Back at it today tracking out a beat from Fl Studio 8. This is a brief 2 part tutorial because Fl Studio has an automatic function that separates the instrument channels. There is one step you will have to manually do. Assign each “sample channel” to its own “Mixer channel”. Unlike Reason, you will do this before you make the beat. In Reason this is done as you add devices once your options are set up properly.
Load up your start up .flp. Next go to first channel,( in this tutorial it’s a kick) left click the channel. The channel settings panel will open.
Go to drop down menu and choose “Assign Free Mixer Channel”. This will automatically place the kick into channel one on the mixer.
Go to next instrument channel and repeat, the next instrument will be assigned to mixer channel 2, and so on. As you add to the sample channels immediately repeat this step and add each to the mixer. To view mixer go to “View” and scroll down to “view Mixer”
You will see that each of your instruments will be assigned it’s very own mixer channel in order. I usually name the channels as I add them to the mixer. Now your instruments are ready for mixing and adding Fx when the time comes.
You have completed your beat and mixed to the best of your ability, now it’s time to export each track separately. Here comes the easy part. Go to the file menu, and select “Export Wave File”.Make a new folder for your beat and instrument wavs, name the file, and push save.
The render panel will open. There are several things you can do here for exporting. I suggest reading the help files to know what all the options are.We will keep it simple and use a universal setting. 16 bit int. This will render your file 44,100 khz and 16 bit int float, a standard setting for most multi track software, or if you need to burn the files straight to cd.
Select wav, split mixer track, and push start. This functions exports each mixer channel that you assigned.
Now when you look in the folder,You will have the Master File, and all instruments you assigned to the mixer channels. All your files will be named properly, and ready for further mixing and recording.
There ya have it…. Reason and Fl Studio users are ready to “Track it out”..Look for the upcoming tracking Tutorial:How to Track Out A Beat: Mpc2500, coming very soon.
Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later