Recording Panel

The Recording panel sets some recording related options and contains the global snap selector.

  1. Typing keyboard to Piano keyboard ( Ctrl+T) - When selected, your typing keyboard will function as a musical (MIDI) keyboard. Right-click options:

    This is the Performance Mode layout used to trigger Clips, tracks refer to Playlist tracks.

  2. Recording Countdown ( Ctrl+P) - When turned on, you will hear countdown metronome ticks before the start of a recording session. Right-click the LED to select the number of bars to countdown.
  3. Blend recording (overdub) ( Ctrl+B) - When selected, recorded notes will blend with existing notes, otherwise recorded notes will overwrite the old ones. Recorded audio in the Playlist will be layered into new tracks (works in conjunction with 'Loop record' below).
  4. Loop Recording - Enable this option to loop-record a Pattern, Piano roll (or Piano roll time selection), Playlist (or Playlist time selection) indefinitely until the stop button is clicked. Overdub MIDI/Note or Audio data on each loop. For detailed instructions on audio overdubs see Loop Recording.
  5. Note / Clip Grouping - Enables / Disables Piano roll note and Playlist pattern grouping. Use the Piano roll & Playlist 'Group' menu option to group/ungroup selected notes/patterns.
  6. Global Snap Selector - Selects the Snap value applied to the Piano roll, Playlist and Event Editor when the local Snap (found on each of these windows) is set to 'Main'. Right-click the selector to select the default note length from the popup menu. Input quantizing - The settings on the Global snap determine MIDI input quantizing. That is notes played on a controller keyboard will snap to the value selected here during a MIDI recording. NOTE: The snap options (none), Line & Cell are not input quantized. The snap options are:
  7. Metronome ( Ctrl+M) - When selected, a short 'metronome' sound will play at the beginning of each beat, accented at the beginning of each bar. This feature is especially useful when you need to keep performers 'synced' with the song tempo.
  8. Start on Input ( Ctrl+I) - When turned on, pressing the play button will set FL Studio in waiting mode. Playing/recording begins at the moment input data is received (e.g. when a key is pressed on a MIDI keyboard). Right-click the LED to select whether you want this option active when playing or recording only.
  9. Step Recording ( Ctrl+E) - Switches step recording on and off.
  10. Auto Scroll - Switches on the 'auto scroll' function for the Event Editor, Piano roll, Playlist and Step Sequencer when the play position marker moves outside the visible window. The Auto Scroll switch is linked to the (Scroll Lock) key on your keyboard and will reset to the 'on' condition each time FL Studio starts (unless the keyboard Scroll Lock is on).
  11. Multi-link controllers - Multilinking: Select this switch to start the multi-link process. Tweak some software controls, tweak the same number of hardware knobs and they will link in the same order the software controls were tweaked. Controller movements can then be recorded if desired.