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Fl Studio Stutter
« on: April 18, 2013, 06:15:09 AM »
I am not sure if this happens with other DAW's but when I have Fl Studio open and I am making a song that is using multiple high usage VST's or if I have put too many effects on the samples, then I find that when I play the song trough, then the sound starts to stutter. It's very frustrating. I was wondering if this happens with any other DAW's?

Sometimes I go to put vocals on a track, but because of the choppy stuttering I can't hear whether the vocal is in sync with the beat or not, and so I can't hear the song clearly unless I render it, which is pretty anoying.

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Re: Fl Studio Stutter
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 10:48:18 PM »
Play with your buffer rate and sample rate in the Audio settings and make sure you're using Asio drivers. If that doesnt work, let me know and I'll try to help you diagnose the problem.

Re: Fl Studio Stutter
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 05:41:40 AM »
Thank you :D

I have been told that I need to purchase a mac or some sort of computer that was made for music production. I use a regular computer to make my music, and so it apparently doesn't have the RAM and wherewithal to cope with running all of this high usage Vst's and effects.

I have spoken to my uncle, who is a DJ and now producer,  about this problem and the above is what he told me, since he was the one who built our computer for us. He also said that I may want to try saving certain patterns of the song that I am trying to make to a WAV file. And then assemble the track that way, because that way there won't be so many vst's open or effects on the busses.

There is a technical term for doing this, but I have forgotten what it is now. I have considered doing this idea, but it seems soooo damn long and like it could get confusing. If push comes to shove, I will just save the percussion patterns how they already are, and then make another  copy of the fruity loops project that I am trying to work on, open that file up, delete the percussion with all of the effects on it, and just replace that with the percussion WAV files that I saved from the first file.

I hope this wasn't too confusing. I am even confusing myself lol.

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Re: Fl Studio Stutter
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 04:49:51 AM »
Hi there,

What I can recommend is checking your drivers under the audio section.
Depending on what soundcard you have you could choose a different driver. ALWAYS TRY TO USE ASIO DRIVERS!!
They manage latency sooo much better.
If you do not have one specific for your soundcard or interface, download ASIO4All  (http://www.asio4all.com)
I use this on my laptop when on the road and do not have an audio interface connected.
You can thank me later ;)

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Re: Fl Studio Stutter
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 12:29:13 PM »
Hi there,

What I can recommend is checking your drivers under the audio section.
Depending on what soundcard you have you could choose a different driver. ALWAYS TRY TO USE ASIO DRIVERS!!
They manage latency sooo much better.
If you do not have one specific for your soundcard or interface, download ASIO4All  (http://www.asio4all.com)
I use this on my laptop when on the road and do not have an audio interface connected.
You can thank me later ;)
Welcome to Record and Produce Phanatik. Def. ASIO is the way to go

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Re: Fl Studio Stutter
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 07:01:27 PM »
Yessir ASIO is the key. Along with playing around w/ the sample rate and possibly using the extended memory .exe in your FL studio folder instead of the normal one. You can play around w/ the other settings like multithreaded processing, etc but normally just using the ASIO drivers will fix that latency

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Re: Fl Studio Stutter
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 06:36:42 PM »
Yeah like others have said the conflict is somewhere within your RAM alotment, the ASIO driver and the buffer rate.

Fruity Loops 10, which I run with, needs a good 4Gs of RAM to run problem free. Also sometimes it can be the levels of the channels.

Re: Fl Studio Stutter
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2015, 03:58:13 PM »
I am not sure if this happens with other DAW's but when I have Fl Studio open and I am making a song that is using multiple high usage VST's or if I have put too many effects on the samples, then I find that when I play the song trough, then the sound starts to stutter. It's very frustrating. I was wondering if this happens with any other DAW's?

Sometimes I go to put vocals on a track, but because of the choppy stuttering I can't hear whether the vocal is in sync with the beat or not, and so I can't hear the song clearly unless I render it, which is pretty anoying.
I only ever seem to get this problem when the software is hogging all the processor power. In all honesty, it does sound like you need to use a higher specification computer although, as others have suggested, you may be able to get better results by playing around with the buffer rate, ASIO drivers and RAM configuration. Failing that, you could take the other suggestion of exporting and mixing each track separately so that the software doesn't hog all your computer's resources.

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Re: Fl Studio Stutter
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2015, 02:50:19 AM »
I haven't tried using FL. But a lot of my friends are using it for producing drum and bass tracks. I should probably check this out.