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How to Use Multilink to Controllers in FL Studio

Multilink to Controllers Icon in FL Studio Toolbar Panel

Multilink to Controllers allows us to map knobs in FL Studio fast to multiple VST Parameters in a sequence!

To use Multilink to Controllers, simply click the icon, move a VST parameter to add it to the queue, then move each knob in order on your MIDI Keyboard. (Keep reading to learn best practices!)

How to Use Multilink to Controllers in FL Studio
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Multilink to Controllers vs. Linking a Single Knob in FL Studio:

Multilink to Controllers is most useful if you want to map multiple VST parameters to different knobs on your MIDI Controller.

You can however just RIGHT-CLICK and go “Link to Controller”, or “Override Global Link” to just map a single knob in FL Studio.

We can link knobs to third-party plugins with Multilink to Controllers, too!

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Multilink to Controllers Location

Multilink to Controllers is in the top Toolbar in FL Studio:

Multilink to Controllers Icon in FL Studio Toolbar Panel
Multilink to Controllers Icon in FL Studio Toolbar Panel

LEFT-CLICK the icon, then move a VST Parameter to add to the queue (shown in this next image):

Multilink to Controllers - VST Parameters Assigned (Armed)
VST Parameter added to Multilink to Controllers Queue

Now that VST Parameters are queued, you must decide if you want to create a Project Link or Global Link.

A Project Link will open the Remote Control Settings window. A Global Link will open the Global Link Settings window.

They look very similar, but there are some differences!

READ: Project Links vs. Global Links in FL Studio

Once decided, you can actually RIGHT-CLICK the Multilink to Controllers icon to be presented with more options to decide if you want a Project Link vs. Global Link.

Project Links with Multilink to Controllers

By default, if you move a knob on your MIDI Keyboard with Multilink to Controllers queued up, it will create a Project Link, which opens the Remote Control Settings window.

Global Links with Multilink to Controllers

To set up Global Links, you have to RIGHT-CLICK the Multilink to Controllers icon, and click “Override Global Links”, which opens the Global Links Settings window.

What Option to Choose?

If you want to quickly set up a single knob for a project, but not have it set up anywhere else, then a Project Link would work good here.

If you want to get Hands-On Mixing in FL Studio, you’ll want to look into Global Links.

The fastest way to map knobs with Multilink to Controllers in FL Studio is to simply click the icon, move a VST Parameters, then move a knob on your MIDI Keyboard. However, by default, this creates a Project Link. So simply just RIGHT-CLICK the Multilink to Controllers icon to decide if you want a Project Link or Global Link.

Setup Knob to Third-Party Plugins in FL Studio

Sometimes you can’t right-click in a third-party plugin’s window in FL Studio, so simply click the Multilink to Controllers icon, then move a third-party VST parameter to queue it up!

There’s also Tools -> Last Tweaked, but takes a little longer with more clicks involved.

There’s also the option of “Browser Parameters” as a last resort for mapping third-party plugins in FL Studio.

Browser Parameters to Map Third Party Plugin VSTs in FL Studio
Browser Parameters to Map Third Party Plugin VSTs in FL Studio

Wrapping Up: How to Use Multilink to Controllers in FL Studio

So that’s how you quickly map knobs and sliders in FL Studio with Multilink to Controllers. This is incredibly fast for either a Stock FL Studio Plugin, or a Third-Party Plugin!

You first click the icon, move VST Parameters (which get added to the queue), then decide if you want a Project Link or Global Link.

You may like my Hands-On Mixing in FL Studio course!

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