[fruityloops] Re: introduction

  • From: "simon.heath" <simon.heath@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <fruityloops@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 09:54:08 +0000


This has answered a few things for me too - thanks! Excuse me if this is
stupid but I'm a bit confused by the whole dB meters in FX channel thing.
Probably cos I haven't got FL to look at here. Where are the meters in the
FX window? Am I totally missing something?!


>> it's just that the first hours i worked with FL i thought the db meters
>> act a bit weird with those FX channels, but it's just a different
> approach.
> Umm... I'm not sure.  I think the meters in the FX window are just intended
> as rough guides, rather than accurate meters.  If you want a more accurate
> meter, you can insert a Fruity dB Meter into the last FX slot of each
> channel.  If you prefer a more traditional approach, I recommend the free
> Vintage Meter which you can download from http://www.pspaudioware.com.
>> ok, yes i think i know sth about compression (basic), but don't know
>> really for what situation it should be applyed.
>> as i got the impression as FL has a weaker 'dry' signal than eg logic?
>> is the master level at 100% at -3db or sth?
> I think so.  For a start, fruity plays all channels at 70% into each FX
> channel and then I think the master is set at 70% too.  Many people
> incorrectly think that there is something wrong with the fruityloops
> engine - thinking its not to good with the treble... but in reality it just
> takes a slightly unusual approach with gain structure, giving a slightly low
> output, so the frequency response of their ears plays tricks on them!

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