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Fruity Loops 10 Guitar Recording Tutorial

Updated on February 19, 2014

Why spend money in a recording studio when you can simply just do it yourself?

I recommend Fruity Loops Studio 9 XXL Producer Edition to not only record your guitar, but to produce professional sounding beats without having to switch between programs, it's very versatile. That is why I love it. And for those who are on a very tight budget Download the demo!

Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your progress, but you will be able to render an .mp3 file of your project.

[NOTE: This Lens will be getting a major update soon!]

Getting Started

Almost.....

Before we start I just want to say, you NEED to follow the instructions on the pictures provided, and all download links are tested and safe.

First, you need ASOI4ALL installed on your computer. You NEED this to record with Fruity Loops. It is a sound driver. It usually comes with FL, but sometimes people don't install it because the don't know what it is. Here's the download link: ASIO4ALL

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Second, you will want to get a sound-gate VST plug-in. This will eliminate "hissing" and other unwanted noises from the recording. it is called FloorFish. You can download it here: The Fish Fillets. This comes with 2 other plug-ins. And yes, they are free :)

Now once you download it it you will follow the instructions in the PDF file. Very easy to do.

Now Open Fruity Loops.

After this, you will:

1. Open the mixer. (Press F9)

2. Click where the red box is in this picture.

Now, a menu will appear:

1: Hover over 'Select' then click 'More'

2: A new window will pop-up, click 'Refresh'

3: After it is done refreshing, find and check BLOCKFISH, FLOORFISH, and SPITFISH. (or whichever ones you installed)

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That's it. Your new plug-ins are ready to go!

Enabling Your Hardware

Setting the input on the record track.

1. Connect your guitar to your foot-pedal or effects processor

2. Connect your pedal to your computer

3. Open the mixer(Press F9)

4. Select your stereo input, or mono input.

NOTE: You must switch from your primary sound driver to ASIO to record. Go to 'Options' at the top left-hand of the screen--------->Audio settings, then select ASIO4ALL. (pic at top of page if you missed it)

DOUBLE NOTE: Your input options will not read: soundMAX Digital Audio. Unless of course you have soundMAX. :P

Now, if your guitar is plugged in properly to the computer, you should be able to hear it through the speakers. You may use an amp modeling software also, but I would just use a guitar pedal if you are just learning how to do this.

Oh yeah, don't forget to tune.

One Last Step Before We Record...

You will need to enable the VST effects to your recording track.

1. Open up the mixer(Press F9)

2. Click on 'Insert 1' or whichever track you decide to designate to record. Press F2 to rename it to 'Record'. This is just a reminder so you know which track to record on. Now make sure that that track is selected.

3. Now, remember that little red box in the image from before? Click on it, and rollover 'Select' and find 'FLOORFISH'.

After this the control panel for FloorFish should pop up. Adjust levels to your liking.

This is what it looks like:

Adjust settings to you liking, and you're good to go!

More Free Goodies!

Free VST plugin downloads.

- VST Planet

- Free Plugin List

- Audio Mastermind

- Free VST Plugins

- SadGlad

- VST4FREE

Now, you will *usually* have to install the VST like you would a normal program, but some of them you just have to copy and paste the .DLL file to you VstPlugins folder in C:\Program files\.

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My Fruity Loops Demo Song...

Just a little number I'm working on using the same exact methods described in this tutorial. I did not go over how to add the drums like I did in my song because that's a whole new tutorial by itself. Enjoy! :)

If you want to find out how I made the beat for this track go to: Fruity Loops Studio 10 Beat Making Tutorial

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I will try answer any Fruity Loops recording questions you may have.

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      Jesse 3 years ago from Milwaukee

      @DDROONIEROO: Make sure you are not assigning a plugin on the master track ( the first track on the mixer ). Assign any guitars and effects to a free mixer slot and it will solve your issue.

