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#005 – Installing and Importing Drum Kits in FL studio

Video Resources

  • My Absolute Favorite Drum Kits – These are kits I’ve sifted through over my years. Remember, I used to run – I’ve experienced my share of sound kits, and I know a good kit when I see one.
  • A Specific Music Production Folder [Course] – I’ve created this course because I struggled to find a folder structure which suited me. From working with clients to managing my own albums and sounds, it took me quite a few tries to create a music folder with solid structure.
  • Dropbox – This is the cloud service I use to keep all my files in sync across multiple devices. The cool thing is if you do sound design on multiple computers, all your files are up to date. [As mentioned, Dropbox currently only gives 2GB on free accounts.. You can try something like Google Drive or even a new cloud solution I’ve seen called Box if you’re trying to save some money.]

Let’s keep this FL Studio Beginner’s Series going!

In this video I show you how to import sound kits in FL Studio, as well as my own personal approach to it.

What We Cover:

  • What to look for in drum kits (variety + quality over quantity.)
  • How to manage drum kits and maintain them
  • Adding drum kits into FL Studio
  • Creating a snap icon for a minimalist workflow

There’s two things I didn’t cover in this video.

Creating a Personal Sound Kit Folder

Having your own sound kit folder is extremely important to build your own sound collection.

As mentioned, I organize my sound kits by vendor. (Just super easy to keep track of.)

But when I start to do some of my own sound design, creating your own folder with a title like Personal allows you to have your own space in this drum kits folder.

Then inside Personal I’d create various sub-folders like 808’s, Kicks, Percussion, etc.

I’ve really liked the cloud solution. Everything is in sync and backed-up (even though I still do local backups, too!)

Only Allowing Quality Sounds into your Sound Kit Folder

It’s important to only allow high quality sound kits into your sound kit folder.

This will prevent you from wanting to delete a sound kit at a later date because of its poor quality. (This also goes hand-in-hand with missing files!)

If you don’t have poor quality sounds, you won’t be deleting sound kits, and therefore, you won’t have missing files. 🙂

For the whole series, you can join:
FL Studio Beginner’s Series.

Reach out with any questions you have, or get started with my FL Studio courses 👉

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