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FL Studio Know-How: Recording Audio & MIDI

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    Tutorial 1

    Recording Audio to the Playlist

    7:03

    Learn how to record external audio directly into the Playlist.

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    Tutorial 2

    Recording Audio in Edison

    7:39

    See how to set up and use Edison to loop record short bits of audio, audition the different takes, and then send them to the Playlist.

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    Tutorial 3

    One Click Audio Recording

    3:55

    See how the One Click Audio Recording shortcut button is used to record either directly to the Playlist or into Edison.

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    Tutorial 4

    Playlist Sound on Sound Recording

    2:48

    Learn to create layered recordings directly in the Playlist using Loop Record and Blend Record modes together.

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    Tutorial 5

    MIDI Recording

    3:49

    Learn how to set up a MIDI keyboard to be recognized in FL Studio, how to set up input quantize so that the recorded notes are placed accurately on the beat, and and hear it used to record a bass part.

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    Tutorial 6

    MIDI Recording With the Typing Keyboard

    3:15

    See how the computers QWERTY keyboard is used to record MIDI notes, and watch as a simple pad part is added to the arrangement.

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    Tutorial 7

    Step Entry

    3:40

    Discover FL Studios MIDI step entry functions. See how to skip, correct, or lengthen individual steps as you are creating parts.

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    Tutorial 8

    Recording Internal Mixer Audio

    5:55

    Learn how to render, or freeze, instruments tracks to audio clips and have them automatically placed in the Playlist.

Eli returns with more great FL Studio video tutorials! Learn how to get your ideas down, using the different Audio and MIDI recording options in FL Studio, as well as how to freeze and render instruments.

Eli begins with how to record audio to the playlist, record into Edison, and cool, sound on sound recording techniques.

MIDI recording is then explored and Eli shows you how to record via your controller, by typing on a QWERTY keyboard, and via Step Entry.

Wrapping it up, youll see how to record via the internal mixer, allowing you to take internal instruments and render them to their own audio clip in the playlist for easy arranging and more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If youre ready to get your ideas into FL Studio, watch FL Studio Know-How: Recording Audio & MIDI today!

Mr Mark 50
Submitted 1 month ago

Recording audio in Edison

This made using Edison understandable and useable.

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GregRband
Submitted 3 months ago

Good for FL style Recording, but........

Maybe this is all great info for a dedicated FL Studio user, making nothing but Electronic type music, but I find most of this confusing and so different from standard DAW and Studio recording. This may be the thing I hope they change the most about FL in the future, a more common sense mixer and recording use feature(s). I mean Cmon, that you have to figure out which fader does what by trial and error, that things arent auto assigned like a standard mixer/daw, just makes me shake head at all the extra steps and time it would take on a large project, hoping to not get mixed up or lost, make a mistake, etc........ Maybe it just me...... I like so much about FL, but this aspect leaves me wanting lots more for more standard and common music producing....... With that said, Nothing wrong with this tutorial in covering what it does, and how it does it.... Reason for missing a Star is that I felt the actual lessons and examples could have been a bit better/longer, using more contrasted media to really get idea of what doing (other than recording simple beats from one track to another). I'd have love to see more standard recording included... a singing performance, a guitar riff or chord progression from an eternal mic, maybe even a random sound capture or something to be edited or manipulated and how that can be done in FL........ For some (many) this tutorial may be just perfect, dunno...... apparently I'm not a hardcore EDM guy, lol

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drhfk
Submitted 4 months ago

Brief and to the point

Useful tutorial for FL Studio beginners. Could have benefited from 1-2 additional more advanced lessons, for example, dealing with latency in recording external MIDI instruments.

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kitekrazy
Submitted 4 months ago

More FL Studio Please!

This was nice and in short steps. Very easy to follow.

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Stephen
Submitted 5 months ago

Finally!

Thank you so much for bringing theses tutorials to us Groove 3. FL-Studio is not my main DAW but it, to me, is one of the most difficult ones to wrap my head around as far as workflow is concerned. Now I can finally wipe the dust off of my FL-Studio Signature, and start to dig in. I've already made great progress thanks to you Eli.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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FL Studio Know-How: Recording Audio & MIDI is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Recording audio in Edison This made using Edison understandable and useable.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good for FL style Recording, but........ Maybe this is all great info for a dedicated FL Studio user, making nothing but Electronic type music, but I find most of this confusing and so different from standard DAW and Studio recording. This may be the thing I hope they change the most about FL in the future, a more common sense mixer and recording use feature(s). I mean Cmon, that you have to figure out which fader does what by trial and error, that things arent auto assigned like a standard mixer/daw, just makes me shake head at all the extra steps and time it would take on a large project, hoping to not get mixed up or lost, make a mistake, etc........ Maybe it just me...... I like so much about FL, but this aspect leaves me wanting lots more for more standard and common music producing....... With that said, Nothing wrong with this tutorial in covering what it does, and how it does it.... Reason for missing a Star is that I felt the actual lessons and examples could have been a bit better/longer, using more contrasted media to really get idea of what doing (other than recording simple beats from one track to another). I'd have love to see more standard recording included... a singing performance, a guitar riff or chord progression from an eternal mic, maybe even a random sound capture or something to be edited or manipulated and how that can be done in FL........ For some (many) this tutorial may be just perfect, dunno...... apparently I'm not a hardcore EDM guy, lol
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Brief and to the point Useful tutorial for FL Studio beginners. Could have benefited from 1-2 additional more advanced lessons, for example, dealing with latency in recording external MIDI instruments.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from More FL Studio Please! This was nice and in short steps. Very easy to follow.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Finally! Thank you so much for bringing theses tutorials to us Groove 3. FL-Studio is not my main DAW but it, to me, is one of the most difficult ones to wrap my head around as far as workflow is concerned. Now I can finally wipe the dust off of my FL-Studio Signature, and start to dig in. I've already made great progress thanks to you Eli.
Date published: 2016-11-09