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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Mar. 29th, 2013 @ 03:04 PM Reply

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Mar. 31st, 2013 @ 11:27 PM Reply

When I finish the beat it, it ends at the 91 mark but when I export it, the song switches to almost 5 minutes, what's happening? I'm using FL 10

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 12:54 AM Reply

At 3/31/13 11:27 PM, Keaux wrote: When I finish the beat it, it ends at the 91 mark but when I export it, the song switches to almost 5 minutes, what's happening? I'm using FL 10

91 bars of 4/4 at 75BPM is about 5 minutes. maybe the song is just longer than you thought it was?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 11:27 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 12:54 AM, midimachine wrote:
At 3/31/13 11:27 PM, Keaux wrote: When I finish the beat it, it ends at the 91 mark but when I export it, the song switches to almost 5 minutes, what's happening? I'm using FL 10
91 bars of 4/4 at 75BPM is about 5 minutes. maybe the song is just longer than you thought it was?

That's probably it lol. I was just making sure, thanks so much.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 4th, 2013 @ 12:13 PM Reply

At 4/4/13 10:07 AM, Corbetto wrote: I have 2 songs that i am very close to finishing and while i was making slight changes to one of them i decided to play it from the start and i noticed how crackly/crunchy/distorted/low quality the whole song sounded. It just happened out of nowhere, it makes no sense to me as to how my song can sound fine one minute and then just sound like it's sound quality drastically has been lowered the next.

i soon noticed that all my flps sounded very distorted when multiple sounds came together and the the overall sound quality of the tracks sounded worse.

I use a very crappy computer at the moment to make music which regularly laggs videos and audio if that info helps.

I've spent a lot of time on these 2 songs and to have fl studio or my computer (I really don't know what caused the problem) to mess up and destroy the sound quality when i'm so close to finishing it is very annoying and i would greatly appreciate someone helping to solve this problem.

From what you've said, it seems very likely that your problems are being caused simply by a lack of RAM or processing power. Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot you can do about this other than keeping your computer plugged in whenever you open FL, setting it to the highest performance possible, and making sure nothing else is open while using FL.

Don't worry though, the sound quality won't be destroyed while you export it.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 4th, 2013 @ 01:42 PM Reply

At 4/4/13 10:07 AM, Corbetto wrote: I've spent a lot of time on these 2 songs and to have fl studio or my computer (I really don't know what caused the problem) to mess up and destroy the sound quality when i'm so close to finishing it is very annoying and i would greatly appreciate someone helping to solve this problem.

As SkyeWintrest said, the clicking and crackling will not affect your exported product.
Have you tried increasing your buffer size in the Audio Settings? This will reduce the crackling a lot. However if your buffer gets really big FL Studio might starting lagging.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 4th, 2013 @ 04:48 PM Reply

At 4/4/13 10:07 AM, Corbetto wrote: I have 2 songs that i am very close to finishing and while i was making slight changes to one of them i decided to play it from the start and i noticed how crackly/crunchy/distorted/low quality the whole song sounded. It just happened out of nowhere, it makes no sense to me as to how my song can sound fine one minute and then just sound like it's sound quality drastically has been lowered the next.

i soon noticed that all my flps sounded very distorted when multiple sounds came together and the the overall sound quality of the tracks sounded worse.

I use a very crappy computer at the moment to make music which regularly laggs videos and audio if that info helps.

I've spent a lot of time on these 2 songs and to have fl studio or my computer (I really don't know what caused the problem) to mess up and destroy the sound quality when i'm so close to finishing it is very annoying and i would greatly appreciate someone helping to solve this problem.

A possible solution is going into "Options" in the top left corner of the screen, then "Audio settings". You should see a bar that is titled "Buffer length". Move this bar to the right until the crackling disappears.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 4th, 2013 @ 04:50 PM Reply

I guess I didn't scroll down far enough :(. Pretty much what LiquidOoze said.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 4th, 2013 @ 06:25 PM Reply

who actually uses the fruity vibrator?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 4th, 2013 @ 06:43 PM Reply

At 4/4/13 06:25 PM, Omegeist wrote: who actually uses the fruity vibrator?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 4th, 2013 @ 07:18 PM Reply

At 4/4/13 07:16 PM, Corbetto wrote: The problem is more of the case of the flps sounding like their sound quality has been lowered, rather then crackling from the buffer settings. Thanks for helping though.

