INSTRUMENTS / EFFECTS

Control Surface

The Control Surface plugin allows you to add real-time controls that can be linked to plugins in FL Studio OR Patcher. It's similar to and supersedes the Fruity Dashboard plugin. Control objects (knobs, sliders etc) can be linked to plugin and FL Studio interface targets to combine or aggregate control in a single location or to create dashboards for plugins and external hardware. You can add as many Control Surfaces as required to your project to Channels or Effect slots. Tutoial Video here

Options and Controls

Control Creator

You can create your own Knob and Slider control designs with the Control Creator tool. This is located in the FL Studio installation folder under ..FL Studio\System\Tools\ControlCreator\ControlCreator.exe. This is a self contained program and you can copy the .exe to another location or make a shortcut to the .exe on your desktop.

NOTE: Many controls will change their appearance on roll-over with the mouse, this is shown by the preview control with the dot above it.

Use

  1. Run ..FL Studio\System\Tools\ControlCreator\ControlCreator.exe
  2. Select the Wheel/Knob or Slider tab and then edit the control using the options provided. The display on the right side shows the control at various sizes. You can interact with these with your mouse to test their appearance.
  3. After you have designed your control, save the .ilcontrol format file to the FL Studio install folder under ..FL Studio\Plugins\Fruity\Effects\Control Surface\Artwork\Styles and then depending if it's a Knob or Slider put it in the Wheels/Knob or Sliders folder respectively.
  4. Then on the Control Surface plugin add a Knob or Slider and select Edit mode. Right-click the control and your design will appear as an option under the Styles menu option.

Plugin Credits: Frederic Vanmol