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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 13th, 2008 @ 11:54 PM Reply

At 11/13/08 11:36 PM, Switch620 wrote: I started reading about filters and have a basic understanding but i heard the term "Q" (also seen in the VST "fruity free filter")and didnt know what it was >.> What is it?

Thanks fer yer help~

When working with highpass or lowpass filters, Q boosts the Cutoff Frequency. To see what I mean, turn it all the way up and move the Cutoff Frequency up and down, and you'll hear the various frequencies shriek and distort as the cutoff filter becomes closer and closer to them. Be careful though, turning Q all the way down on the Free Filter actually cuts the Cutoff Frequency a little bit, so to leave it with no effect, set it at one bar in the Fruity Free Filter display.

When working with anything else, Q defines bandwidth, which is how wide of an area the filter affects. For high/low shelves, it basically determines how quickly the gain volume, which you've set, is reached - turn it all the way down, and it happens more slowly, turn it all the way up, and it's reached very quickly. For notch/band passes and a peaking gain, it indirectly determines the number of frequencies it affects - all the way up, very few, all the way down, many.

Hope that helps. :)


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 14th, 2008 @ 12:15 AM Reply

@karco
First off thanks :P
when looking at the mixer i realized that it had a filter thing on the right ::gasp~:: :P
and so i started messing around with it and i think i understand what your saying.

random yet still on topic question:
when looking at the filters with graphs the x-axis would be the frequency and the y-axis would be the decibels right? (never saw the filter using a graph before)

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 14th, 2008 @ 12:21 AM Reply

At 11/14/08 12:15 AM, Switch620 wrote: @karco
First off thanks :P
when looking at the mixer i realized that it had a filter thing on the right ::gasp~:: :P
and so i started messing around with it and i think i understand what your saying.

No problem! Glad you're making progress with it.

random yet still on topic question:
when looking at the filters with graphs the x-axis would be the frequency and the y-axis would be the decibels right? (never saw the filter using a graph before)

I believe you're talking about the Fruity Parametric EQ 2? If that's the case, you're right, though it's not a filter, it's an equalizer (hence the name EQ).


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 14th, 2008 @ 12:43 AM Reply

@karco~again :D
oh shoot >.> i knew that . . . (not really ~_~) thanks again :P
I always though eq's had to do with treble and bass. wait . . . or is that just a simpler way for people to change the sound of their stereos without knowing stuff about frequencies and decibels and stuff? if so then are the things you can change on your stereos(bass treble etc etc?) just certain sections on the equalizer >.> [i hope i am not wrong and am starting to ramble about stuff that i dont really know about O:]

hey when talking about gain and stuff when it says 3db/octave it gets louder 3 decibels per octave it goes up right?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 14th, 2008 @ 12:54 AM Reply

At 11/14/08 12:43 AM, Switch620 wrote: @karco~again :D
oh shoot >.> i knew that . . . (not really ~_~) thanks again :P
I always though eq's had to do with treble and bass. wait . . . or is that just a simpler way for people to change the sound of their stereos without knowing stuff about frequencies and decibels and stuff? if so then are the things you can change on your stereos(bass treble etc etc?) just certain sections on the equalizer >.> [i hope i am not wrong and am starting to ramble about stuff that i dont really know about O:]

Those Treble-Bass controls on stereo players are also equalizers, they just have fewer bands - those seven colored buttons you see in the Fruity PEQ 2 - and you can only control the vertical gain. The Fruity PEQ2 is similar to one of those, but it offers you a LOT more flexibility - play with the controls some and the visualizer will make it easy to see what's going on. For extra help, Nav wrote a tutorial for the Fruity PEQ 2 a while back, if you'd like to read it.

hey when talking about gain and stuff when it says 3db/octave it gets louder 3 decibels per octave it goes up right?