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      DDROONIEROO 3 years ago

      Hello, When I select a plugin for my guitar, It seems to be distorting my any drum or instrument tracks I have as well. I feel that it must be something simple, but I can't figure it out.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hey,

      Good tutorial, I first recorded everything with audacity, exported it in an mp3 file and then imported it into fruity loops, checking if it lined up with the song correctly etc etc xD

      I've got two questions: The audio options state input/output, but not separate. So I've got a podhd300, running through a roland amp into the main in just to hear myself. When I choose the pod as asio recording device, it also chooses it as a output device, so I hear myself + a delayed version sent back. It's pretty annoying since it fucks up the sound and I can't tweak minor changes unless I set everything off and back on after tweaking. Is there a way to choose an input device, and another output device?

      Second question: I've pushed 'don't ask me again' in the pop-up menu when you push the record button. So now I only have to push record, play the song, it counts down and records. But just one time. When the record failed I delete it, and when I retry it doesn't record. I've got to set a new input on another track in the mixer, and then it works. Is there a way to record multiple times through one mixer input/track whatever it's called?

      I hope these questions were clear enough, thanks already ^^

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks man, really really helpful, but i still have problems when i record,

      sometimes when i record it records two of the same one? i don't know mayb im just stupid or whatever, please help dude,

      GRACIAS

      Uly

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Really helpful! Thx, man!

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      JohnGcorner 5 years ago

      Awesome tutorial tho it gets much easier with some kind of audio interface.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      anyone no how to change the lang?

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      iatkrox 5 years ago

      @Gnarhoff: It's awesome and thanks for shearing it with us.If you can add a post about top 10 free VST plugins it help's us a lot. thanks and regards

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      BeatMaker2020 5 years ago

      Sweet tutorial, thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hey!Can you tell me settings for floorfish?

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this unusual topic and ideas.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I`m trying to record bass and guitar using a mixer, into the playlist. Everything seems to be okay, but whenever I try recording, it just stops abruptly after some random time (sometimes 10-20 seconds, sometimes just after a minute, etc.). It`s really annoying, and I can`t figure out, why it`s doing it. Any clues?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I`m trying to record bass and guitar using a mixer, into the playlist. Everything seems to be okay, but whenever I try recording, it just stops abruptly after some random time (sometimes 10-20 seconds, sometimes just after a minute, etc.). It`s really annoying, and I can`t figure out, why it`s doing it. Any clues?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Whenever I connect my guitar and start recording, the software stops working and making a noise (popping noise) on my headphone. Do you have any solution for this problem? I connect my guitar to a computer using zoom g9.2tt.

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      thanks for some great ideas here I'd never heard of Fruity Loops.

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      Lots of great information here! Thumbs up and an Angel blessing for you.

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      NoobWriter LM 6 years ago

      Nice lens

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      trahiz 6 years ago

      great lens :D

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      TommyCumberland 6 years ago

      Learn something new everyday...awesome lens, thanks!

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      Jesse 6 years ago from Milwaukee

      @MusicWizard: Yes, all you have to do is open the mixer and select the track that your guitar is located on and apply the effect. To get your guitar to play live sound through your speakers, you need to select any channel on the mixer. (Just use mixer channel 1 for test purposes). When that track is selected, click on the button that says (none) at the top of the mixer and select your ASIO hardware. Then you can apply the effect. Also, make sure your guitar is plugged into the computer before you start the program.

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      MusicWizard 6 years ago

      Is it possible to use fx plugins on FL while playing your guitar and hearing the 'effect' live?

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      Jesse 6 years ago from Milwaukee

      @LisaMarieGabriel: Thank you! I will be Lensrolling some of your some of your lenses as well. The steps are almost identical for configuring it to work with Windows 7. All you have to is change your audio setting in your audio properties.

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great lens on Fruity Loops. Lensrolling to my recording lenses. I have Windows 7 so this might not work for me - I guess I will stick to my analogue recording methods for now and just import files - BUT this could be really helpful to anyone without a portastudio. Blessed today!

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great lens on Fruity Loops. Lensrolling to my recording lenses. I have Windows 7 so this might not work for me - I guess I will stick to my analogue recording methods for now and just import files - BUT this could be really helpful to anyone without a portastudio. Blessed today!

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      KillerMusic 6 years ago

      Good stuff. Well done. Hope we can be friends.

