MENU BAR

Options Menu

The Options menu contains commands that set options in FL Studio.

System

Project

MIDI

  • Enable MIDI remote control - If unchecked, you will not be able to use MIDI remote control in FL Studio, but the device you use for remote control will be released for use in other applications you run simultaneously with FL Studio.
  • Enable MIDI output - If unchecked, you will not be able to use MIDI output in FL Studio, but the device you use for output will be released for use in other applications you run simultaneously with FL Studio.
  • Enable MIDI master sync - This is a 'global' enable/disable switch for all MIDI devices in the MIDI settings Output list that have 'Send master sync' selected. Master sync sends FL Studio's start/stop/play commands to the enabled device/s.

Switches

  • Typing keyboard to piano (Ctrl+T) - When enabled, you can use your typing keyboard to record notes as you would do with a real MIDI keyboard.
  • Metronome ( Ctrl+M) - When enabled, you will hear a short "metronome" sound at the beginning of each beat and an accent at the beginning of each bar. This is especially useful if you need to keep yourself synced with the song tempo when recording a melody from a MIDI keyboard. NOTE: For the metronome options (including Mixer track routing & changing the click-sound) see the Transport Panel.
  • Recording precount (Ctrl+P) - When enabled, you will hear a series of countdown metronome ticks before the start of a recording session.
  • Start on input (Ctrl+I) - When enabled, pressing the play button will set FL Studio to waiting mode and actual playing/recording will begin when input data is received (e.g. when a key on the MIDI keyboard is pressed ).
  • Blend recorded notes (Ctrl+B) - When switched on, the notes you record will blend with any already existing ones, otherwise recorded notes will overwrite the old ones.
  • Step edit (Ctrl+E) - Switches step recording on/off.
  • Loop record - Loop record continuously repeats the selection marked in the Playlist (Shift + Left-click and drag in the bar-marker region) to allow you to layer MIDI or audio data. For audio to be placed automatically in the Playlist on each loop, turn on 'Auto create audio clip' in the Mixer menu > 'Disk recording' options.
  • Auto scrolling - Turns on/off the auto-scrolling feature in the Playlist and Piano roll.
  • Enable groups - Enables Piano roll note and Playlist pattern grouping. Use the Piano roll & Playlist 'Group' menu option to group/ungroup selected notes/patterns.
  • Multi-link to controllers (Ctrl+J) - For more detail see the section on Using External Hardware Controllers. To link multiple controls in one session, use the Multi-link option on the Toolbar. Select the switch, tweak all the target controls, then tweak the same number of knobs on your hardware controller and turn off the switch (most people can remember about 7 links, how good is your memory?).