FL Studio internal audio capture

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Member Since: Jul 15, 2010

Hoping someone can help with this. I'm using FL studio along with Addictive drums VST plugin in one channel and playing an mp3 in another channel. I'm wondering if there's anyway to capture the audio from both sources (essentially record mp3 playback while drumming with it). I've looked in Edison's settings, but the only inputs available don't seem to have anything to do with either of the internal channels I'm trying to capture from. Thanks in advance.

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Since: Dec 04, 2007

Jul 15, 2010 07:29 pm

Hiya and welcome to the HRC.

One thing you can do, is drag the mp3 file into a channel in FL Studio, which will treat it as an audio sample, and in the playlist on the right, create a bar for it. The bar will need to be dragged/lengthened to be the same length as the sample else it will loop on itself. Also you'll need to look at the piano-roll for the channel (looks like a little keyboard icon) and make sure a note is active so it will play the audio for the length of the sample.

It's a bit of janky work-around, and there's probably a better way to do it, but it's what I used to do with audio I imported from recording in audacity. And you can drag the playlist bar around to time when sample begins playing back. Bearing in mind I just have the fruity edition, so I can't actually record audio directly into FL Studio and I don't feel like upgrading it really (which is why i'm considering switching over to reaper since I've got a couple hardware synths now)

With that set up, you can hit record, and work on the drums on another channel while the mp3 plays back, and record the drums that way. It's probably not the best tactic, but it might be worth a shot.

Er, maybe I'm mis-understanding actually, are you trying to route the audio-out to another device while recording the playback?

Since: Jul 15, 2010

Jul 16, 2010 12:58 am

Well, I already have the mp3's imported and able to play along with them. I'm just trying to find a way to do an audio capture of myself playing along with them.

Since: Jul 15, 2010

Jul 24, 2010 06:55 pm

I hate to bump this, but is there by any chance anyone who might know how I'd do this?

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jul 24, 2010 08:06 pm

Basic multitracking:

track 1 has MP3 audio on it

track 2 has your drum playing recorded into it. You'll need to record your playing, while other track is playing back.

Then, render the audio (both tracks) down as a stereo file. This will have both tracks, rendered together into one stereo track, which you tell FL where to save, and what to name it.

Forgive me if I've not quite captured your query here, but that makes most sense to me.

I have FL studio, but it's fruity loops edition, so no audio capture for me. I do my audio in reaper, while using FL for other electronic / midi stuff.

Since: Sep 14, 2010

Sep 14, 2010 07:55 pm

connect the mp3 and the drum loop to their own seperate mixer tracks. then go to a blank mixer track and route (send, bus, stem, whatever) both those tracks to it. The little disk on the bottom of the mixer track will allow you to name your new track.
name it, otherwise you'll end up with 5000 sound clips all named untitled default track #4,968. Now simply go to the top and press record , now anything that comes into that mixer track will be recorded. So after pressing record que them drums and that mp3 up together and play them. when your done recording, a new audio clip will place itself in the playlist. Find it, arrange it where you need it. Go to your pattern step editor and connect the audio clip channel to a mixer track so you can process it un-destructively.

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