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The basic guide to SHORTCUTS - FL Studio

teacher avatar Mr. Belt & Wezol, DJ/producer duo from the Netherlands

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8 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:30
    • 2. Main screen shortcuts

      0:58
    • 3. Organizing shortcuts

      1:12
    • 4. Playlist shortcuts

      2:45
    • 5. Channel rack shortcuts

      0:43
    • 6. Piano roll shortcuts

      2:35
    • 7. Mixer shortcuts

      0:45
    • 8. All shortcuts

      0:33
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In this episode Sam talks about all the shortcuts he uses in FL Studio. These can save you a lot of time so there's more hours left for your creativity. Let's get productive! 

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Often described as the Netherlands' most striking DJ duo, Mr. Belt & Wezol stand out both production and appearance wise. Hits like "Finally", "Boogie Wonderland" and "Let’s All Chant" have an old school house and disco vibe, twisted with Mr. B&W’s characteristic dynamic drops. While their sound is easily recognizable among the other Spinnin’ Records' releases, there's also another piece to the cake that makes this act special: their videos. Always spot on between humor and originality it often makes the fans eager to not only listen to the next track, but also to see the next track.

With their packed festival schedule there is a big chance you will see the guys in real life. 2018 marked their debut at Tomorrowland and Wish Outdoor Mexico. Shows like those on Kingsday were celebrated with four appearances throughout all corners of the Netherlands. But if you really want to see the guys in their element, you should visit their "The Cuckoo’s Nest" hostings and clubshows. Here they play long solo sets or invite all of their DJ friends for a huge back2back frenzy. The ADE editions are traditionally sold out and new editions will be announced all year round.


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DJ/producer duo from the Netherlands

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Often described as the Netherlands' most striking DJ duo, Mr. Belt & Wezol stand out both production and appearance wise. Hits like "Finally", "Boogie Wonderland" and "Let’s All Chant" have an old school house and disco vibe, twisted with Mr. B&W’s characteristic dynamic drops. While their sound is easily recognizable among the other Spinnin’ Records' releases, there's also another piece to the cake that makes this act special: their videos. Always spot on between humor and originality it often makes the fans eager to not only listen to the next track, but also to see the next track.

With their packed festival schedule there is a big chance you will see the guys in real life. 2018 marked their debut at Tomorrowland and Wish Outdoor Mexico. Shows like those on Ki... See full profile

