Piano roll Menu

The Piano roll Menu provides a number of important functions for working with the Piano roll, such as opening tools, converting color groups, etc.

NOTE: The Tool menu (spanner), shares its items with the Main Menu > Tools section.








Snap determines how notes and events move relative to the Piano roll grid and how quantization aligns items (NOTE: Holding the Alt key temporarily sets snap to 'none'). The options are:

NOTE: The Global snap setting can be used for MIDI input quantizing. That is, notes played on a controller keyboard will snap to the value selected there during a MIDI recording. The options (none), Line & Cell are not input quantized.




Contains a submenu with a set of quick zooming levels: Far ( 1); Medium ( 2); Close ( 3); Best fit ( 4); On selection ( 5);

On selection zooms the time line to fit the selection (the command will be disabled if no time region is selected in the timeline).


Shows a menu with pre-defined chord/scales types. Select a chord to draw chords in the Piano roll. Select None ( Shift+N) to draw single notes.

Target channel

Displays a list of channels which can accept Piano roll data. Use this to quickly change the channel you are working on without closing and opening another Piano roll.

Target control

Displays a list of controls/automation data to display in the integrated event editor.

Auto Locate Channel

When selected, the Piano roll will automatically display the first non-empty channel when switching between patterns.

Auto Smoothing

When checked, the drawn automation events are automatically interpolated upon mouse button release.

Center ( 0)

Scrolls the grid so the playing position marker appears in the middle. Useful when you want to see the playing position in a long sequence.


When checked, the window is "detached" from the main environment of FL Studio and can be maximized on a second monitor (in a dual monitor setup).