How to delete a mixer channel to default state in FL Studio

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This post will quickly show you how to delete a mixer channel to default state in FL Studio 20. One unique feature that sets FL Studio apart from other DAWs is the way it mimics the actual workflow of a hardware mixing console in its mixer section. Though users of other DAWs see the process of manually routing audio to mixer tracks as weird, it has its advantages and only take seconds to set up. With this feature, you can decide to use the same mixer channel for two similar audio that can be mixed and ‘effected‘ together, hence saving more mixer track counts. That said, there might arise some situations where you may feel like deleting a mixer track like you would in other DAWs. I mean, when you either want to delete the track and every audio on the channel, or just restore the Mixer to default state by getting rid of all plug-ins and reset the port and fader to default mode.

How to delete an audio channel in FL Studio

how to delete mixer track in fl studio 20 channel rack

Due to FL Studio’s unique workflow, you cannot delete a mixer track like you would in other DAWs. If you want to get rid of a specific audio entirely, you’ll have to go to the channel rack to locate the channel from which the audio was originally routed to the mixer track. There you can right click on it and delete as seen in the image above. Remember, if you have already put some plugin effects on the mixer channel which the deleted audio was previously routed, then the effects will still be there on the mixer tracks despite not being used. This brings us to the next issue.

How to reset a mixer track/channel to default state in FL Studio

Restoring a mixer channel to default state resets all previously made adjustments on parameters including the volume faders, pan knobs, routing, etc. It also deletes all the added plugins on the channel’s effects rack. Customary of FL Studio, there are often many ways to do things, so there are three ways to do this.

1.  First is to select and right click on the Mixer channel, go to ‘File’ select open track mixer state.

delete mixer track in fl studio 20

then click on ‘default’ mixer state in the window that pops up as seen below. Voila!, mixer channel reset.

delete mixer track in fl studio

2.  The other way is to right click on an unused mixer track that is in the default state, click and drag ‘save track mixer state as’ as seen in image 2 above, and then drop it on the channel you want to reset.

3.  Finally, you can go to the browser section on the left, go to mixer presets folder as seen in the image below, then drag and drop the ‘default’ preset to the channel you want to reset.

how to delete mixer track in fl studio 20

Done! Hope this helps.

If you are yet to fully grasp the knowledge of how to fully utilize the mixer routing features to get better music mixing, this article will help by deeply explaining auxiliary sends, routing, and bus grouping in FL Studio. You can also learn how to copy and paste effects between mixer channels in FL Studio.

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2 Responses

  1. SW

    July 18, 2018 5:44 am

    Right clicking on a mixer track now in FL 20, in the menu popup, there’s also an option to reset the mixer track to default.

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    • Dhandy

      July 18, 2018 11:05 pm

      Oh, I’m yet to fully explore FL20. I had to wait till everything is well ‘stabilized’ before finally upgrading. I think it’s fine now, so I will upgrade soon.

      Reply

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