In this guide, I am going to show you how to import and export midi files in Fl Studio 12
Sometimes you will feel like using the MIDI data of one particular pattern for another project or the MIDI data you downloaded or perhaps, the ones your friend sent you.
The easiest way of doing this is to import the MIDI file into your production session if downloaded or shared to you by a friend or perhaps, to re-import the melody if you plan on using it in another project.
Why Are Midi Files Useful?
MIDI files are useful if you want to reuse, send to other daws and other software as well.
Let's Take a Look On How To Import a New Midi File Into Fl Studio
You should know the directory of the new MIDI file you want to import. Mine is located on my desktop.
Open Fl Studio > Goto FILE > Select import and click MIDI file, find the location of the MIDI file and click OK.
You'll get a message telling you to import All tracks, click accept and your new MIDI files will be loaded unto Fl Studio, select OK.
If done correctly, you should be up and be running with those images below
Exporting Midi Files
Let's take a look on how to export a MIDI file in Fl Studio, as you can see below, I have gotten a nice Chord progression.
To export a MIDI file, We can then use the basic main menu options in the piano roll to export the MIDI, and then re-import it in the new project. To do this, I go over to the main menu, click on File and Export as MIDI File.
Give it a name. I will be calling mine MIDI Exclusive, find the location you want to export your MIDI file and press Enter.
Using this method is an excellent way for collaborating with other producers. MIDI is a much more efficient way of sharing melody information than exporting audio files, so taking full advantage of this feature in FL Studio 12 will help you massively streamline your workflow.