Sorry I have to disagree with the above answer. I would NOT use send channels to create busses in FL. Sends are really designed to SEND an effect to a channel or a buss channel. Using sends let's you control the amount of FX to an instrument or instruments. Instead I would set up your own buss channels in FL and use the submix function which is the term for buss in FL Studio. It's pretty easy....I will show you how.
First create a channel on the mixer and name it drum buss (or whatever you want to call this group of instruments). For my example I am using drums, so it will be called drum buss.
Next create your separate channels for each drum sound; kick, snare, hat, ect.
Next create a submix to link your channels to the named buss.
(Take a look at my mixer set-up) You will see that the kick, snare and hat channel are all showing an output signal as well as the very first mix channel (to the left) marked drum buss. To do this simply, right mouse click on a drum channel (kick, snare or hat), choose create a submix to and choose the submix channel you created earier. That would be the drum buss (channel 1 in the picture). Do this for EACH drum sound.
Now you can control the overall volume of all your drums or apply a glue compressor (for example) on all your drums and you still have the separate effects that you applied to each drum channel going as well and still control the volume of each drum sound. For example notice the drum sounds are in the red (very bad by the way..lol), but the kick is not because I have that set at a lower volume on that channel.
This would be a better and easier way of setting up and using busses within the FL Mixer. Hope this makes sense and that it helps you or someone else understand bussing.
Okay not sure why the screen cap will not upload, but here ya go! Now remember that I have this saved as a mixer state so I don't have to set this up everytime. I just right mouse click the channels and send them to the buss channels I already have set-up. If you need help doing this just msg me.
Last edited by HIMbeats; 06-20-2011 at 11:55 AM.
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