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I am just wondering, why does my midi playback in fl have like a delay of like a 16th note?

Sometimes, though midi sounds crappy, i play a piano channel i wrote with the rest of the original vg song to hear how it works together but on mynew computer (well few months old now) its always had a stupid delay in play time, so the notes dont match up like id like.

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If you have specific questions about FL, then go ahead and ask, but don't ask a general question like "how do I use this?"

ok. Here's my question, then : Besides the soundfont player, WHAT can I use to make my stuff sound good ? (and how do I use it ?) :(

And if this isn't the right place, WHERE can I ask this ? :?

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If you have specific questions about FL, then go ahead and ask, but don't ask a general question like "how do I use this?"

ok. Here's my question, then : Besides the soundfont player, WHAT can I use to make my stuff sound good ? (and how do I use it ?) :(

And if this isn't the right place, WHERE can I ask this ? :?

Use effects on your sounds. Learn to use the Mixer in FL. It allows you to add reverb, delay, and a whole host of other effects. This will help your music to sound less dry.

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What you should do zerk would be to open a bunch of songs in the cool stuff folder in FL and disect them. See how they work.

Thanks, djcubez. :D

I'll try this. :)

Use effects on your sounds. Learn to use the Mixer in FL. It allows you to add reverb, delay, and a whole host of other effects. This will help your music to sound less dry.

Cool 8)

I didn't even notice that mixer thing. Thanks, DS. :D

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Okay, so far I've never heard anything like this in FL. I'm currently ReMixing a tune from the game, Battletoads in Battlemaniacs. It's mostly an electronic piece, but it has classical elements in it also. Anyway, for the intro I wanna add strictly a classical, chamber-style section. I want to get a vintage sound and so far I added some heavy resonance and reverb, but I need--how do I explain--a crackly sound...like that a record makes before a song starts playing. Any of you FL gurus know of a plugin or somethin' else that is able to do this?

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For some reason izotope vynil doesnt work on my computer... I got the email with the registration code and everything but even after putting the code in, it just doesnt work.

Maybe I need to redownload it and get a new code...

I dont even know what the damn thing is capable of yet, lol.

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Besides upgrading your processor, is there any way to reduce system strain from VSTis in FL? I routinely use 10-15 instances of things like FM7 and Superwave p8, making it near-impossible to do anything on my computer, let alone in FL itself. Previewing, of course, is completely impossible.

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Besides upgrading your processor, is there any way to reduce system strain from VSTis in FL? I routinely use 10-15 instances of things like FM7 and Superwave p8, making it near-impossible to do anything on my computer, let alone in FL itself. Previewing, of course, is completely impossible.

You could do one channel at a time then exeport it to a wav file. Then put them all togather.

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Besides upgrading your processor, is there any way to reduce system strain from VSTis in FL? I routinely use 10-15 instances of things like FM7 and Superwave p8, making it near-impossible to do anything on my computer, let alone in FL itself. Previewing, of course, is completely impossible.

You could do one channel at a time then exeport it to a wav file. Then put them all togather.

but then when he wants to change something even just slightly hed have to go and take out the wav, use the old setup, make the change, export, replace the bad wav witht he new one and then see if it worked and if not repeat the process...

One thing I do is restart my computer after everytime I mix something for more than 20 minutes.

Also, sometimes I make the mistake and later realise, that I use multiple effects to do kinda the same thing, or they cancel each other out or something... Like say you have filter lfo and at the same time you have a constant lowpass filter on the instrument. use event editing on the lp filter and then can make your own lfo filter. I use to use fruity bass boost and an eq, you can boost the bass witht he eq, lol. Theres a lot of little things to look out for.

Another thing, a lot of vsti's have delay built into them, watch out for this, using a delay is basically the note being retriggered so this eats up polyphony obviously adding to your processors workload.

If you have four synths with a delay on them and the original notes are on every beat, thats 16 notes altogether, and with delay depending on how many times it echos you could be throwing out 32, 48, 64 notes per measure and each of those notes is affected by all your effects, eq, compressor, reverb, filter, etc.

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without cable and unemployment, i cant exactly look through all 81 pages of this thread... sew, has anyone made a FAQ out of this... and put it all in order of relativity?

im getting cable soon... so if someone needs help, im usually quite easily entertained by monotonous tasks that other people find somewhat helpful

but i could really use it myself :)

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THere is a faq type thing being made (again) but as I also attempted the task before I know how much work it is (i could barely get past the first like 16-20 pages myself) so I wouldnt be surprised if it either doesnt get finished or turns out with a strong start and kinda get half assed towards the end (not saying anyoen here would do bad work, but after going through so many pagesyou get tired of doing everything as perfect as possible).

I for one hope it gets finished because I used to browse this thread for little bits of info I'd forgotten and refresh myself of the capabilities of fl.

Good luk with the task guys.

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without cable and unemployment, i cant exactly look through all 81 pages of this thread... sew, has anyone made a FAQ out of this... and put it all in order of relativity?

im getting cable soon... so if someone needs help, im usually quite easily entertained by monotonous tasks that other people find somewhat helpful

but i could really use it myself :)

8O YES! Another volunteer! Myself and the other person already working on the FAQ project could do with more help, so as soon as you're ready, let us know and we'll find a spot for you to work on.

Besides upgrading your processor, is there any way to reduce system strain from VSTis in FL?

You could buy a soundcard/ASIO interface for your computer. They can help relieve the strain of VSTs/DXs. If you're not looking to spend any money, the other thing you can do is to increase the buffer length under Settings>Audio>Directsound Properties. Although this will reduce performance and increase latency, it'll still help. You could also streamline your computer for audio work, but since I expect you don't have a dedicated audio computer, there probably won't be much of an advantage in that.

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without cable and unemployment, i cant exactly look through all 81 pages of this thread... sew, has anyone made a FAQ out of this... and put it all in order of relativity?

im getting cable soon... so if someone needs help, im usually quite easily entertained by monotonous tasks that other people find somewhat helpful

but i could really use it myself :)

8O YES! Another volunteer! Myself and the other person already working on the FAQ project could do with more help, so as soon as you're ready, let us know and we'll find a spot for you to work on.

I could help you out with this myself but I'm bat englihs. But anyways, if you feel like I could be of any help I'll be happy to lend you a hand.

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All you really need to be able to do at this stage is to be able to tell who is talking to who, what the questions are and who's answering them. Later on, once we've finished, we'll do some sorting and edit the questions and answers for relevancy, but at this point, it's fairly straightforward. You should be fine if you're in.

If you want, go back and archive pages 40-45 to start with (I missed a few when I started), and if you think you can manage more, PM either myself or Mythril Nazgul and we'll give you some more to do.

Anyone else? The more, the merrier! :D

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