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kungfu: yeah, I knew that. I asked mainly because I didn't know if HE (she? no matter, it's just the internet) knew you could. if he didn't know it, and it WASN'T that, it could be a problem, yes? anyway, I think color changing is a silly way to customize FL, because it looks pretty cool already.

sora, I don't know what the problem is. I'm sure it's something simple that we're all missing (it always is) but I don't know what that simple something might be right now. I'll keep looking.

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Please forgive me if this has been covered before, but I need to know.

I'm running Kompakt as a VST through Fruity Loops, and I like to tweak the parameters for an instrument within the Kompakt interface (panning, EQ, volume, etc), however, when I hit play in FL, all the tweaking defaults back to zero. What am I doing wrong?

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um..

I'm running a hacked copy of FL 4.1 right now (my purchased copy got mysteriously lost about the same time my friend got FL). More than 3/4 of the included samples don't work - in fact, all of them except for the drumsynths don't work. now, if i take the waves, open them in audacity and then export them as waves and use them, they work.

why don't my included samples work?

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So, before people jump on you for hacking FL:

If you bought it, and *still have your license key*, you are actually legally allowed to download it or install it from a friend, provided that you give the same license key you had when you bought it. I would wager that FLStudio offers product registration and that you can get your key online from their database. Who knows. Image-Line might even send you a new copy of the CD (for maybe something like $10) if you can prove that you're a legitimate owner.

As for your actual problem, I don't use FL so I can't actually help you. However, I would place my money on a bad installation. Hacked copies are notoriously bad for being totally crappy when it comes to having things work. Plugins are missing, files disappear, samples aren't included...

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why don't my included samples work?

i can't explain to you WHY, exactly, but i can tell you that i had this problem too. luckily, i found a file on my p2p server of choice, titled something like "IMPORTANT! you must run these files for samples to work in FLstudio.zip", or something like that

i ran it, and now all my shit works fine

oh, and also, you can download ALL samples from the FL studio website for free...

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Please forgive me if this has been covered before, but I need to know.

I'm running Kompakt as a VST through Fruity Loops, and I like to tweak the parameters for an instrument within the Kompakt interface (panning, EQ, volume, etc), however, when I hit play in FL, all the tweaking defaults back to zero. What am I doing wrong?

It's a weird bug that I really have no idea how to fix. FL apparently sends some sort of MIDI message to all plugins when you hit play, and some plugins reset parameters when you do that.

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I have a dileemma. It would be awesome someone could help me out.

Is there anyway you layer multiple fruity slicer channels? Whenever I try to use two or more sliced DnB loops, it find out that it would be easier if I could control both sliced loops with one channel. When I try to set up layer by setting one loop to C4 and the other C5, they end up being pitched up or down. Is there a way to stop this from happening or is there any other way of controlling multiple slicers with one channel without adverse effects?

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Please forgive me if this has been covered before, but I need to know.

I'm running Kompakt as a VST through Fruity Loops, and I like to tweak the parameters for an instrument within the Kompakt interface (panning, EQ, volume, etc), however, when I hit play in FL, all the tweaking defaults back to zero. What am I doing wrong?

It's a weird bug that I really have no idea how to fix. FL apparently sends some sort of MIDI message to all plugins when you hit play, and some plugins reset parameters when you do that.

Mm. Thanks anyways, Zirc. I know I bugged you about this before.

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could someone explain to me how to use automation (specifically to adjust volume on tracks to create crescendos/decrescendos)

uh, search the thread, n00b.

automation is basically just when you say 'hey computer do THIS at THIS time on THIS specific pattern track'. you NEED to remember that automation isn't global - it applies to certain tracks ONLY - the one thats active when you apply it.

try this. rightclick on the volume know of the track you want to edit. select 'edit events' - this is automation in general. you can edit almost anything like this. click once on this where you want the first volume to be - by looking up at the status bar just under the filebar, you can see what % your mouse is at. then, after clicking once there and seeing your beautiful volume line (in a nice shade of pink) drag your mouse on a rightclick up to where you want your decrescendo/crescendo to end, at what volume. just remember that you've gotta place it in the right spot, and you can't shift it from side to side like you can an entry in the piano roll.

simple, really.

peace.

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Is there a way to pitchbend with VSTs apart from using the ch. pitch below the piano roll? It's impossible to get that one back to exactly 0 once you've changed it.

I've been just starting to play with that weird triangle thing in the top left corner of the piano roll, and it's pretty fun (placing it with existing notes to bend them back and forth). I thought maybe that's how you usually did your crazy bending in most of your songs, but I have no idea if it works the same with VSTs. Does it?

Behold some random crappy sample using that triangle bend thing on the background pads: pattern.mp3

Your Robotz Warehouze Nigga Hardcore Alphabet sounds great after my 50 second Skullmasterpiece man. Great album. :lol:

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Sadly, this "pitch note" only works for fruity plugins unless the vst companies decide to support it. And yes, I do use it a lot :)

I don't know, there are those new automation clips which seem to support melodic pitching better than the messy pitch channel, but i have no idea how to link them to VST midi parameters.

Offtopic: I might do something for the Silius project soon, Chris, join me :)

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that weird triangle thing in the top left corner of the piano roll

The slide button? ;)

edit: if one were so inclined (probably won't work with most non-Fruity vsts) one could use the slide notes to create a rudimentary form of automation of panning, volume, pitch, etc.

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myth, excellent call - that rudimentary automation works wonders.

also, no, the slide function doesn't work with VST. you'll have to use the channel pitch knob in the channel information (that big window that pops up when you click on a channel name in the step sequencer). good luck getting it exact, though.

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I ran into a problem about a month ago, and haven't been able to resolve it ever since.

FL Studio (v5.0) stopped detecting my MIDI controller (evolution MK-249C). I've been using these 2 components for more than a year, and never had any issues. I normally just plug the controller via USB port, start FLS, and it was ready to go.

I tried reinstalling just about everything, and was not able to figure it out. I installed the program on my laptop, plugged in the controller, and had no problem.

Anyone has suggestions? Much thanks in advance...

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Did you suddenly change any of your midi properties? You must have, since changing nothing creates no problems in this situation.

It could be either a hardware problem or a software problem. Make sure your midi interface is actually receiving data outside of FL Studio. Then make sure "Enable midi remote controller" is enabled in FLS, along with "Auto-accept midi controller" in the MIDI option box. That's really all that's necessary for a midi controller to work.

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^^^Thanks for quick reply.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "MIDI Properties". As I said, I immediately installed an identical copy of FLS on another computer, and it'd worked fine.

Additionally, all those options are enabled within the program.

This thing is driving me insane, and it's completely beyond me.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks again.

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