Be a Supporter!

Ask your FruityLoops questions here

  • 367,807 Views
  • 6,542 Replies
New Topic Respond to this Topic
Denvish
Denvish
  • Member since: Apr. 25, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 46
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 12th, 2005 @ 07:04 PM Reply

At 4/11/05 05:07 PM, Crazy_Train wrote:
At 4/11/05 10:19 AM, Yoow wrote: Can you link me some tutorials please?
that would help me too.

I'm in the process of trying to gather some tut links for various programs, but it's a big job. Here's what I have for FL so far:

Fruity Loops online manual
fltutorials.com
FL: Basics
FL: Piano Roll
FL: Piano Roll 2
FL: Adding a wav channel
FL: Adding a VST channel
FL: Using Effects
FL: Tutorial
FL: Making beats
FL: Bass using OSC
FL: Using plugins
FL: Making DnB
FL: Making DnB (advanced)


- - Flash - Music - Images - -

BBS Signature
FDA
FDA
  • Member since: Dec. 16, 1999
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 15
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 03:40 AM Reply

At 4/10/05 03:51 PM, -api- wrote: Since you are my new best friend, is there any way for me to use more than one instrument with Fast Dist applied without there being any sound conflicts or crackle? I would love a way :( If only i had Reason.

If you have FL, you are further ahead than you would be with Reason.
FL is a true VST host, allowing you to use any VST or DX synth and or effect... your options are limitless.

FL also allows rex files and mp3s to be manipulated if this was a concern.
I have been using FL since 98 and often talk with jean-marie, the creator about it... he is active in the FL forums and often adds to the software optioons based directly upon what current users request.

Crazy-Train
Crazy-Train
  • Member since: Oct. 20, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 14th, 2005 @ 11:52 PM Reply

ok i checked the tutorials and im lost....I am still using 3.4 and they are showing 5.0 so ... is there anything you could link to me that will help thanks

Mr-Fluffykins
Mr-Fluffykins
  • Member since: Nov. 26, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 16th, 2005 @ 06:40 PM Reply

I want to remix a song so i add it into beat to slice and about 20 seconds in there is a big bang and it stops


LSD!

BBS Signature
B1tchSlap
B1tchSlap
  • Member since: Jul. 14, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 15
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 16th, 2005 @ 06:46 PM Reply

Do I need my own sounds to use the program, or does the program come with them?

Denvish
Denvish
  • Member since: Apr. 25, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 46
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 16th, 2005 @ 07:58 PM Reply

At 4/16/05 06:46 PM, bitch_slap1 wrote: Do I need my own sounds to use the program, or does the program come with them?

It comes with a reasonable selection. But if you want to make your sound more individual, download some samples. I got given a CD of individual drum hits, and I downloaded some piano C notes in various octaves, because I didn't like the FL ones.


- - Flash - Music - Images - -

BBS Signature
Zerok
Zerok
  • Member since: Mar. 27, 2000
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 34
Writer
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 16th, 2005 @ 08:15 PM Reply

At 4/16/05 06:46 PM, bitch_slap1 wrote: Do I need my own sounds to use the program, or does the program come with them?

It comes with tons of sounds and presets.
I'm positive you can find more online.


Zerok blog: PM me if you like music | My (retired) webcomic: Pizza For Guys

wesdood
wesdood
  • Member since: Apr. 6, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 28
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 16th, 2005 @ 09:23 PM Reply

ok question... i can't save... trials suck... who else agrees?

WillPostForFood
WillPostForFood
  • Member since: Aug. 28, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 16th, 2005 @ 09:29 PM Reply

thats the best post in the existance of NG audio......i love you
Denvish


The names Food, WillPostForFood.

BBS Signature
wesdood
wesdood
  • Member since: Apr. 6, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 28
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 16th, 2005 @ 09:31 PM Reply

oh yea, my question was, does anyone know how to break through the thing? i have a really kool thing, and i wanna show some people, but i can't save. is it like possible to play it through my speakers and record it on one of my mic's? like would it be worth it, or should i jsut buy it?

