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Right Click Navigation and SHORTCUTS

FL Studio Shortcuts,

Tired of doing things the long way inside FL Studio? Taking a look through Image-Line’s help menu is always a good place to start. However, at times, you sometimes got to be on the look out, and take some time out to learn these shortcuts. In the end, they will only improve your workflow, and save time in the long run.

That’s how life is a lot of time, at first, it may be boring, long, and hard, but once learned, or finished, reaps way more benefits. So push through, read their manual when you get stuck, and try to find some of your own short cuts!

Scrolling Through FL Studio’s Playlist Navigation,

After randomly coming across this tip, I felt a need to share this.

*You must be inside FL Studio’s Playlist for this to work — but you never know, FL Studio’s full of these cool kind of shortcuts! It may work somewhere else as well!

Hold RIGHT CLICK -> Scroll Wheel UP + Down

Open up FL Studio’s playlist, hold down that right click, and scroll! — It may just open your eyes to a shortcut that saves some time!

Yes, there are those keyboard shortcuts, but that requires you taking your hand off the mouse ;). The trick to increase workflow is to find the short cuts that work best for you. Just because there’s a shortcut inside a program, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to cut down production time!

Just Cause There’s a Shortcut, Should You Use It?

For example, in the video, I showed that if you hold down your right click on your mouse long enough, the option to slice will be there. But honestly, that takes too long for me to slice. So, I use the alternative, and faster route. Hold down the RIGHT shift then click to slice. This allows for instant slicing, rather than waiting about a second each time! (Patience is a virtue right ;)).

PPQ in FL Studio? — Project Timebase,

FL Studio - PPQ Timebase Setting

This was a little gem I found!

I forgot how to do that RIGHT shift + ALT + click shortcut that allows you to instantly slice. So, I clicked on the FL Studio playlist, hit F1, and through my endeavors, I came across PPQ!

Now, this is very new to me. I’m not sure if it’s going to effect performance issues, or be harder on one’s video card? So take this into consideration while playing around with PPQ.

Remember, the higher the number, the more zoom. And as mentioned, I think 96 PPQ is default!

FL Studio, a Love and Less of a Non-Like Relationship,

In a lot of ways, FL Studio makes things very hard for the user, mostly hardware related, but then FL Studio is also full of all these real unique helpful tricks etc. It’s a love-non-like relationship with not too much non-like though, just would like a bit more accessibility to the hardware stuff, such as automapping on the mixer/plugins.

Oh yes, don’t forget about FL Studio’s Helpful Hand!

If you have any shortcuts, feel free to share them below. Shortcuts = save time.. most of the time!



GratuiTous is an artist and producer for the name of Jesus. He has many FL Studio Courses, and many BEAT TAPES and ALBUMS! In 2020 he became a Recognized FL Studio Trainer, and was previously an electrician for 10 years in Canada! Learn more..

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