Check ASIO or DirectSound driver
If you don't get any sound, make sure you've selected an ASIO or DirectSound driver (see the Audio settings window). Make sure the audio driver has been initialized & is working. This link takes you to the manual section on audio settings.
Check VST plugin classification
If your VSTi 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
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. Check the manual for more information about those.
- 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.
The FL Studio Support Team.