Can You Record Vocals on FL Studio Mobile?

Can You Record Vocals on FL Studio Mobile?

Creating and recording music on your phone or tablet has become a much more accepted path to a recording contract. If you check the app store on your device, you may find that there are too many options to weigh in one sitting. How do you know if the app you chose will record what you want?

Can you record vocals on FL Studio Mobile? Yes, you can record vocal tracks on all versions of FL Studio Mobile. As long as you have an input, microphone, you can lay down vocal tracks.

Not only can you lay down vocal tracks, but there are tons of options on the FL Studio Mobile app for instruments as well. FL Studio has its entire user manual for all versions up on their webpage. Read on to learn more about the functionality and versatility of FL Studio Mobile.

How To Record Audio On FL Studio Mobile

Before you begin recording, make sure to connect your microphone. There should be a calibrating process that will occur the first time, or every time depending on your device. Once you have your microphone connected there, are a few steps to follow. They are:

  1. Open Settings – By opening the settings tab and clicking the audio input. The input button will start the calibration process for your mic or instrument. 
  2. Add Track – Clicking the add track button will bring up a drop-down menu. In this menu, look for ‘audio record’ and select it. 
  3. Calibration – If there are multiple backing tracks to go with the audio, the app will have to calibrate. Calibration is often an optional step. If you are only recording one or two tracks with no background music there will be no need for calibration.
  4. Channel Rack – As far as options go, this is the one to use. Inside the channel, the rack option monitor control is on this menu. Once selected, monitor control allows the user to record and listen to the output all at once. 
  5. Record – Now that you are ready to go, click the record button, and make some magic. 
  6. Stop – When you finish your vocal performance, click the record button again, and there you have it.

Creating A Song In FL Studio Mobile

The main purpose of FL Studio Mobile is to take your recording studio experience and bring it with you wherever you go. One of the easiest and most used options is recording a song. Once your app is ready move into the screen area and look for songs. 

  1. SONGS – In the main screen of FL Studio, you will see a tab called SONGS. The song option opens another menu. In this one, you should check, New. 
  2. NEW – When you click the new option, another box will appear. This box will allow you to pick the tempo. Setting the tempo is the main beat of the song. There are hundreds of options for this in FL Studio Mobile.
  3. MODE – You can mess around with the time ruler in this setting. It is broken down into two parts:
  • Time Signature – This is your traditional tempos and beats and will show notes on the 1/16th timing scale. Beats per bar or beat value is another name for this. Here is where most people will create beats. Backing with regular instruments and vocal effects are all the novice might need. 
  • Time Sequencer – A step sequencer that shows the beats in whatever timing you select. Think of this as the steps per minute music that you hear in exercise classes. Time sequencer is an advanced setting, meaning that non-traditional music is best suited.

       4. OK – Click this button to begin the recording. As a rule, keep background noise and  

feedback to a minimum to ensure a clean, professional-sounding record.

        5. SAVE – The save button brings up the options to save the track. When you create file

names use dates and times until you come up with a working title. A steady file system will keep the deletion of good material to the occasional mistake.

Cloud Back-up and Sharing

This step requires cloud drive space on Google Drive or OneDrive. It is the best way to collaborate with co-workers and bandmates across the country. To save and share from your cloud, follow these steps:

  • Sign In – Input the information for your chosen storage and let it load up with your app. Depending on the OS you are using, there may be some difficulties. Windows UWP isn’t available with FL Studio Mobile.
  • Sync – Once you log in, the system will change the options available on the screen. It will show the option to upload new files. If older files are waiting, they will download too.
  • Advanced – If you click the advanced option, you are given a chance to make more detailed changes to the file. They are:
    • Action – Shows the list of things you can do to each of the file names. Upload will appear in this column with some options that might not appear on your version of FL Studio.
    • File – There should be a listing of all the file names in the column next to action. If you have clean file names, this section will be manicured and easy to navigate. If not, be prepared to listen to the same beats or songs over and over until you get what you need. 
    • Select – In the top right corner of the screen, you will see the Select button. Select is a weird button; in that clicking, it will bring up four more options. These are:
      • Download 
      • Upload
      • Do Nothing
      • Keep Both

These are self-explanatory but take notice that ‘Do Nothing’ won’t always be an option. 

Cloud Supported Program Options

Often when you have a new set of data, making it available to your bandmates or co-workers is of utmost importance. There are limitations to which programs allow you total access to FL Studio Mobile. However, there is a listing of things that are universal when it comes to cloud operation. They are:

  • Delete Files – No matter if you use the app or a web browser, you should be able to delete files from your drive. Deletion will only occur on the cloud, and other people may still have access to the data. 
  • Update – When the upload option is selected, it will either cycle on its own every two minutes or up to 30 seconds after initialization. A significant thing to look for is the ‘cloud sync is active’ statement on the screen. Cloud sync means that the drive is busy backing up and could be unavailable. 
  • Google Drive – You should know that there could be limitations to using Google Drive like limited permissions. These limited permissions could mean that you won’t be able to view associated files or data that was uploaded alone. You can’t add files with Google Drive, which makes it an iffy option if you choose it.
  • One Drive – Again, with One Drive, there could be limited permissions. It will create a folder for FL Studio and store the files inside. Once you’ve made the first folder, you can rename it and begin to add more data. Easy file manipulation makes One Drive a viable option when using FL Studio. Files can be added and removed quickly with the web browser on your phone.

Direct Share

An excellent option for users on the same network and app is direct share. This option works like airdrop on Apple products. If a user has a file that they want to share, they make it available on the network. This way each person can have access. The first time you attempt to share across a network, there will be a permission box that must be checked for future sharing. 

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