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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-10 12:04:32 Reply

At 2/10/09 10:29 AM, ultranovax6 wrote: xkore & blackattack thanks, that helped a lot

Heres another question well i gues you all saw that 'FL Drum Synth"
I was wondering can i make my 'drum station' like that so i can add my claps , lo,hi hit hats , kicks , snares , rides etc... it would be a much easier to make a beat that way instead of makinng 5-6 patrens ( or 1 patren with all them mixed in )
I guess you get my point -- the thing 'fl synth drum' for example instead of piano keys has kick 1 , kick 2 , kick3 so i wanted to make my 'plugin' like that with MyKick1 , My Kick 2 .
So in fact i want to make every piano key the sound i want is that posible ?

You should use the FPC, the drum synth is more for synthesizing drums rather than sequencing them. The FPC just takes samples and lays them out the way you're after.

If you're looking to use the Fruity Drum Synth in that same way, just make all your drums on different instruments then add a layer instrument, open up the layer instrument panel and drag it off to the side somewhere so that it isnt in the way of the step sequencer, highlight the green lights on the right side of the drum instruments you want to layer and click on 'set child' (or something like that) in the layer panel. Then click the arrow in the top left ( not the far top left, just above the set children buttons) and click 'split children'. WHen you open up the piano roll in the layer instrument, from C5 upwards will be your Drum Synth instruemnts individually.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-11 17:17:16 Reply

I need help with vst's because I cant figure out how to use them. I downloaded the free demo for z3ta and i installed it to my computer(The default place it recommends), but I couldnt figure out how to use it on fl. any help?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-11 17:39:49 Reply

Im sorry never mind that. I got it to work

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-11 18:27:27 Reply

I was wondering if there's any way you can rearrange patterns on the playlist. I find myself constantly building on things and adding so many new patterns that are so different that I'll have say 3 violins spread about 20 different patterns when it would be much more convenient to have them all grouped together in a row. The problem fixing it is the only way I can tell to rearrange them so that they're all in ascending order on the playlist is to copy and paste all of them and rearrange them that way but that's a bit of a chore when you're dealing with 20+ patterns and plan to add as much as maybe even 20 more. Is there any easier way to go about doing this?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-11 20:07:56 Reply

After adding effects to patterns set on the mixer, how do I remove them. It has been baffling me for quite a while.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-11 20:45:55 Reply

^ Lol, you just select "none"

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-11 21:57:18 Reply

At 2/11/09 06:27 PM, TakeNoPrisoners wrote: I was wondering if there's any way you can rearrange patterns on the playlist. I find myself constantly building on things and adding so many new patterns that are so different that I'll have say 3 violins spread about 20 different patterns when it would be much more convenient to have them all grouped together in a row. The problem fixing it is the only way I can tell to rearrange them so that they're all in ascending order on the playlist is to copy and paste all of them and rearrange them that way but that's a bit of a chore when you're dealing with 20+ patterns and plan to add as much as maybe even 20 more. Is there any easier way to go about doing this?

This one is pretty damn hard to answer, and it's more of an organizational question rather than a question about the inner workings of FL Studio. However, let me tell you how I personally do things:

I never have more than one pattern for an instrument unless I'm lazy and just want to add the intro/outro of a song. Now if you want to build on a violin melody, just add it to the end of the pattern clip. Now if you want to use the first half of the pattern more than once, than there's a handy little button in the playlist that you should know about. It's like a scroller button and if I remember right (I don't have FL open at the moment), it has arrows going both right and left. Now you can use that to scroll the pattern clip as well as shrink it to only the portion that you want playing. Also, if you ever get confused as to which part is playing, simply double-click the pattern clip portion and it'll go straight to piano roll and show you which notes are playing on that portion of the clip.

Hope this helped.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-13 00:16:11 Reply

does any one no how to get a really good guitar sound outa of a vst? i have FL slayer and reFX slayer 2 and im just not satisfied with the presets. ive been tweakin for hours and havent gotten a good sound. tryin to get a decent distortion pedal effect thats all.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-13 00:19:36 Reply

At 2/11/09 05:17 PM, pyrobunny9 wrote: I need help with vst's because I cant figure out how to use them. I downloaded the free demo for z3ta and i installed it to my computer(The default place it recommends), but I couldnt figure out how to use it on fl. any help?

goto FL (i have xxl8) do:(click menus..)
1.channel->Add one->More
2. then click the refresh button and choose the safest
3. channel->add one-> pick ur new Vst
4. play with it


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-13 08:13:25 Reply

I've been using FL for a while, and this has always plauged me in good ways and bad.

The situation: When i go to a TS404/3xOsc synth, say one with an arp. When i go right into a sytrus sample, the arp stays! So i get octives without trying. This helped me in one of my recent songs where i needed a bouncy synth. Anyway, does anyone know why it does this?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-13 23:40:48 Reply

Could somebody please guide me to some good mastering tutorials.
I suck at mastering.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-13 23:46:56 Reply

At 2/11/09 06:27 PM, TakeNoPrisoners wrote: (alot of stuff)

You can right click and select "Clone" and that will place the same pattern directly under the pattern you'd like to, well, clone. It's as easy as that!


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-14 12:49:00 Reply

At 2/13/09 12:16 AM, liqourish wrote: does any one no how to get a really good guitar sound outa of a vst? i have FL slayer and reFX slayer 2 and im just not satisfied with the presets. ive been tweakin for hours and havent gotten a good sound. tryin to get a decent distortion pedal effect thats all.

