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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-11-30 13:14:14 Reply

I've got some more difficulty with my EP track.
Theres one synth thta sounds fine in FL and whatnot, and does what I want it to. Now when I export it (I'm exporting at 320 kbs so quality isn't the issue), suddenly when it first comes in it sounds really low passed and quiet. Later on the in song it sounds fine again... I've checked for automations in the FL file, and nothing, i even added some to try and keep it how it is.

Anyone have any similar problems with a single synth?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-11-30 19:18:02 Reply

The pattern aspect confuses me to no end, so I usually just stick with the piano roll. Should I bother to study and understand how to use pattern clips, or can I achieve the same thing through piano rolls alone?
Also, where do you guys go for inspiration? Most of my projects are around a minute long because I can't really 'hear' what should come next.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-01 21:33:16 Reply

Greetings Everybody,
I'm a pianist. And I just started using FL. I was wondering if someone could tell me simply, instead of having me wander around a bit, some things.
Namely, I'd like to replicate everything I can do on the piano on FL.
The one I'm having trouble with is sustain.... anyway I can get a good sustain pedal effect in FL? And not just with FL Keys. I use a soundfont since FL Keys sounds rather horrid.
Thank you!

-HFX ^_^

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-01 21:41:55 Reply

At 12/1/08 09:33 PM, HalcyonicFalconX wrote: Greetings Everybody,
I'm a penis. And I just started using FL. I was wondering if someone could tell me simply, instead of having me wander around a bit, some things.
Namely, I'd like to replicate everything I can do on the piano on FL.
The one I'm having trouble with is sustain.... anyway I can get a good sustain pedal effect in FL? And not just with FL Keys. I use a soundfont since FL Keys sounds rather horrid.
Thank you!

-HFX ^_^

You could try using reverb, and triggering it on and off. If you set it up right, it could sound pretty good


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-01 23:29:27 Reply

At 12/1/08 09:41 PM, Rawmin wrote: You could try using reverb, and triggering it on and off. If you set it up right, it could sound pretty good

I had thought of that and tried it... but the only thing is that it's the sustain of the note that I want rather than the reverb of the note. It could mimic it, but doesn't get quite the same effect. Especially when I already have a reverb on the piano.
Thanks anyways for the suggestion.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-01 23:34:19 Reply

Whenever I used a piano soundfont, I always drag the notes as long as I want them to last. You need to control the sustain manually like that.


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-02 05:24:06 Reply

At 12/1/08 11:34 PM, ZENON wrote: Whenever I used a piano soundfont, I always drag the notes as long as I want them to last. You need to control the sustain manually like that.

Is THAT the only way to do it? I've been doing that for a while, but that's about as annoying as trying to do that with a real piano. It really screws things up and it makes it hard to see the notes after they get bunched up near the end of the measure. Especially annoying if I'm trying to apply this sort of "sustain" to an entire arpeggio, mind you a fast one at that.

Thank you still. ^.^ Not quite what I was looking for.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-02 06:32:10 Reply

whenever i make an x-y automation using the record tool, even though there was no automation playing before it overlaps the previous automation i recorded even though i cleared it from playlist. it tries to play the song with both of the automations and the x-y controller goes crazy. what do i have to do to fully erase the last automation before recording it again because it doesnt show up in channels.

Bump for help please!


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-02 07:00:39 Reply

At 12/2/08 06:32 AM, danredda wrote: whenever i make an x-y automation using the record tool, even though there was no automation playing before it overlaps the previous automation i recorded even though i cleared it from playlist. it tries to play the song with both of the automations and the x-y controller goes crazy. what do i have to do to fully erase the last automation before recording it again because it doesnt show up in channels.

Bump for help please!

Maybe try use an automation clip for the x-y controller instead of recording it in the channels. if you cant get it to work, delete the x y controler and make a new one.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-02 12:05:36 Reply

At 12/2/08 05:24 AM, HalcyonicFalconX wrote:
At 12/1/08 11:34 PM, ZENON wrote: Whenever I used a piano soundfont, I always drag the notes as long as I want them to last. You need to control the sustain manually like that.
Is THAT the only way to do it? I've been doing that for a while, but that's about as annoying as trying to do that with a real piano. It really screws things up and it makes it hard to see the notes after they get bunched up near the end of the measure. Especially annoying if I'm trying to apply this sort of "sustain" to an entire arpeggio, mind you a fast one at that.

Thank you still. ^.^ Not quite what I was looking for.