That's right. :) Don't forget, a note an octave above another note is double its frequency in Hertz. So an A at 440 Hz (A4 on the piano roll I believe) can be moved up an octave (to A5), and its frequency will be 880 Hz. Move it down two octaves from there (to A3) and its frequency would then be 220 Hz. And so on. Of course, in the PEQ2 you won't just see 220, 440, or 880 Hz lighting up, the rest of the lights are overtones - but that's another discussion entirely. ;)


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 14th, 2008 @ 01:06 AM Reply

Oh, thanks~ and thanks for the link^_^;;; ill read up on that

Also thanks for the info on frequencies and octaves . . . do i hear exponential growth there?:P (in how if starting point is x then an octave up is 2 x then up is 4x then 8x ->16x ->32x O: >.>) but what if you wanna go down? it halves right? x -> 1/2x -> 1/4x

Oh deng~ >.> i have to go now O: school tomarrow T_T no fun at all

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 14th, 2008 @ 12:29 PM Reply

At 11/14/08 01:06 AM, Switch620 wrote: but what if you wanna go down? it halves right? x -> 1/2x -> 1/4x

That is correct sir.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 14th, 2008 @ 01:30 PM Reply

My FL Studio 8 exports MP3s much, much slower than 7 did. It goes slower than 7 did with wav. files.
Is this common, and why?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 17th, 2008 @ 07:03 PM Reply

were can I get speical music sheets for FL from games :x


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 17th, 2008 @ 07:08 PM Reply

At 11/14/08 01:30 PM, knuxrouge wrote: My FL Studio 8 exports MP3s much, much slower than 7 did. It goes slower than 7 did with wav. files.
Is this common, and why?

check the bitrate, maybe its higher by default?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 18th, 2008 @ 02:14 PM Reply

Soundfonts: Why does .sf2 work but not .sfark or .sfpack?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 18th, 2008 @ 02:31 PM Reply

At 11/18/08 02:14 PM, Psychophan7 wrote: Soundfonts: Why does .sf2 work but not .sfark or .sfpack?

You need software to unpack sfarks and sfpacks to sf2s. They are just compressed versions of sf2. Think winrar/winzip for soundfonts. Just do a google on it and you'll find the software..

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 18th, 2008 @ 02:33 PM Reply

WHAT DOES YOUR SIG MEAN


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 18th, 2008 @ 03:14 PM Reply

At 11/18/08 02:33 PM, Envy wrote: WHAT DOES YOUR SIG MEAN

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 18th, 2008 @ 09:05 PM Reply

It might be simple as a click to fix this problem for me but OMG its so annoying and i don't know how to fix it!

HOW the heck fo you get the playlist (Where you put your automation's and patterns) to use the magnet fuction like it always does when you first install, like it automatically aligns everything for you so you don't have to do it yourself, especially if your working on a lonnngg and Biggg song all that editing is a waste og time lol

so anyone?that can help? or had the same prob?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 18th, 2008 @ 09:24 PM Reply

At 11/18/08 09:05 PM, MoniMC wrote: HOW the heck fo you get the playlist (Where you put your automation's and patterns) to use the magnet fuction like it always does when you first install, like it automatically aligns everything for you so you don't have to do it yourself, especially if your working on a lonnngg and Biggg song all that editing is a waste og time lol

so anyone?that can help? or had the same prob?

Heres what you want, just choose snap to cell and you should be right back where you were

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 18th, 2008 @ 09:33 PM Reply

At 11/18/08 09:24 PM, Rawmin wrote:
At 11/18/08 09:05 PM, MoniMC wrote:
Heres what you want, just choose snap to cell and you should be right back where you were

Thank you! omgosh i must of changed it myself!


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 18th, 2008 @ 11:15 PM Reply

i was wondering if someone here can help learn to make music on FL, i was looking to make some DnB. You can check out what i have done on my page to see where i'm at i guess. But my main question is, how do you make a simple DnB beat? I'm terrible with the drums. Anyways PM if you guys can help me out..

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 18th, 2008 @ 11:28 PM Reply

Hi. My questions for you are:

- Are there any good tools in FL for manipulating samples / sounds so as to remove certain parts of it but still keep the whole? (E.g removing just the bass, just the vocals, just the beat etc.)

