skulkrusha

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  1. I just name mine based on what's happening in the channel (eg. kick 1a, kick 1b, kick 2, snare, snare rush, pads 1a, etc). If it's too mixed up for me to be able to remember where everything is I'll give each instrument/sound/whatever its own colour (lead synths might be yellow or orange, drums could be grey or white, and so on). If the arrangement gets to the point where I can't tell where the different sections of the track are just by looking at the playlist I'll add time markers. If my mixer's getting too disorganized I'll do roughly the same thing that I do with the playlist.

    Of course sometimes I just do all that because I'm bored. :)!!


  2. 8O I didn't realise I actually got credited for the Emerald Hill mix ... I haven't actually heard it since Nesper's first spin on it :lol:

    We ended up finishing the project, then? Neat-o. I'll drag my sorry ass onto my torrenting machine later.

    I also wonder how it's possible I got 3 different spellings of my screen name throughout the site and on the IDv3 tag, but I'll just leave that to speculation rather than whine about it. ... Oh.


  3. Rexy: In addition to what Jinxx said, you can use MIDI Out channels to control VST/DX generators, if you so desire. This is either done in the method described in the "VST and DX Instruments" tutorial under Projects>Tutorial in the sidebar, or by loading the VSTi/DXi into the step sequencer, still setting the MIDI channels up to send to the generators (same method as is explained in the tutorial only you haven't loaded the VSTi/DXi into the mixer, obviously).

    monkeybomb: What plugin are you using? Have you tried any others? Even 3rd party plugins, or is that what you're using? I can't really say what's causing that, but you may not have the same problem with another plugin.


  4. A "woooosh" eh? That sounds to me like some sort of high passed white noise with the filter cutoff being automated..

    Well, that's part of it. Here's the bit the guy's talking about:

    bt_godspeed-sample.mp3 (96kbps, 102k), geoshitties address so right-click and save target

    sample provided for research purposes

    I can't make out everything but I think the effect is mostly from having a phaser with a huuuuge amount of feedback.


  5. Cree: Got some way of getting MIDI in and out of your computer? If so, yes.

    Myth: Yep, and I'm pretty sure I've said how within the last few pages. Since I'm a nice guy and all I'll do the search for you:

    yep, do you have any asio drivers? You can grab ASIO4All and use that if you don't have any. Then, go to the mixer and visit the black drop-down boxes at the bottom of it, and once you've changed your drivers to the asio ones, change the input on any channel to one of the sound source inputs available (should be obvious) and whatever's plugged into that source will be routed into that channel.

  6. If a few other people want to help me with it, I'd like to go through, figure out what's on each page, what's still relevant, and then make an index of the thread. If it's divided up amongst a few people it wouldn't be nearly as much work. (I recently mentioned something similar in the Sample & Soundfont request thread.)

    Myself and a few others were working on it, but these days (partially due to my more busy schedule and lack of inspiration) I haven't been putting much work into it. If you want I can go dig up the stuff I've archived and send it over to you if you want to work on it (it's around p50-90, but hey, most of these questions have already been asked anyway).

    Most of these questions could be answered in the help file, though. There's only a few things dotted around the place which you won't find in there if you don't look hard enough.

    jordex: Don't know and I don't think so either, but have you tried using the arpegiator tool in the piano roll (select the notes you want and hit alt+a)?


  7. LAOS: They're send channels, you can "send" the dry signal from any mixer channel to them to layer effects and the like in parallel with whatever's in the other mixer channels sending to those channels.

    You can check the help file or the online help file for how the other things you asked about work.

    Darlos: I don't have enough time to speculate why you might not have the help file installed since it's standard with the program, but look at the online one anyway.

    OilSlickKing: Soundfonts can be used in FL either with the built-in soundfont player or through a VSTi soundfont player.


  8. If you can't set up your keyboard to do that already, I think there's some sort of hardware converter you can buy that'll do roughly the same thing (possibly by the same company that made the little box to fix the DX7's MIDI Out CC# problem, and also a MIDI>CV converter if I remember correctly, but I can't for the life of me remember who makes them). Otherwise I don't know what else you could do other than play your keyboard softer.