Do you have a limiter on your master channel? I can imagine the compression of the mix could cause something like this.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 4th, 2013 @ 07:30 PM Reply

At 4/4/13 07:24 PM, Corbetto wrote: You're probably right there, my computer is really old so i wouldn't be surprised if it was losing it's processing power.
An annoying thing about my problem that i forgot to add is that the sound quality IS destroyed when i export it D: which is probably the worst part of the problem. When i play the song in fl studio it sounds distorted/crunchy and when i play it in wav form outside of fl it still sounds distorted/crunchy. when i play any other song whether it be on my computer or on the internet, the song's sound quality sounds clean and good, despite the song inevitably lagging but that's just because my computer is terrible at the moment.

That sound either like what I said earlier (the mix is getting too compressed) or there is a problem with your sound driver (which I doubt because other songs sound fine).

Check your master channel for a limiter of some sort and disable it. You might find that your track is clipping.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 4th, 2013 @ 09:06 PM Reply

Ok, I am usually pretty knowledgeable when it comes to music production, but there is one thing that I can't seem to figure out: Ducking. I want to do the whole electro thing, making the synths duck under the kick, which seems like basic operation, but I looked online and everything about it was extremely over complicated, and it lost me. Is FL-Studio just really overcomplicated when it comes to ducking or have I just found some bad tutorials? Either way, can someone tell me how the whole thing works, because I'm lost. Thanks!


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At 4/4/13 09:06 PM, TheyCallMeCaudex wrote: Ok, I am usually pretty knowledgeable when it comes to music production, but there is one thing that I can't seem to figure out: Ducking. I want to do the whole electro thing, making the synths duck under the kick, which seems like basic operation, but I looked online and everything about it was extremely over complicated, and it lost me. Is FL-Studio just really overcomplicated when it comes to ducking or have I just found some bad tutorials? Either way, can someone tell me how the whole thing works, because I'm lost. Thanks!

Basically what you want to do is called sidechaining. There are many tutorials on youtube about how to accomplish this and would probably be more helpful than text, but I'll explain it anyway.

1. Get a kick and a synth
2. Duplicate the kick (explanation later)
3. Assign mixer tracks for each kick and the synth (mixer track #1, kick 1, mixer track #2, kick 2 etc)
4. Add a "Fruity Peak Controller" on one of the kick mixer channels (doesn't matter which one). This will mute the kick which is why you have 2 of them.
5. Now go to the synth mixer channel. There is a volume bar right under every mixer track, so right-click the volume bar of the synth. Select "Link to controller"
6. There should be a drop down list in one of the sections saying "None". Click on that and select "Peak".
7. Just below there there is a text box which says "Input". Change that to "Input-1" or select "Invert" from the drop down list.
8. Hit accept.

Your synth should now be sidechained to the silent kick. This way your synth can be sidechained even when the non-silent kick is not playing.

Or you could look up a video on youtube, it will show visually what I just explained. Hopefully I made sense :)


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 4th, 2013 @ 09:54 PM Reply

At 4/4/13 09:06 PM, TheyCallMeCaudex wrote: Is FL-Studio just really overcomplicated when it comes to ducking

maybe a little bit.

i still use the peak controller method for ducking, which isn't exactly straightforward at first but the advantage is that you can "duck" just about any parameter with it (not just volume).


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 5th, 2013 @ 09:07 AM Reply

At 4/4/13 08:36 PM, Corbetto wrote:
At 4/4/13 07:30 PM, DjAbbic wrote:
Check your master channel for a limiter of some sort and disable it. You might find that your track is clipping.
How about that, there was a limiter on the master channel that was messing up both my songs. I don't remember putting it there but meh, my song sounds good again :D

Big thanks to everyone who helped solve the problem.

Fl Studio puts a Fruity Limiter on the master by default. The first thing you should do when starting a new project is removing it. ;)


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 5th, 2013 @ 09:30 AM Reply

At 4/5/13 09:07 AM, LiquidOoze wrote: Fl Studio puts a Fruity Limiter on the master by default. The first thing you should do when starting a new project is removing it. ;)

Or go to File > New from template > Minimal > Empty. That way, your current project and any future projects will by default start as a blank slate with no limiters or crappy drum samples lying around.

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At 4/5/13 09:30 AM, Step wrote: Or go to File > New from template > Minimal > Empty. That way, your current project and any future projects will by default start as a blank slate with no limiters or crappy drum samples lying around.

What's that "IDEA MUST NOT FORGET" thing?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 5th, 2013 @ 04:23 PM Reply

At 4/5/13 09:30 AM, Step wrote:
At 4/5/13 09:07 AM, LiquidOoze wrote: Fl Studio puts a Fruity Limiter on the master by default. The first thing you should do when starting a new project is removing it. ;)
Or go to File > New from template > Minimal > Empty. That way, your current project and any future projects will by default start as a blank slate with no limiters or crappy drum samples lying around.

The hilarious thing is how weak the "Club" drum samples are compared to the "Basic" ones. I think the basic samples have become quite useful actually (compared to previous versions).


