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#004 – Installing an Audio Interface in FL Studio

Video Resources

  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Gen) – This is actually a really awesome audio interface for the price. My experience with the first generation has been rock solid, and it also has these awesome halo lights to let you know if your audio is distorting!
  • What’s the Best Audio Interface for Music Production? – I give my personal suggestions on what you want to look for when buying an audio interface. (Bundle deals are your best bang for buck, many times including headphones, a microphone + cable, and sometimes even a mic stand!)

Continuing on with our FL Studio Beginner’s Series!

This time we’re looking at installing our audio interface with their proper drivers.

What We Cover:

  • Why I recommend the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 audio interface.
  • How to install drivers for your audio interface
  • Enabling your audio interface in FL Studio
  • What type of ASIO Driver should you use in FL Studio, and why I prefer the FL Studio ASIO driver!

You may think all audio interfaces are pretty similar, but I can tell you from first hand experience, they’re not.

Even though they’re priced the same, the company actually matters.

I currently suggest the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 to new producers.

Here’s a quick story.

I had an M-Audio Fast Track Pro back in the day. It was my first audio interface, and I didn’t really know what I was getting into.

I knew I needed it to plug in my reference monitor speakers, as well as my microphones, but the preamps (which boosts the microphone’s volume) were extremely poor.

I had to literally crank the thing full, then just back off a tad. There was really no in-between volume. It was either all on, or a very small threshold when dialing back.

Anyways – I eventually got sick of it and tried a new company; the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4.

After plugging it in, it worked amazing. I had full control over my microphone’s volume, and they have those amazing halo lights which indicate if you’re distorting or not.

Again, this was the first generation of the Scarlett 2i4, and now they have released the new and improved second generation Focusrite Scarlett 2i4.

It’s been rock solid and I highly recommend it.

Audio Interface Bundle Deals

I would of liked to of known this tip:

When buying an audio interface, they often offer bundle deals!

You can actually save quite a bit of money with this route!


Hopefully that gives you some insight on what audio interface to buy, as well as how to set up an audio interface in FL Studio with its drivers.

That sums up this tutorial in the FL Studio Beginner series!

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