WillPostForFood
WillPostForFood
  • Member since: Aug. 28, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 16th, 2005 @ 09:32 PM Reply

At 4/16/05 09:31 PM, wesdood wrote: oh yea, my question was, does anyone know how to break through the thing? i have a really kool thing, and i wanna show some people, but i can't save. is it like possible to play it through my speakers and record it on one of my mic's? like would it be worth it, or should i jsut buy it?

buy it. worth every penny


The names Food, WillPostForFood.

BBS Signature
Tcartoon
Tcartoon
  • Member since: Jun. 13, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 05
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 17th, 2005 @ 07:05 AM Reply

i have a buring question.

WASP- the genorator, i apply fruity blood overdrive and play around with the settings, but i can never get a nice sound.
I want a sound like the start of metalicas "king nothing." or mabys rammsteins "striped"

help? is there a setting or filter that i can apply to make a nice sound?

Rage
Rage
  • Member since: Oct. 2, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 60
Game Developer
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 18th, 2005 @ 11:21 AM Reply

At 4/16/05 09:31 PM, wesdood wrote: oh yea, my question was, does anyone know how to break through the thing? i have a really kool thing, and i wanna show some people, but i can't save. is it like possible to play it through my speakers and record it on one of my mic's? like would it be worth it, or should i jsut buy it?

I believe that the demo version still allows you to render audio. The demo won't let you save project files, though. Instead of clicking save or save as, click export and choose what you want to export. That should work. You probably have it closed by now, though.


BBS Signature
Erkie
Erkie
  • Member since: Jul. 16, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 16
Musician
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 18th, 2005 @ 12:44 PM Reply

At 4/17/05 07:05 AM, Tcartoon wrote: i have a buring question.

WASP- the genorator, i apply fruity blood overdrive and play around with the settings, but i can never get a nice sound.
I want a sound like the start of metalicas "king nothing." or mabys rammsteins "striped"

help? is there a setting or filter that i can apply to make a nice sound?

IIt has to do with the quality of your software and your computer sound in general, but what's most important is the software; the thing about a synth emulator (especially a fruity one) is that they have regulated limitations, it's best to find what kind of file the synth plays on, and try to download other soundfonts, if that's what they are.

That's what I did with my Synth, I completely customized it with an open selection of soundfonts.


Report Songs|Submit Ideas|How Erkie reviews|
94% of posts made in AF since 2005

BBS Signature
afliXion
afliXion
  • Member since: Aug. 22, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 21
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 18th, 2005 @ 01:45 PM Reply

I have a question. Is there a regular piano sampler that can be used on fl? Or what about an NES sampler? If there is I can't find it. And if there isn't one, whats the next best thing?

Zerok
Zerok
  • Member since: Mar. 27, 2000
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 34
Writer
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 18th, 2005 @ 02:51 PM Reply

At 4/18/05 01:45 PM, afliXion wrote: I have a question. Is there a regular piano sampler that can be used on fl?

Hum, do you mean a nice piano sounding channel? ('Sampler' threw me for a (har) loop).
I'm not quite down with the lingo, so I wont pretend to know exactly what you're talking about. ;)

But if you are in fact looking for a sound that sounds like a piano, for FL v3.56, under Packs > Hip Hop you can find the cheezpiano channel. Sounds great. There's also a Grand Piano channel that works too, but I don't have the filepaths memorized. You can search the FL directory in Windows for 'piano' too. Bound to narrow your search.


Zerok blog: PM me if you like music | My (retired) webcomic: Pizza For Guys

Metaleks
Metaleks
  • Member since: Jul. 4, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 04
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 18th, 2005 @ 05:39 PM Reply

Yeah. I have been using FL a while now and I cant seem to get the FL peak controller to work. I tried 3 tutorials including the samples from the FL 5 folders.

I linked both channels to their correct mixer channels and added a peak controller in the one with the drum beat. Nothing. Any ideas?

blzn-azn
blzn-azn
  • Member since: Jan. 21, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 02
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 18th, 2005 @ 09:07 PM Reply

Ok, I need to know how to make Slayer do that little slid thingy. Like when I play a note I want it to slide down and octive or two. But I found out it doesn't work. And I got a demo for slayer 2. Still doens't work. Think you can help me out? And if tehre isn't a way then that sucks ass.

