Today we cover how to make a custom template in FL Studio.
Saving a FL Studio Template is super easy.. but BE CAREFUL it doesn’t become heavy (bloated), as a template can slow you down!
The goal of GOOD FL STUDIO TEMPLATE is to reduce mouse clicks, and improves your workflow every step of the way!
How to Save a Template in FL Studio
Let’s cover where FL Studio stores templates.
Project Templates (or Default Templates) are saved in your FL Studio User Data folder, located in Documents:
When you add a .flp into this folder, FL Studio Templates become available when you go File -> New from template:
How to Open Default FL Studio Template
To open the same FL Studio template for all new projects, you can set a Default Template in General Settings -> Default Template:
Wrapping Up: FL Studio Template Best Practices
You save time a lot of time by creating a custom FL Studio Template, but read close to get the best FL Studio experience.
Here’s my best advice when making a FL Studio template to load every time you open FL Studio.
You must understand your WHOLE MUSIC PRODUCTION PROCESS. And when new (producing less than 5 years), you have NO IDEA what you’re workflow really is yet.
THIS MEANS YOU CAN DO HARM WITH A FL STUDIO TEMPLATE if you’re not careful.
You see, there’s different stages of making a beat..
- There’s actually making the beat
- Arranging the beat
- Mixing the beat
- Mastering the beat
And over time you’ll understand your process at each step.
If you add tons of plugins and color-coding, you’ll discover that template only works in certain situations, and slows you down at certain steps.
My FL Studio Template has been fine-tuned for over 10 years which is super light on CPU, loads fast, and improves my workflow at all steps of my music production process.
When watching my FL Studio Courses, you will literally be able to follow step-by-step for a seamless workflow, and understanding of what’s going on much easier.