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You bought BeatSlicer or FL Studio?

If not... then you'll get crap...

Anyhoo...

Load a phrase... and use the piano roll to edit which gets played where.... please post more specific wuestion than that!

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Hey, I was just about to ask about beat-slicing! I get the idea, and how to actually make it work, but I'm a little hazy on how to actually use it in a song. Let's say I'm using it on a .wav of some percussion loop I made. I go into the piano roll there, and I mess around with it... but don't really know how to get something that sounds good with it like that. Any tips, experience, wisdom to share?

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Figure out where all the percussion lay on your array... this will help!

Now altering tempos can do neat stuff too... like applying a 100 bpm drums to 142 bpm tempo... somehow that always works for me...

Um... breakbeats... remember my first little note... now imagine the breakbeat you wanna make... arrange the kicks how you want it to be done.... then the snares...

Sure it's time consuming... but it might be worth it....

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I am such a newb, please don't flame me. Here goes:

I want to start remixing, ya know for fun? Maybe try it out. I don't have any software or even an idea. I've read different tutorials but I just can't understand most of them and the programs used. Like one was supposed to be a newbie tutorial on another site but it was like advanced. So now I'm really confused.

Can anyone help?

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I am such a newb, please don't flame me. Here goes:

I want to start remixing, ya know for fun? Maybe try it out. I don't have any software or even an idea. I've read different tutorials but I just can't understand most of them and the programs used. Like one was supposed to be a newbie tutorial on another site but it was like advanced. So now I'm really confused.

do you know music theoru to a substantial level...

If not... contact me on AIM...

ok?

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He probably means 5/4... There's no such meter as 4/5.

If you want a time signature that's like 4/4, but with triplets, try 12/8 (steps: 12, beat length: 3).

My band teacher spent much time teaching about various meters. Most of the lesson was actually about why everything is in 4/4 and occasionally 3/4 though. He had written a little song in 4/5, it was pretty theoretical, um, we didn't play it too good. Though he played a recording of it done right, and it's pretty dern weird... screws with the brain >_<

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It also REALLY helps if you know how to play an instrument - when I'm having trouble understanding something I want to do, I imagine my trusty old clarinet, and bass clarinet.

Want to collab? Bass clarinet duet?

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Duh...

I've been working with the demo of FruityLoops 3.5.4, but I just heard of FL Studio 4. I've been looking to buy the most expensive version of one, and I was wondering, is their any difference? Studio looks better, but I haven't used it as long, so... any advice?

(thinks this should go in this thread, as both are FruityLoops products...)

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Studio has some stability issues... not as stable as 3.5.6... wait until there is a better version for best improvement...

But I love the fact that it has 64 FX tracks and 8 slots per track...

Now I can do Stereo-Phaser-Chorus-Flanger-Reverb-Delay strings... which is uber cool for ambience.

And you can compensate for the lack of Boobass by downlading Steinberg's VB-1... which can do more sounds...

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Um... that's not including the master and sends.... so... 552 effexts possible simultaneous (possibly for those who have the mother of all compy's with 8 3 GHz CPUs and monolithic soundcard....

Probably what gol was hoping was that this was going to accomodate the more powerful computers to come... such that when one got accustomed to it to the point he wanted more than 114 plugins at once, it would be possible with computers say in the next three or four years.

Gol was probably trying to eek out Reason... I dunno...

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I'm so cheap, I got FL4 and took all the cool stuff out and put it into 3.5 :D So I have FL3.5 with Boobass and the Wave Traveller, and that dashboard... thing. Not to mention the new version of BeepMap, the most useless thing ever.

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From what I see, it seems to be some kind of innovative modular plug-in organization solution. :D I have no idea what I just said. But the thing is, I'm probably nearly right.

FL4, from what I have used of it (used not little, but not all that much) is... well, very similar to FL3.5 or whatever the latest one is. It's got new stuff, which is cool, and I like the new mixer, especially with the built in EQing controlls. It really isn't anything revolutionary, though. You can easily get the same results in FL3 as in FL4, but if you're looking at one or the other, I would say go with FL4; not that big a difference, but I think the "wouldn't you rather have the newer one" factor tips the scales contrary to the stability issue.

I thought I had a question, but now I realize I'm pretty much all set. Thanks though! I'll probably have another question before too long, knowing me.

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okay... Open Fruity (I have done this about 50 times and thus 70 or 90 VSTis are on my compy...)

Now you see the Channels menu?

You should see it... the says insert track... go to the new menu popup and click on more... then click on Refresh and do a Fast Scan... and new plugins are there...

Make sure the new ones (they are always in red unless you click out of the window) have the F marked in the little boxes beside them and then close the window.

Do you need any further help?

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Fruity Loops question here:

Is there a "pedal effect" in FL? I'm using the GrandPiano.wav sample, and the lower notes resonate beautifully, but higher notes seem more staccato. I'd like to lengthen these notes, preferably individually, since a global effect would make the lower tones last far too long. Can anyone help?

Thanks

--->progressive19

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You might find a VST that does parallel filtering... that is the only one that would do the trick... Pentagon is probably the best (by rgc)... I would like to know of other synths that have parallel filters if anyone knows any other...

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OK, first I must apologize. This question may have been asked already but I'm too lazy to read the whole thread ~ :P

I can't get FL4 to make any noise when I import a MIDI file. The little VU meters light up, but I don't get any sound. I've fiddled with the various MIDI and output settings, but to no avail. MIDI works fine in WinAmp.

I'm using the demo version of FL4, if that makes any difference.

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