Chronamut
Chronamut
  • Member since: Oct. 9, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 43
Artist
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 18th, 2005 @ 09:39 PM Reply

well i er, do have a question.. haha

i like to make 8-bit but i find its so much work to layer diff. osc.s just to get a convincing nes or commodore chipbit sound. I tried using programs in dos but in windows xp theyre all garbled up.

So... i either wanna just do it in reason or fl studio. Are there nes or commodore sound packs i can find? I tried looking for soundfonts with very little success. I want true grainy 8-bit sounds from the old systems. Can you help?


Want to chat with fellow newgrounders? Then go here & come visit The High Society Club!
ALSO - My sig isnt there just for show - CLICK IT!

BBS Signature
Denvish
Denvish
  • Member since: Apr. 25, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 46
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 19th, 2005 @ 09:33 PM Reply

At 4/18/05 09:39 PM, Chronamut wrote: well i er, do have a question.. haha

i like to make 8-bit but i find its so much work to layer diff. osc.s just to get a convincing nes or commodore chipbit sound. I tried using programs in dos but in windows xp theyre all garbled up.

So... i either wanna just do it in reason or fl studio. Are there nes or commodore sound packs i can find? I tried looking for soundfonts with very little success. I want true grainy 8-bit sounds from the old systems. Can you help?

TheShrike mentions a program in the third post of this thread which will allow you to rip sounds from ROMs. I'm not sure if that'll help you at all, but I thought it would be worth mentioning.


- - Flash - Music - Images - -

BBS Signature
Chronamut
Chronamut
  • Member since: Oct. 9, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 43
Artist
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 19th, 2005 @ 09:39 PM Reply

At 4/19/05 09:33 PM, Denvish wrote: TheShrike mentions a program in the third post of this thread which will allow you to rip sounds from ROMs. I'm not sure if that'll help you at all, but I thought it would be worth mentioning.

thanks denvish thats a start. While it wont work necessarily for all samples pitch wise it ill help me somewhat!


Want to chat with fellow newgrounders? Then go here & come visit The High Society Club!
ALSO - My sig isnt there just for show - CLICK IT!

BBS Signature
Metaleks
Metaleks
  • Member since: Jul. 4, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 04
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 20th, 2005 @ 08:47 PM Reply

At 4/18/05 05:39 PM, Metaleks wrote: Yeah. I have been using FL a while now and I cant seem to get the FL peak controller to work. I tried 3 tutorials including the samples from the FL 5 folders.

I linked both channels to their correct mixer channels and added a peak controller in the one with the drum beat. Nothing. Any ideas?

Can anyone help me with this? Pretty please =)

hofi8
hofi8
  • Member since: Apr. 22, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 08
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 20th, 2005 @ 09:13 PM Reply

where can youd ownload that?

hofi8
hofi8
  • Member since: Apr. 22, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 08
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 20th, 2005 @ 09:16 PM Reply

At 4/20/05 09:13 PM, hofi8 wrote: where can youd ownload that?

Im sorry I ment to press press replay to a previewspost but I accidently pressed the other option, my question is where can I download the piano and or the other cool effects for the fl studio, I have a demo version though will that work?

Metaleks
Metaleks
  • Member since: Jul. 4, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 04
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 21st, 2005 @ 03:51 PM Reply

The cool effects are known as "generators"

If you have the demo you can access them easily by going to your mixer (F9) or View >>> Mixer. Then chose the FX channel you want it in, and press the little arrow and you will get a list of generators. Then you can chose which one you want.

Anyways, can anyone help me with the peak controller?

Rage
Rage
  • Member since: Oct. 2, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 60
Game Developer
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 21st, 2005 @ 03:54 PM Reply

I'll teach you all how to use controllers (including the peak controller) later today. For now, I have a class to get to, and then I'm going home. Sit tight.