- What bundled tool is best used for wave manipulation as to make the best Solo Lead Synth for techno / hardcore techno, and how would you proceed to create a wave so that it sounds professional?

- How do you properly resize samples (the length) for perfect (yes, perfect) beat match without changing the actual BPM? (I find the little nobs to be incredibly stupid and inaccurate).

Excellent thread. Keep up the good work.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 19th, 2008 @ 08:02 AM Reply

At 11/18/08 02:31 PM, xKore wrote:
At 11/18/08 02:14 PM, Psychophan7 wrote: Soundfonts: Why does .sf2 work but not .sfark or .sfpack?
You need software to unpack sfarks and sfpacks to sf2s. They are just compressed versions of sf2. Think winrar/winzip for soundfonts. Just do a google on it and you'll find the software..

All I've been able to find are either outdated links or packers. Who the hell makes something that just packs and doesn't unpack? Jerks, that's who.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 19th, 2008 @ 08:15 AM Reply

At 11/19/08 08:02 AM, Psychophan7 wrote: All I've been able to find are either outdated links or packers. Who the hell makes something that just packs and doesn't unpack? Jerks, that's who.

Nevermind this. SFPack does uncompress. It's just retarded and works via shell command instead of having the functionality built into the actual program.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 19th, 2008 @ 01:16 PM Reply

I have one additional unrelated question:
I know that quick is a relative term here, but even so, under what definition of quick does the audio portal operate on? It seems to me that the "quick process" of acknowledging user contributions is more like a "quick couple of days"? Please explain.

Oh, and don't double post. ^^,

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 19th, 2008 @ 01:26 PM Reply

They have to be personally passed. As the mods are also HUMAN BEINGS they have lives and therefore don't always get around to accepting the (hundreds?) of new artists daily trying to put shit songs on the audio portal, so there are generally long lists of songs for them to verify.

It's kind of like verification inflation (lol) the more popular the audio portal gets, the longer people will have to wait in line.


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the brilliant songs who create a production for music
Wat

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 19th, 2008 @ 04:57 PM Reply

I have a question with FL 8.

Whenever I create an automation clip, it automatically makes it the length of the entire song... How do I make it so I can stretch as I please from the beginning. (I know you can delete the last point then drag and stuff, but thats REALLY annoying and sometimes it stops working like that for some reason)

Thanks in advance


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the brilliant songs who create a production for music
Wat

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 19th, 2008 @ 05:47 PM Reply

Very simple questions here.
Since I'm a piano person, it'd be nice to replicate all the piano stuff on FL 8.
I'd like to know how I can do:

1) Sustains (mimicking the pedal that is.)
2) Crescendo/Decrescendo (Volume increase/decrease)
3) Accelerando/Decelerando (Speed increase/decrease)

Thank you everybody!

-HFX ^_^

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 19th, 2008 @ 08:51 PM Reply

1. How do you change the time of your song(like 6/6 or something like that)?

2. How do you cut out the couple seconds of silence that sometimes appears at the end of a song?

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 19th, 2008 @ 10:31 PM Reply

At 11/19/08 08:51 PM, pyrobunny9 wrote: 1. How do you change the time of your song(like 6/6 or something like that)?

2. How do you cut out the couple seconds of silence that sometimes appears at the end of a song?

2 - When rending your song, choose cut remainder.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 20th, 2008 @ 08:01 AM Reply

At 11/19/08 10:31 PM, Reticence wrote:
At 11/19/08 08:51 PM, pyrobunny9 wrote: 1. How do you change the time of your song(like 6/6 or something like that)?

2. How do you cut out the couple seconds of silence that sometimes appears at the end of a song?
2 - When rending your song, choose cut remainder.

oh, thankyou!

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 20th, 2008 @ 11:17 AM Reply

Are chords impossible to play using a soundfont? (Without making a new pattern for it.)

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here Nov. 20th, 2008 @ 12:59 PM Reply

They shouldnt be... Piano roll?


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the brilliant songs who create a production for music
Wat