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Fruity Loops 10 Guitar Recording Tutorial
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.
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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!
High Quality Home Recording - Starts Here:
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!
Studio Monitors - For Accurate Mixes
More Free Goodies!
Free VST plugin downloads.
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
I will try answer any Fruity Loops recording questions you may have.
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