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Edison 11. Feature Switches tutoriales

Edison

Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool. Edison loads into an effect slot (in any mixer track) and will then record or play audio from that position. You may load as many instances of Edison as you require in any number of Mixer Tracks or Effects slots. To open Edison press Ctrl+E in a Sampler Channel, or load from the effects menu into mixer track/s.

1. Transport Controls

2. Recording Options

3. Menu Buttons

4. Sample Edit Functions

5. Special Controls

6. Peak Meter

7. Sample Edit Window

8. Main Menu

9. Edit Sample

10. Envelope Selector


11. Feature Switches

These switches vary, depending on the Edit mode (9, 10), from left to right:

  • Freeze – Prevents any changes to the sample.
  • Noise T. – Enables/disables the threshold display (green horizontal band). The level can be adjusted by left-clicking on the peak-meter (6) and moving the mouse up and down.
  • Regions – Enables/disables the region marker display.
  • Step – Enables the step editing mode. As a left-clicked cursor is dragged over the window a new control point is added at each step in the timeline. Hold SHIFT while dragging to draw “pulse” lines (straight vertical/horizontal lines only). Note that each new segment created will have the most recent tension setting applied.
  • Snap – Enables/disables snapping. This applies to envelopes and sample edit functions.
  • Slide – Slides the selected control point, without affecting the relative positions of any following points.

Note how the cursor changes depending on whether you are in Freeze or Edit mode. In Freeze mode you won’t be able to make any changes, only hover and read the sample amplitude and position values of the wave display in the main Hint Bar.

Edison Envelope Selector tutorials

Edison

Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool. Edison loads into an effect slot (in any mixer track) and will then record or play audio from that position. You may load as many instances of Edison as you require in any number of Mixer Tracks or Effects slots. To open Edison press Ctrl+E in a Sampler Channel, or load from the effects menu into mixer track/s.

1. Transport Controls

2. Recording Options

3. Menu Buttons

4. Sample Edit Functions

5. Special Controls

6. Peak Meter

7. Sample Edit Window

8. Main Menu

9. Edit Sample


10. Envelope Selector

Left click the symbols to apply, from left to right –

  • Pan – To edit the Pan envelope.
  • Volume – To edit the Volume envelope.
  • Stereo Separation – To edit the Stereo Separation envelope.
  • All-purpose Envelope – Some tools in Edison will use this envelope as an input. The horizontal axis represents time while the vertical axis is the modulation value, generally 0% at the bottom to 100% at the top. There are three ways to use the envelope -
    • 1. Copy the sample, apply an effect, tweak the all-purpose envelope, use the ‘Paste mix using envelope’ option from the Edit menu.
    • 2. Apply an effect, tweak the all-purpose envelope, use the ‘Undo mix envelope’ option from the Edit menu.
    • 3. Scratching – Select ‘Scratch using envelope’ from the Tools menu. In scratching, the horizontal axis represents time while the vertical axis is the sample playback position from the sample start (bottom) to the sample end (top).

Preview – As there is no ‘live’ preview for the ‘All-purpose’ envelope in Edison, you will need to process the wave to hear envelope changes. To hear your envelopes, select the ‘Tools’ option and then Mixdown envelope or (Ctrl+E) to process the wave. The undo function can be used to reverse any unwanted changes.

Editing envelopes – After selecting the desired envelope type, right-click in the ‘Sample Editor Window’ (7) to add points, and left-click to move points and tension markers. Right-click points to open a context menu that will allow you to delete points or change the curve type

Edison 7. Sample Edit Window

Edison

Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool. Edison loads into an effect slot (in any mixer track) and will then record or play audio from that position. You may load as many instances of Edison as you require in any number of Mixer Tracks or Effects slots. To open Edison press Ctrl+E in a Sampler Channel, or load from the effects menu into mixer track/s.

1. Transport Controls

2. Recording Options

3. Menu Buttons

4. Sample Edit Functions

5. Special Controls

6. Peak Meter


7. Sample Edit Window

Depending on the settings 9 and 10, you can edit the sample, set markers/loop-points, or apply envelopes to the sound.

