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