If you’re an aspiring producer looking to make your own beats, you know that one of the essential components to producing professional-sounding music is having the ability to change tempo.
Tempo changes can make your track sound unique and professional, allowing you to express yourself musically.
Fortunately, changing tempo in FL Studio is much simpler than you might think.
In this blog post, we’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to change tempo in FL Studio.
We’ll explain the different functions of the Tempo Track, including the tempo marker and the tempo slider, and guide you through the process of setting up the Tempo Track.
We’ll also provide some tips and tricks to ensure your tempo changes sound seamless and professional.
So, if you’re ready to unlock the secrets of tempo changes in FL Studio, let’s get started!
Create a new pattern in the Playlist window
To create a new pattern in the Playlist window, right-click on the playlist window, select “Create New Pattern” from the drop-down menu, and select the tempo you want.
You can also select the type of pattern you want to create, such as a drum pattern, a melodic pattern, or a full arrangement.
Once you’ve created your new pattern, you can edit it using the step sequencer or the piano roll.
You can also combine multiple patterns to create a full song or track.
Open a new pattern and locate the Tempo Control feature
Once your pattern is opened in FL Studio, you can begin to change the tempo.
To do this, locate the Tempo Control feature, located at the top of the pattern.
For older versions of FL Studio, this is located in the upper right corner.
The Tempo Control section displays the current BPM (Beats per Minute) of the pattern.
To change this, click on the number and type in the desired BPM.
You can also use the arrows to the left and right of the BPM number to increase or decrease the tempo in smaller increments.
Set the tempo of the pattern to the desired speed
The third step to changing the tempo in FL Studio is setting the tempo of the pattern to the desired speed.
To do this, click on the tempo value at the top of the window and type in the value you want.
You can also click on the Tap button to find the right tempo by tapping the spacebar at the desired speed.
Additionally, you can click on the tempo curve icon to the left of the tempo value to manually draw the curve for more precise adjustments.
Adjust the tempo of the pattern in the Tempo Control window
After you have loaded your desired pattern in the Piano Roll window, you can adjust the tempo of the pattern in the Tempo Control window.
Here, you can set the BPM (Beats Per Minute) that you want for the pattern.
You can also use the “Tap” button to manually set the tempo.
Once you have set the desired tempo, click “Apply” to apply the changes to the pattern.
This will cause the pattern to play at the tempo you set.
Additionally, you can use the tempo automation feature to make gradual changes to the tempo over time.
Add keyframes in the Tempo Control window to create points of transition
When you want to change your song’s tempo in FL Studio, you can use the Tempo Control window.
This window allows you to adjust the tempo of your song by setting keyframes in the timeline.
To add keyframes, click the Plus icon in the Tempo Control window.
This will add a keyframe at the current location of the playhead in the timeline.
You can then adjust the tempo by sliding the keyframe up or down.
To add more keyframes, repeat the same process.
By adding keyframes in the Tempo Control window, you can create points of transition in your song’s tempo.
Adjust the keyframe points to create a tempo ramp
For those who want to control the tempo of their track even more, adjusting keyframe points is the way to go.
By moving the keyframes on the tempo line, you can create ramps to increase or decrease the tempo of your track.
To adjust the keyframe points, click on the tempo line and drag the keyframes to create the desired shape.
You can also click the plus and minus buttons next to the tempo line to add or delete keyframes.
Then, use the sliders to adjust the volume of each keyframe point.
This allows you to create custom tempo ramps for your track.
Apply the changes to the pattern in the Playlist window
Now that you’ve adjusted the tempo in the Playlist window, you’ll need to apply the changes to the pattern.
To do this, select the pattern you want to modify and then click the “tempo” button located at the top of the Playlist window.
This will open the “tempo” dialog box, where you can adjust the tempo of the pattern.
Once you’ve made your changes, click the “apply” button to apply the changes to the pattern.
After the changes have been applied, you can press the “play” button to listen to the modified pattern.
Preview the changes to the pattern in the Piano Roll window
To preview the changes to the pattern in the Piano Roll window, select the desired clip in the Playlist window and hit ‘Space’ to play the clip.
Then, select the ‘Edit’ tab at the top of the Piano Roll window and select ‘Time Signature’.
This will open the ‘Time Signature’ window, where you can adjust the tempo of the clip.
Once you’ve adjusted the tempo to your desired level, hit ‘OK’ to confirm the changes and view them in the Piano Roll window.
If you’re happy with the changes, you can hit ‘Play’ to hear how the clip sounds at the new tempo.
In conclusion, changing tempo in FL Studio is a straightforward procedure that can be done in a matter of seconds.
It allows users to quickly adjust the speed of the music they are creating, giving them more flexibility in their songwriting and production.
With the powerful tools and features that FL Studio offers, producers can easily create and customize their music in any way they want.