  • Edit sample – Select ‘Waveform Edit Mode’ (9).
  • Define a region – Left-click and drag horizontally over the region to be selected. The selection will turn red.
  • Select a region – Left-click on the square tag at the top of any region markers. The selection will turn red.
  • Deselect a region – Double-click in the sample window.
  • Move region start/end – Click at the point where you want the new start/end of the region to be. The start/end points will automatically change to reflect the newly selected point.
  • Apply Envelopes (Pan/Volume/Stereo Separation) – Select the envelope type (10) and right-click to add points, left-click to move points and tension markers.
  • Zoom – Hover over the window and scroll the mouse wheel
  • Horizontal Scroll – Hold the shift key and then scroll the mouse wheel
  • Zoom/Scroll – Click the mouse wheel or middle mouse button and move up/down (zoom) and left/right (scroll).

Edison 5. Special Controls free tutorials

Edison

Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool. Edison loads into an effect slot (in any mixer track) and will then record or play audio from that position. You may load as many instances of Edison as you require in any number of Mixer Tracks or Effects slots. To open Edison press Ctrl+E in a Sampler Channel, or load from the effects menu into mixer track/s.

1. Transport Controls

2. Recording Options

3. Menu Buttons

4. Sample Edit Functions


5. Special Controls

In the top-right section of the Edison window are four other controls (from left to right):

  • Scrub wheel – Left-click and hold the mouse button, and move left or right to play the sample under mouse control.
  • Slave transport – Slaves the Edison transport controls to the FL Studio transport panel.
  • Display mode – Swap between waveform and spectrum display. Note there is a dual view option.
  • Click free editing – Performs a short fade-in / fade-out on selected and cut regions to reduce clicks.
  • Disable auto scrolling – When the sample is zoomed this disables the auto scrolling function.
  • Mute input – Mutes the input from the mixer track.

Edison 4. Sample Edit Functions tutorials gratis free

Edison

Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool. Edison loads into an effect slot (in any mixer track) and will then record or play audio from that position. You may load as many instances of Edison as you require in any number of Mixer Tracks or Effects slots. To open Edison press Ctrl+E in a Sampler Channel, or load from the effects menu into mixer track/s.

1. Transport Controls

2. Recording Options

3. Menu Buttons


4. Sample Edit Functions

From left to right:

Undo/undo history – Left-click to undo the last action. Right-click to display the last 10 actions (left-click the point in the history you wish to return to).

Normalize/normalize regions – Left-click to normalize the current selection. Right-click to normalize on a per-region basis.

Trim side noise/gate noise – Left-click to trim noise outside the selected region. Right-click to gate noise below threshold.

Fade in/declick in – Left-click to fade in. Right-click to smooth in (removes clicks).

Fade out/declick out – Left-click to fade out. Right-click to smooth out (removes clicks).

Time stretch / paste stretch – Opens the Time Stretch / Pitch Shift Tool to independently manipulate pitch, time and formants.

Run script – The Script Tool compiles and runs scripts written in Pascal, to process the wave file. Right-click to use the Run last script option. See the Tools Menu (Scripting) ‘Run Script’ option (above) for more details.

Convolution Reverb – Opens the Convolution Reverb Tool to apply reverb or convolution effects to the sample.

Blur – Opens the Blur Tool to smooth/blend the sample data.

Equalize – Opens the Equalize Tool to apply an EQ curve to the sample data.

Add / remove marker / region – Left-click to add/remove a new marker at the start of the selected region. Right-click to add region markers bounding the selected region.

Auto-slice – Auto-slices the sample.

Tune loop…/set loop – Left-click opens the Tune Loop Tool to access to the loop smoothing controls. Right-click sets loop points bounding the current selection.

Save as…. / save as compressed… – Opens a save file dialog with the options of .wav and compressed .wav (ogg format).

Drag / copy sample / move selectionLeft-click and drag the button (yes the button) to the desired location. The selected region in the Sample Edit Window (or whole sample if no selection is made) will be copied and moved to any compatible location in FL Studio, e.g. Sampler channels, Fruity Slicer, DirectWave, the Playlist etc. Right-click to copy the selection to the clipboard.

    Note: Other ways to export audio can be found under the Tools menu – Tools > Sequencing

    • Send to playlist as audio clip (Shift+C) – Dumps the selection to the Playlist as an Audio Clip.
    • Send to selected channel – Dumps the selection to the selected Channel.

