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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-10 11:32:06 Reply

At 7/10/10 11:22 AM, Mad-Muppet wrote: Sounds like a lot of work. What is the most efficient way of doing so? Or is there really one?

Not that I know of, no...

Although I'm a beginner at this stuff, someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-10 11:51:12 Reply

Well it's easy to find out if the tempo changes in a track(unless its a very minimal amount like less then 1bpm), but getting the precise automation correct takes a good ear and some patience.

Just tap through the whole piece. Note the times that the tempo begins to rise and sets again(or vise versa). Then make a tempo automation across the whole track, zoom in all the way to that general time slot of tempo change, and try to emulate that with the automation clip. Make sure to keep the metronome on; it will be easier to use rather then kicks because its a sharper sound.

To make sure your tempo taps are more precise, press ctrl-t to toggle the option that turns your keyboard into a mini MIDI interface, and use your keyboard to tap the pace. This is because there is much less delay on keyboard entry then MIDI entry because it has a designated ps/2 port and USB can be crowded by other peripherals.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-10 11:58:20 Reply

sorry doublepost

In addition, artists may intentionally make the tempo very awkward(like 97.876BPM) to avoid melodies being sampled and stolen. You're best bet to check that is to select a unique part of the song that you have tapped out and know is constant in tempo, then cut it off and re-save it separate from the rest of the track. In FL studio its very easy to do this by clicking the top left of the automation clip to open its options sub menu and selecting the option "Make Unique"(it may prompt you to save or auto-name it with a 2 added). Then, use FL studios automatic tempo detecting abilities by going to the channel settings for said clip, right clicking the waveform, and clicking "Detect Tempo." It might ask you for a general tempo range, try a few different ranges out until it comes across the same tempo or within 1bpm of your presumed tap tempo.

Likely it will just be an even tempo, but that small variation could also be whats throwing you off.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-11 16:20:16 Reply

This is a re-post sorry (check the topic "In Need OF Some Help") I didn't see this topic @ the start.

Hey so I was thinking of coming up with some stuff that sounded sort of similar to this stuff. Since my dog knocked over my drink onto my mac and it just broke (recent) I am back on the Windows Vista, using Fruity Loops.

I know how to record sounds using my MIDI Keyboard in fruityloops with the edison recorder.
I also have a Logitech USB microphone (one of those skype certified ones) so the sound is decent... How do I record my voice using a USB microphone, and get vocal sounds.

Also I am using a Casio CTK-720 MIDI Keyboard, It came with one of those microphones, which just amplifies my voice when the power is on, I am wondering if I can somehow use it... any word would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-11 18:42:13 Reply

You could download a free program such as audacity and record it there and export it as a .wav then load it into FL. That's what I do if need be.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-11 21:16:25 Reply

At 7/11/10 06:42 PM, Envy wrote: You could download a free program such as audacity and record it there and export it as a .wav then load it into FL. That's what I do if need be.

I was thinking about that... but it seems tedious, was hoping there was a better way...

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-12 18:32:18 Reply

Well, I was recording audio in FL9, didn't save, just closed the program.

But, now Fruity Loops thinks its recording all the time even though the record button isn't pressed.

On the Input in the Mixer window it says SigmaTelAudio 1 - SigmaTelAudio 2,

Fruity Loops thinks its recording and I can't hear any audio.

How do I hear my audio and stop the recording?

Has something to do with the Mic too? Perhaps?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-13 10:31:16 Reply

At 7/12/10 06:32 PM, iTWMorph wrote: How do I hear my audio and stop the recording?

Has something to do with the Mic too? Perhaps?

First thing to do is to hit the record button, turn it on, try to record something, then stop the player, turn the recording button off. After that go to your audio settings, and change audio drivers (it will reset the connection to the input source). If you are using your computers built in sound card, then just switch to the asio driver and back, or vise versa if you are alreadu using asio. If you don't have ASIO4ALL then go pick it up real quick (its safe/free/universally compatible) and do so. After that, try loading up other projects or templates, and make sure to exit properly.

If by then you are still glitched, then send the devlopers at image line an email, or talk to image-line support. Or just re-install fl studio...

