Patcher loads as an instrument or effect and allows you to chain both instruments and effects into complete units for use in future projects. Set up your favorite instrument & effects chain for example. It also allows you to add unlimited effects or instruments in a single Channel or Effects slot. Related plugin: Fruity Layer and Minihost Modular.

NOTE: The workspace is resizable, drag on the window to resize OR drag an object to the edge of the workspace to auto-resize.

Data Links

NOTE: Placing the mouse cursor over Link Nodes will show their name in the Hint Bar.

Working with links

Saving/Loading Chains

To save a chain, use the Wrapper Menu 'Save preset as' option. You can also drag this menu item to a new Channel or Effects slot to duplicate the current chain. Patcher is a great way to save your favorite Instrument & Effects chains ready for use in new projects.


There are three tab types. The Map which is the main workspace and layout window for the Patcher project. The Editors tab that shows the plugin interfaces and the Control Surfaces that hold internal controllers for the project. These can be renamed, right-click the control-surface icon on the Map tab, to better reflect their use. You can add as many Control Surfaces as you need to the project.


The MAP tab allows you to build the plugin & or effects chain.

Control Surface

The CONTROL SURFACE tab/s allow you to add real-time controls that can be linked to plugins in the Map chain. Parameter objects can be linked to plugins by Right-clicking the plugin on the MAP tab and activating a Parameter by Right-clicking on the plugin. Right-click a control to automate it from this tab. You can add as many separate Control Surface tabs as needed to a project. In the image above there are two Control Surfaces, one has been renamed 'Wub this'.

NOTE: For more details on working with and customizing Control Surface controls see the Control Surface > Control Creator section.

Working on the Parameter tab:


The EDITORS tab shows the plugin interfaces. These can be minimized.

NOTE: Plugin interface parameters are not right-click linkable or visible to FL Studio unless a GUI (interface) target has been right-clicked and 'activate' selected. Once this has been done a Parameter node for the control will also appear on the plugins Map tab icon.

Working on the Editors tab

Patcher Voice Effects Plugins

To add VFX Note Mapper to the Patcher project, dragging from the Browser > Effects > Voice category and drop on the Patcher Map. For fast linking drop on the Events link into the plugin you would like to control. VFX can't be used in FL Studio Channel or Effects slots so they are not generally made visible in the plugin lists. The VFX plugins include:

Plugin Credits: Frederic Vanmol