need really really easy drumming
March 10, 2010 1:38 PM Subscribe
FL Studio help needed: I want to be able to create drum tracks with all drums in one piano roll.
posted by cincinnatus c to media & arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here's what I want: I am creating tracks with fairly simple drum parts. I have my favourite drum samples but find it tiresome to have these as separate samples in the sequencer. Instead of having multiple drums (snare/bass/hi hat etc) listed as instruments in the sequencer window, I would like one (ideally labelled 'Drums', but if it has to be something else so be it).
I would then like to be able to arrange these drum hits in one piano roll window within FL Studio. I know I can do something like this in FL Studio using layers. I can click Add Layer, select various drum samples as children, and there I go. This is fine to an extent, but all these samples (plus the layer) still show up as separate instruments in the sequencer. For visual reasons, and others, I would rather have just one instrument devoted to drums. Also, when I use this layer method, it seems that I'm stuck with note names on the left side of the piano roll (C5, B3 etc). I would love to have just Snare, Bass etc there.
I guess this is quite a basic question so I'm hoping there might be a simple solution, possibly within FL Studio itself. I have all the drum samples I need, so I don't want some expensive drum sampler plugin, but maybe a freeware plugin might make sense?