Deadpigeon

Fl studio

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Heya ill start off by saying ive never really produced my own music before and im not entirly sure what to do or technical terms and all, But im extreamly interested to learn and wanted to ask about fl studio as im considering saving up to buy the producer edition. 

is fl studio a good all rounder for recording and mixing as well as making electonic music? Definatly wanna experiment heaps and try my hand at trap, phytrance etc,  but i would still love to port the drumkit and guitars into the program and do some of my old hardcore tunes from my band days.

Would it be worth the money? Appologies i just dont know alot about these kinds of programs but cheers for any help!

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29 minutes ago, Deadpigeon said:

is fl studio a good all rounder for recording and mixing as well as making electonic music?

No. Small disclaimer, it's been several years since I've touched it:

It's fantastic for electronic music given its pattern-based system (which is unique to it), its piano roll, and it has some pretty great built-in effects for that kind of music, but I would not say it's a good all-rounder.

Why? For starters, you're looking to record as well. I can confirm that recording audio in it is a real pain. You have to choose where you're saving each of your takes, select exactly what track on the mixer will be recording (god help you if you start recording with the wrong one selected), you have to choose a particular option each time you record any take, you can't properly overdub takes. It's a freakin' mess, dude.

Next, you cannot change time signatures. A simple, standard feature in every DAW. I hope all your songs from band days are in 4/4 all the way through.

If you're looking for a good, affordable all-rounder, look no further than Reaper by Cockos. Suitable for all kinds of music, super-easy to record with and use in general, it handles MIDI very well, has tons of great community made mods and enhancements, is regularly updated, and its "trial version" is fully functional and the trial never ends. However, if you want to get rid of the nag screen and just do the right thing, it costs like 60 bucks to buy a personal/small business license if you make less than six figures on your music. Cheaper than literally everyone else.

No bullshit, you can not go wrong with Reaper.

 

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Yeah thanks heaps! I honestly really want to make electronic music but i want the freedom to be able to experiment and mix my instrumentals and electo together, And not having to use 3 different types of programs would be a plus too. Thanks heaps ill check reaper out 

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On 4/17/2018 at 12:31 AM, AngelCityOutlaw said:

No. Small disclaimer, it's been several years since I've touched it:

It's fantastic for electronic music given its pattern-based system (which is unique to it), its piano roll, and it has some pretty great built-in effects for that kind of music, but I would not say it's a good all-rounder.

Why? For starters, you're looking to record as well. I can confirm that recording audio in it is a real pain. You have to choose where you're saving each of your takes, select exactly what track on the mixer will be recording (god help you if you start recording with the wrong one selected), you have to choose a particular option each time you record any take, you can't properly overdub takes. It's a freakin' mess, dude.

Next, you cannot change time signatures. A simple, standard feature in every DAW. I hope all your songs from band days are in 4/4 all the way through.

If you're looking for a good, affordable all-rounder, look no further than Reaper by Cockos. Suitable for all kinds of music, super-easy to record with and use in general, it handles MIDI very well, has tons of great community made mods and enhancements, is regularly updated, and its "trial version" is fully functional and the trial never ends. However, if you want to get rid of the nag screen and just do the right thing, it costs like 60 bucks to buy a personal/small business license if you make less than six figures on your music. Cheaper than literally everyone else.

No bullshit, you can not go wrong with Reaper.

 

Actually, you can change time signatures. You go to settings, project, and then it gives you a number for beats per bar and steps per beat. Change the number to whatever time signature you want and presto.

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FLStudio is also finally adding time signature changing in-song with FLStudio 20 (the next version coming out this year), I believe.

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3 hours ago, DarkeSword said:

FLStudio is also finally adding time signature changing in-song with FLStudio 20 (the next version coming out this year), I believe.

Nope. You can do it right now.

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How do you change the time signature of a playlist mid-song? Pretty sure that's something they teased for the next version?

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15 hours ago, MAP3Music said:

Actually, you can change time signatures. You go to settings, project, and then it gives you a number for beats per bar and steps per beat. Change the number to whatever time signature you want and presto.

You can't do it mid song and as I recall, you only get X / 4 time. 

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29 minutes ago, MAP3Music said:

Your first link is condescending.  Your second one says it's not possible, and the workaround is just to write in triplets (or whatever) and ignore the time signature.

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Sorry about that, I thought I had linked a video and not a search result. Here is the video I was trying to link

And no, it doesn't seem like you can actually change the time signature mid song. I apologize if I came off as condescending or rude, that was definitely not my intent

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5 Years in or something close to that if counting TIME. I PERSONALLY like Fl Studio as a DAW i am using for my stuff, but it is really about more of personal WORKFLOW, as in if you feel like making your stuff better in something else, you should use it. It is totally all about the workflow as in whenever YOU MAGNIFICENT FUCK get used to something and know how to do it, then do it you fuck. As long as you feel comfortable doing it !! I'm just sayin'

All DAWs are basically the same, as long as you have your way of workflow

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8 hours ago, timaeus222 said:

Are you okay? @ShadowRaz

For Shizzle My Brizzle. Why ya asking? Do I seem odd or something? I mean in my opinion the message about Fl Studio is quite accurate as in personally i like the workflow of it and i recommend it if you like the workflow of it too. For example when composing, the piano roll is really awesome and quite easy to use, and the playlist really brings the whole project structure design together in a clean way which you can personalize too. But truth be told i am drunk currently as i have been for few days now even though haven't been at all for a long time. Makes me somehow more social and hence i got back to this forum too and i'm swearing and also have some American gangsta influence running through my style of translation writing as i have been heavy watcher of tv-shows and movies. I mean i speak with slang on my mother language too but it is different thing all together obviously as in it has more to do something with the location of the parts of Finland where you have learned to speak, rather than some gangsta "friend group" movements or something like that. Laughing out loud man

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On the subject of FL is it true Rewire can downgrade the quality of other DAWs? Down the track I wanna get Cubase, Vocaloid and Super Audio Kart and use them with FL, but not if it will downgrade the sound quality. 

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I don't see a reason why it would and it's the first I've heard of it. FL also has a VST plugin if you want to use it in another DAW.


Also curious why you want to use Cubase with FL? Rewire was mostly a workaround for the limitations of programs like Reason, for modern DAWs it seems to me that they're all capable enough where using them simultaneously isn't that worthwhile.

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10 hours ago, Ringworm128 said:

On the subject of FL is it true Rewire can downgrade the quality of other DAWs? Down the track I wanna get Cubase, Vocaloid and Super Audio Kart and use them with FL, but not if it will downgrade the sound quality. 

No

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