How to Copy & Paste on Fruity Loops
By Nade Xro
Updated September 22, 2017
Fruity Loops Studio is a piece of software used for music production. It allows you to compose beats and record instruments as well as control notes using a MIDI input device. With MIDI melodies, the notes can be seen as if plotted on a graph--individual notes can be plotted and edited without the use of the input device. Copying and pasting small bits of melody can help speed up the composition process. Copy and paste can also be used in the arranger window.
Open Fruity Loops Studio and load up a file of composed music. To do this, click on "File," select "Open" and browse for the intended file.
Click on the "Pattern" that contains your MIDI input--the patterns are listed along the side of the arranger window.
Double-click on the thumbnail version of the melody to open it in piano roll--this will be shown next to an instrument on the step sequencer.
Click on the selector tool in the piano roll window-this is labeled with a small dotted square.
Click and drag a square around the notes you wish to copy--the selected notes will turn pink when highlighted.
Click on the downward-pointing arrow in the piano roll window, click on "Edit" and select "Copy."
Scroll across to the point where you wish to paste the copied notes, click on the downward-pointing arrow, click on "Edit" and select "Paste."
Move the notes around by clicking on the pencil tool in the piano roll window, then clicking and dragging the notes to where you want them.
Click on the small dotted square logo at the top of the arranger window (selector tool.)
Click and drag around the area you wish to copy.
Click on the downward-facing arrow, click on "Edit" and select "Copy."
Scroll along to the area you wish to paste in, click on the downward-facing arrow, click on "Edit" and select "Paste."
Move the copied data around by selecting the pencil tool at the top of the arranger window, then clicking and dragging the data to its new location.
With a lifelong interest in journalism, Nade Xro's articles focus on technology and music. Xro was also featured in "The Sun" newspaper after an interview with U.K. rapper Dizzee Rascal. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and English at the University of Greenwich.