I have a problem with FL Studio as whenever I open a VST plugin (both 32 and 64bit) I have to re select it's channel within the step sequencer every time I make a change within the plugin before I am able to send MIDI data to the plugin. it happens only with a certain number of plugins and specially with plugins like massive or bazille.

These are plugins I would like to experiment with but I can't get it to work since I have to select it each time.

I think it has to do with the MIDI keyboard because I installed the driver for it and around the same time it started doing that. I uninstalled the driver for it but it still does that.

Here is a pic of my MIDI Settings, I don't know if that is necessary though.

  • Have you checked the FL studio forums? Commented May 10, 2015 at 18:26
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If I understood right, this is a common issue with bridged plugins (64bit plugin in 32bit host), but also can happen in normal mode as well. If you are using 32bit / 32bit, try checking the option: "Don't allow keyboard focus", in the channel settings window.

Here are some pics from FL 12 and previous versions (it changes a bit):




  • Is there a way to turn it on as default whenever I open the channel?
    – BRHSM
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 6:31

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