I have never heard of that problem but theres no doubt in my mind that your problem will be solved by one of my suggestions.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-13 16:12:26 Reply

hey I am wondering how is this particular effect called and maybe how to do it in FL in this song (and I think mainly in rnb genre) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yghFBt-fX mw&playnext_from=TL&videos=VtqTrokwpTs


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-13 17:45:54 Reply

At 7/13/10 04:12 PM, eatmeatleet wrote: hey I am wondering how is this particular effect called and maybe how to do it in FL in this song (and I think mainly in rnb genre) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yghFBt-fX mw&playnext_from=TL&videos=VtqTrokwpTs

1 - This doesn't even make grammatical sense. So my guess is that you want to know the effect used.

2 - It's in the fricken title hahaha. "Auto Tune" is the name of the effect.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-13 19:01:17 Reply

Thanks, it isn't so obvious when you don't know it


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-13 19:10:14 Reply

At 7/13/10 07:01 PM, eatmeatleet wrote: Thanks, it isn't so obvious when you don't know it

I know sorry I should have put in parenthesis (Said in a light mood, not meant to be aggressive)

and i shouldnt be on the interwebz when im mad hahaha
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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-14 14:21:47 Reply

At 7/14/10 02:06 PM, GamerMan7 wrote: Anybody try the new 9.5 beta? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgcoAAiYp WY

HOLY TITS

That automation point copy/paste is wayyyyy over due. I'll let you guys know how it goes later tonight

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-18 17:38:22 Reply

Is there a way to make a certain note fade out in the piano roll?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-18 22:10:44 Reply

At 7/18/10 05:38 PM, cgizzle wrote: Is there a way to make a certain note fade out in the piano roll?

There is probably about 10 different ways.

I would suggest either adjusting the ADSR envelope in the Channel Settings appropriately to give it a fading sound, or to draw in a custom volume envelope by right clicking the volume of that channel, and going to "Edit Events"

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-22 01:54:07 Reply

I've been having an issue in FL I can't get resolved. I am trying to load an swf file into the Fruity Video Player plug in. Only problem is, it doesn't load the video. When I load it up its just a blank screen. But if I hit play, I can hear the sound effects and dialogue for the video.

So it seems like it is registering the file. But it isn't actually playing the video. How do I fix this?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-27 21:46:27 Reply

Didn't wanna make a new thread for such a mundane question. After seeing the position of this thread I figure it could use a bump anyway for the sake of the community, so here goes.

How does the shape of a headphone or instrument jack affect the quality of the audio? 1/8 in, 1/4 in, etc. Would scratching the metal, for instance, cause a decrease in quality? How about taking an entire chunk out?

I'm really just curious about everything regarding sound. This includes the physics, understanding how computers interact with it, digital & analog, etc. I'm frustrated that I can't find a good source of information for these topics, either. I own a book on FL studio and Dance Music Manual by Rick Snoman, but it's just missing some key information that I can't seem to find anywhere else. For example, he goes only lightly into information on the form of sound, how it affects what we hear, exactly what dB means in what context, frequencies, and the like.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-27 21:50:32 Reply

At 7/27/10 09:46 PM, Ampoule wrote: I'm really just curious about everything regarding sound. This includes the physics, understanding how computers interact with it, digital & analog, etc. I'm frustrated that I can't find a good source of information for these topics, either. I own a book on FL studio and Dance Music Manual by Rick Snoman, but it's just missing some key information that I can't seem to find anywhere else. For example, he goes only lightly into information on the form of sound, how it affects what we hear, exactly what dB means in what context, frequencies, and the like.

I suggest The Science of Sound as your next read. That's a very common sound designer text book. It will have your answers in it.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-27 23:06:43 Reply

This is something I've been trying to accomplish for, I dunno.. Five goddamn years!! Check out this Youtube video of Deadmau5's song The Reward is More Cheese: Clicky. You hear that half wahwah, half cutoff filter effect on that main synth? I've attempted to recreate this to no avail. Sure, there are presets that I can tinker with that can do this.. But what fun is that? I want to know how to actually do it myself. And I don't want to use an LFO, only because I want to control every aspect of it.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-27 23:14:36 Reply

At 7/27/10 11:06 PM, dj-Nate wrote: This is something I've been trying to accomplish for, I dunno.. Five goddamn years!! Check out this Youtube video of Deadmau5's song The Reward is More Cheese: Clicky. You hear that half wahwah, half cutoff filter effect on that main synth? I've attempted to recreate this to no avail. Sure, there are presets that I can tinker with that can do this.. But what fun is that? I want to know how to actually do it myself. And I don't want to use an LFO, only because I want to control every aspect of it.

