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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-22 20:47:06 Reply

At 4/22/13 05:06 PM, Breed wrote: I can tell you one thing.....its probably gonna be a waste of time for you.

I got nothing but time man... im not looking for snide remarks, just tips. If you have any i would greatly appreciate it. If not, then i would also greatly appreciate you saving space for someone who has some experience in this.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-23 00:18:30 Reply

At 4/22/13 08:47 PM, seltekkodes wrote: I got nothing but time man... im not looking for snide remarks, just tips.

Experimenting with the software and following youtube tutorials is the best way to start until you build up enough of a vocabulary to ask the right questions and gather the relevant learning material. The reason I'm being snide is because you asked a really silly question. You might as well have asked "how do I make music?" in a thread that is more so geared towards technical problems in FL studio.

That said, besides learning the program more (which you obviously dont know like you said you did), the process of creating a "beat" (which im guessing you mean producing a song) is going to require audio core knowledge. Start by learning the science behind every knob you turn(google and youtube will be your best friend), then move on to core concepts of use from literature such as the "Mixing Engineers Handbook" or even simpler "Computer Music for Dummies."

Once you get to that point you'll know where you need to go or learn from there.

Most importantly, just experiment and make stuff. Figure it out on your own until you are more comfortable with it, then start studying it via internet/books.

That is unless you arent serious about this at all, which 99% of guys comin in saying "how do i make beats yo?" are not.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-23 05:56:17 Reply

At 4/22/13 10:15 AM, Breed wrote: @LiquidBooze - Are you sure the main gain knob on the EQ is at 0db?

Yep. I never use the main gain knob on PEQ2.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-23 17:22:47 Reply

Is there any midi that can directly control the mixer in fl studio.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-23 20:34:46 Reply

At 4/23/13 05:22 PM, XToxicReaper wrote: Is there any midi that can directly control the mixer in fl studio.

pretty much any midi controller can, but you need to manually assign the mixer controls to each dial/fader on your controller


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-23 21:14:22 Reply

At 4/23/13 08:34 PM, midimachine wrote:
At 4/23/13 05:22 PM, XToxicReaper wrote: Is there any midi that can directly control the mixer in fl studio.
pretty much any midi controller can, but you need to manually assign the mixer controls to each dial/fader on your controller

oh if anyone would do fine is there any specific one that would be most suitable for adjusting the mixer.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-24 03:58:42 Reply

At 4/23/13 09:14 PM, XToxicReaper wrote:
At 4/23/13 08:34 PM, midimachine wrote:
At 4/23/13 05:22 PM, XToxicReaper wrote: Is there any midi that can directly control the mixer in fl studio.
pretty much any midi controller can, but you need to manually assign the mixer controls to each dial/fader on your controller
oh if anyone would do fine is there any specific one that would be most suitable for adjusting the mixer.

something like a behringer bcf2000 would be pretty good. maybe a bitstream 3x if you want more of a "channel strip" thing going


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-24 08:15:47 Reply

At 4/24/13 03:58 AM, midimachine wrote:
At 4/23/13 09:14 PM, XToxicReaper wrote:
At 4/23/13 08:34 PM, midimachine wrote:
At 4/23/13 05:22 PM, XToxicReaper wrote: Is there any midi that can directly control the mixer in fl studio.
pretty much any midi controller can, but you need to manually assign the mixer controls to each dial/fader on your controller
oh if anyone would do fine is there any specific one that would be most suitable for adjusting the mixer.
something like a behringer bcf2000 would be pretty good. maybe a bitstream 3x if you want more of a "channel strip" thing going

the mackie universal and behringer bcf2000 are cool cuz they are both supported by imageline and have motorized faders, but its not per se the best set up.

i for one think the novation slmk2 has more use. mainly just because the tops of each fader and knob are touch sensitive and will give you a readout without having to move the fader.

same goes for the mpk which has a 'preview' button. with the bcf you may get some unwanted fader jumpiness(like everytime you want to record a new automation or want to change any value after a new window focus).

