FL Studio Mobile
FL Studio Mobile - Home Panel
The Home Panel contains administrative settings grouped according to the SONGS, SETTINGS, SHOP and SHARE tabs.
NOTE: Tap the SAVE button to open the save dialog. Swipe to quick-save (overwrite) the current project, without a pop-up dialog.
Tap the Home Button to access the following:
NOTE: Not all features are available on all operating systems.
The help button is your friend! Under it you can find...
- Manual - You are reading it.
- Video Tutorials - An extensive YouTube FL Studio Mobile video playlist.
- Users & Support Forums - The Users Forum is a great place to ask 'How-To' questions, make feature-requests or to report bugs. If something does not work, reporting it is the quickest way to get it fixed.
- Play Tutorial - Play the introductory video tutorial.
- Create account - Create an account with us at Image-Line software. This will give you access to the Users Forum and allow you to Restore Purchases. NOTE: This menu item will always show 'Create account' regardless if you have done this.
By using the (Back) button you can navigate to the top of the folder and see your My Data locations. Use this to browse, preview (audio files), delete and move content.
NOTE: On some operating systems you can Long-tap/Click the folders above and choose 'Shown in ...' the Operating System Browser for more freedom.
Managing User Files
For full details on working with user files (Import, Export & Locating) see Managing User Files
Songs - Load and save FL Studio Mobile projects and MIDI files.
File Name - Tap to edit the file name.
Save format - Choose the type of file to save.
Import - Use this button to import content. When bulk-importing data, .zip files are a useful option. See also Finding & Managing Files.
- FLM - FL Studio Mobile project format (.flm extension when viewed in a file browser).
- MIDI - MIDI is a data format for sharing FL Studio Mobile project data (Notes and control information) with other DAW software (.mid extension when viewed in a file browser). NOTE: This option saves the first 16 tracks of the project to a single MIDI file. If you have more than 16 tracks you can rearrange the track order and do multiple saves OR save the additional tracks separately with the per-track Save as MIDI.
- WAV (audio) - Highest quality, large file size. Wave is a lossless audio format and preferred (along with FLAC) for handling audio in a production environment. Files are 16 Bit WAV format (.wav extension when viewed in a file browser), unless you have set 'High quality' at save pop-up options (see above) and then it uses 32 Bit format.
- FLAC (Audio) - Free Lossless Audio Codec, is similar to WAV format in retaining all audio information in the encoded waveform. FLAC has the additional benefit of significantly reducing the file size. FLAC files are typically between 20 to 30% smaller than the equivalent WAV file, all while retaining a bit-perfect copy of the original data. The 'High quality' at save pop-up options (see above) toggles between 16 and 24 bits per sample.
- MP3 (audio) - Good but lesser quality, smaller file size. Files are 192 or 320 kbps (HQ) (.mp3 extension when viewed in a file browser).
- AAC (audio) - Good but lesser quality, smaller file size. Files are 192 or 320 kbps (HQ) (.aac extension when viewed in a file browser).
- ZIP (archive) - Save to ZIP format to archive or share all samples that are used in the project (excluding purchased shop content).
Working with ZIP files there are several key workflow options:
- Import a ZIP - Use the Import button and import the ZIP project from the available folder locations on your device.
- Work from the ZIP - Open the ZIP archive from the Songs folder it was saved to. All samples are then loaded from and saved to the original ZIP archive, not from User Files/My Samples, etc.
- Import the contents of a ZIP - To import the contents of a ZIP project to your My Files folder, load the ZIP and save immediately to FLM format (FL Studio Mobile). All samples are copied to your User Files folder. Duplicates will be ignored, so it's safe to import the same archive twice. NOTE: This is also a great way to bulk-import single-shot samples. Add all the samples you need to a ZIP and then use this method to add them to your My Files > My Samples folder.
TIP: Use WAV for reuse in FL Studio Mobile and other DAW software. Use MP3 for music distribution and listening.
SEND - The destinations shown will depend on your device and operating system (they will be shown AFTER you set 'SEND' and THEN tap SAVE). Examples include: email, online Cloud storage and internal folders.
NOTE: For advanced file sharing see the section - Your Files! (Where are Project, WAV, MP3, MIDI files located?)