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      Jesse 6 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Try setting the interpolation to linear and setting the ASIO buffer length down to 64. Note that the lower you put the buffer length on the ASIO control panel, it uses a lot more resources from your computer.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I have been having this same problem.... i was researching it and that's how i came across this site..... I haven't tried messing with the interpolation but i did move the slide alllllllll the way down and it still lags.... i can't record over a previously recorded guitar track because of the lag.... makes me sound like i got even less rhythm than i already do.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      thank you soo much, i was able to use this tutorial to hook up my drum machine to FL studio, and it wrks fine!! although, do u know if there is a way to record into the step sequencer?? tnx again =)

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      Jesse 6 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: When you go into the playlist editor, you should see your two guitar tracks. click on one of them ( right of left click, can't remember ) and drag it to lone it up. Also you might want to zoom in as well to make sure that they are lined up accurately.

      Hope this helps!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      IF you reply plz reply to this one because it will be sent to my email so i can read it right away.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      hey man you seem to know what you're doing, if i recorded as an audio clip for separate guitar track, but my song only has 2 guitar tracks and i need to line them up in a a place so they'll play in sync at the right time how do i do that? Basically how do i line guitars up

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      Jesse 6 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Go into the .options menu at the top then click audio settings. an turn the interpolation down to 64 point sync. if that doesn't help click on the show ASIO Panel and move the slider down from default to about 128. If that doesn't help, move it down some more.

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      Jesse 6 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Sorry for the waaaay late comment. Yes absolutely you can. The setup for the mic should be pretty much the same as setting up the guitar.

      You never want to hook your amp up to the computer. you could fry the amp. but directly inputting the pedals is fine.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Good tutorial!!! but i having a problem... I've done all the steps correctly but when i strum my guitar it lags. like when i play fast it sounds like it's got delay on it..what is this???and how do i fix it????

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      Jesse 6 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Thank you for this bit of information. I'm sure this will come in handy for some people.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hey everyone I just started using FL and I was having the problem of not being able to listen to what i recorded while i was recording a new track. What I did was at the top of the mixer, under in select the HD mic input like you do to record. Then go to windows sound in control panel and under the playback tab, click on the speakers and disable them. Then go back into FL mixer, and at the bottom under out click on whatever is under that list, even if it says nothing is plugged in. Now I can hear my track through headphones and hear the guitar Im recording. I have a toshiba with windows 7 btw. hope this helps, good luck

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hey I wanna know a couple of things. Ok is there a way I can hook up my mic and record my self singing, plus the two guitars I recorded? And second question is can I just use my input cable, foot pedal, elec guitar, amp to record songs. Cuz I'm poor and I can't afford whatever the heck fender noiseless stratocasters pickups thingy is. Please answer:(

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: You're not supposed to plug it into the Microphone input, you'll fry that plug, and it won't work properly anymore, fool. You're supposed to use the Line-In, which is commonly the black one beside it. -_-

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Thank you! :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Pretty cool lens you have here. Thanks for making the info available.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Im good with everything I just can figure out why IT KEEPS RECORDING WHAT IVE PREVIOUSLY RECORDED!!!! ive enabled overdub ive tried everything except the right thing, SO TELL ME WHAT THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS!!!! for an example check out my track If I Could Make U Choose at Soundcloud.com/timfurmanmusic2

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      greenguitar 7 years ago

      Thanks for the step by step lessons.

      This has really helped me a lot

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      racerxloves 7 years ago

      @racerxloves: Duhhh, never mind about losing my bottom half of patterns(the divider line was slammed down to zero), but I'm still wondering about if separate named tracks in the playlist are only a feature in FL 9 - FL 8 has no labels for separate tracks in the clip half (top of playlist).

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @racerxloves: You can email me at Jhoffff@gmail.com and send me the pics so I can get a better perspective on what it is you need help with.

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      racerxloves 7 years ago

      Jhoff, good to read you again. I have been burning a few weeks with video tutorials on FL 8(especially from http://www.youtube.com/user/ste1438-very good teacher), but no searches clear up my confusion on playlist appearance. I have two screen captures that show the views but I don't think I can attach jpegs to a Squidoo comment. Anyway, what I have is a playlist that just shows a top track view (no track labels) and no patterns listed in a separate section below. How do I get back to the default display showing both? Are separate named tracks in the playlist only a feature in FL 9? Love to send you some pictures.

