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Ok, I know you guys will hate me for this, 'cause the question's been asked a trillion times, but I'm sorta in a hurry here and I haven't found any solutions yet. I write most of my MIDI tracks in Sibelius, but when I import them to FL I can't hear a thing. I've tried messing around with things, but I'm at a loss. I used Cubase for a couple months before I got my new PC (Cubase is gone), but since last year I've forgotten a whole lot about anything, and though Fruityloops is similar, I'm not having any luck with getting any sound (I can already hear you guys laughing at me). Basically, nearly everything I knew a little over a year ago has simply been erased from my mind. I suspect it has something to do with the type of MIDI files Sibelius uses, but there's no way I can tell.

Anyone gracious enough to help? Once I get past this (no doubt simple) problem, I'm sure I'll get right back to what I was doing last year. Just now I be confuzzled.

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Cool Edit is a multi-track wave recorder/editor. Fruityloops is a MIDI sequencer. You're comparing apples and oranges.

So in fruityloops you're just feeding it a MIDI file and editing the way it sounds?

Not necessarily a MIDI file, but yeah, you're sequencing notes and FL plays it back.

With CEP, you drop wave files onto channels and specify when they play. It's a mixer. You can't WRITE NOTES with CEP.

With FruityLoops, you actually write the notes using the piano roll, and those notes are rendered using generators like samplers, soundfont players, and assorted VSTi's.

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I have a new problem now: the clock does strange. I've the step display and the minute display on, but the clock counts very slowly. For example, when it ends normally after 3 minutes, the clock says it ends after 4 minutes.

very strange

the clock counts in beats and measures, not seconds and minutes.
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I have a new problem now: the clock does strange. I've the step display and the minute display on, but the clock counts very slowly. For example, when it ends normally after 3 minutes, the clock says it ends after 4 minutes.

very strange

the clock counts in beats and measures, not seconds and minutes.

Most of the time, yes, but if you set it up to count minutes instead of bars, it should show minutes and seconds.

KirbyMixer: That sounds unusual, and unless you haven't set it up properly (it's always easy to make simple mistakes), there's something very wrong with it.

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I have a new problem now: the clock does strange. I've the step display and the minute display on, but the clock counts very slowly. For example, when it ends normally after 3 minutes, the clock says it ends after 4 minutes.

very strange

the clock counts in beats and measures, not seconds and minutes.

Most of the time, yes, but if you set it up to count minutes instead of bars, it should show minutes and seconds.

KirbyMixer: That sounds unusual, and unless you haven't set it up properly (it's always easy to make simple mistakes), there's something very wrong with it.

You can set it to show seconds and minutes? please tell me how.
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Click the time.

Anyway, here's an ordering question:

Once you've ordered it (the downloadable version) what do you do? Do you get sent an e-mail with the download link eventually, or something? I've gotten the purchase verification e-mail, but I just need to know what to do now.

Also:

The lifetime free updates isn't just between like 4.1 and 4.5, right? It extends to 5?

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Click the time.

Anyway, here's an ordering question:

Once you've ordered it (the downloadable version) what do you do? Do you get sent an e-mail with the download link eventually, or something? I've gotten the purchase verification e-mail, but I just need to know what to do now.

Also:

The lifetime free updates isn't just between like 4.1 and 4.5, right? It extends to 5?

A coupl of days after you order, you'll be sent a username & password email, put those into the thing at flstudio.com and you'll get a regkey, run it, when you have the demo installed and it will be the full version.

Yes the lifetime free upgrades extends to 5, 6, and for ever.

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I'm just wondering. Would you FL thread people be really interested in having this thread cleaned and trimmed up? Pointless posts, redundant questions, etc removed. I ask because it would be a huge effort given all the pages this thread has. Is it worth it? If yes, would anyone more familiar with FL and this thread be willing to help me?

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OMG! Thank you so much for supplying me with the demo link. This program is unbelieveable. It does so much more than I could ever do on my own with my keyboard. This will definetly help. My only problem is...i have no freaking idea what the hell i am doing! Can anyone supply me wit ha manual or instructions? Thanks...

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DM Lee was compiling a summary of it at one point. I don't know what happened to it, though.

I think Mythril's onto something there. We could go through the thread, compile all the questions answered into a single post/page/database/whatever, get rid of this thread and start a new one with a link to this new FAQ in it (or just post the whole thing on the first page, but even with all the redundant questions gone, that'll still take up a lot of space). If you decide to go ahead with it, I could probably help, what with me being unoccupied far too much lately.

Edit: The FL website has a "Getting Started" guide on the "Downloads" page. And ... Yeah, blows you away the first time, doesn't it? :wink:

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OMG! Thank you so much for supplying me with the demo link. This program is unbelieveable. It does so much more than I could ever do on my own with my keyboard. This will definetly help. My only problem is...i have no freaking idea what the hell i am doing! Can anyone supply me wit ha manual or instructions? Thanks...

Err... You're welcome :). Again, go to the downloads section of www.flstudio.com there is a getting started guide there.

EDIT: oops skulkrusha, didn't see you allready posted it.

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Im sure this has been covered before, but that list of subjects hasnt been posted yet so...is there somewhere I can download the full FL slicer? (i have FL 3 but when I go into the slicer it has, it tells me that it's just a demo and wont save) Oh, and is there a good description on using the slicer somewhere since i havent used it before. I read the tutorial in FL, but it doesnt really say much. Or maybe if someone wants to write a description on using it.

thnx

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