At 8/12/12 05:55 PM, ToxInjection wrote:
Hey guys, I have a little (possibly stupid) question, because somehow, the tutorial on FL itself isn't helping me out. It tells me that I can use a volume envelope to have the synths and sounds I use end when I have them end on the piano roll, and not have them echo onward. How do I go about getting these volume envelopes for my synths?
You can do this by editing the volume event. It's the same as automation, but then only in a pattern (if you wish).
I prefer editing the event of the mixer channel volume rather than the channel volume itself, and I had a reason to that but I forgot what it was :P anyway, here's how I do it.
You go to the pattern that contains the piano roll sequence of which you want to control the volume, send your synth to its own mixer channel, then right click on that mixer channel's volume fader and click 'Edit events'. You get a pop-up in which you can draw a graph. This graph represent the volume level in that specific pattern. Now, to cut off the volume at the end of the piano roll, you should keep the volume the same as the synth is playing (you can draw straight line with the right mouse button), and right after the last note of the sequence has played, draw a vertical line downwards to 0%. This will make the volume of the synth be zero as soon as it stops, so there won't be any echoing.
I hope this is clear, it's quite hard for me to explain stuff like this to someone. :S
And this question pertains more to submitting audio to Newgrounds in general, but I hope I can throw this little one in too. Newgrounds specifically states that you can NOT use premade samples in your songs, and that your songs must be 10% your work. I was wondering if it was alright to use ambient samples. For instance, I'd like to have the sound of rain falling in the background in one of my songs I'm working on. Is it alright for me to find a rain loop on the internet and use it in the song, or does that still fall under the rule of no samples?
A rain loop is fine, as long as it's not copyrighted, but I don't think there won't be any copyrighted rain loops :P