The Channels menu contains commands for managing Channels.
Add one - Contains a list of all Instruments selected as favorites. Choosing a instrument from this menu will add a single instance of it at the
bottom of the Step Sequencer window. Click More... to open the Select plugin window, that contains a list
of all instruments present in FL Studio (including VSTi and DXi).
To open a channel containing a plugin - Double-click the instrument name.
To mark an instrument as a 'favorite' - Click the check box preceding the instrument name (all plugins preceded by a check mark will appear
in the favorites list).
To see newly installed plugins - Click Refresh in the bottom of the 'Select plugin' window and select Fast Scan rather than
'Scan & Verify', because it takes a long time to scan since every plugin is opened and verified (which can crash FL Studio if there are buggy
plugins). Scan & Verify does, however, sort instruments and FX. VSTi (instruments) are put into a VSTi folder (Channels > Add one > More)
and VSTs (FX) in the VST folder (found in the mixer when choosing the VST effect).
Clone selected (Alt+C) - Inserts
a clone of each selected channel in the Step Sequencer right after it. The clone retains the instrument type of the original, as well as all of its
settings, but does not contain its notes and events.
Delete selected (Alt+Del)- Removes
all selected Channels in the Step Sequencer.
Move selected up ( Alt+Up) - Moves
all selected Channels one step up in the Step Sequencer.
Move selected down ( Alt+Down) - Moves
all selected Channels one step down in the Step Sequencer.
Group selected ( Alt+G) - Adds all
selected Channels to a group (a popup window displays to enter the name of the group). If a group with the name you specified doesn't exist, it will
be automatically created. For more information on channel grouping see the Channel Filtering section in the Step
Color selected - Provides several options for coloring channel buttons. Useful for grouping instrument types/sections.
Gradient - Opens a dialog for selecting start and end colors. All selected Channels will be colored in sequence from the start to end points in the
color space selected.
Random - Colors Channels randomly. This function contains some rules on coloring so it won't look as bad as you might expect.
Zip selected ( Alt+Z) - Turns all
selected Channels in the Step Sequencer into compact view mode. Right-click the button of a zipped channel to unzip it.
Unzip all ( Alt+U) - Unzips all
Channels in the Step Sequencer.
Restretch all - Active only when tempo automation is used. When the tempo is automated the auto-restretch feature is disabled as it is not
a real-time process. This feature allows you to adjust the tempo manually and force a restretch.