How to Import / Export Tracks for Collaboration in FL Studio

Overview

Any audio worker who has ever wanted to share his musical ideas with others can probably tell the tale: It can get pretty damn time-consuming! Although one frequently hears about so-called standards for the exchange of audio projects, the current situation is still sobering.

Many producers and musicians have realized that due to this lack of standards it is best to keep their hands off it and prefer to go for methods that are a bit more elaborate, but work almost anytime: Raw Track Import / Export.

In the following sections you learn how to easily import and export your raw project tracks or stems depending on your DAW.

What to Consider

Call it Bouncing, call it Audio Mixdown or Render in Place. The principle is always the same: For a defined range a stereo audio file including one or more tracks is created. This can often be done in many ways, for example, by incorporating all track's effects and volume data.

But this example is not what we want to achieve here. For others to work on our tracks, we want our material to be raw - that is, without any effects or track settings, like volume or panning. We want files that can easily be re-imported into any other music sequencer software to be processed with completely other effects maybe.

Of course, every DAW has its own process of importing and exporting tracks this way. Find your software in the list below and follow the corresponding link to learn about how to share your project for collaboration.

How to Export Tracks in FL Studio

  1. Select File -> Export -> Wave Files from the main menu.
  2. In the Export Project Dialog check Split Mixer Tracks.
  3. Uncheck Enable insert effects.
  4. Press Start.

How to Import Tracks to FL Studio

  1. Navigate to the folder on your computer that contains the audio files that you want to import into FL Studio.
  2. With both the folder and FL Studio's Playlist open and visible, just click and drag the files from your file manager folder into the Playlist.

Import & Export Guides for Common Sequencer Software