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3. Punching in and out with Time Markers
1 Image-Line’s commitment to placing FL Studio firmly alongside studio stalwarts like Pro Tools and Logic continues with studio-centric functions like the new ability to set up punch markers for instantly and accurately tracking new parts into a specified section. Here, we’ve got a simple beat pattern and some guitar in the playlist.
2 We’re in Song mode at the moment, and as you can see, there’s a sizeable gap in our audio track, as there might be if you were to flub a take. We want to track a new bit into that gap without encroaching on any of the audio on either side of the target recording area.
3 Go to the playlist options drop-down, scroll down to Time Markers, and then select Add one at the start of the selected area. We’ll name it Punch In. Alternatively, we can simply add them right in the playlist. We’ve put another, called Punch Out, at the end of our desired target area.
4 Finally, by simply right-clicking the Punch In marker, we can tick the Punch in recording option to make it exactly that. Similarly, we can right-click the Punch Out marker and select Punch out recording. Now we can begin recording, and FL Studio will dutifully start and stop tracking between our markers.