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.