Adding multiple samples into one piano roll In FL Studio goes like this: The first step is to open a layer channel by right clicking on the step sequencer and selecting insert and then layer. Now insert two new samplers by right clicking and selecting insert sampler so that your step sequencer looks like this.
Load two different samples into each of the samplers (load a kick into sampler and a snare into sampler #2 for the following example).
Open the channel settings by clicking on the layer (be sure to drag the box to an empty area of the workspace). Now highlight both of the samples by clicking the green LED’s as shown in the image. Click the set children button in the channel settings – layer window. We now have the two samples controlled by the layer.
To check if the layer is linked to the two samples hit the show children button in the channel settings for the layer and the green LED’s should light up. You can layer as many samples as you please.
To have multiple samples in one piano roll In FL Studio open up the channel settings for the first sample and go into the MISC settings.
The mini keyboard at the bottom is used to select the root note of the sample. (This is done by right clicking a key on the mini keyboard.) The default is C5.
The keyboard is also used to define zones for a sample and this is how to tell the layer to play a certain sample for a certain key in the layers piano roll. (This is done by left clicking and highlighting an area or double clicking a single note on the keyboard.)Go to the MISC settings for the kick. Right click on C5 (defining the root note) then double left click on C5 (defining the zone for which the note will play).
Now go to the MISC settings for the snare. Right click on C#5 (defining the root note) then double left click on C#5 (defining the zone for which the note will play).If you have any trouble and select the wrong root note or zone hit the reset button to clear the selection. It takes a little bit of practice to get used to.
Open up the piano roll for the layer (by right clicking on the layer and left clicking piano roll In FL Studio).Program a simple kick/snare beat such as the one below.
C5 now is equal to a kick.
C#5 is now equal to a snare.
This technique is really powerful as all of the samples can be programmed through one window. Happy layering now go and create some sick Fruity Loop beats!