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-24 08:18:21 Reply

At 4/24/13 08:15 AM, Breed wrote: the mackie universal and behringer bcf2000 are cool cuz they are both supported by imageline and have motorized faders, but its not per se the best set up.

oh yeah, i was just thinking in terms of cheapness cause i'm mega skint at the moment haha :v


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-24 08:20:43 Reply

Patcher unstable as all fuck in fl11 demos.

Sorry for doubting you jpcarebear.

Wait, why did they not fix it before releasing 11?

the fuuuuuuuuuck

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-25 13:46:00 Reply

sup guys?
when I load Sytrus (actually any plugin) in Patcher, and I play notes fast or whatever I do something fast (scrolling through the browser at the left), the program crashes and freezes.

i'm sure it's not that my computer can't handle it, because I tried with 3xOSC (I guess that's pretty light) and happened the same. Am I doing something wrong, or what?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-29 02:24:59 Reply

I have been playing with fruity loops 10... i have made simple beats but there is something seriously missing from them... Youtube tuts show how to make one beat... not how to makes beats but i have done a lot of them as well. And i am not interested in wasting time making beats... but if i could find a producer i am 100% in it to rap... whether i am any good or not is for the public to decide.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-29 18:46:22 Reply

that's nice.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-29 20:46:24 Reply

At 4/29/13 02:24 AM, seltekkodes wrote: And i am not interested in wasting time making beats... but if i could find a producer i am 100% in it to rap... whether i am any good or not is for the public to decide.

Be creative. Try thinking outside the box.

Oh, also, try to read what other people say and think a bit about it before repeating 'questions' that aren't pertinent to this thread.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-29 20:54:08 Reply

At 4/24/13 08:20 AM, Breed wrote: Patcher unstable as all fuck in fl11 demos.

Sorry for doubting you jpcarebear.

Wait, why did they not fix it before releasing 11?

the fuuuuuuuuuck

Hehe you were so excited about fl11 too

I guess shoot the Patcher guys a message? I can echo it if you want.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-29 21:01:21 Reply

At 4/29/13 08:46 PM, SkyeWintrest wrote: Oh, also, try to read what other people say and think a bit about it before repeating 'questions' that aren't pertinent to this thread.

You mean the whole 204 pages? i think i would rather repeat the questions


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-29 21:04:13 Reply

At 4/29/13 09:01 PM, seltekkodes wrote:
At 4/29/13 08:46 PM, SkyeWintrest wrote: Oh, also, try to read what other people say and think a bit about it before repeating 'questions' that aren't pertinent to this thread.
You mean the whole 204 pages? i think i would rather repeat the questions

No, I mean the response to what you asked. There was a second response.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-29 22:33:43 Reply

At 4/29/13 09:01 PM, seltekkodes wrote:
At 4/29/13 08:46 PM, SkyeWintrest wrote: Oh, also, try to read what other people say and think a bit about it before repeating 'questions' that aren't pertinent to this thread.
You mean the whole 204 pages? i think i would rather repeat the questions

you didnt even ask a question, you were just like "i just started doing this and i'm really bad at at it, so i don't think i should my time doing it anymore"


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-30 00:51:32 Reply

At 4/29/13 10:33 PM, midimachine wrote:
you didnt even ask a question, you were just like "i just started doing this and i'm really bad at at it, so i don't think i should my time doing it anymore"

noooo... i was just trying to get tips on some of the more common mistakes made by new people... like missing the melody or something like that


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-30 01:19:58 Reply

At 4/30/13 12:51 AM, seltekkodes wrote: noooo... i was just trying to get tips on some of the more common mistakes made by new people... like missing the melody or something like that

then that's not really a FL-related problem.
that's more of a music theory/composition-related problem me thinks

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-30 02:12:33 Reply

At 4/24/13 08:20 AM, Breed wrote: Patcher unstable as all fuck in fl11 demos.

Sorry for doubting you jpcarebear.