      Thanks for any input

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @Milhabia: Try plugging in headphones or speakers directly into M-audio interface and see of that works. If it doesn't, go to your sound properties in windows 7, and set input and output to your M-audio device.

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      Milhabia 7 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm having the same problem. I also have Windows 7 with realtek. I'm using a M-Audio Fast Track to record guitar (with no luck). I have switched the input under "options" -> "audio settings" to ASIO4ALL v2. I can see the input of my guitar when play as I can see the green input bars bounce, but I cannot hear it. If I record under ASIO, then switch back to my Primary Sound Driver, I can hear what I recorded. And of course, I can't record with my Primary Sound Driver. Any ideas how to hear what I'm recording?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: I think there's nothing I can do... this sums all that I managed to find on the net, that has anything to do with my problem:

      http://www.vistax64.com/vista-hardware-devices/612...

      Thanks Jhoff for your patience and effort, if I resolve this problem at some time, I'll come back here to share it with you.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Gnarhoff: OK, I've found out a real source of my problem here...

      I installed Amplitube 3, and when I started the application it asked me to choose between DirctX and ASIO (probably as inputs, but it doesn't say explicitly), when I choose DirctX I can make the same settings as in Audacity and it works good, but it hisses too much, so I have to work with big buffer. ASIO, of course, doesn't work at all... so I'll google around for ASIO settings on win7, or something.

      Do you maybe know how could I set these "DirectX" settings in FL?

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Yeah, man I really don't know at this time..like I said before, I am not familiar with windows 7 at all. The absolute last thing I can think of is running FL in compatibility mode For Windows XP or just searching on google for how to record guitar in fruity loops for windows 7.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm running out of options here... I'm even thinking about new sound card, but I'm low on cash. Is there some cheap solution, I would consider that?

      I remember that (a long time ago, when I was much more interested in computers) creative had best sound cards, but I did some research on the net, and it seems creative cards have problems with win7. People recommend asus cards. Do you have some knowledge to share on this topic?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Gnarhoff: ... I'm exhausted, I've been tweaking my sound card for some time now, with practicaly no effect. It seems that the problem lies just there, but I just can't figure it out.

      The thing is, I have two playback devices, speakers and realtek digital output (mind you, those speakers ARE connected to the realtek digital output), and whichever I choose as default, they "work" (that is, I hear my guitar). But, when I switch between them, audacity dies just like fruity loops. So, I'm guessing that FL is by default "reading" the wrong device from somewhere, but I just can't find out how to set it! Also, I don't understand why does playback device has anything to do with recordin, but it just seems it does...

      F10 doesn't give me a lot of choices, and I've tried all of them. At one time, I managed to get a terrible hissing in mixer, but it didn't have anything to do with guitar.

      Also, settings in audacity are very clear, and I know if I could set the same settings in FL it ought to work, but there is no way to select those settings in FL.

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Ok, I have one more theory on why it's not working. Now, I'm not familiar with Windows 7, so you'll have to bear with me here....

      Go to your windows sound properties by right clicking on the speaker icon in your taskbar, and look for a tab that says audio, or any tab that lets you set your primary sound driver and play around with some different configurations.

      As I recall, my friend has Vista, and we had this same issue as you have now.

      That's all I have for right now, but I promise you we will get this to work.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Here's what I did:

      - I installed FL on my bros PC, plugged in my guitar... WORKS, without problems, just set ASIO and voila, it works.

      - Returned to my PC, reinstalled FL and ASIO, found new driver for mysound card... and NOTHING! *#@%$

      But I do see some improvement, as the bars in FL mixer (those green volume bars) have appeared, but just stand still on a low level. There's also a little change in audio input possibilities, as I can now choose my audio card, as well as ASIO. But it still doesn't work.

      I took a look in audacity properties, and it says it uses MME as an interface host, speakers as a playback device, and microphone for recording (and near that stands the same option that I have in FL "realtek high definition audio input").

