How To | Add Custom FL Studio Patcher Presets

I give away a different FL Studio Patcher preset that I have created every week. To see what free downloads are currently available, you can find this on the Giveaways page.

This post is a step-by-step guide on how to add new FL Studio Patcher presets.

1 | Find the folder where your existing FL Studio Patcher presets are contained

Depending on the whether the preset is a generator or an effect preset, you will need to put the .fst preset file in one of two places.

You can load Patcher in both the channel rack (light blue dot) and the mixer FX chain (red dot). When loaded in the channel rack, you have access to the Generator presets. When loaded in the mixer, you have access to the Effects presets.

For effects, the default location on Windows is:

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Image-Line\Data\FL Studio\Presets\Plugin presets\Effects\Patcher

For generators, the default location on Windows is:

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Image-Line\Data\FL Studio\Presets\Plugin presets\Generators\Patcher

If your Patcher presets are stored elsewhere, you can find the directory path by loading Patcher and clicking the arrow icon in the top left to open a menu, then click “Save preset as…” to bring up a save dialog box. The directory path for User presets will be in the navigation bar, you can copy this and paste it into File Explorer.

By going to save the blank preset, you should open a dialog with the location where you need to save your presets.

Once you have reached your Patcher presets folder, you can create new folders and sub-folders to organise your presets.

2 | Move the preset into the correct folder

It may help you to keep track of your downloaded presets by creating a folder inside the Serum presets directory called “Downloaded Presets” and then having sub-folders for each site you download from.

Once you have created the folders you want, move each preset (.fst file) you have downloaded into the appropriate folder(s).

Each folder will appear as a header in the preset selection.

How To | Add Custom Serum Presets

I give away a different Serum preset that I have created every week. To see what free downloads are currently available, you can find this on the Giveaways page.

This post is a step-by-step guide on how to add new Serum presets.

1 | Find the folder where your existing Serum presets are contained

By default, on Windows – this location is:

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Xfer\Serum Presets\Presets

If your Serum presets are stored elsewhere, you can find the directory path by loading Serum and clicking the floppy disk icon to bring up a save dialog box. The directory path for User presets will be in the navigation bar, you can copy this and paste it into File Explorer.

Floppy disk icon underlined in red. Use this to find the directory path for presets.

Once you have reached your Serum presets folder, you can create new folders and sub-folders to organise your presets.

2 | Move the preset into the correct folder

It may help you to keep track of your downloaded presets by creating a folder inside the Serum presets directory called “Downloaded Presets” and then having sub-folders for each site you download from.

In the example shown, I have created a folder called “Another Enigma Presets” in the Serum presets folder. Doing this allows you to have quick access to the presets from the preset navigation menu within Serum.

Once you have created the folders you want, move each preset (.fxp file) you have downloaded into the appropriate folder.

3 | Refresh all plugin instances

In order for the changes you have made to be reflected in the UI, you need to close and re-open all plugin instances. Make sure you have saved your work before you do this!

Custom menu is now accessible through the Serum preset selector.

Once this has been done, you should be able to access your presets within the Serum UI.