Are you using a your keyboard as a MIDI controller? If not, that's probably the easiest way of attainging a "sustain" effect on piano. I usually end up using reverb and chorus to give it a sustain-like feel, but if you have an actual sustain pedal for your MIDI controller, there's no reason it shouldn't work in FL as well if you recording the keyboard and not the MIDI it's controlling. You could also try searching the home site and seeing if they have any sustain plug-ins or asking on the FL Community Forums. They're usually helpful there.

However, if you're not looking to go through all that junk, I recommend finding some program to record with, playing what you on on your keyboard and then bringing it in as a sample in FL or simply just dragging the file over into the playlist.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-03 05:27:37 Reply

At 12/2/08 12:05 PM, LucreOnBeats wrote: Are you using a your keyboard as a MIDI controller? If not, that's probably the easiest way of attainging a "sustain" effect on piano. I usually end up using reverb and chorus to give it a sustain-like feel, but if you have an actual sustain pedal for your MIDI controller, there's no reason it shouldn't work in FL as well if you recording the keyboard and not the MIDI it's controlling. You could also try searching the home site and seeing if they have any sustain plug-ins or asking on the FL Community Forums. They're usually helpful there.

However, if you're not looking to go through all that junk, I recommend finding some program to record with, playing what you on on your keyboard and then bringing it in as a sample in FL or simply just dragging the file over into the playlist.

I typically also use reverb and chorus. But those tend to carry the sounds past the end of a measure when the chord usually changes. That and also with my playing style, I use a lot of precise releases of the sustain effect to isolate certain notes and sounds out and draw out a certain effect. I wanted to recreate this on FL.

And of course, I could certainly use an audio clip of a recording. The only problem is that the piano that I have at home is rather untuned and as such it wouldn't work out well. I don't have a MIDI controller keyboard... that would be easy indeed.

Thank you.

-HFX ^_^

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-04 08:32:43 Reply

Are there any free plugins for slicing up big Mp3 samples and another for playing soundfonts? iv only got demo's atm and its a bitch having to reset everything each time i start it up again

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-06 20:14:57 Reply

hi and i'm a beginner in FL

i just want to know if there is relationship between patterns and edison.... cuz i really want to mix like a drownying effect like what u hear in PX9's chaoz fantasy ( i don't think she use FL ..but who cares )

thx if u can answer


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-06 20:53:16 Reply

At 12/6/08 08:14 PM, snowclouds wrote: hi and i'm a beginner in FL

i just want to know if there is relationship between patterns and edison.... cuz i really want to mix like a drownying effect like what u hear in PX9's chaoz fantasy ( i don't think he use FL ..but who cares )

thx if u can answer

There's no relationship between the two, if you wanna modify sound clips, open up an audio clip in the instruments, open the file and then lay it down in the playlist. As for the drowning effect, that'sway too vague dood.. you might be talking about using a filter? ( low cut filter?)

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-07 05:07:17 Reply

At 12/4/08 08:32 AM, VannillaBear wrote: Are there any free plugins for slicing up big Mp3 samples and another for playing soundfonts? iv only got demo's atm and its a bitch having to reset everything each time i start it up again

Hey man!
Use Audacity for slicing up the mp3's. I use Adobe Audition for those things.
Anyway, RGC:audio has a great free Soundfont player. It has served me well in the past, it has. Mjees!

http://www.project5.com/products/instrum ents/sfz_player/default.asp


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-07 09:36:28 Reply

o_O

i have used audacity like a year ago, and it sucks quite really bad except for that it has more function than edison....

like what i want to know here is if i can like change the sound settings of a patter as the time moves on... i don't mean putting the pattern on the timeline as a piece or nor editing the settings of the notes one by one... cuz then that's quite awkward and time consuming...

i don't know if Reason or Cuabse can do that ( i haven't tried them b 4 ) but... o well


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-07 09:38:54 Reply

oh and just before i donwload the program, i'm just making sure... is this a plug in ( it seems like it ) for FL ? and is this like a special plug in panel where i can edit the waves of the sound ?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-08 12:43:46 Reply

Hey man!
Use Audacity for slicing up the mp3's. I use Adobe Audition for those things.
Anyway, RGC:audio has a great free Soundfont player. It has served me well in the past, it has. Mjees!

Thanks man big help :)

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-08 13:02:09 Reply

At 12/7/08 09:38 AM, snowclouds wrote: oh and just before i donwload the program, i'm just making sure... is this a plug in ( it seems like it ) for FL ? and is this like a special plug in panel where i can edit the waves of the sound ?