My advice is to try to stack sounds together, its the best way to get something that sounds fairly realistic within a sequencer.
My advice is to go to google and search for "Guitar soundfonts", you'll find a shitload of them, test some (stack some sounds too) see what you like. Then, just use FX Slayer 2 to put the pedal effect on it


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-14 13:12:27 Reply

At 2/11/09 06:27 PM, TakeNoPrisoners wrote: I was wondering if there's any way you can rearrange patterns on the playlist.

1. Select Pattern
2. Alt+Up or Alt+Down

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-14 14:03:35 Reply

At 2/13/09 11:40 PM, EricTheMan wrote: Could somebody please guide me to some good mastering tutorials.
I suck at mastering.

If you're into learning by video, and not afraid to spend a bit of cash, I would recommend these videos, sponsored by Steinberg. They are fairly complete, cover all of the basics, and start to get into some advanced techniques. They are based on the sole fact that every mastering job is different, and only give to you some helpful tools that you can use with you mind to help you get the job done.

Also, if you have any questions about mastering, you can just pm me and I'm pretty sure I can answer most basic questions.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-14 15:10:20 Reply

I'm afraid the content might contain techniques I already know. Is there any good free content out there for mastering besides stuff like that? Or can you tell me some of the kinds of things that are in the package?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-14 20:58:21 Reply

any one got good FL8 skins to share? or links? the standard skin is kinda boring. i searched and found like 5 of em. but arent all that great. (strobe, jth, iFL...)

lookin fer sum techno'ish skins :D


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 00:26:08 Reply

At 2/14/09 08:58 PM, liqourish wrote: any one got good FL8 skins to share? or links? the standard skin is kinda boring. i searched and found like 5 of em. but arent all that great. (strobe, jth, iFL...)

lookin fer sum techno'ish skins :D

Just wanted to point out the fact that if you ever took the time to read the change log... skinning is no longer *officially* supported as of 8.02. You can still use skins, but they dropped the idea as skins aren't used very often, and it was hindering development time keeping up with all the problems they were generating, so IL is dropping a few useless features such as skinning and the collab-chat program.

It may cause glitches if you use them, so if you take music 100% seriously... I wouldn't recommend skins due to loss of work such as your file becoming corrupted etc. It's happened to a buddy of mine before. He was pretty much devastated :/


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 01:40:12 Reply

omfg thanks for the heads up lol.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 02:43:42 Reply

Anyone who is interested in making simple trance-like arps and synths, you should try Rez 2.0
I found it was very versatile and easy to use, and I got some really awesome sounds out of it.
It also has a few presets, which all sound awesome.
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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 09:30:50 Reply

Can anybody tell me how to get it so when I create automation clips they're not LONG AS HELL?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 20:22:00 Reply

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49LVGrbjP wA

go to 1:00. for the next 20 seconds the beat will play (not the drum background)

What instrument/channel/pack do I use to make that sound?

I have tried everything. any ideas?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 20:24:52 Reply

At 2/15/09 08:22 PM, AtomicTerrorist wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49LVGrbjP wA

go to 1:00. for the next 20 seconds the beat will play (not the drum background)

What instrument/channel/pack do I use to make that sound?

I have tried everything. any ideas?

Which sound are you talking about? The lead, the bass, the pad, or the kick?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 21:26:51 Reply

What's the best VST for making synth leads?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 21:29:28 Reply

At 2/15/09 09:26 PM, DJSnowblind wrote: What's the best VST for making synth leads?

There is no BEST VST. Everyone needs to stop asking for "the best vst to do this" "The best program to make music"

If you really want the best, be ready to drop thousands of dollars.

Read up on some tutorials for how to make leads in 3x Osc, or even sytrus. You can make quality leads in there if you know how.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 21:59:03 Reply

At 2/15/09 09:30 AM, EricTheMan wrote: Can anybody tell me how to get it so when I create automation clips they're not LONG AS HELL?

Whenever you create an automation clip, it is as long as the song it is in, as it will control that parameter for the duration of the song.

BUT,

If you want to make a shorter automation clip you can simply drag it to be smaller and then copy it over and over again should you need to use it more than once.

That probably wasn't much help, but it's all I got.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 22:38:08 Reply

At 2/15/09 09:29 PM, Envy wrote: There is no BEST VST.

aww :(

If you really want the best, be ready to drop thousands of dollars.

WAIT!!! I thought it didn't exist!?!?!


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 22:42:25 Reply

Lol I know how to shorten it haha it's just a bitch sometimes because you have to zoom out and drag it and blah blah. But thanks anyway :)


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 23:19:12 Reply

At 2/15/09 10:38 PM, Gentlemen wrote:
At 2/15/09 09:29 PM, Envy wrote: There is no BEST VST.
aww :(

If you really want the best, be ready to drop thousands of dollars.
WAIT!!! I thought it didn't exist!?!?!

IT doesn't. I'm talking about the highest quality stuff you can get. Won't necessarily create better sounding stuff, but it will make it seem better. It's like no name brand cereal vs brand cereal. The brand seems better because its... a brand cereal.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2009-02-15 23:38:57 Reply

At 2/15/09 11:19 PM, Envy wrote: It's like no name brand cereal vs brand cereal. The brand seems better because its... a brand cereal.

I eat toast for breakfast :/


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