#1
basically i wrote a song with bass drums rhythm and lead. right now my song is in guitar pro and my goal is to make a backing track with the bass and drums and then record the rhythm and lead over it. i figured id use FL studio to make the backing track so i could get it in real sound and not crappy midi and then put everything together in audacity but i am having trouble with both programs.

when i try to import my bass and drum tracks into FL, i click play and the bar moves and everything but no audio plays. can anyone help with this?

also when i tried to import the midi into audacity i click play and get the following error:
Error while opening sound device. Please check the output device settings and the project sample rate.

i am completely new to both programs and dont know how to get around these errors so help would be greatly appreciated.
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#3
i imported the stuff into FL studio in MIDI format

i assume since you said that its supposed to be in wav so ill try that right now


EDIT: also i kind of described what i was going to try to do but if anyone has a better way of making a backing track please share cause this is my first time and i dont really know whats best to do

EDIT2: i tried exporting from GP as a wav and it reminded me that i had tried this before and it didnt work and the same thing happened. i told it to export the file to my desktop as a wav and then i do it and and information box comes up saying, you can now use the PLAY/STOP button to start recording or something and then the file never shows up where i exported it.
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#4
Why MIDI? MIDI is just data, not actual sound. You should've exported in WAV. Then all would be dandy.
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#5
i actually dont even see the point of making it wav since wav isnt even an option as a file type that can be opened in FL studio. i still cant get the midi to play though, it seems like everything functions with it except the sound...
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Why MIDI? MIDI is just data, not actual sound. You should've exported in WAV. Then all would be dandy.



like i said...i cant get GP to export in wav
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#7
You can also use FL studio to record.

I recommend creating your backing track in FL Studio and then just recording your leads over it with the same program.
#8
that sounds like a plan but i still am having al sorts of trouble with the backing track and first things first
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#9
Now, when on FL7 click F9. Where the mixer comes up, on the right where it says "in", on number 1 theres the drop down button. Click on that and select, find fuity LSD and voila.

I had the same problem before.
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Now, when on FL7 click F9. Where the mixer comes up, on the right where it says "in", on number 1 theres the drop down button. Click on that and select, find fuity LSD and voila.

I had the same problem before.


alright, i got the fruity LSD but i didnt see viola on that list so i dont know about that. just doing the LSD didnt fix it though
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