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How to automate buttons of any vst in FL Studio (tutorial)

If you want to automate buttons in FL Studio you can’t always press right click and choose for “create automation clip”. After this tutorial you know how to automate buttons of 3rd party vst’s in FL Studio. I learned this tip from a very good producer and I use this technique for years now. Let’s begin.

Step 1. First open a 3th party plugin (Sylenth at the images).

Step 2. Now go twist the knob you want to automate with your mouse. Move it around a little bit.

Step 3. See image 1. Go to the little triangle and choose “Browse parameters”. After you have twisted the button don’t click other vst buttons.


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Image 1. Automate vsts buttons in FL Studio: Select “browse parameters”.

Step 4. The browser will open up a folder and you will see that one of the effects is active. See image 2.


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Image 2. Select “create automation” in the parameters folder in the browser in FL Studio to automate any button.

Step 5. Right click selected effect and choose “create automation clip”. Your automation clip will now appear in the playlist in FL Studio.

Of course you can do this trick over and over on different buttons, having multiple things going on at the same time make the sound interesting. Some effects I like to automate are: cutoff, volume and pitch also a nice trick for built ups is to slowly increase the wet value of a heavy reverb.

That’s the end of this tutorial! You can now draw your effects into the FL Studio playlist. Make sure you select a region first or else you will automate the compleet track. You wil know what I mean when you fool around with this trick.

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