BBS Signature
Metaleks
Metaleks
  • Member since: Jul. 4, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 04
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 21st, 2005 @ 08:44 PM Reply

At 4/21/05 03:54 PM, RageVI wrote: I'll teach you all how to use controllers (including the peak controller) later today. For now, I have a class to get to, and then I'm going home. Sit tight.

Hehe thanks Rage.

Thats the only thing I can't do with FL. Looking forward to your lesson =)

Rage
Rage
  • Member since: Oct. 2, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 60
Game Developer
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 21st, 2005 @ 10:57 PM Reply

Okay. Here's the basics of using a controller.

What is a controller?

A controller is a tool that lets you control any parameter without using an automation. (In other words, it controls a knob for you).

And how do I use one?

To use a controller, you need to link any parameter you want to a controller. This will be explained.

Fruityloops has three kinds of controllers.

Fruity Formula Controller - This controller allows you to move any parameter ("knob") by using a mathematical formula.

Fruity X-Y controller - This one allows you to link two parameters to the X and Y values on the graph.

Fruity Peak Contoller - This controller allows you to change a parameter depending on the volume of the signal going to it.

Here is a simple walkthrough on using the Fruity Peak Controller

First, let's start a nice, new, clean project.

Using the browser window (The one that pops up or goes away by pressing F8), go to the packs folder and select a drum loop that you want. Right-click the drum loop in the browser window and select "add to slicer channel".

You should now have a drumloop in the sequencer.

Using the browser window, open the "Channel Presets" folder, and open "3xOSC". We're going to use "String9" for this example. Click and drag the Strings9 3xOSC preset on to the sequencer.

Put a nice chord in the piano roll for String9. Make sure that it's playing at the same time the drum loop is.

Now, go to the mixer window (You can press F9 if it's not up already). Select any mixing channel you want (other than master), and add the "Fruity Peak Controller" effect.

Now, assign the drum loop to the same mixing channel that you put the Fruity Peak Controller in. Notice that if you play the song at this point, you won't hear the drums because they're going to the peak controller (Notice that you can see volume bars in the peak controller moving).

Now we're going to link the String9 volume to the peak controller.

Right click on the volume knob for the String9 channel. Select "Link to controller..."

In the "Internal Controller" section, click the drop-down menu. You should see three options. Pick the top one "Peak ctrl (FX #) - Peak + LFO.

You linked something to the peak controller! Press play and take a listen. You should hear that the String9 channel is exactly as loud as the drum loop would be (if it was playing). You should also see its volume knob moving like crazy.

By default, the fruity peak controller mutes the sound that's going to it. However, if you want to hear the same sound that you're controlling with, simply uncheck "mute" in the bottom right corner of the fruity peak controller window.

You can link nearly ANY knob you see to any controller. Try messing around by linking all sorts of things to the controller.

If anyone has any questions, or is having trouble going through this guide, please ask me.

If you want a demo of the neat things that the peak controller can do, you can check out this demo I made really quick by clicking this link. (Link goes to Fruityloops file).

http://www.ragevi.com/ragevi_gateeffect.flp


BBS Signature
DJRunaway
DJRunaway
  • Member since: Jan. 20, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 22nd, 2005 @ 01:21 AM Reply

I'm making a Fruity Loops Tutorial as we speak :D Rage, can you e-mail me? Maybe we can finish it together (I'm also a vetran in FLP :P) :)

JurrevanZwol@home.nl

Khuskan
Khuskan
  • Member since: Jul. 17, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 07
Blank Slate
Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Apr. 22nd, 2005 @ 08:04 AM Reply

I got a question.

Why use fruitloops when you can use real music software to origional results instead of limited sampling and beatbox meathods that produces pretty much the same style of music all the time.

Did ParagonX9, probably the most acclaimed music artist on the AP use fruityloops? No he did not. He used Reason 2.5. I use Reason 3.0, both of which are software which requires reasonable ammounts of musical knowledge to even get started in the first place.

Ok I appreciate its easy to use, and i'll even appreciate that not everyone is comfortable with Reasons hefty £600 price tag, bu t as far as I see it, any program where you dont actually have to be able to play an instrument isnt a decent piece of music software.

Fruityloops is to audio what Swish is to flash. Cheap.