No audacity is a separate program in itself. It's Free and quite handy.

As for the changing patterns as time goes on I'm not quite sure what you mean


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-08 18:11:17 Reply

O_O i mean the plug in provided above, sure i don't mean audacity cuz i had that program like a year ago, quite a crappy standalone audio editor


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-08 18:15:59 Reply

At 12/8/08 06:11 PM, snowclouds wrote: O_O i mean the plug in provided above, sure i don't mean audacity cuz i had that program like a year ago, quite a crappy standalone audio editor

I think so, RGC makes VST's such as Z3ta+ which is a vst. I'd assume its like a vsti


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-08 22:34:03 Reply

Hey i was wondering if someone could show on how to make a DnB drum loop on Fl studio, im clueless to knowing how PM me if you guys can help ><.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-10 16:54:45 Reply

Not quite sure if this is an FL question or not, I just didn't want to spam up the board.

I have a soundfont that's called Cadenza (don't know if it's the official name or not) but whenever I play a note longer that two counts it goes out of tune on itself. Is there any way to fix this, or should I just grab a VST for piano sounds?


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-11 15:38:47 Reply

At 12/10/08 04:54 PM, Lamplighter wrote: I have a soundfont that's called Cadenza (don't know if it's the official name or not) but whenever I play a note longer that two counts it goes out of tune on itself. Is there any way to fix this, or should I just grab a VST for piano sounds?

It sounds like your Cadenza soundfont might have been crappily sampled. If you can send me a link to where I can download it I can probably help verify whether or not it is crappily sampled.

If you're not satisfied with Cadenza I know sf2midi.com has some really good piano soundfonts. Also, you may like the "WST25FStein_00Sep22" piano soundfont. It's the best free soundfont I've heard but then again I haven't done much searching since I found it. Just google that name without the quotes and it should be the first hit.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-11 16:14:04 Reply

Thankee, sir! I'm not going to bother with a link, I'm pretty sure you're right. It wasn't very well sampled. I got that soundfont you mentioned (Steinway PIanos, right?) and it sounds a whole lot better anyway.

Thanks for the tips!


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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-16 16:17:09 Reply

At 12/16/08 03:17 PM, Bass-Score wrote: There used to be bars at the bottom of the piano roll that did something with panning.
It was either volume or stereo panning, I can't remeber.....
But how do I get them back?

Drag or right click that bar at the bottom

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-18 12:45:21 Reply

New fruityloops user, i'd appreciate if you could answer these:
How do I get Nexus, and how do I get it on fruityloops?
What is vanguar?
And what is z3ta?
Thanks.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-18 12:59:36 Reply

At 12/7/08 02:17 AM, jpsuperfresh wrote:
At 4/8/05 09:13 PM, Tancrisism wrote: Alright, RageVI, what exactly is FruityLoops? I have been wondering this for a while.
fruity loops is a music making/sequencer software.

You win for answering a 3 year old question


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At 12/18/08 12:45 PM, Diglet wrote: New fruityloops user, i'd appreciate if you could answer these:
How do I get Nexus, and how do I get it on fruityloops?
What is vanguar?
And what is z3ta?
Thanks.

Nexus, vanguard and z3ta are all VSTi's, virtual studio instruments, they're basically synthesizer plugins for studio software so you can make your own synth sounds in them (Nexus is a rompler, but forget about that right now). Your gonna have to buy them in order to get them, Nexus and Vanguard are made by ReFX, and Z3ta is made by Cakewalk.

To get a VST that you've downloaded (This is a good website to find free VSTs) or bought into FL Studio, you have to either install the VST or unpack the VSTs .dll file into your computer's VST folder, usually in [C:\Program Files\VstPlugins\], once you've done that, open up FL and go one [Channels > Add one > More...] and click the refresh button down the bottom, the new VST(s) should show up in read, double click the VST you want to use (or check the box if you want it to show up in your [Channels > Add one] List) and voila.

Before you do anything to do with z3ta or vanguard, I'd suggest getting the basics in FL down first. Youtube has a healthy amount of tutorial videos for beginners.

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Response to Ask your FruityLoops questions here 2008-12-18 15:22:41 Reply

At 12/18/08 01:00 PM, xKore wrote:
At 12/18/08 12:45 PM, Diglet wrote:

i sound lik a tutorial

Oh, I know all the basics and i'm alright at the programme. But I wanted Nexus to make my hard style lead notes better. Thanks though ^^