  9. chillsonic: What soundcard, and are you running FL using the drivers for the card or just the standard DirectX drivers? Check under settings>audio options.

    If you don't have any specific card try using something like ASIO4ALL or KX. From there you should just be able to record from whatever inputs you already have on your computer. You've got everything else right, though.

    st3v3n: Tried using the forum search function or checking the help file?

    file>import>midi file. Wasn't that hard, was it?


  10. Depends. If you're going to be handling large audio clips the Producer edition's a lot more suitable than the Fruityloops edition. If not there's not much point other than the more useful mixer.

    NODSPAW51: If you can get MIDI going in and out of your computer (some sort of USB-MIDI cable may be in order if you don't have anything else), and presuming I've understood correctly, yes, you can have FL "play" your keyboard. Select the MIDI device (F10, or settings>midi), change the port number (0 works most of the time), create a MIDI out and set the channel on that to whatever your keyboard's on (check the keyboard's manual, if you have one, otherwise you'll need to do some experimenting). You should be able to use the MIDI out to control the keyboard now.

    Conversely if you wanted to record from your keyboard, assuming everything's set up correctly, select the channel and pattern you want to record to, press the record button (next to play & stop), hit play and then you'll be recording from the keyboard. When you're finished you can either put the melody in the step sequencer or piano roll. Check the help file.


  11. AA: Running any 3rd party plugins in that project? I've gotten some interesting bugs through 3rd party stuff (for some reason, running more than one instance of GalactiX for me leaves part of the GalactiX GUI on the screen after I've closed the plugin window, for instance). If that's the case, all I can suggest is updating your plugins if you can or trying to use alternatives to the culprit/s, if it's that irritating.
    No, I'm not running any 3rd party plugs, since I lost all of them just recently in a hard drive failure. It's not really that irritating, but I figured someone may know how to get rid of it.

    Yeah, I can't really think of much else, unless you've changed your version of FL/DirectX lately, or if you've got some program running in the background that might be interfering. Otherwise, it's well beyond my understanding.


  12. AA: Running any 3rd party plugins in that project? I've gotten some interesting bugs through 3rd party stuff (for some reason, running more than one instance of GalactiX for me leaves part of the GalactiX GUI on the screen after I've closed the plugin window, for instance). If that's the case, all I can suggest is updating your plugins if you can or trying to use alternatives to the culprit/s, if it's that irritating.

    Jordex: Um, quantizing, maybe? Check the help file.


  13. In FLS 5 is recording audio via line/mic in possible? or is it still only midi and wav imports? I read the help file, and from what I understand, it is possible. I just can't figure it out. Thanks very much.

    yep, do you have any asio drivers? You can grab ASIO4All and use that if you don't have any. Then, go to the mixer and visit the black drop-down boxes at the bottom of it, and once you've changed your drivers to the asio ones, change the input on any channel to one of the sound source inputs available (should be obvious) and whatever's plugged into that source will be routed into that channel.

    I've got a problem with FL Studio 4. Every time I save a MIDI, the instrument patches revert back to ---. So I have a midi that's entirely piano (except for the percussion track.) Is there a simple solution to my problem, or do I need to download some other program and try it? I've tried some other MIDI programs, but they usually end up messing something up with my song.

    All i can think of is that it's automation changing it back. Check there isn't any in the sidebar (current project>automation). If that doesn't fix it, it could be *gasp* a pirate copy.


  14. 1. Keyboard Controller's just like any other thing you can link a control to (like the peak controller, X-Y controller etc). Just link it to any control the same as you would for any other controller. You can then write patterns for it in the piano roll, or use an external keyboard to control it (probably what it was intended for in any case). Check the help file for more info.

    2. LP = Low pass (filter). It's a frequency filter designed to allow low frequencies to "pass" and cut out others according to how it's set.