Edison 3. Menu Buttons tutorials

Edison

Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool. Edison loads into an effect slot (in any mixer track) and will then record or play audio from that position. You may load as many instances of Edison as you require in any number of Mixer Tracks or Effects slots. To open Edison press Ctrl+E in a Sampler Channel, or load from the effects menu into mixer track/s.

1. Transport Controls

2. Recording Options


3. Menu Buttons

File

  • Open/Save options
    • New – Opens a new (empty) editor window.
    • Load sample (Ctrl+O) – Opens a file browser dialog in ‘load’ mode.
    • Save sample as (Ctrl+S) – Opens a file browser dialog in ‘save’ mode.
    • Export regions as – Exports any regions as wave files. The names of the markers at the start of each region will be used as the file names.
    • Export display as – Exports the wave display as a .png or .jpg image.
  • Settings – Opens a transport & midi settings dialog
    • Piano keyboard preview – While Edison is focused notes will be trapped and not passed onto the currently selected channel.
      • Link key to – Note preview (plays the whole sample), Slice preview (play slices), Auto (slices or whole sample depending on note range played and if slices are present).
    • Slave playback to host – Determine how Edison responds to host Playlist selections.
      • Ignore host selection – Edison will play back the equivalent region (based on time) as selected in the host. For example, if you record your whole song into Edison, you could then select a part of the song in FL and edison would play the same part that’s selected in FL.
      • Ignore own selection – The region selected in Edison controls the region (based on time) of the Playlist played.
  • Recent projects – Lists the 10 most recently opened projects.

Format

  • Edit properties (F2) – Opens the ‘Sample properties’ dialog where you can set the file properties.
  • Resolution
    • 16Bit int – Sets the file to 16 bit integer format. This is CD audio standard.
    • 32Bit float – Sets the file to 32 bit floating point format. This is the native format for FL Studio audio processing.
  • Channels
    • Mono – Sets the file to Mono.
    • Stereo – Sets the file to Stereo. Mono files will be saved with L and R channels containing the same data.

Edit

Many of the actions in this menu work on a selected region. To select a region, left-click in the sample window and drag horizontally. To move the start point, left-click near the start of the region and drag to a new point. To move the end point, left-click near the end of the region and drag to a new point. At any time you can zoom the window using the mouse wheel.

  • Undo (item) (Ctrl+Z) – The first item in this menu indicates the last action performed.
  • Undo history – Displays the last 10 actions.
  • Undo using mix (envelope) – Uses the All-Purpose envelope to guide the undo process. A number of options will be shown based on the actions recently made.
  • Undo using mix (spectral) – Uses the All-Purpose envelope to apply the EQ curve set in the EQ tool. Apply an EQ, tweak the all-purpose envelope, use the ‘Undo mix envelope’ option.
  • Disable undo for large samples – Turns off the undo feature. This is useful for saving memory and CPU when working on very large samples.
  • Cut (Ctrl+X) – Cuts the selected region.
  • Copy (Ctrl+C) – Copies the selected region.
  • Paste insert (Ctrl+V) – Inserts the copied sample at the start of the selected region.
  • Paste replace (Alt+V) – Replaces the selected region with the copied sample. The duration of the copied sample determines how much of the region will be replaced.
  • Paste mix (Shift+V) – Mixes the copied sample with the selected region. The duration of the copied sample determines how much of the region will be mixed.
  • Paste mix (envelope) (Shift+Ctrl+V) – Mixes the copied sample with the selected region. The duration of the copied sample determines how much of the region will be mixed.
  • Paste mix (spectral) – (Ctrl+Alt+V) – Uses the All-Purpose envelope to apply the EQ curve set in the EQ tool. Apply an EQ, tweak the all-purpose envelope, use the ‘Paste mix (spectral) option.
  • Paste stretch (Shift+Ctrl+T) – Pastes the copied sample via the Time Stretch / Pitch Shift Tool.
  • Paste replace (drum) (Shift+T) – Opens the Paste replace drum tool. This tool reconstructs the decay portions of drum beats that may have been cropped during the slicing process and replaces the selection to the original location.
  • Clear – (Shift+Del) Clears the selected region, leaving the rest of the sample unchanged. Consider this a mute function.
  • Delete (Del) – Deletes the selected region. This function will change the overall length of the sample.
  • Trim (Ctrl+Del) – Deletes the region outside the selection.
  • Delete part after loop ( Alt+Del) – Deletes sample data after the loop end point.
  • Insert silence (Ins) – Inserts silence from the region start point of a length equal to the selected region.
  • Click-free (smooth) editing (C) – Switch, prevents audio clicks/pops in samples caused by edit functions. This option avoids the clicks caused by discontinuities in the sample amplitude at cut/splice points by fading, or crossfading, edit points by a few samples.