      I believe it has something to do with my sound card, but I can't understand what, since it works (and sounds) perfectly.

      I'm stuck...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Gnarhoff: I've shuted down everything, and still nothing. I see asio icon in the tray, and settings seem to be ok, HD digital in is active, as well as HD audio SPDIF out, but HD audio speaker and HD audio mixed capture is unavailable. Does this mean something? Everything else is on default. I also tried audio buffer on 256...

      I'm connected with regular microphone cable (I believe it's 1/8, as you call it), and it's coming from my Behringer distortion, which works well. I'm using Windows 7.

      I'm gonna try it on my brothers PC, which is older and works on XP, I'll report back.

      Any ideas? Thanks!

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Hmmmm....Make sure when you are in fruity loops to close all programs that require sound, ie: Internet explorer, firefox, itunes, audacity, cubase etc...

      Do you see the asio icon in your taskbar when you select it in FL? ( Its green with a white arrow )

      Check your asio panel (click the taskbar icon) and make sure the correct hardware is enabled.

      What is your method of recording, hardware specs, and all hardware/equipment used?

      I hope that this information helps.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Gnarhoff: First off, thanks for the quick reply.

      I already did all those things, asio is selected, I tried all options in FL mixer (HD stereo and mono inputs) and it still doesn't register a sound, so it won't record it. I also tried cubase and cakewalk sonar, but it's the same case.

      I don't get it, how come I can play and hear guitar from my speakers and record it with Audacity and sound recorder, but in FL (and other more "professional" programs) no sound is even registered.

      I also tried to plug my guitar into line-in input on the sound card, and it's the same, records in mentioned programs, and doesn't in the other ones.

      Thanks for your patience, please tell me if you need some more info to work with, I really appreciate your help, and wanna make it easier for you to help me. :)

      (also, sorry for bad English, it's not my first language)

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Hi, First what you need to do is press F10. This will open up your MIDI settings. Then on the left-hand side of the screen you will see a picture of a speaker, click it. After that you will see a black tab that says "Input/output". Click on the black bar with an arrow on it and scroll down to asio4all v2.

      After this open your mixer by pressing F9. Click on track 1 on the mixer, and on the right side of the mixer you will see another black bar click it and chose one of those asio inputs.

      Look at the "Enabling your hardware" section of this article for a pic of what it looks like.

      Try this and let me know if it helps.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have a question, and I bag on my knees for answer.

      I bought my guitar 3 days ago just so I can incorporate it into FL, and I've been trying to make it work since then, but it just won't "budge". I can't record it in FL, but I can record in Audacity, and Windows default sound recorder. I also have asio4all drivers, and I did everything from your tutorial. I also experimented with all settings, but failed.

      My guitar is attached to microphone input, I have a realtek sound card... what is wrong, how come I can record with audacity, but now with FL?

      Thanks, in advance.

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @merlinpendragon: Thank you! :D

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      merlinpendragon 7 years ago

      I gave you a "thumbs up" on Stumble.

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Yes, no problem. Congrats on getting it to work!

      I might have figured out why it didn't work....I'm not completely sure, but I think your Tascam FireOne might already utilize ASIO. So it would make sense to me to use the tascam instead of ASIO4all.

      And don't worry man, your not wasting my time. If you need help with anything in this program I will try to help.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      JHoff,

      Thank you so much for the response in 12 hours. I'm not so timely as you can see by my three week absence. Anyway, success! The problem was with my "Asio4all" program, not actually it's settings-clever thought though. I just chose my digital interface "Tascam FireOne" as my input (F10) instead of Asio and all was clean. Now to try to figure out how assigning a mixer track to record relates to playlist playback. I will view many youtube tutorial videos instead of wasting your time with a sometimes frustrating FL learning curve.

