[fruityloops] Re: Newbie with a question ...

  • From: "Andy Ebling" <andyebling@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <fruityloops@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 19:47:24 -0000

> Hey guys - Name is Franz (or PsiLoCyBe) - I'm South African but currently
in Taipei - Taiwan ... Been messing with Fruity since I got here, which was
end 2000 ... I know a fair bit (or so I'd like to think) and I'm sure I'll
learn tons more of this list. Good to meet you bunch !

Good to have you on the list Franz.

> Question :... First I want to know about mixing in Fruity 3.55. Tell me
everything you know ! Obviously there is no mixer (I read about Fruity 4
having one), so with what do I mix ? An vst (or dx) plugin or a standalone
software mixing program ? How do YOU mix ?

First up, is there any reason why you haven't upgraded to version 3.56 which
solves a few issues and updates simsynth live, drumsynth live and the sound
font player.

As fruity does not have a proper mixer, I tend to spread all my channels
over the 16 FX channels and put a Fruity Send plugin (and maybe a Fruity dB
meter if I have space) in the last effects slot.  It is a lot more
convenient to adjust volume here since adjusting the channel volume can have
unwanted side effects on volume sensitive effects such as compression.

I understand that fruityloops 4.0 (due out around the end of the year) will
have a proper mixer in the list of many enhancements.

Another option is to export the 16 FX channels as separate wav files and mix
them in another application such as n-track studio.  I like working this way
as I can see the waveform display for each track which can aid in the mixing
process, also automation of parameters such as volume is a lot more visual.

hope that helps,


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