Tools

  • Envelope
    • Cancel all envelopes (Alt+E) – Cancels all envelopes.
    • Add points at selection (P) – Automatically adds points at the start, middle and end of a selected region for the currently selected envelope type (10).
    • Add points at regions – Adds control points at the boundary of the selected region and/or where region markers are located.
    • Flip vertically – Inverts the envelope points.
  • Amp
    • Mixdown amp envelopes (Ctrl+E) – Applies custom envelope/s to the sound.
    • Amp (Alt+A) – Opens the Amplitude Tool that allows you to modify L/R channel volume, Panning and Stereo Separation.
    • Reverse polarity – Inverts the phase of the waveform.
    • Normalize (Ctrl+N) – Increases the volume of the waveform so that the loudest sample is at 100% of the available amplitude.
    • Fade in (Ctrl+F) – Ramps up the volume from 0% to 100% using a logarithmic curve. If a region is selected the fade function will apply to that, if not, the entire sample will fade in.
    • Fade out (Alt+F) – Ramps down the volume from 100% to 0% using a logarithmic curve. If a region is selected the fade function will apply to that, if not, the entire sample will fade out.
    • Declick in – Smoothes clicks at the beginning of a selection.
    • Declick out – Smoothes clicks at the end of a selection.
  • Waveform
    • Center – Removes DC offset. The average amplitude of the waveform is shifted to be at the zero crossing.
  • Time
    • Reverse (Alt+Left) – Reverses the entire wave or selection.
    • Time stretch / pitch shift (Alt+T) – Opens the Time Stretch / Pitch Shift Tool to independently manipulate pitch, time and formants.
    • Drum (loop) stretch (Ctrl+T) – Opens the Drum (loop) stretch tool, which restores decay portions of drum beats that may have been cropped during the slicing process.
    • Scratch (envelope) – Uses the All-Purpose Envelope to apply ‘scratching’ effects to the sample, i.e. automate the playback direction and speed.
  • Channels
    • Swap channels – Swaps the left and right channels.
    • Convert left channel to mono – Converts the sample to a mono file based on the left channel.
    • Convert right channel to mono – Converts the sample to a mono file based on the right channel.
    • Convert mono signal to mono format – Converts the file to a mono format if both left and right channels are equal.
  • Synthesis
    • Generate noise – Generates white noise in the selected region or whole sample if a region is not selected.
  • Scripting
    • Run script – Opens a menu containing the list of available scripts. You can write your own scripts using Pascal, which will be compiled by the paxCompiler and run when you select the script from the menu. The paxCompiler is a true Pascal compiler that allows you to write code to perform complex DSP on your samples. Save scripts – as .pas files in the FL Studio installation directory under ..\Plugins\Fruity\Effects\Edison\Data\Scripts. Files saved here will be visible the next time you use the ‘run script’ command. Dialogs – Note that while some of the demo scripts show a dialog, it isn’t necessary to use them. Errors – If a script has an error, a dialog is shown explaining the error with options to ‘edit’ the script or ‘run’ it again. Writing scripts – Examine the contents of the existing scripts and read the Reference.txt file in the script directory to learn more about writing them and the functions available. You can learn more about Pascal HERE.
    • Run last script – Repeats the last script run.
  • Noise
    • Acquire noise threshold (Alt+N) – Uses the peak of the selection as the noise/gate threshold. To use: select a region of the sample containing only noise and click this button.
    • Gate noise – Forces the sections of the sample below the noise threshold (shown in green) to silence.
    • Trim side noise – Trims any parts of the sample that are below the threshold volume. Set gate threshold – Left click the peak meter (6) and move the mouse up/down to change the threshold. A green band will display (as shown in the Edison screen shot above) in the sample view window.
    • Trim all noise & slice up – Trims any parts of the sample that are below the threshold volume and slices the regions defined by the resulting gaps. Set gate threshold – Left click the peak meter (6) and move the mouse up/down to change the threshold. A green band will display (as shown in the Edison screen shot above) in the sample view window.
  • Spectral
    • Convolution reverb (Ctrl+R) – Opens the Convolution/Reverb Tool.
    • Blur (Ctrl+B) – Opens the Blur Tool.
    • Equalize (Ctrl+Q) – Opens the Equalize Tool.
  • Regions
    • Normalize all regions – Normalizes the amplitude on a per-region basis. Normalization increases the volume of the waveform so that the loudest sample is at 100% of the available amplitude.
    • Declick in all regions – Remove clicks from the start of regions (works by creating a very fast fade-in).
    • Declick out all regions – Remove clicks from the end of regions (works by creating a very fast fade-out).
    • Perfect all regions – Declicks the start and end of all regions (as described above).
    • Tune loop (Ctrl+L)- Opens the Tune Loop Tool dialog that allows you access to the main loop controls for a region.
  • Analysis
    • Convert to score and dump to piano roll – Slices the sample, pitch-detects each slice and creates a note-score to match, dumping it to the Piano roll.
  • Sequencing
    • Send to playlist as audio clip (Shift+C) – Dumps the selection to the Playlist as an Audio Clip.
    • Send to selected channel – Dumps the selection to the selected Channel.
    • Note: An alternative method for exporting audio is to use the Drag / copy sample / move selection button on the Sample Edit Functions shortcut toolbar.

