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Alright, I (finally!) just got FLStudio. Everything's gone pretty smooth so far, but I've hit a surprisingly simple snag.

How do I remove a channel from an fx track. I can link them with the mixer window menu, but I can't "unlink" any channels. W. T. F?

Also, how do I route an fx track to another fx track? All of the FX tracks are grayed out in the "out" menu at the bottom of the mixer.

Sorry if this has been answered before, or is stupid simple. But I looked twice in the fruity manual and searched the forums but found nothing.

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How do I remove a channel from an fx track. I can link them with the mixer window menu, but I can't "unlink" any channels. W. T. F?

Well, you should be able to select *none* under the channel type. Like, when you go to the big menu that says all the different effects to apply, the top one is *none* - select that.

Also, how do I route an fx track to another fx track? All of the FX tracks are grayed out in the "out" menu at the bottom of the mixer.

That's cause you're mixing through the master track. Put all the crap that you've got in there under some of the other FX channels (1-64) NOT the 'master' track. then you can route them wherever you want through that 'out' menu.

Hope that helped. im me for anything else.

THE PROPHET

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How do I remove a channel from an fx track. I can link them with the mixer window menu, but I can't "unlink" any channels. W. T. F?

Well, you should be able to select *none* under the channel type. Like, when you go to the big menu that says all the different effects to apply, the top one is *none* - select that.

No, not that. I mean, like, I accidently linked my kick drum generator and strings into the same fx track, but I just wanted the strings. How do I unlink the kick drum from that fx track?

Also, how do I route an fx track to another fx track? All of the FX tracks are grayed out in the "out" menu at the bottom of the mixer.

That's cause you're mixing through the master track. Put all the crap that you've got in there under some of the other FX channels (1-64) NOT the 'master' track. then you can route them wherever you want through that 'out' menu.

Huh? What do you mean 'put crap under fx channels'? I already have some generators routed through fx tracks, but the only choice for output of fx tracks is to the master.

Hope that helped. im me for anything else.

THE PROPHET

I im'd you, but you were away. :cry:

EDIT: Many thanks to zircon, whom I pestered for the answer. :wink:

Thanks to those who tried, heh. :P

Turns out all I needed to do was change the fx track in the channel settings window. :oops:

And I'm guessing I need the producer edition to route fx tracks thru other fx tracks. :cry:

But now I can be on my merry little way. :D

Edit part deux: I never used so many smilies. 8O

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I'm using FL Studio 4.1 Producer Edition, and I'm having some trouble. It seems that, while I'm working on things, the program just likes to suddenly start chewing up my CPU resources. It has nothing to do with what I'm doing at the time. I could just open FL Studio up with no particular project and let it sit there and do nothing, and without fail in a few minutes it'll be tearing up the CPU. What's weird is that it isn't some gradual thing over that time period. Instead, it's quite fine for that whole time, only using under 10% inactively, and maybe between 10 and 20% when I'm actually doing stuff. And then WHAMMO it suddenly jumps to 90% or more and stays there, and all of the sounds just go right to shit. I generally have to turn it off and then back on again. And while that worked for a while, now I have a 180MB soundfont that takes forever to load, so I don't want to do that anymore.

Any idea as to what I can do to fix this? It's a total pain in the ass.

a 180mb soundfont. either that's a really nice font, or it's a bank. if it's a bank (having multiple presets), then you could always delete everything you are not using with vienna soundfont studio. that would probably knock a preset to less than 5 megs or so. be sure to save a new version and not over the original.

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The plugin window never snaps into the channel settings window

Wow, how the hell'd you do that? I gotta mess with that when I get home...

Anybody that went from 4.5.x -> 5.0 experiencing any latency differences? My buffer size is set the same but in 5.0 the latency is way worse.

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How can I figure out what notes are being played in the arpeggiator?

Learn your chords, or at least look at a chart or something.

I want the notes to show up in the piano roll

Put them there.

[/smart ass]

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I don't know if this has been asked on here or not. I mean, 121 pages is a lot to read. If it's been asked already, feel free to direct me to the post that answers it.

But anyway, I have Fruity Loops Vs. 5.1. I'm a total n00b to it. I can put piano rolls and beats in it, and it will play fine. But when I import a Midi into it, no sound will play. It automatically converts the tracks onto piano rolls. And they seem like they should play fine. I've done everything I think I'm supposed to do. But it won't play. Any suggestions? Thx.

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I'm using FL 4 right now I'm going to actually by FL5, in a week or 2 when I get my paycheck in. But I don't actually "have" FL4, so that's why I'm still using it. and was wondering if there was any way to manually program new patterns into the arpeggiator, or if this has been added in FL5, or if it's not possible at all.

I mean, 121 pages is a lot to read

If a few other people want to help me with it, I'd like to go through, figure out what's on each page, what's still relevant, and then make an index of the thread. If it's divided up amongst a few people it wouldn't be nearly as much work. (I recently mentioned something similar in the Sample & Soundfont request thread.)

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FL does have MIDI sounds.

-import the MIDI

-go to the Master Mixer.

-press the arrow on the first channel and go to 'select'

-select LSD

-turn the number thing down (I can't remember the name for it right now :P)

and there, instant MIDI sounds. you can also turn on the buttons that say 'chorus' and 'reverb'.

to add more MIDI tracks just right click on a plugin track and go to add a track. Then go down to MIDI ___

er..um...something.... :?

sorry...I'm kinda sleepy and can't remember all the correct terms for this stuff... if you can't understand this I'll write it again later.

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If a few other people want to help me with it, I'd like to go through, figure out what's on each page, what's still relevant, and then make an index of the thread. If it's divided up amongst a few people it wouldn't be nearly as much work. (I recently mentioned something similar in the Sample & Soundfont request thread.)

Myself and a few others were working on it, but these days (partially due to my more busy schedule and lack of inspiration) I haven't been putting much work into it. If you want I can go dig up the stuff I've archived and send it over to you if you want to work on it (it's around p50-90, but hey, most of these questions have already been asked anyway).

Most of these questions could be answered in the help file, though. There's only a few things dotted around the place which you won't find in there if you don't look hard enough.

jordex: Don't know and I don't think so either, but have you tried using the arpegiator tool in the piano roll (select the notes you want and hit alt+a)?

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Hey, I've got a really newbish question for you guys. I'd just like to apologize beforehand if this has been asked a lot of times already. I searched around this topic and others, but couldn't find the information I was looking for.

My question is: How do you get VSTs to work in Fruity Loops? I go to channels > add one > more > select the VST, and then it says Error: can't load an effect into a channel and brings up the Fruity Wrapper. What am I doing wrong?

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Cozark,

If it says it cant load an effect into a channel, its an effect VST. Go to the mixer and click "more" on the plugin list. If you refreshed the list they should appear. Open the pluing and itll be in the mixer in whatever FX channel you put it in. For instrument VSTs you load them into the step seqencer.

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Whoa, thanks. I didn't know about the difference between effect VSTs and instrument VSTs. I just went and messed around a little with FL and I think I've figured out how it's supposed to work now. I realized that I downloaded a ton of effects off the internet, but only like 2 instruments. Unfortunately, instruments are what I wanted :(

Oh well, not a big deal. I can do all kinds of stuff with my sounds now that I never knew I could do before.

And a quick question for anyone who makes remixes/songs, how long does it usually take you? I've been working on this one for like....2 days, and I only have about 20 seconds of music...

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jordex: Don't know and I don't think so either, but have you tried using the arpegiator tool in the piano roll (select the notes you want and hit alt+a)?

Hmm... I don't think my FL can do that. Alt+A does nothing and it's not anywhere in the tools menu

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