FL Studio 21 is the latest version of the popular music production software that offers many new features and improvements. One of the most noticeable changes is the upgraded browser, which allows you to access your projects, samples, presets, plugins and more with ease and efficiency. In this article, we will show you how to use the new browser in FL Studio 21 and how it can enhance your workflow and creativity.
What is the Browser in FL Studio
The browser is a panel on the left side of the FL Studio interface that provides access to various resources and tools for your music production. You can use it to browse, preview, drag and drop files into the playlist or channel rack, organize your folders and favorites, search for content online or on your computer, and more. The browser can be detached to a separate window or docked on the right side of the FL Studio desktop[^1^].
What's New in the Browser in FL Studio 21
The browser in FL Studio 21 has been redesigned and improved with several new features and capabilities, such as:
Tagging: You can now tag your files and folders with keywords and colors to make them easier to find and sort. You can also create custom tags and assign them to multiple items at once.
Lightning fast search: You can now search for any file or folder in the browser by typing its name or tag. The search results will appear instantly as you type, and you can filter them by type, category, location, etc.
Online content discovery: You can now access online content from FL Studio's website directly from the browser. You can download free samples, loops, presets, projects and more from various genres and styles. You can also buy additional plugins, synths and effects from FL Studio's online shop.
New user interface: The browser in FL Studio 21 has a new look and feel that matches the rest of the software. It has three tabs along the top that focus on important sections: All, Current Project and Plugin Database[^1^]. It also has a toolbar with buttons for common actions, such as adding folders, refreshing, sorting, etc.
New effects: The browser in FL Studio 21 also includes some new effects that you can apply to your files before dragging them into the playlist or channel rack. These effects include pitch shift, time stretch, reverse, normalize, fade in/out and more[^2^].
How to Use the Browser in FL Studio 21
To use the browser in FL Studio 21, you need to follow these steps:
Open FL Studio 21 and click on the browser icon on the top left corner of the interface.
Select the tab that you want to use: All, Current Project or Plugin Database.
Browse through the folders and files that appear on the browser panel. You can use the toolbar buttons to add, remove, refresh or sort them. You can also right-click on any item to access more options.
To tag an item, right-click on it and select Tagging. You can choose from existing tags or create your own. You can also assign colors to your tags for better visibility.
To search for an item, type its name or tag on the search box at the bottom of the browser panel. The results will appear as you type. You can use the filters on the right side of the search box to narrow down your search.
To access online content, click on the Online Content button on the toolbar. You can browse through various categories of free or paid content from FL Studio's website. You can preview them by clicking on them or download them by dragging them into your browser panel.
To apply effects to an item, right-click on it and select Effects. You can choose from various effects that will modify your item before dragging it into the playlist or channel rack.
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