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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 4th, 2010 @ 07:58 PM Reply

Where should a beginner start? I need to learn this program through and through so I'm looking for some direction. Most of the tutorials I've found thus far are of poor quality, so if someone could point me in the direction of a solid guide or learning resource I'd be very appreciative.

Thanks!

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 4th, 2010 @ 09:10 PM Reply

At 7/4/10 07:58 PM, Ampoule wrote: Where should a beginner start? I need to learn this program through and through so I'm looking for some direction. Most of the tutorials I've found thus far are of poor quality, so if someone could point me in the direction of a solid guide or learning resource I'd be very appreciative.

This book did wonders for me, it's a bit quick paced but it goes over EVERYTHING

Thanks!

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 4th, 2010 @ 11:25 PM Reply

Circular Panning Law?

Should i leave it on or should I turn it off? What does it do exactly. The only immediate difference is that my track gets louder and i have to remix the track.

Can someone tell me what it means cuz the videos I saw on youtube didn't help me cuz the comments contradicted the video.

So what do you use and what is your reasoning?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 03:46 AM Reply

At 7/2/10 06:30 AM, Darklight17 wrote: We're making a song for Robot Day (by we I mean Supersteph54 and I) and we've come in need of automating a WAV file in pitch and tempo, (making them lower in pitch and tempo).

Please, can someone help us out here. We need to know before Robot Day.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 05:17 AM Reply

At 7/5/10 03:46 AM, Supersteph54 wrote:
At 7/2/10 06:30 AM, Darklight17 wrote: We're making a song for Robot Day (by we I mean Supersteph54 and I) and we've come in need of automating a WAV file in pitch and tempo, (making them lower in pitch and tempo).
Please, can someone help us out here. We need to know before Robot Day.

the pitch knob(s) and track tempo is automatable....

unless if you mean you want to automate the tempo of the sample alone, you can use a timestretching VST. the default FL sampler might be able to do the same thing, I've never used it for those resampling purposes tho.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 06:15 AM Reply

At 7/5/10 03:46 AM, Supersteph54 wrote:
At 7/2/10 06:30 AM, Darklight17 wrote: We're making a song for Robot Day (by we I mean Supersteph54 and I) and we've come in need of automating a WAV file in pitch and tempo, (making them lower in pitch and tempo).
Please, can someone help us out here. We need to know before Robot Day.

What you're trying to do is ridiculous in FL.

I would suggest exporting the vocals separately, and importing both tracks into Audacity, where it is reasonably easy to edit pitch and speed.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 06:28 AM Reply

At 7/5/10 06:15 AM, Hoeloe wrote: What you're trying to do is ridiculous in FL.

I would suggest exporting the vocals separately, and importing both tracks into Audacity, where it is reasonably easy to edit pitch and speed.

Oh, so there's a way to gradually automate the pitch and speed of an audio file in Audacity? I'll have to google how to do that then...

Thanks for the help!


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 07:21 AM Reply

At 7/5/10 06:28 AM, Supersteph54 wrote: Oh, so there's a way to gradually automate the pitch and speed of an audio file in Audacity? I'll have to google how to do that then...

Thanks for the help!

Well, graduating it takes a bit of work, but it is possible, I've done it myself.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 10:34 AM Reply

At 7/5/10 05:17 AM, S3C wrote:
At 7/5/10 03:46 AM, Supersteph54 wrote:
At 7/2/10 06:30 AM, Darklight17 wrote: We're making a song for Robot Day (by we I mean Supersteph54 and I) and we've come in need of automating a WAV file in pitch and tempo, (making them lower in pitch and tempo).
Please, can someone help us out here. We need to know before Robot Day.
the pitch knob(s) and track tempo is automatable....

do this. put the wav into an audio clip in the playlist. go in the channel settings and set the time knob so its close to its original length. doing this stops the audio clip from changing size when it's pitch goes up or down, same with tempo.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 11:35 AM Reply

At 7/4/10 11:25 PM, AMP wrote: Circular Panning Law?

Should i leave it on or should I turn it off? What does it do exactly.

Quoted from FL Studio Power by Steve Pease:

"The Circular Panning Law option is something to test out, because this one comes down to endlessly debated preference. The basic idea is that with Circular Panning Law enabled, when you pan sound from left to right, the perceived volume remains the same, while when it is disabled, the sound gets louder when dead center, and the difference between center and panned hard right or hard left is much more noticeable."

