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.

What’s New? | September 2019

Bandcamp

I have joined Bandcamp and all my tracks are available to download at a price that you think is fair, because you set it!

If you want to pay nothing, you can, however I will collect your email address so I can keep you up to date with upcoming new releases.

Follow me on Bandcamp!

* Downloads will not be enabled on Bandcamp for any remixes for certain competitions as I am bound to the terms and conditions for participation in the specific contest.

** Free download availability is limited. Once the free download credits I have run out, the minimum price will be £0.01 or more until I purchase or earn more credits.

New Space

For anyone wondering where I have been the past few months – I’ve relocated and now set up a new dedicated work space. I’ve been investing time into workflow optimisation for music production and building the foundations of my record label, Stonelion Records.


New Content

I will be adding regularly to the site with new content, so keep coming back to check what I’m doing for my fan community!

Weekly Giveaways

You may have noticed the “Giveaways” page already. This is a weekly free stuff page! Here’s how it works…

I’ll be giving you custom presets that I have created for FL Studio’s Patcher plugin, using only stock plugins that come with the Signature Bundle.

FL Studio Patcher presets will be either an effect preset or a generator preset and will be labelled in the file name.

For all the music producers out there that also use Serum, I will be giving you a fresh new preset every week to use!

In return for giving you these useful music freebies, I want to hear what you do with these resources! Send your work to me and tell me how you made it by emailing me at: fanworks@anotherenigma.com

“How To” Blog Posts

I’ve been on my musical journey now for 22 years and although I’ve built up a deep knowledge over this time, I’m always still learning and encourage my friends, fans and community to do the same.

I’m aware that what comes naturally to one person may not to someone else, so I want to share my knowledge with my community. In these posts I will cover a wide range of music-related topics.

If there is any specific topic(s) you would like me to cover, then I want to hear from you!

Email me your suggestions at: contentrequests@anotherenigma.com

Upcoming Releases

I’m working on original music, and an EP is on the horizon. I’ll keep you all updated with the progress of this project as it develops!

I have another couple of remixes in the pipeline, one is ready pending contracts and working with this artist has been great! I’m really excited about this remix and looking forward to working with him again in the (hopefully near) future!

The other remix is in progress and for a competition. It will be released to only my socials within the next couple of weeks, and I think it’s coming together very nicely.

Special Mentions

My latest single, “How About” has been promoted on Flash Jack’s Rock And Roll Circus! You can find their video here.

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.