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Post  MetalJacob on Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:48 am

So does anyone know how to use FL Studio? Besides creating drum beats, I'm pretty lost with it. How do you add other instruments? Can you record into it? How do you make different time signatures? Can you make the drums longer than just one measure? Any knowledge of this program would be sweet. Thanks, gents!

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Re: FL Studio

Post  Admin on Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:57 pm

Any good program like FL has a massive learning curve my friend. Ableton took me forever to learn, as did Nanostudio etc.

Never tried FL (although I'm thinking of getting the iPad version) but just get your head down and find as many tutorials on it as you can...

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Re: FL Studio

Post  Konata on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:36 pm

Well, I've been using FL Studio for about 6 years now, and I'm still learning new stuff every day! It's way too much to explain in a single post, so I'll help you with individual parts. Wink

How do you add other instruments?
Channels > add one

Can you record into it?
It is possible, but I wouldn't recommend it. It's a lot better if you record stuff with an external program (like Audacity), and import it into FL studio as a sample. This way you can trim the audio better outside of FL, and tweak it more once it's in.

How do you make different time signatures?
Options > project general settings > time division

Can you make the drums longer than just one measure?
You can! FL Studio (and other software similar) are all about creating short measures, and chaining them together, like a playlist. You can see a number next to the BPM named "PAT". This is the pattern number you are currently on. If you change that to 2, you will see your current drum pattern will disappear. Once you have filled in patterns for 1 and 2, you lay them down in the playlist editor (F5). This is quite hard to explain in words alone, so you may need more (better) help with this!


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Re: FL Studio

Post  Dropthelines585 on Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:09 am

That's some great stuff right there. I've been using FL for a while, and still only just enough to get some basic synths in. Just takes patience and a lot of experimentation along with trial and error.
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Re: FL Studio

Post  MetalJacob on Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:52 am

Wow, great post! Thank you guys very much. Smile I'll let you know when I get completely stumped again.

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