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 5th, 2013 @ 04:51 PM Reply

At 4/5/13 02:53 PM, SkyeWintrest wrote: What's that "IDEA MUST NOT FORGET" thing?

The melody of "The Adventurer" in 8-bit form.

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Some guy on Yahoo Answers shared that FLP and asked someone to mix it to make it sound good. It downloaded it, heard it, and realised it was too terrible to mix so I disregarded it.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 5th, 2013 @ 04:56 PM Reply

At 4/5/13 04:51 PM, Step wrote: The melody of "The Adventurer" in 8-bit form.

Some guy on Yahoo Answers shared that FLP and asked someone to mix it to make it sound good. It downloaded it, heard it, and realised it was too terrible to mix so I disregarded it.

Oh okay.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 6th, 2013 @ 06:05 PM Reply

I have a question, guys. Those of you who have full FL Studio and are using the ASIO4ALL sound drivers, please help me out.

Immediately when I reopen some of my previous projects, including stuff that I had worked on just yesterday, I hear this awful squeaky interference noise in my ASIO4ALL drive, and I'm not even playing the sound file: what's going on?

NB: This apparently applies to only some of my files, not all of them. Asperges Me is badly affected, as is Juventud (both songs are on NG, and I've been planning to remake/edit them for a while now). Last I edited Juventud was yesterday, and I didn't have this problem. I thought this problem applied to all my vocal songs and I was in deep trouble, but apparently it doesn't. Songs like Supplication (which is also on my NG profile) aren't affected.
Also: I'm running on a weaker processor. Intel Celeron, I think (before this, I had the HP, and it was running on Intel Core 2 Duo). I've got 2.5 GB RAM, which is a bit of a boost compared to the last PC I had (which only had 2.0 GB RAM). In order to boost FL Studio's performance on this secondhand computer I *had* to switch to ASIO4ALL; or else FL Studio would not run. I've done everything I could to overclock FL Studio's performance on this thing, and till today it hasn't given me problems.... until I started hearing this interference noise.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 7th, 2013 @ 02:28 AM Reply

Is there any way to snap anything I play on my pad controller to step in FL? I've been using my pad controller for its knobs and havn't tried to use the actual pads yet because there's some timing issues between the controller and FL (probably a midi issue as a whole)


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 7th, 2013 @ 02:50 AM Reply

At 4/7/13 02:28 AM, TheComet wrote: Is there any way to snap anything I play on my pad controller to step in FL? I've been using my pad controller for its knobs and havn't tried to use the actual pads yet because there's some timing issues between the controller and FL (probably a midi issue as a whole)

You are talking about quantizing. Its quite common. Select the notes in the piano roll, open up the tools in the piano roll, and select quantize. You can find details of how to use it in the manual or on youtube or something.

You can also use the hotkeys ctrl-A to select all and alt-Q to quantize. Good combo to know.

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At 4/7/13 02:50 AM, Breed wrote:
At 4/7/13 02:28 AM, TheComet wrote: Is there any way to snap anything I play on my pad controller to step in FL? I've been using my pad controller for its knobs and havn't tried to use the actual pads yet because there's some timing issues between the controller and FL (probably a midi issue as a whole)
You are talking about quantizing. Its quite common. Select the notes in the piano roll, open up the tools in the piano roll, and select quantize. You can find details of how to use it in the manual or on youtube or something.

You can also use the hotkeys ctrl-A to select all and alt-Q to quantize. Good combo to know.

I'm aware of quantizing, I'm talking more like syncing up the midi controller with the tempo so my inputs are snapped when recording live


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 7th, 2013 @ 03:49 AM Reply

I create with automation, audio clips, and creating stuff in FL playlist.

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At 4/7/13 03:49 AM, sugarsimon wrote: I create with automation, audio clips, and creating stuff in FL playlist.

Needs 100% more cluttered dual monitors :P

in all honesty though, damn, I could never work entirely with clips given how I grew up with the earlier versions of FL where you had to use those blocks to assemble anything

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At 4/6/13 06:05 PM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote: I have a question, guys. Those of you who have full FL Studio and are using the ASIO4ALL sound drivers, please help me out.

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At 4/7/13 08:05 AM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote:
At 4/6/13 06:05 PM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote: I have a question, guys. Those of you who have full FL Studio and are using the ASIO4ALL sound drivers, please help me out.

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Isn't anyone able to help me out?

Since it's acting up even when you are not playing anything, I'd assume it would be something to do with your sound card. Do you remember doing anything unusual with the audio settings (or any settings really) before this started happening?


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At 4/7/13 03:49 AM, sugarsimon wrote: I create with automation, audio clips, and creating stuff in FL playlist.

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