to figure out, by pressing this button. Browse for your file, add it, and you should see a waveform come up in front of you. For instance, this is how it looks when I load up your MIDIN.mp3. Before you do anything, first you've got to figure out the tempo of your track, though. In the Edison, press play to hear the track, and then right-click on the tempo metre and press Tap. Click on the tap icon along with the beat of the music for a few seconds to figure out the tempo. This is how I figured out that the tempo of the second track whose melody you wanted was 170 BPM.
If the melody you want to figure out doesn't start at the beginning of the waveform (i.e. right when you press play) then find the part where the melody starts, click and drag until the part where the melody ends, to basically highlight the melody in the waveform, like so. Once you've got that all set up, while in the Edison press 'H' or click on this button, called 'Slave playback to host'. This basically means that Edison and FL Studio will be synced and when you press play/stop in FL, it'll play/stop whatever you have in your pattern and at the same time play/stop whatever you have in the Edison.
For figuring out melodies, this is a dream come true. Add some sort of plugin or soundfont in your step sequencer, right click on it and click 'Piano roll'. Press play in FL and you'll listen to the first bar of the audio in the Edison. Listen closely to the first note and try and replicate it in the piano roll. Then when you press play again, you'll hear the audio playing along with the note that you added to the piano roll. If it sounds off, then you should be able to hear it, so keep trying different notes until it sounds right. Then move on to the next note.
Of course you still need a good ear, but it's a lot easier like this than just playing the audio and trying to figure out the melody with your MIDI keyboard or something. Hope I explained it well haha.