FL Studio Quick Tip: Saving Automation Clips


FL Studio Quick Tip Saving Automation Clips

FL Studio quick tips is a series of little tips and tricks focusing on the handy little features in FL Studio to use it more efficiently.

The first tip is about how you can save and re-use automation clips. This is how you do it:

Create automation clip for any parameter you want – sampler channel volume for example:

Create Automation Clip

Draw an automation envelope and double click the automation clip to open the channel settings and click that down-arrow icon on the upper left corner and choose “Save channel state as…”:

Draw Automation Envelope

I recommend saving it to “FL Studio \Data\Patches\Channel presets\Automation clips” -folder (maybe create a new folder under it and save it there):

Save The Automation Clip To A Folder

Now, open the browser and dig into Channel presets -> Automation clips -> your folder. These are the saved automation clips and now you can simply drag and drop them to the Playlists:

Drag The Automation Clip To Playlist

Best way to use this feature is to first create automation clip for whatever parameter you wan’t to automate and then drag and drop the ready-made automation clip on top of it in the Playlist.

There’s already bunch of saved automation clips under the “Gates”, “Shapes” and “Special” folders. Try ’em out.


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Petri Suhonen is an electronic music hobbyist. He has been producing music with computers over a decade on such styles as trance, downtempo, ambient & experimental electronic using FL Studio.

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Jon W
Jon W
5 years 3 months ago

This is going to be very helpful……I always wondered if you could save them!!

Looking forward to the rest of the QuickTips!!! 😀

5 years 3 months ago

Hi Petri,your stuff are very useful and on point.Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

I really appreciate that.

Kind regards

Max Golovanov
4 years 11 months ago

THX for good stuff, Petri! Really helpful tip in terms of ‘making things right’!

BTW, as an alternative you can right-click any of that ‘ready made’ automation clips in the FL’s Browser & in expanded menu choose ‘send to selected or focused plugin’.

I’m sure this will help to browse presets even more faster. But don’t forget to select your target automation clip channel before this action, of course! 🙂

3 years 1 month ago

you’re doing the great job…keep it up (y)

2 years 8 months ago

useful! tnx

1 year 1 month ago

thanks I needed that