Regions

  • Regions
    • Add region (Alt+M) – Adds region start and end markers at the boundaries of the defined region.
    • Add marker (M) – Adds a single marker at the start of the selected region. This may be dragged to a new position by the square handle at the top of the marker.
    • Set loop (Alt+L) – Defines the selected region as a loop. Special red loop markers will appear.
    • Delete (Shift+Ctrl+Del) – Deletes the selected region, loop or marker.
    • Rename all (Ctrl+F2) – Steps though the regions in the editor allowing them to be named.
    • Quick rename all (Alt+F2)- Steps though the regions in the editor providing quick name options, allowing all regions to be named.
    • Assign trigger notes to all – Automatically steps through the regions/slices allowing you to assign trigger notes to each region. Trigger notes are the MIDI note numbers that will plat the specific region.
    • Assign to all – Choose to automatically assign regions to: Whole Keyboard, White Notes, Black Notes or None.
  • Detection
    • Auto slice
      • Dull auto-slicing – Fewer slices/regions.
      • Medium auto-slicing (Alt+S) – Average slices/regions.
      • Sharp auto-slicing – Many slices/regions.
      • Small grid-slicing – Slices the sample according to the small grid lines.
      • Medium grid-slicing – Slices the sample according to the medium grid lines.
      • Large grid-slicing – Slices the sample according to the large grid lines.
    • Detect pitch regions – Detects and slices according to regions of constant pitch.
    • Zero-cross check all regions – Moves the region markers to the nearest zero-crossing. Removes clicks at the start and end of the regions.
    • Freeze all (switch) – Prevents region editing.

View

  • Audio
    • Spectrum (S) – Selects spectrum view. This display mode shows time on the horizontal axis and frequency on the vertical axis. Brighter or more saturated colors (depending on the spectrum gradient options) represent louder frequencies.
    • Dual view – Shows both the spectrum and waveform views superimposed.
    • Display settings – Change the appearance of the spectrum display mode.
      • Fancy mode – Smoothed waveform view.
      • Waveform channels – Note that in stereo mode L and R channels are superimposed with slightly different colours (zoom to view more clearly).
        • Mono – Display a single (L/R averaged) waveform.
        • Multichannel – Display all channels (superimposed).
        • Left – Display Left channel.
        • Right – Display Right channel.
      • Spectrum max resolution – 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 1024 and 2048 bands. This is the number of vertical slices the frequency domain is divided into, higher numbers provide more detailed analysis. Resize Edison to obtain a larger view.
      • High quality – Improves the visibility of details, such as peaks, when the display is zoomed out to maximum.
      • Natural view (N) – Improves visibility of the lower/mid frequency details by applying a logarithmic vertical scale.
      • Spectrum gradient – Charcoal, Furnace, Glacier, The Matrix. Choose the theme that reveals the most detail in the sound or that appeals to you.
  • Regions
    • Regions – Turns region markers on/off.
    • Loop – Turns loop markers on/off.
  • Time
    • Time in samples – Displays the time-base in samples. This information is displayed to the bottom left of the peak meter (13). Right-clicking the time display (13) opens a context menu showing -
      • Deselect (Up arrow) – Deselects the current selection.
      • Select before current selection – Selects the area before the current selection.
      • Select after current selection – Selects the area after the current selection.
      • Select zoomed part (Ctrl+A) – Selects the region defined by the visible sample.
      • Select previous region (Left arrow) – Selects the previous region.
      • Select next region (Right arrow) – Selects the next region.
  • Misc
    • Scroller above – Places the Zoom / Scroll bar (12) above the sample.
    • Background gradient – Applies a 3D background effect to the sample edit window (7)

