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How to route mixer channels in FL Studio

How to route mixer channels in FL Studio (tutorial)

Routing mixer channels can have multiple uses, for instance if you want to apply the same effects on multiple sounds while still have a separate equalizer on each of them. You might think, dude I’m not stupid everybody knows this. For those who don’t know yet this is a very useful tutorial. I know it’s not that difficult to do in FL Studio so let’s begin.

Open your mixer in FL Studio. Select a channel. On the bottom of each channel you see green wires leaving the window and showing up again at the master channel. See image 1.

Channel mixer channels in FL Studio
Image 1. Remove the wire to the master channel to route it to other channels

You can unplug the wire going to the master channel by using right click on the cirkel (left arrow on image 1). When the wire is unplugged, choose a new channel to connect it to by clicking on the white triangle at the bottom of each mixer channel. See image 2.


Mixer channels in FL Studio Image 2.
Image 2. Channel 10 is now routed to channel 5 in the mixer

It is not that hard. Now you can route multiple sounds to a mixer channel and group specific sounds. I like to make separate groups for drums, synths en bass. It is easier to have those channels next to each other for monitoring volume levels.  Another use is it might happens that 2 sounds need the same effects, but only one of the sounds needs an delay effect on it. Only use it when you need it because for a complex reason it can be very heavy on your CPU.

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