Well then instead of making an LFO, just make a LP cutoff automation or envelope and shape it however you like. That's all it is really. Combine that with some gain pumping on a compressor, a hot kick, and some simple progressions, and you got yourself 90% of deadmau5 =/

No but really its a low pass filter most likely

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-27 23:23:55 Reply

At 7/27/10 11:14 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote: Well then instead of making an LFO, just make a LP cutoff automation or envelope and shape it however you like. That's all it is really.

Just that? A low pass cutoff filter? I've attempted this many times. Please, if you use FL Studio, show me an example. The sound of using just an LP cutoff just sounds shitty. Almost like its just turning the volume up and down. Perhaps I don't have enough high end in my bass to filter.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-28 00:25:50 Reply

At 7/27/10 11:23 PM, dj-Nate wrote:
At 7/27/10 11:14 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote: Well then instead of making an LFO, just make a LP cutoff automation or envelope and shape it however you like. That's all it is really.
Just that? A low pass cutoff filter? I've attempted this many times. Please, if you use FL Studio, show me an example. The sound of using just an LP cutoff just sounds shitty. Almost like its just turning the volume up and down. Perhaps I don't have enough high end in my bass to filter.

Well thats where sound design kinda takes over. if you use FM synthesis with something like sytrus, you can layer different oscillators eacch with a purpose. A lower end oscillator you can use to create a sub feel to the synth, and have it do full on LP filter cutoff automations, but at the same time, layer a higher harmonic synth that is more for texture. With that you can do any number of things. You can use a peak controller to "sidechain" a number of effects from compressors to distortion to reverb to w/e. It sounds to me like he has even more then that, a 3rd higher harmonic that isn't being automated, to keep a consistantly to the timbre even when it changes, giving it that half filter effect. To find out exactly what it is, I'd have to play around with trying to emulate it. Which i've got time for, so i'll get back to you on that one

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-28 18:27:40 Reply

Ok, so why are there douche bags out there voting damn good songs low? If they want their music to sound as good why can't they just PRACTICE and lay the hell off of the people that actually have a passion for making music! This isn't a question but more of a rant, it's bullshit!

I want opinions from people who love music, not to make music so they can feel like they're important

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above link is my newest song, please comment (constuctive) if you'd like, I'd really appreciate it fellow music passion lovers


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-28 18:33:25 Reply

At 7/28/10 06:27 PM, t-bone88 wrote: Wahhhh people don't like me so I'm gonna QQ for sympathy and hope it makes people like me more

QQ, this isn't the place, this is a question for fl studio thread....

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-28 18:45:56 Reply

Yo!, is it me or is FL 9.5 really laggy and kind of broken? I know it's a beta but still.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-28 19:55:45 Reply

At 7/28/10 06:45 PM, djsumara wrote: Yo!, is it me or is FL 9.5 really laggy and kind of broken? I know it's a beta but still.

No its not, its way better CPU/RAM wise, but it is kinda buggy (thats the beta part). You might have to change some audio settings around. For me i was having lag with starting and stoping the project, but what fixed it was turning off the "reset plugins on transport" option in the audio settings

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-28 21:05:40 Reply

Here's a more advanced FL question I think, but I know it can be done. I want to create a nice, unique square wave based synth that has more and more vibrato the longer the note is sustained.

Or in other words:

omgplzhlp


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-28 21:08:12 Reply

At 7/28/10 09:05 PM, dj-Nate wrote: Here's a more advanced FL question I think, but I know it can be done. I want to create a nice, unique square wave based synth that has more and more vibrato the longer the note is sustained.

Or in other words:

omgplzhlp

mwahahaha. Im sure that wouldn't be too hard. Do you use the built in channel settings LFO's and envelopes?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2010-07-28 22:18:01 Reply

Yeah, more often than not.


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