Snap

  • Snap to grid (1) – Envelope points and selections snap to the background grid.
  • Snap to regions (2) – Envelope points and selections snap to the region markers.
  • Snap to samples (3) – Envelope points and selections snap to samples.
  • Snap to zero-crossing (4) – Envelope points and selections snap to zero crossings. This is the point where the waveform crosses the 0 amplitude line and is useful to avoid clicks.
  • Snap to pitch period (5) – Envelope points and selections snap to the period of any pitch detected at the selection point.

Select

  • Deselect (Up arrow) – Deselects the current selection.
  • Select before current selection – Selects the area before the current selection.
  • Select after current selection – Selects the area after the current selection.
  • Select zoomed part (Ctrl+A) – Selects the region defined by the visible sample.
  • Select previous region (Left arrow) – Selects the previous region.
  • Select next region (Right arrow) – Selects the next region.

Zoom

  • Zoom in 2x (PgUp) – Zooms in 2 times.
  • Zoom out 2x (PgDn) – Zooms out 2 times.
  • Zoom out full (Home) – Displays the full sample.
  • Zoom on selection (End) – Zooms the selection to fill the Sample Edit Window.
  • Zoom on left of selection (Ctrl+Left) – Centers the Sample Edit Window on the right edge of the selection at maximum zoom.
  • Zoom on right of selection (Ctrl+Right) – Centers the Sample Edit Window on the left edge of the selection at maximum zoom.

Edison Recording Options tutorials gratis free

Edison

Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool. Edison loads into an effect slot (in any mixer track) and will then record or play audio from that position. You may load as many instances of Edison as you require in any number of Mixer Tracks or Effects slots. To open Edison press Ctrl+E in a Sampler Channel, or load from the effects menu into mixer track/s.

1. Transport Controls


2. Recording Options

These options take effect when Record (1) is selected from the Edison transport controls. Load Edison into one (or more) effects slot(s) in any number of mixer tracks and each instance will then record from that position. Alternatively it is possible to record directly into the Playlist.

  • Now – Audio recording begins immediately the option is selected. To stop recording, de-select record mode (1).
  • On input – Recording begins when an audio signal is received. To set the trigger level, left-click on the Peak Meter (6) and move the mouse up/down. Note: Edison uses a pre-record buffer so that transients will not be lost when a signal is received. In other words, you do not need to make a ‘triggering’ sound to guarantee early transients that may be below the trigger threshold.
  • Input – Recording automatically pauses during silence and resumes on audio input. To set the trigger level, left-click on the Peak Meter (6) and move the mouse up/down.
  • On play – Recording starts when playback is started from the main transport controls. ‘On play’ mode will also place accurate song start markers when Play starts/stops or the Playlist loops back to the start of the song. This is useful for recording multiple takes so that you can easily select the region(s) you wish to export to wave files and include in your song.
  • In new project – Starts the recording in a new project.
  • Max – Sets the maximum recording time (in minutes). When the time is exceeded, Edison will wrap and overwrite the previously recorded sample. Note: The Max feature is useful for continuous background recording (in conjunction with the RAM-sparing Input mode) so that you don’t miss stellar performances while jamming. However, be aware that recordings longer than 5 minutes use progressively more CPU during the wrap phase, slowing the GUI considerably.

Note on Bit-depth: Edison records audio using 32-bit float quantization and preserves the full quality of soundcard quantizations above 16-bit. FL Studio receives audio from the soundcard as a pre-digitized stream. Bit-depths set in Edison have no effect on the original bit-depth of the recording (set in the soundcard options) and affect only the stored and saved bit-depth of the sample.

