Plugin Wrapper

The Wrapper is a software interface/layer between instrument / effect plugins and FL Studio. All controls are common to all plugins (FL native & VST), while the plugin options (6) only appear on Wrappers hosting VST format plugins. The Wrapper provides compatibility with the VST 1, 2 & 3 standards (the screenshot below demonstrates the Fruity Wrapper hosting the 'Drumaxx' VSTi plugin). More information on installing and using 3rd party VST/DX plugins here.

There is a native and a VST wrapper, FL Studio automatically selects the appropriate Wrapper depending on the plugin type loaded. There are several control options:

1. Plugin Menu

The Plugin Menu contains various plugin-specific commands, including preset management. The commands displayed will depend on the type of plugin being hosted. NOTE: The Save preset as command can be dragged and dropped on a compatible target.

2. Detailed Wrapper Settings (Show/Hide)

Wrapper settings - opens and closes the additional settings details as discussed below.

3. Typing Keyboard Priority

Typing Keystroke Handling - When selected, the plugin receives typing keystrokes before FL Studio. Any unused keystrokes are then passed to FL Studio. When deselected FL Studio receives typing keystrokes before the selected plugin. Any unused keystrokes are then passed to the plugin. In other words, this determines whether FL Studio OR the plugin get first use keyboard shortcut commands. When a keyboard command is used it is no longer available down-stream. If a keyboard command is unused, it is passed downstream. This option shows when it is applicable to the plugin.

4. Preset Browser

Preset browser - This is for presets saved by the user and some plugins that publish their presets to the Wrapper. In this case, clicking on the left/right arrows will step through presets. Right-clicking here will open the preset menu for the plugin.

5. Window Controls

Minimize / Close - Minimize plugin interface / Close plugin interface.

6. Plugin Interface

Plugin interface - Use this to switch back to the Plugin interface after using one of the other Channel Settings tabs.

7. VST Wrapper Settings

Settings - These options are only available when using VST plugins and provide advanced VST plugin wrapper controls. Click on the screenshot Settings or Processing tabs above to see the help for that tab.

> Processing. Click on the screenshot Settings or Processing tabs below to see the help for that tab.

8. Miscellaneous Wrapper Settings

Miscellaneous Channel Settings - These are available for all Instrument Channels, click here for full details or on the section of interest below.

Plugin Credits: Frederic Vanmol, Didier Dambrin