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Post by djfm » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:19 pm

is anyone using fl studio with ableton? if so how . do you just use it as a lop tool?
i bought it a while ago and want to try and include it in my setup
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Post by Funkstar De Luxe » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:47 pm

I only use it for Wavetraveler. Amazing tool. The rest of FL is a little cheesey for my tastes.

I'm sure it's got other good stuff in it, but I'll find the rest eventually.

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Post by stinky » Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:34 am

I was using it for a while in conjunction with Abe.. but, there's not much that FL does better... perhaps the video plugin, and some midi patching functions, but besides that, it's not worth the added time invested in running both simultaneously.. that's just my opinion.. keep in mind that i do love FL, but i would rather simplify, then complexify....

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Post by dab » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:48 am

I make the loops in FLStudio, then bring them in Live for easy arranging.These two apps work very well together. :lol:

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Post by djfm » Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:42 pm

yeah thats what i was gonna use it for instad of the routing in live just make loops in fl easy :D
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Post by joeyfivecents » Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:26 pm

I just switched to Mac so I'm not really using FL much anymore(unless I want to setup 2 laptops but that seems like a lot of trouble when I'm trying to scale down). The only thing I really miss is the ability to draw out different drum patterns using the same software instrument and laying those different patterns out in the playlist so I can record the rest of the song in a linear fashion. Am I missing something or can Live do this just as easily? Example:use a drum software instrument to make a verse, chorus, and bridge pattern(including some various fill patterns)and map out the whole song so I can record guitar, bass , vocals, etc over it. What's the easiest way to do this with Live 5? I can't seem to get it. Other than that, I don't need FL anymore but it is a very intuitive program.

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Post by FaX-01 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:42 pm

joeyfivecents wrote:I just switched to Mac so I'm not really using FL much anymore(unless I want to setup 2 laptops but that seems like a lot of trouble when I'm trying to scale down). The only thing I really miss is the ability to draw out different drum patterns using the same software instrument and laying those different patterns out in the playlist so I can record the rest of the song in a linear fashion. Am I missing something or can Live do this just as easily? Example:use a drum software instrument to make a verse, chorus, and bridge pattern(including some various fill patterns)and map out the whole song so I can record guitar, bass , vocals, etc over it. What's the easiest way to do this with Live 5? I can't seem to get it. Other than that, I don't need FL anymore but it is a very intuitive program.
Record those drum parts as session clips.
Record them into Arranger View.
Do rest of arrangement as a linear song in Arrangement View instead.
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Post by mikemc » Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:21 pm

the arp that allows specification of scales/chords in FLStudio is great, you can pump this out through a MIDI Out tool in FLStudio. Yes, building loops in FLStudio is easy and fun. Also, i like a lot of the sounds (the non cheezy ones, I'm sure :) ) and like Sytrus.

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Post by mannikin » Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:58 pm

Longtime FL user as well. I really love the playlist in FL, so I usually use it to create the basic arrangment of the song, and also access my PC-only instruments, like Z3ta+. I still think midi is much better in FL, although I'm sure that will probably be addressed in future versions of Live. Personally, I'd rather Live doesn't get anymore complicated or "bloated". I don't want the same thing that happended to Cubase to happen to Live. :)

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Post by pulsoc » Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:07 pm

Internal midi controller - peak controller, lfo, and formula

Modify envelopes options

Some nice stuff in the piano roll - like drawing a note trigger the length of the bar, and automatically slicing it into individual elements according to your specification

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Post by beardedone » Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:28 pm

I have used it for so long that I am somewhat biased for Fruity over Live. I prefer FLS for preparing midi loops -esp for the midi tools and the piano roll . I find the FLS playlist to be more flexible and bit friendlier than the Live Arrangement view. I need to labor much more to get results in Live. I'll keep trying though.

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Post by joeyfivecents » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:38 pm

same here. I've just had it with windows xp not supporting things very well. For instance, the new Samson usb condenser mic is useless on a windows machine. On my new mac it's no problem.

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