Exporting recorded audio to the Playlist

Three alternatives for exporting audio from Edison to FL Studio are:

  1. Tools > Sequencing
    • Send to playlist as audio clip (Shift+C) – Dumps the selection to the Playlist as an Audio clip.
    • Send to selected Channel – Dumps the selection to the selected Channel.
  2. Drag / copy sample / move selectionLeft-click on the button and drag to the desired location. The selected region in the Sample Edit Window (or whole sample if no selection is made) will be copied and moved to any compatible location in FL Studio, e.g. Sampler channels, Fruity Slicer, DirectWave, the Playlist etc. Right-click to copy the selection to the clipboard.
  3. Save and load – Saves the audio/selection to a file and re-imports it through the Browser.

Notes: Prior to exporting your audio to the Playlist use the Edit properties (F2) dialog so that audio-clips behave as expected:

    • Clip auto-naming – Edison will use a default naming system unless the audio clip named in the sample properties.
    • Tempo sync – To set the audio-clip so that it will be automatically stretched if the project tempo is changed (useful to keep rhythmic samples in time), click the ‘default’ button in the tempo settings panel. If the file is not set as ‘tempo-sync’ or has no tempo (0), it will not be stretched.
    • 16 or 32 bit? – If your soundcard was set to record at 16 bit then it is reasonable to convert the file to 16 bit int prior to saving to disk, otherwise leave the file at 32 bit float.

Loop Recording

While it is possible to Loop Record in the Playlist, the optimal method is to use Edison as follows –

    • Open Edison in a mixer track that will receive the audio you wish to record. Both internal and or external sources can be selected though the FL Studio Mixer.
    • Select the record ‘ON PLAY’ option.
    • Play your Playlist or Pattern loop and record your performance. On each loop Edison will automatically place section markers (‘Song jump’) on the loop-back points.
    • Press stop.
    • Ctrl+click Edison labels to select the take/s you want to use.
    • Drag/drop it in the Playlist using the drag-sample button. Note: Edison will automatically set the sample properties to the current project tempo so that the recording will stretch as the project tempo is changed.

Memory Considerations

Edison operates exclusively in RAM (memory) and is designed for working with samples or small songs, not for recording hours of audio. 44.1 kHz, 32-bit samples consume RAM at the rate of approximately 20 Meg per minute (1.2 Gig per hour) and edit operations can easily consume 4x the original sample size while processing the sample.

Edison Transport Controls tutorials

Edison

Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool. Edison loads into an effect slot (in any mixer track) and will then record or play audio from that position. You may load as many instances of Edison as you require in any number of Mixer Tracks or Effects slots. To open Edison press Ctrl+E in a Sampler Channel, or load from the effects menu into mixer track/s.

Memory: Edison operates exclusively in RAM (memory) and so is designed for working on samples or small songs, not recording hours of audio. With RAM in mind, edit functions can require 4X the original sample space, so we recommend limiting samples to approximately 1/4 of free memory. If you don’t heed this warning your PC may explode, injuring bystanders, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Editing operations that require sample processing convert the source sample/s into 32 bit float and at the samplerate of the highest wave in any group processed. This means that processed wave files are unlikely to be in the same format as the source samples, although you can set the sample format after you have edited the sample (as described below).

Opening Edison

You can open Edison by pressing (Ctrl+E) on any sampler channel or by loading it into a mixer track Effects slot. Note: Edison opens in the preview mixer track unless deliberately placed in an Effects slot.


1. Transport Controls

In the top-left section of the Edison window are several controls for the recording setup.

  • Loop – Turns on loop playback.
  • Play – Press to play/stop the sample playback. The space bar will also start/stop playback when Edison is the active window (focused).
  • Record – Selects audio recording mode (turns red when armed).

    Note: Edison records audio from the mixer track and effect slot position (1 to 8) that it is loaded into. This arrangement provides excellent flexibility for recording wet and or dry signals. For example, place an instance of Edison before and after any effects in the mixer track and obtain both dry and wet recordings of the audio entering the mixer track. Don’t forget to disable the mixer track effects following Edison if you need to listen to the recordings without the effects that are (still) being added by the mixer track.

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