Cloning Tracks in FL Studio
This is where cloning in FL Studio comes in handy !
Cloning tracks within FL Studio is very easy. (How ever, I would recommend getting color coordinated with them. They can easily become confusing, forgetting which is which ;).
So, if you’re wondering how cloning can help you, or how you can use it to your benefit, let’s go over that!
Cloning can help you by,
- Not having to re-click your pattern on a separate pattern, just for one note to change!
- Changing up your patterns and not having repetitive loops over and over.
- Makes it VERY easy to change up your track — it’s a matter of CLONE, and change the notes around!
For example, you may have your kick playing on a certain pattern, but once in awhile you want to mix up how the kick is playing (Maybe even add a layer on your drums at a certain time!).
Using cloning is a perfect way to literally take that pattern, and change it, without having to re-click the pattern back in. You can now add-to the pattern, or EASILY take out!
Helpful Cloning Pictures,
Here’s the original picture:
Now, here is the same pattern, but we cloned it, and added to it.
Looking at the Pictures,
The first image was simple. Three kicks in a syncopation pattern.
But, on the last bar of my beat, I felt I needed to make that kick a little faster to let the listener know we’re coming into something bigger (such as the chorus!). Therefore, I cloned the pattern, and added in a couple extra kicks!
Now instead of me having to re-click those three main kicks from the previous pattern, I simply cloned and added to the pattern, making it a very easy change. (This works great for percussion loops as well, where you have lots going on, and you just want to change 1-2 things in the loop). Simplified, and easy :).
Organization in FL Studio — Coloring,
Now when cloning, things can get a bit confusing!
Wait.. was that the cloned or the original pattern..?
So how do you fix this? — A simple solution!
Go to your pattern, and Hit F2! A box will come up allowing you to rename and colorize your pattern. (See pics):
Either hit F2 or Pattern Arrow Rename/Color
Type in your Pattern Name and CLICK THE BOX to choose a color!
Hopefully this will now make it easy for you guys to spice up your tracks, by cloning, rather than having repetitive loops over and over! — Plus, making it easier for editing.
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