Learn how time-stretching can change the tempo of individual audio clips in FL Studio

Keep new clips in time without sending them into Chipmunk territory.

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As modern music technologists, we’re blessed with an infinite amount of sample packs and loop bundles. It’s also easier than ever to remotely record elements of a track, such as a clip of a vocalist or guitarist that we know. But when an audio clip isn’t quite at the tempo of our project, it isn’t always a case of dragging and dropping, and everything automatically falls in time. Happily, it’s not too difficult to bring it to our tempo in FL Studio, without adjusting the pitch.

In this FL Studio Tips video, Max Venus shows you how to use time stretching to warp audio clips to match the tempo of your current project. You’ll learn how and when to use the Tempo Detection and Fit to tempo tools and how to manually apply time-stretching to a clip, such as a vocal recording, to sit in time with the rest of the track. You’ll also learn how to pitch shift a time-stretched clip.

We’re starting off with the basics in our FL Studio Tips series, gradually moving into more advanced and creative techniques, as in our Logic Tips and Ableton Live Tutorials series. Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube Channel for weekly updates on new videos and content.

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Max Venus has been using FL Studio for over a decade and has released music on various labels, including Liquicity, New State Music and GAWA Recordings, under multiple aliases. His current project is MXV, releasing progressive house tracks on MNL, Songspire Records, ZeroThree and more. He’s also written FL Studio tutorials for MusicTech.

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