I personally have no opinion on the matter, I keep mine enabled.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 01:21 PM Reply

At 7/5/10 10:34 AM, xKore wrote: do this. put the wav into an audio clip in the playlist. go in the channel settings and set the time knob so its close to its original length. doing this stops the audio clip from changing size when it's pitch goes up or down, same with tempo.

Worked like a charm, you just saved my Robot Day song.

Thanks a million! :D.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 07:17 PM Reply

In Sytrus I keep getting an anoying static noise.

Please helpppp.
Its in the songs and it kills it.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 07:33 PM Reply

At 7/5/10 07:17 PM, FearNotMyToyWolfMCHN wrote: In Sytrus I keep getting an anoying static noise.

Please helpppp.
Its in the songs and it kills it.

And i've tried the bugger thing.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 08:05 PM Reply

At 7/5/10 07:33 PM, FearNotMyToyWolfMCHN wrote:
At 7/5/10 07:17 PM, FearNotMyToyWolfMCHN wrote: In Sytrus I keep getting an anoying static noise.

Please helpppp.
Its in the songs and it kills it.
And i've tried the buffer thing.*

buffer* haha

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 08:10 PM Reply

At 7/5/10 07:17 PM, FearNotMyToyWolfMCHN wrote: In Sytrus I keep getting an anoying static noise.

Please helpppp.
Its in the songs and it kills it.

is it a demo version?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 09:08 PM Reply

At 7/4/10 09:10 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote:
At 7/4/10 07:58 PM, Ampoule wrote: Where should a beginner start? I need to learn this program through and through so I'm looking for some direction. Most of the tutorials I've found thus far are of poor quality, so if someone could point me in the direction of a solid guide or learning resource I'd be very appreciative.
This book did wonders for me, it's a bit quick paced but it goes over EVERYTHING

Thanks!
NP

Ordered it, thanks!

I'm also looking for some decent books on digital audio production/mastering, etc, so that I can understand the technical aspect of sound & production. Not exactly fruity loops related, but I figured I shouldn't clog up the board with a new topic. Anyone have (a) suggestion(s)?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 02:14 AM Reply

At 7/5/10 09:08 PM, Ampoule wrote:
I'm also looking for some decent books on digital audio production/mastering, etc, so that I can understand the technical aspect of sound & production. Not exactly fruity loops related, but I figured I shouldn't clog up the board with a new topic. Anyone have (a) suggestion(s)?

Well mastering is it's own monster(Owsinski has a great book on that).

If you are looking into producing dance related music(hip hop, dubstep, dnb, trance, house, etc) then I would DEFINITELY suggest the book "Dance Music Manual" by Rick Snoman. It goes over the basics of sound, production, the typical studio, and then IN DETAIL over mixing and even mixing in particular to different genres (which is truly important as each genre calls for its own style mix for the most part).

Now if you are really wanting to dive into this and just learn audio out the ass, I have been suggested a gnarly looking book called "The Science of Sound," many many times. Although someone would have to comfirm that this book is significant as I have yet to collect the capital the buy it(i haz too many books anyways)

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 02:58 AM Reply

Thanks again! Yes, I really am looking to just dive into this. I'll definitely pick up a copy of Dance Music Manual, and look into the other you suggested. Ostensibly it should suit my purposes well... we'll see.

I'm open to more suggestions if anyone has them.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 7th, 2010 @ 05:57 AM Reply

Okay, so I have a 13 MB song and Newgrounds only allows 8 MB, any suggestions on how to lower it other than completely butchering my song in half? What would be the most effective thing to do? Would lowering the bitrate when exporting lower the MBs?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 7th, 2010 @ 07:17 AM Reply

At 7/7/10 05:57 AM, Cabbster wrote: Okay, so I have a 13 MB song and Newgrounds only allows 8 MB, any suggestions on how to lower it other than completely butchering my song in half? What would be the most effective thing to do? Would lowering the bitrate when exporting lower the MBs?

Yes, it would. A 13 MB 320 kbps song is usually about 5 minutes long if I'm correct, so lowering the bitrate to 192 would be sufficient.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 7th, 2010 @ 08:15 AM Reply

At 7/7/10 05:57 AM, Cabbster wrote: Okay, so I have a 13 MB song and Newgrounds only allows 8 MB, any suggestions on how to lower it other than completely butchering my song in half? What would be the most effective thing to do? Would lowering the bitrate when exporting lower the MBs?

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Well that really doesn't have anything in particular to do with FL studio, but it's a help thread and I'm glad you didn't make a whole new thread to ask that so I'm not bugging.

