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fl studio users do you play the keyboard or program chords in piano roll

Hi,
I met a guy who strictly uses fl studio and programs all his notes/chords in the piano roll! No keyboard (he says he cant afford it) ). His stuff actually sounds good. I was just curious as to how many of you fl studio users use this method!

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I use the piano roll only.

I do have a MIDI keyboard though.
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I use the piano roll only.

I do have a MIDI keyboard though.
So I doesnt sound robotic?
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I usually draw in my chords, but I try and edit the midi notes to make it sound as natural as possible.

But thats just chords.

For little riffs or melodies, I do it on my midi keyboard.
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I play a keyboard into fl. I like it cause I'm not super good on timing, and I can move the notes on the grid easily. Programming notes in could work, but the velocity variation from a keyboard makes it sound a little better.
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I personally play everything on a keyboard and then edit it in the piano roll but I've met tons of other people that don't use a keyboard at all. In fact the majority of fl users I meet just program and don't play anything. Their stuff still sounds good, I don't know if they spend much time automating volumes and such but it doesn't seem that way and still the beats don't sound any more robotic than any other beats in the same genres. If programming in the notes intrigues you I say try it. I've tried it and can't stand it but you know what they say abut one mans trash.
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I do both, Its easier to draw them in tho.
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Until I got a keyboard I just clicked in everything. Now I play 99%. Unless I *want* straight programmed for sake of the sound, I play. Rarely quantize either, usually if I don't get what I want I just wipe that record pass & play it again.
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