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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 6th, 2010 @ 05:36 AM Reply

I have a rather strange question and I hope I'm just a noob and get an easy fix for this...

I use my computer's keyboard in FL and the keys always stick in FL and it's really irritating. I've googled with no results to various searches...strange I would have thought that would have happened to someone else...

Is that a basic function in FL? Or is this just an issue on my PC?

Oh, and there's a plug-in in FL called the "Fruity keyboard controller" with a button that says "auto release when no key is pressed." Doesn't solve the issue though.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 6th, 2010 @ 06:57 AM Reply

At 11/6/10 05:36 AM, SeeD419 wrote: I have a rather strange question and I hope I'm just a noob and get an easy fix for this...

I use my computer's keyboard in FL and the keys always stick in FL and it's really irritating. I've googled with no results to various searches...strange I would have thought that would have happened to someone else...

Is that a basic function in FL? Or is this just an issue on my PC?

Oh, and there's a plug-in in FL called the "Fruity keyboard controller" with a button that says "auto release when no key is pressed." Doesn't solve the issue though.

So when ever you play something on your PC keyboard the notes don't fade away but keep on playing?

Well check you vst that you are using and check if you have some kind of "hold" feature and click it off. I'm not sure how to fix this but I would check out the vst that you are using or check the settings on your MIDI control in the settings pages in FL.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 6th, 2010 @ 10:37 AM Reply

At 11/6/10 05:36 AM, SeeD419 wrote:
I use my computer's keyboard in FL and the keys always stick in FL and it's really irritating. I've googled with no results to various searches...strange I would have thought that would have happened to someone else...

This happens to me too, but only when I switch focus (e.g. when I open a menu in FL Studio) while holding down a note. What happens is FL Studio remembers you are holding down a note, but doesn't receive the note release signal since you switched focus.

Oh, and there's a plug-in in FL called the "Fruity keyboard controller" with a button that says "auto release when no key is pressed." Doesn't solve the issue though.

I've never really played with this, but I always assumed it was useless.

At 11/6/10 01:53 AM, SeeD419 wrote: I was trying to match a piano I heard in another song for a lark mostly and I realized earlier that I had messed with like 25 different settings and it was super close but still not exact. My question is, does FL studio have the potential to match this sound? How much potential lies in this program really?

Oh god, infinite. First of all, there are probably hundreds of piano sounds available for free. Once you find one you like, you can change: EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus/unison, etc, etc, etc.

You can get a ton of piano sounds just using FL Keys and effects. There are knobs to fiddle with inside the plugin, and some good effects to add (which can dramatically improve the sound) are Fruity Reeverb 2, Fruity Parametric Eq 2, and Fruity Compressor.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 8th, 2010 @ 02:11 AM Reply

Ok, So i've got this HUGE string lead i've made out of a 3xosc with chorus, reeverb2 and *cough soundgoodizer cough*

However it seems to be eating up all my frequencies. I can't hear the hi-hats and the bass is suverely diminished.

I'm not turning it down as it's my intention to have it in your face at this part, but is there a way I can bring my other instruments to the front as well?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 8th, 2010 @ 02:22 AM Reply

That my friend is the purpose of mixing. Some good tips here.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 8th, 2010 @ 06:49 AM Reply

At 11/8/10 02:11 AM, Or4nges wrote: Ok, So i've got this HUGE string lead i've made out of a 3xosc with chorus, reeverb2 and *cough soundgoodizer cough*

However it seems to be eating up all my frequencies. I can't hear the hi-hats and the bass is suverely diminished.

I'm not turning it down as it's my intention to have it in your face at this part, but is there a way I can bring my other instruments to the front as well?

As has been mentioned, this is within the realm of mixing the track. As you say, it's "eating up all of the frequencies". There's three really obvious ways to get your track to gel.

1) Volume. I prefer changing the volume in the mixer, but some prefer changing it using the volume dial on the sequencer. The mixer has fuckin sliders so use the mixer since that's what it's designed for >: (

Some sounds need to be louder than others. That's just basic dynamics. The lead will be the loudest, accent instruments less loud. Moving on, next we have....

2) Panning. Again, preferably adjusted on the mixer (incidentally I wonder what happens if you make the panning on the sequencer have a fight with the panning on the mixer... probably nothing fun but I'll have to try it o.^~); At any rate, adjust the left-right balance of your track. If one thing is panned 100% right, and one other thing is panned 100% left, they can both be just as loud as each other except you can now hear both perfectly! (and without stereo image, oopsie!) Between volume and panning it's very easy to bring some things out. If the lead is up around -5dB (quite loud), and the remaining noise gets filled up with a rhythm section panned 75% right and a harmony section panned 75% left that's a lot clearer than if they were all just dead center.