      Thanks again for your input-Chris

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      Tyler-Lee 7 years ago

      I never thought of using the Loops in that fashion......whoda thunk it.thanks man

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @racerxloves: It seems to me your buffer length is too high for your ASIO driver. Hit F10 on the keyboard and that will bring up you MIDI settings, on the left hand side of the window you will see Audio. Click it. Then make sure your interpolation is set to 6-point Hermite. After that in the same window you will see 'Show ASIO control panel' click that and the new menu will pop up. You will see a list of sound drivers on your computer, click your primary sound driver (I don't know what sound driver you have but you might have a couple in the list). Once you have one selected ( you might have to try all of them) you will see a slider and the bottom of the menu, by default it is set at 512 samples, slide it down to about 256.

      Also, can you tell my how you are inputting you guitar into you computer? (via 1/4 cable to 1/8 or usb or any other method)

      When you go to your recording track can on the mixer (F9) what is the input set to? What is the output set to?

      And also can you send me a sample recording, because I might be able to determine the problem based on these two questions. My email is Jhoffff@gmail.com

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      racerxloves 7 years ago

      Jhoff,

      all this makes sense-I'm a techie. But for the life of me, All recorded guitar in FL sounds distorted. My input signal is clean and has proper gain (no clipping).There is no effects applied in my amp, digital interface, or FL mixer. I've looked everywhere for an overdriven explanation. Am I missing something?

      Thanks, Chris

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: You could also try turning up the volume on the mixer(F9) on the track that you armed for recording....

      Yeah, I checked out the Casio and youtube, and that thing is sweet! You can also record via MIDI cable, that way when you record, you can quantize the notes in the FL piano roll.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Gnarhoff: Hey I was just thinking the same thing today...I will try that tonight!

      I did not notice this issue before with my Casio 1980s DG-20 Digital Guitar. It must have it's own amp or the fact it's midi must make it be louder without the need for an added amp. There are some vids on youtube if you want to see it in action. It's actually pretty cool.

      I also tried to have a quality microphone plugged in before to record on fruity loops as well and noticed a drop in the volume, not as much as the electric guitar on it's own, but noticeable. I have since bought a pre-amp for it and have to try that next.

      I'll let you know how it all goes. Thanks!

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @Leanne Chesser: Thank you so much! :)

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

      You've done a lot of great things here. Thanks for teaching people about Fruity Loops for home recording and producing. I really admire new (and young) Squidooers who work to create great lenses! Blessed by an angel.

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Okay, try this: Plug your guitar into your amp, plug your amp into your sound card via input, and then in your mixer(F9) set your input to ASIO, and Output to your computers speakers ( so you can hear your guitar through your comp. speakers, not the amp). Make sure not to do this on the master track, put it on on track 1.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Gnarhoff: It is odd...because I have an EMU sound card with the input and output for the electrica guitar sized cables. I have the guitar initially plugged into the amp directly and the volume is fine. Then I plug the guitar into the sound card and the output of the card to the amp and the sound is the same level. When I record, you can barely see the wave of the sound appearing. I will try to turn up the guitar volume and turn down the amp to see if this helps. I'll let you know later. Thanx

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @anonymous: Hmmm.... It seems to me that your input volume is too low. Try turning up the volume on your guitar pedal, check your guitar volume, etc... Let me know if this doesn't help.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I did as directed...but the volume (or amplitude) came out very quiet. I can barely see the where I played on the wave file view. And after making a .mp3 of it..it came out very quiet and I had to turn voulme to the max to hear it. Is there a way to make it loudr?..or do I have a setting on too low?

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I don't know anything about this (other than what I've read here), but you've done a really nice job with this lens.

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      AnSa 7 years ago

      It looks difficult, but i am sure going to try this ;) 5*

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @JoyfulPamela2: Well thank you very much! I really hope that this is helpful to you and your students....If you need help trying to figure something out just let me know and I will be more than willing to help. :)

      And my my main instruments are piano, and guitar. I used to play drums very well but I quit playing for some reason....

      God Bless!

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      PS ~ I lensrolled to 3 of my lenses because I think it will be helpful to my students and others also. Thanks again. :) ~ BTW, what are your main instruments?

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I've been looking for a way to record myself and my students less expensively. This may be it! I'm not a very technical person though, so I'm not sure I could figure it out, but I will try what you suggest. Thank you!

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      Samantha Devereux 7 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Great lens!

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      @mysticmama lm: Thank you!

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      Welcome to Squidoo!