Output Issues in FL Studio
Check ASIO or DirectSound driver
If you don't receive any output, make sure you've selected an ASIO or DirectSound driver (see Audio Settings). Make sure the audio driver has been initialized and is working.
Check VST plugin classification
If your VST plugins
aren't producing any output because they're opening in the Mixer
as an effect plugin
refer to the solution provided in the following Knowledge Base article, Plugins are opening as a Sampler Channel
Check MIDI sound
If you don't get any MIDI
sound from the playing loop you probably forgot to enable the 'Enable MIDI output' menu option (see Options menu
Also, refer to and check that your MIDI Settings
are set properly.
Also note that MIDI is not audio
, you need to send MIDI notes to an internal or external instrument that turns MIDI notes into sound, if you're using the MIDI Out
plugins (refer to the manual for more information on those plugins).
- If FL Studio loses sound or no longer outputs audio when not in focus (minimizing FL Studio or selecting another application), this is likely being caused by the 'Auto Close' option located in Audio Settings
. Make sure this option is disabled as this allows other applications to share your audio device.
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