FL Studio Desktop Window Layout Workflow

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    Hey there,

    Question. I love the layout of the workflow you showed me on Friday in our FL Studio Lesson.

    I have been working with that over the past few days.

    I have found though that I like experimenting by drawing notes for chords and melodies into the piano roll.  You can get creative.  The problem I am having getting the template to save the Mixer, channel rack, playlist, to save.  I want to add the piano roll to the main workflow.  I really like that.  So when I snap them into place they dont save.  this did not save last week either.  Im wondering if there is way to save them in place when I exit FL.

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    Hey Adam!  I would not suggest adding the Piano Roll to this main FL Studio window layout because there’s not enough working space for workflow!

    We only use the Piano Roll when we want to add MIDI Notes or adjust the notes.

    Remember these FL Studio Keyboard Shortcuts we talked about to open the different FL Studio Windows:

    • F5 – Playlist
    • F6 – Channel Rack (Step Sequencer)
    • F7 – Piano Roll
    • F9 – Mixer

    Most of the time we only open the Piano Roll when we want to add notes or adjust notes.

    The best way to do that is just by clicking the MIDI Notes in the Channel Rack so you can maintain that 3 Window layout:

    • Channel Rack
    • Mixer
    • Playlist

    If you want to make the Playlist bigger, just hit Enter.

    If you want to open the Piano Roll, just click the MIDI Notes of that sound in the Channel Rack (or go Right-Click -> Piano Roll).

    I tell you this because we only use the Piano Roll at certain times, whereas the Channel Rack, Mixer, and Playlist are apart of the entire music production process.

    • Channel Rack allows us to see what’s playing in our patterns, and create new loops
    • Playlist is how we arrange our song
    • Mixer is how we adjust our song’s sound with volume, panning, and effects like EQ, Compression, etc.

    To save the window layout, did you try this?:

    View -> Arrange windows -> Save custom layout

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