3) Frequency. You said it yourself: it's eating up all of your frequency bands. If you want the bass to come through, cut some of the bass bands from the lead (the lead shouldn't be playing bass anyway unless there's no bass in the track!), if you want the hats to come through, cut out some of the extreme high end (7-10kHz+) from the lead. DO NOT BOOST WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR. This is a common mistake. You cut from what's blocking it, you don't boost what you want to push through. I mean you can, but it sounds kind of garbage and the other way is more effective like 99% of the time. So only break the rule if you know you're breaking it, much like writers and grammar :p

Some will say that you can use other effects to solve your problem ("you can compress it to make it cut through the mix while retaining a lower overall volume overhead!" they'll say, or "some delay will make it really fat without compromising blah blah blah!", and I'll be like "blah blah blah?", then they'll be all "blah blah blah, yeah." And I'll be like "oh no you didn't!" and - oh, right, I'm supposed to be helping you).

To this I say yes, of course, there are other mixing effects and tricks you can use you help gel the track together so it's not fighting. But those are the three main ones, as I've said, so use those first. If you really need a bit more spit and polish, come back and be like "bitch gimme my money back, that shit didn't help at all", and I'll be like "you never paid me anything I'm just ranting on a forum about how to mix stuff!" and then it'll be a bit awkward but I'll probably give the whole 'helping you' thing another go regardless.

Cheers!

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 8th, 2010 @ 10:19 AM Reply

At 11/8/10 02:11 AM, Or4nges wrote: Ok, So i've got this HUGE string lead i've made out of a 3xosc with chorus, reeverb2 and *cough soundgoodizer cough*

However it seems to be eating up all my frequencies. I can't hear the hi-hats and the bass is suverely diminished.

I'm not turning it down as it's my intention to have it in your face at this part, but is there a way I can bring my other instruments to the front as well?

Turn it down. If its in your face then you won't be able to hear anything else unless you turn everything else up or know what frequencies to cut/boost in your lead and the other instruments. If it's so loud that everything else is covered then IT IS TOO LOUD, i dont care how much you want it in your face, if it's blocking everything else its not only a mixing problem but a VOLUME PROBLEM.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 8th, 2010 @ 11:02 AM Reply

At 11/6/10 10:37 AM, defegistor wrote: I've never really played with this, but I always assumed it was useless.

Haha, oh wow yeah that's not at all what I thought it was.

You can get a ton of piano sounds just using FL Keys and effects. There are knobs to fiddle with inside the plugin, and some good effects to add (which can dramatically improve the sound) are Fruity Reeverb 2, Fruity Parametric Eq 2, and Fruity Compressor.

Nice, thanks for the really helpful reply.

At 11/6/10 06:57 AM, KrisSumara wrote: So when ever you play something on your PC keyboard the notes don't fade away but keep on playing?

Yeah, usually happens with Syrtus on any preset. Weird huh? No clue, if it starts pissing me off again I might come bitch about it some more, but it's usually when I'm testing presets and keep pressing keys that it happens. Sometimes it happens just from pressing a single key and has nothing to do with switching windows.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 8th, 2010 @ 11:35 AM Reply

how would i go about automating volume control on the master channel in FL9?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 8th, 2010 @ 01:01 PM Reply

The usual right-clicking the volume control knob and selecting create automation clip should work.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 8th, 2010 @ 01:46 PM Reply

At 11/8/10 11:35 AM, ganon95 wrote: how would i go about automating volume control on the master channel in FL9?

Or if youre using an outside vst, touch the knob you want to automate, then in the down arrow in the top left of the vst select "browse parameters" click that then in the browser a bunch of stuff should appear, and "main volume" will be highlighted or whatever it is you touched.

But yeah, for the master channel the simple right click should suffice.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 11th, 2010 @ 06:33 PM Reply

HOW DUZ 1 ABLE CHANGE COLOR OF CHANEL OF INSTRUEMNT???????? I TOO HAVE PROBLEM BUT CANOT SHORT CUT KEY ALT+C. HOW????

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 11th, 2010 @ 07:20 PM Reply

At 11/11/10 06:33 PM, Kalapsia wrote: HOW DUZ 1 ABLE CHANGE COLOR OF CHANEL OF INSTRUEMNT???????? I TOO HAVE PROBLEM BUT CANOT SHORT CUT KEY ALT+C. HOW????

... Right click the channel and go to rename.

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At 11/11/10 06:33 PM, Kalapsia wrote: HOW DUZ 1 ABLE CHANGE COLOR OF CHANEL OF INSTRUEMNT???????? I TOO HAVE PROBLEM BUT CANOT SHORT CUT KEY ALT+C. HOW????

Right click -> Rename -> F2

Anyways, onto my question. I <3 Asio4All just bunches, but it hogs up other programs. It's either you can only hear the audio when you're inside of FLS, or you can only hear the sounds in FLS. Is there a way to make the sounds play with Asio regardless of which window I'm in (and still let other windows play), or is it not possible?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 11th, 2010 @ 08:40 PM Reply

Control panel, audio options. Check what driver you are using.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 11th, 2010 @ 09:33 PM Reply

In the audio settings window, highlight 'auto close device.' This allows other applications to use audio when FL Studio isn't (but is still open).

