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actually i did have 3.0 before and i swear i remember messing with it one time, but not having a clue what to do other than put an instrument and scratch it back and forth, other than that it was useless.

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Ok I need some help in FL, How would I go about in making a piano line into a decent electrical guitar sound? Is it possible?

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No not really...

The best sound i've gotten is by using a wasp and throwing a blood overdrve and paramtric EQ on it. It still doesn't sound the best though.

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I know. There's a VST effect somewhere called Warp or WarpVST or whatever. I found it on KaZaA, so I don't know if I had to pay for it or not. Please tell me if it could have been purchased.

ANYWAYS, once you get it and install it, start it up, put it in an FX channel, set it to "plexi" or something, it's the middle line. put the effect on a piano and it will actually sound remotely like a guitar. I think. Do it, it sounds cool!

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Ech... this is a hard question to put into words...

I have written tracks for a song I am writing; some of my channels are .WAV's (each one is a different part of a drum kit). I want to get each of these channels and change what they play into soundfont sounds. If I simply add another channel that is the soundfont player, then I have to cut and paste every single note in every single .wav channel into the soundfont player -- so this is really not what I want to do. Does anyone know of a way to do this? All I can do right now is change the sound that the channel plays into a different .wav sound :(

If the question is unclear, let me know... otherwise, I hope to hear an answer from you guys soon.

- Rossodio

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Ech... not quite. I have soundfonts, know how to manipulate them using the soundfont player, etc... The problem is that i have already written some music using a .WAV channel running through FX filters. I want to get these beats/notes and move them into a soundfont player channel, as opposed to having to cut and paste all the notes for all of my tracks manually. Does this make any more sense? Damn, I wish I could think of a better way to ask this. Ugh :(

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You can move the midi information from one track to another. Get in piano roll for the track you want to copy. Click on the little piano icon in the upper left corner of the piano roll window. Edit-select all (or ctrl+A). Edit-copy. Then open piano roll for the soundfont channel you wish to move the data to. Click the little piano icon again. Edit-paste. This will move the midi data for the entire length of the pattern.

Don't know if that is what you are asking or not.

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Yes, yes, I realize that I can do this pattern-by-pattern for each instrument in my drum kit... the problem that I have with this is that I have at least 40 or so patterns that I would have to do this with, and each of them with 5 or more .WAV channels (one for each type of drum, high hat, cymbal, etc.).

I am wondering if there's a quicker way to get by this and just transfer the notes without cutting and pasting through the piano roll. I tried dragging the soundfont player over the slot where I have the .WAV, and it seems not to do anything. Hmm... any other suggestions?

- Rossodio

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Hi, I'm new to FruityLoops and remixing in general, and I just have a couple questions.

Can you use nothing but FruityLoops to make a remix? Or do you really need some kind of a midi keyboard... i have a midi keyboard, but for some reason it wont connect right on my computer, and I don't really want to mess with that. Can't I just use the piano roll?

Also, how can you do triplets in the piano roll? And how do you import midi tracks?

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I use nothing but fruity loops, Sibelius and the internet to make my remixes (although none have really been accepted yet ^^").

Triplets, you can either set them manually with the note lengths (although it's a pain), or you can import a midi file with them written out. What I do if a part is too complex for me to be bothered to construct it in Fruity Loops is write it in Sibelius, save it as a midi file and then import it.

It's up to you, really. Find your own way. (I'm sure there are easier ways of making triplets, I just don't know. :P )

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The only way I can think of so far is to double click a note and bring up the note properties. There you can set the length of a note, and you can change it to something smaller than a 16th note.

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Actually, see the block at the top with the 6 buttons and the dropdown menu? Click the dropdown menu and click 1/2 step to easily reduce notes to a 32nd note. Also, try the 1/4 step and get 64th notes!

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This is from another post I deleted

I'm thinking of making a Chrono Trigger remix.. I think the Lavos second battle song will be my mix.. I'll be using Fruity Loops 3.0 and wanna know where I can get more sounds and how should I make the mix..? I got the idea, I need some more ideas to advance it, cause when its done, I'll need some more things in it to make it worthy enough..

- Newfie at Work

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What block? This sounds easy, I just can't find what you're talking about...(Why didn't anyone tell me this earlier? Maybe cause I didn't ask. I'll shut up now)

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No, he wants to make 32nd notes and possibly 64th notes. As for which box, it's a small one with 6 lights on it, three of the buttons have keyboard captions, one on the bottom says "wait" and there's a box that says "Auto" in it. if you click 1/2 step then in the piano roll when you size your notes you will be more precise. Blah.

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after you click that box and choose somthing (there is also tick, which i use only) you can manually streatch the note to any point you want.

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Hey, sorry, I have another VERY newb question about Fruity Loops.

But... well, okay, I've been trying to use it for a while, I've made some progress, but I'm still very confused, so...

Pretend I just got FruitLoops, I have no idea what any of it is, and I have no other software or hardware... what would you tell me to do first? I have no idea what a soundfont is, I have no idea what a sample is, I have no idea what Drum Kits are, I have no idea how to do anything...

What would you tell me? What would you tell me to do first? What would you tell me to use first? Thanks

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What to do first? Use the interactive tutorial, of course! Go to the browser on the left, then "FLP loop files > Tutorial > Getting Started" and load the different tutorials to learn about how the program works. Then what you should do is read the topics in this forum about soundfonts, resource URLs, and whatever else you need to know.

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and obviously read the thread about fruity loops, it surprises me when questions get asked about fruity loops that have been answered in that thread. I dont know if this perticular one has, but i know if i was new with fruity and came on this thread i would scavenge through that fruityloops question thread like a racoon going through garbage. I have read like every thread in this forum about fruity, but its been a while since i went back through it.

seriously just once in a while, going through every thread in the forum about the program you use will greatly help you remember stuff and think about the full amount of things you can do. I have used something a lot and like using it (effect, one of sound machines, a certain technique, etc) but then i wont ise it for a couple days and forget about it, and then i go through the threads and be like "oh yeah, i forgot about that".

(i think i need to go lay down now)...

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Ok im remixing a song in FL 3.5 full.....im doing my thing, then all of the sudden, when i play ANYTING on it, i hear popping in my speakers...ummmmmmm any suggestions ?

Oh and i can play music on my comp and its crystal clear

EDIT

LIKE IT FUCKING MATTERS NOW ! Stupid soundfont DEMO JESUS CHRIST MY WHOLE GODDAMN REMIX IS GONE DAMNIT ALL TO HELL SHIT !

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:cry::cry::cry::cry:

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