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howto: global swing beat in FL Studio 4
music Posted 2003-10-03 08:49:01 by Jim Crawford
This is for everyone who knows the Fruity Loops step sequencer just doesn't cut it.

The magic tool here is called the “formula controller.” Open up the mixer window, grab an empty effect slot, and select the “Fruity Formula Controller.” This doesn't actually affect the audio path you place it on; they just put it here because they're idiots.

Paste the following into the formula field: case(ifg(frac(songtime()*4/2), 0.5), 0.09, 0.06)

Then, right click on the tempo display, select “link to controller.” From the “internal controller” combo box, select the formula controller you just created.

The 0.09 and 0.06 correspond to 99bpm and 69bpm, respectively. Adjust to taste, but be sure to keep the leading zero. I tried to come up with a way to calculate them from the bpm, but I didn't bother investigating further after I discovered the correspondence is not linear. The /2 means the swing loops every 2 quarter notes.

Tune in next week, when I'll probably have given up on making music entirely!

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timing issues
Posted by Jim Crawford on 2004-09-15 23:58:28
I've recently discovered that changing the tempo so often can cause issues with components that rely on the tempo, like a delay effect. It might well be a better idea to rely on the groove-quantization command in the sequencer for your swing needs.
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