PANELS

Pattern Panel

The Pattern selector is located in the FL Studio Tool Bar and also the Pattern Menu from the Main Menu.

Controls

  • Pattern options select from:
    • Find first empty (Shift + F4) - Find the first unused pattern the list.
    • Find next empty (F4) - Find the next unused pattern the list. The (F4) is a good workflow habit when making new patterns.
    • Rename / recolor (F2) - Opens the Pattern naming window. Press (F2) again to cycle Pattern colors. The selector can be opened by clicking the square on the end of the rename window. NOTE To Gradient Color Channels make a selection by left-clicking and dragging down on the Channel Selectors (8) and select from the Channel Menu Channels > Color selected > Gradient
    • Open in project browser (Shift+Ctrl+P) - Open in Project Browser. Opens the Browser Project Folder to show the current pattern.
    • Insert one (Shift+Ctrl+Ins) - Inserts a new empty Pattern before the selected pattern.
    • Clone (Alt+C) - Makes a copy of the selected pattern after it.
    • Delete (Del) - Deletes the selected pattern.
    • Move up (Shift+Ctrl+Up arrow) - Moves the selected pattern up one number in the Pattern selector list.
    • Move down (Shift+Ctrl+Down) - Moves the selected pattern down one number in the Pattern selector list.
    • Split by channel - Creates a new pattern for each active Channel in the selected pattern. Patterns will be named according to the split Channel. To undo a split by channel - 1. Stack the Pattern Clips in an empty area of the Playlist making sure they are correctly aligned. 2. Select all patterns in the stack. 3. Use the 'Playlist Menu > Edit > Merge selected clips' 4. Delete the merged clip from the Playlist.
    • Quick render as audio clip - Renders the selected Pattern/s to an Audio Clip (.WAV only) using the current Render Settings. Pay attention to the Miscellaneous section > Insert and Master FX options, depending on how you plan to use the Audio Clip. Song start, or selection, is used to set the automation values that will be fixed for the duration of the Pattern/s (see Bounching Patterns to Audio for more details). If you want to bounce a Pattern Clip to audio, with in-situ Automation, use inline Playlist bouncing.
    • Render as audio clip - Renders the selected Pattern/s to an Audio Clip (.WAV only) allowing you to set Render Settings. Pay attention to the Miscellaneous section > Insert and Master FX options, depending on how you plan to use the Audio Clip. Song start, or selection, is used to set the automation values that will be fixed for the duration of the Pattern/s (see Bounching Patterns to Audio for more details). If you want to bounce a Pattern Clip to audio, with in-situ Automation, use inline Playlist bouncing.
  • Pattern name - Left-click to open the Playlist with the pattern selected for editing. Right-click to show all pattern in the project for choosing.
  • Pattern selector (+ /for next pattern/; - /for previous pattern/) - Shows/sets the current pattern. Right-click to show a pop-up menu of all patterns in the project. A maximum of 999 individual patterns can be created.