With MP3 format you really aren't losing a noticeable amount of quality in compared to higher bit lengths of MP3. The typical MP3 format is already a 17:1 compression ratio to wave format, and so really your audio has already been extremely butchered, and you just wanna trim off some of that gristle on the edges there.

The difference between 320kbps and 192kbps is barely notice-able. Just a tiny bit of extra removed data in the extreme lower end of the dynamics.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 7th, 2010 @ 08:56 AM Reply

Hey all, as of today I am a bit more interested in producing some music again. Now I have taken the switch in trying FL. My question to you is: Where can I get good VST plugins or packs that allows me to create sounds/beats similar to what Hans Zimmer used in his Call of Duty MW 2 soundtrack?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 7th, 2010 @ 09:37 AM Reply

At 7/7/10 08:56 AM, Zendra wrote: Hey all, as of today I am a bit more interested in producing some music again. Now I have taken the switch in trying FL. My question to you is: Where can I get good VST plugins or packs that allows me to create sounds/beats similar to what Hans Zimmer used in his Call of Duty MW 2 soundtrack?

Basically all of that stuff is custom synthesized sound fx and orchestral samplers.

There was recently a good discussion on orchestral plugins that you could check out.

As for learning the basis of synthesis I suggest getting some sound design books. There are tons of them out there. Science of Sound, Sound for Animation, Dance Music Manual, and tons more.

But none of that quality comes without good base knowledge in effects processing as well.

FL studio is a great start. Assuming you have a legitimate copy and are registered (which is sad that so many don't), you can click the button I've highlighted in the red box thats located at the top of your screen inside FL studio. From there you can download a number of free sounds including 2 different orchestral packs that arent toooooo bad.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 7th, 2010 @ 10:03 AM Reply

At 7/7/10 09:37 AM, LogicalDefiance wrote: Informative stuff (...)

Thanks for the detailed information! Much appreciated! <3

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 7th, 2010 @ 10:31 AM Reply

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 10th, 2010 @ 06:47 AM Reply

Hello folks. I've got a bit of a problem!

As a part of a joke, I want to add a poweful kick to the beat of this song: Kinesiska Muren by Evert Taube. So far I've never tried this kind of thing in FL Studio (using FL Studio 9 btw), so I'm kind of confused. What's the easiest way? FL is having trouble identifying the tempo of the song, also. Help appreciated :)


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 10th, 2010 @ 07:04 AM Reply

At 7/10/10 06:47 AM, Mad-Muppet wrote: Hello folks. I've got a bit of a problem!

As a part of a joke, I want to add a poweful kick to the beat of this song: Kinesiska Muren by Evert Taube. So far I've never tried this kind of thing in FL Studio (using FL Studio 9 btw), so I'm kind of confused. What's the easiest way? FL is having trouble identifying the tempo of the song, also. Help appreciated :)

Go the the mixer, open up edison in any fx slot and load the song into it. Play the song, then right click the tempo box in FL, and click on the 'Tap..' option. Tap in time with the beat and FL should calculate the tempo from your tapping. Once you have a stable number, click Ok and the tempo should change to that number. Then just load the song as an audio clip and lay it down in the play list.

You can put your PHAT BEATZ underneath it now and hopefully it should be in time.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 10th, 2010 @ 07:11 AM Reply

Go the the mixer, open up edison in any fx slot and load the song into it. Play the song, then right click the tempo box in FL, and click on the 'Tap..' option. Tap in time with the beat and FL should calculate the tempo from your tapping. Once you have a stable number, click Ok and the tempo should change to that number. Then just load the song as an audio clip and lay it down in the play list.

You can put your PHAT BEATZ underneath it now and hopefully it should be in time.

Thanks alot, I'll try that :D It should be possible to sidechain the whole audio clip too, right? It might sound pretty hilarious :P


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 10th, 2010 @ 09:58 AM Reply

Sorry for the double post, but I've run into another problem... I did as you said and tapped the tempo, and it matches for a while, but then it stops matching and goes out of tempo. I don't know if i tapped wrong or if the song changes speed, but it sounds terrible. What should I do? :S


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Jul. 10th, 2010 @ 10:39 AM Reply

At 7/10/10 09:58 AM, Mad-Muppet wrote: Sorry for the double post, but I've run into another problem... I did as you said and tapped the tempo, and it matches for a while, but then it stops matching and goes out of tempo. I don't know if i tapped wrong or if the song changes speed, but it sounds terrible. What should I do? :S

It probable changes tempo then. You'll have to automate the tempo to make it match with the song, I'm afraid. It might take a little while to get it perfect if there are loads of tempo changes...


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