I need to convert FL's bar/step:tick to just ticks. The end of the song as FL shows it is 42:04:095 but in just ticks it is 64416.

I need the tick number to use a external program.

Also, is there a way to insert controllers with specific parameters?

I'm using FL Studio 11.

  • What's FL's tick resolution? 480 ppq? If so, & assuming your 42:04:095 is bar:beat:tick, it's (42*[#of beats in a bar, presumably 4]*480) + (4*480) + 95
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Mar 6, 2015 at 21:06
  • how would i find the resolution? the tempo is 150 BPM, notes per beat is 8. does it have anything to do with that? Commented Mar 6, 2015 at 23:13
  • ok, i found it with the external program, its 384 Commented Mar 6, 2015 at 23:36
  • @Tetsujin ok, i'll add your comment as the answer. btw thanks! Commented Mar 7, 2015 at 2:43

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Thanks to Tetsujin for formula

The basic formula is (Bar X Beats per Bar X Tick Resolution) + (Beats X Tick Resolution) + Remaining FL Ticks = Ticks

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