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1. Intro: Welcome to another video. Today I'm going to talk about all the shortcuts that you can use in FL Studio. I'm not going to talk about all the shortcuts, but only the shortcuts that I find useful. And don't forget that there's also a ton of shortcuts that you can use in both the playlist editor ends in the piano roll. But anyway, let's get into it. 2. Main screen shortcuts: So let's start right away. Let's start with the main screen. So it doesn't really matter where you are if you're in a playlist or in the piano roll with all the buttons on the Fs. So F5, F6, you can do all sorts of stuff. So with F5, you'll open the playlist with F6 or viewing the channel rec. With F7, you find the piano roll. With f. You get a plug-in picker so you can drag something wherever. I personally do not read a uses, but it can be handy. I think if you open up a project that has a lot of plugins, you can press F2 to close all the screens. If you have a lot of windows on your screen, you can use tab to switch between them. If you want to change between your pattern and your song, you can press L, which you can see right here. So that's all the shortcuts I find handy that you can use on any screen. Let's now go to all the organizing shortcuts. 3. Organizing shortcuts: So with D shortcuts, you can 3D, organize your project in a more effective way. So when you have a sample active, you can press F2 to instantly rename and even recolor your sample. If you press F4, you'll find the next empty pattern and instantly rename it. You can also press Control F4 to find the first empty pattern without renaming it. So when a sample is active, you can press Control L to instantly assign it to the next free mixing slotting or a mixer. You can also simply press track right here. So this one is really handy if you want to create like a radio edits or another edits of your original sung. You simply press Control Alt inserts, and you simply add the section that you've added right here. So if your project is a complete mess, There's all sorts of windows open. You can press Control, Shift H to organize your windows in a better way. You know, general Req will always go on the left sides played as always gone to ride sides. Simple as death. And it's a logical one, but still escape to close a window. 4. Playlist shortcuts: So we now go to all the shortcuts in the playlist editor, and these are also really handy. You know, it's really speeds up your workflow. I think I've already told you that that still. So if you control and click, you can select patterns, which is really handy. If you control right-click, you can set a section that you want to zoom in. And if you like again, without adding any sections or zoom out again, if you've selected a couple of patterns, you can press Shift and just drag them over. You can also use control V to copy them over. If you have a certain sounds and you want to ignore snap on it. You don't want this, you actually want to be specific about where to sample ends. You can press Alt and shift it over to ignore snap. I don't really use this as well, but if you middle click, you can go through to projects like this. If you want to drag something without losing its vertical position, you drag it, press Shift, and now it can't go vertical. If you want to do the same, but keep its horizontal position, you drag it around and hold control. If you want to add a times market to the beginning of your selected section, I'll see. And then just type in instantly. If you want to merge two patterns together, just select them, press Control G, and they are merged in a new pattern. If you want to organize your patterns right here, you can of course drag it. But you can also do control plus shift up arrow down arrow to change the position. More specifically, this is also pretty basic bots with Control Z, you only go one step backwards and if you press it again, you'll go forwards. But if you want to actually go a step backwards and continue going backwards and press Control Alt and z. And you can go back a lot of steps. So there's a couple of tools right up here. They also have shortcuts. So if you press C, you go to the slicer. You can instantly slice, hold your Manage button and press Shift G. You can only go straight vertical, no, diagonal or something. B is a shortcut for the paintbrush. T is the shortcuts for mutes. E is the select tool and you can instantly selects big groups. You can also use, of course, control-click. That's what I mainly use. You can select by clicking Control click, and you can add a section which shifts as well. So if you want to select certain patterns, you can do that like this. If you have a pattern that you want to consolidate as you select it, Control Alt C and you instantly consolidated keypress start right here. 5. Channel rack shortcuts: So in the general wreck, There's some 3D, a lot of shortcuts I use. One big help is this one. You select the channel, you press control C to copy and control V to copy it somewhere else. This is especially useful with midi information. If we go to the midi right here, you can instantly copy this over to some other synthesizer or whatever. You can also press Control X to cut it. But I usually use is to delete something from a pattern. This is also pretty basic, but if you press up arrow or down arrow, you can change the position of the plugin or Sampler or whatever. 6. Piano roll shortcuts: So we now go to the piano roll. There's a lot of shortcuts you have here as well. So control clicking a key. We'll copy over all the notes that are on that key. You can also expense the selection like this and the same works here as in the playlist. You can just control click to select a note, then add Shift as well to add certain nodes. So if your notes are shorts and you want to make sure that they all fill up the spaces in between. You press Control L for legato and only doesn't work with this last note. I'm not sure why. Maybe you have Sue as a ghost note or something like this. If someone knows the solution to that, please let me know. So if you have a couple of notes touching each other, you can select them, press Control G to instantly merchants or getter. This is especially useful if you are going to create courts or something. So if you select a notes or press Control a, to select everything, you can press Control you to instantly cut it up. You can also press U to bring up the chopper. And you know, make some kind of variation. If you've played something in on your midi thing or whatever and everything is out of sync, you just select everything, press Control Q to instantly quantize. You press Alt Q to bring up the sizer and change this swing or whatever. If you select all the notes or selects a certain notes, you can press Control up arrow or down arrow to change the octave. You can press Shift up arrow or down arrow to change up one note at a time. If you press Alt X, you can get the skater up. And this is especially useful if you want to change the volume of a lot of notes at the same time if you want it to be exact. So for example, say you want these notes to be sounding less loud. You just press Alt X goes through the preferred its volume or velocity and suppress except if you press Alt R, you get the randomizer. This is especially useful if you want to humanize something. As you can see, it changes the velocity, but you can change anything he wants right here. If you have court's going on, you can press Alt S and bring up this drummer. And, you know, is where you can strum your notes. If you have other nodes going on here, here, and you press Alt V, you can toggle the ghost notes on the other pattern. 7. Mixer shortcuts: Then we go to the mixer. There's a lot of shortcuts you have here as well, but I only use a few. If you control click, you can select multiple mixer tracks and you can change all the faders at once. If you use alt wanted to side arrows, you can change the position of a certain mixer track. If you shift click on a mixer tracks, you can instantly rename it. If you have some effects are going on on one of your mixer tracks, you can use the scroll wheel to change the position. If you want to instantly record something on a certain mixer track, you can press Control plus e to open up Edison instantly. You can also press Shift E and it will instantly be armed for recording. 8. All shortcuts: Let's, If I hope you learned something, I hope you can speed up your workflow bit now. And I will see you again in another video.