However, ASIO4ALL is very picky about simultaneous audio use. Even if you download an ASIO playback plugin for your media player, ASIO4ALL won't let you use the media player and FL at the same time.

I've heard that some soundcards have their own ASIO drivers (e.x. CreativeASIO) that are more forgiving. Unless you upgrade though, I think you're stuck switching back and forth between ASIO and primary when using other applications.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 15th, 2010 @ 04:46 PM Reply

Here's a quick picture to describe what I'm having trouble with
I was wondering how to get the gray bars under your sample when you are layering to save room
In the pattern

I'd love a quick response but I'll take anything because I've been wracking my brain trying to figure this out

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 15th, 2010 @ 05:33 PM Reply

Go to channels menu -> zip selected, or hit alt-z.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 15th, 2010 @ 05:57 PM Reply

Thanks!

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 16th, 2010 @ 10:48 PM Reply

Havn't been able to find any good How To's so here goes.

Are there any free VSTi's for a realistic sounding orchestra? It doens't have to be top of the line, just something I can make fairly decent sounds out of.

Or if anyone knows how to make a good sounding string section out of say.. 3xOsc some tips would be nice.

Thanks!

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 16th, 2010 @ 11:37 PM Reply

is there any way to route a series of mixer channels, all together into one mixer channel(and that channel goes into master)?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 17th, 2010 @ 12:23 AM Reply

At 11/16/10 11:37 PM, jpbear wrote: is there any way to route a series of mixer channels, all together into one mixer channel(and that channel goes into master)?

The best way to do this is using send channels. To route a channel to send 1, select the channel and turn the knob circled in red to the right. You can also turn an ordinary channel into a send channel by hitting the button circled in cyan.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 17th, 2010 @ 12:45 AM Reply

At 11/16/10 10:48 PM, Or4nges wrote:
Or if anyone knows how to make a good sounding string section out of say.. 3xOsc some tips would be nice.

I thought this sounded pretty good for 3xosc.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 17th, 2010 @ 01:01 AM Reply

At 11/17/10 12:45 AM, defegistor wrote:
At 11/16/10 10:48 PM, Or4nges wrote:
Or if anyone knows how to make a good sounding string section out of say.. 3xOsc some tips would be nice.
I thought this sounded pretty good for 3xosc.

Hey thanks! that is pretty zazzy.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 19th, 2010 @ 03:27 PM Reply

At 11/19/10 02:19 PM, Skeepsis wrote: I have a bass sound uploaded in DirectWave. The problem is that I don't know why the base notes are being sustained, even though in the Piano Roll I've extended the green bars.

Do you mean they aren't being sustained? Sustain means to prolong (whether thats the cadence in music, or the length of a certain note).

That aside, you have to adjust the ADSR or change the loop type in the "Zone" and "Sample" tab in the bottom left. If you bass is the same length no matter what you probably have it on One-Shot loop mode. It wont be easy but try to find a good looping point so make the note sustain.

In the event that you actually want it short since you said you didnt want it to sustain, you still would have to fix the looping mode

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 20th, 2010 @ 01:14 PM Reply

We have youtube for a reason

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 20th, 2010 @ 02:10 PM Reply

At 11/20/10 01:14 PM, OctopusTone wrote: We have youtube for a reason

then use youtube if you don't feel like getting personal responses. This is if you actually want to be helped to figure something out than to simply be shown how to do it.

Youtube tutorials show you how that person does it, so you end up copying the sound they're making or learning FL their way.

No one asked you to stop by here.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 20th, 2010 @ 02:36 PM Reply

Here we are again.

Does anyone know of some *free* VSTi Pianos that sound better, or even just different (in a good way)than FL Keys?

I'd like to experiment a bit :)

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 20th, 2010 @ 02:39 PM Reply

At 11/20/10 02:36 PM, Or4nges wrote: Here we are again.

Does anyone know of some *free* VSTi Pianos that sound better, or even just different (in a good way)than FL Keys?

I'd like to experiment a bit :)

It's not a VST that I have in mind, but IMO the SGM V2.01 soundfont has some pretty good pianos. Three piano samples, and they all sound good, especially the third one.


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At 11/20/10 02:36 PM, Or4nges wrote: Here we are again.

Does anyone know of some *free* VSTi Pianos that sound better, or even just different (in a good way)than FL Keys?

I'd like to experiment a bit :)

First of All, never use FL keys, never mind the circumstance, the quality of those pianos just degrades your music.
So:

If you have a large price range and want something worth your while I suggest East/West Quantum Leap Pianos , It's expensive but there are pianos with really good quality and vary a lot in sound.

Also, reFx have a ROMpler called Nexus2, you probably have heard of it because it's extremely hyped, but this also has some massive piano sounds, for every genre probably, the quality is out of this world and there are no barriers as to what you can create.

As for Freeware :

I'd suggest using the SGM-V2.01 soundfont Supersteph54 linked above, It has very good piano samples.

And something very helpful would be this, That thread contains some orchestral sf2 with some nice pianos in it absolutely free, so yeah, check that out too.