Wait, why did they not fix it before releasing 11?

the fuuuuuuuuuck

because they are poopie faces

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-30 09:58:22 Reply

Noob Question. I love to use keyboard to testing sound and, sometime, making melody. But I don't know how to change the "range" of testing keyboard. It's causing problem to me in Acoustic Guitar which half of it can't be played due to lack of sound., and lower pitch sound pretty good but I can't play it naturally :(


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-30 10:52:32 Reply

At 4/30/13 09:58 AM, poom3619 wrote: Noob Question. I love to use keyboard to testing sound and, sometime, making melody. But I don't know how to change the "range" of testing keyboard. It's causing problem to me in Acoustic Guitar which half of it can't be played due to lack of sound., and lower pitch sound pretty good but I can't play it naturally :(

do you mean like your typing keyboard? the key mapping on that can't be changed.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-30 18:28:56 Reply

At 4/30/13 01:19 AM, Yoshiii343 wrote:
At 4/30/13 12:51 AM, seltekkodes wrote: noooo... i was just trying to get tips on some of the more common mistakes made by new people... like missing the melody or something like that
then that's not really a FL-related problem.
that's more of a music theory/composition-related problem me thinks

1 of 2:
Is there a better place to ask a question like that?
2 of 2:
How about where to find free sounds, like a banjo


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-30 21:05:48 Reply

At 4/30/13 06:28 PM, seltekkodes wrote: 1 of 2:
Is there a better place to ask a question like that?

eh...not sure where

2 of 2:
How about where to find free sounds, like a banjo

try Freesound

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-04-30 21:08:33 Reply

At 4/30/13 06:28 PM, seltekkodes wrote: 1 of 2:
Is there a better place to ask a question like that?

maaaaybe. i dunno what you mean by "missing the melody" though. all i can say is to try and emulate artists that you want to sound like at first and also reference other material for your mixing and songwriting like aaaall the time

2 of 2:
How about where to find free sounds, like a banjo

google's seriously great haha!
though you should definitely check out ghosthack's "dubstep" sample packs (they're useful for lots of other stuff too)

also i didn't find any good banjo-1hit samples but there's lots of sample-able recordings if you want to try the cut/paste kinda style. apparently the "Indian DreamZ" plugin by DSK can do decent banjo-ey sounds with a bit of tweaking, too.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-05-01 03:59:02 Reply

At 4/30/13 06:28 PM, seltekkodes wrote: How about where to find free sounds, like a banjo

Ask in this thread. That thread is dedicated to requesting instruments, whether real or sampled. You won't be able to get your own banjo sounds over there, but you can send a MIDI file or something to someone and they can send it back with a banjo sound (if they have one). I can do that, for example. I have a banjo sound that came with a very expensive software called East/West Ra, and it's sampled from a real banjo so it sounds great.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-05-02 12:23:15 Reply

What should one know before seriously making music by FL studio? I mean, I can only use synthesizer that involve Piano Roll, and have little idea how can I alter it out of Trial & Error.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-05-05 02:30:25 Reply

At 5/5/13 01:48 AM, Corbetto wrote: In my latest song pancakes http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/533958
i've noticed that the kick is very quiet in the chorus.
I'm assuming i'm going to have to do some fruity EQing or some jazz but i don't know what to do.

that's one way to do it. Other ways including: increasing the gain in the compressor (assuming you placed one on the kick channel in the mixer), or adding a wee bit of distortion

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2013-05-05 04:10:15 Reply

At 5/5/13 02:58 AM, Corbetto wrote:
At 5/5/13 02:30 AM, Yoshiii343 wrote:
At 5/5/13 01:48 AM, Corbetto wrote: In my latest song pancakes http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/533958
i've noticed that the kick is very quiet in the chorus.
I'm assuming i'm going to have to do some fruity EQing or some jazz but i don't know what to do.
that's one way to do it. Other ways including: increasing the gain in the compressor (assuming you placed one on the kick channel in the mixer), or adding a wee bit of distortion
pssst... i don't know much about EQing, could you explain on how do it just a bit, pretty please?

If you use FL Studio, it comes with Parametric EQ2. I'm assuming you know about mixer tracks, so go ahead and put a Parametric EQ2 on your synths/percussion.

There is a high frequency part of the spectrum (6/7) and a low frequency region (1/2). Basically what's going on with your kick is that the frequencies of your synths are taking up the frequency regions that your kick is supposed to be allocated. If you want your kick to stand out, lower the frequencies of your synths based on which frequencies your kick takes up.