FL Studio Score File (*.fsc) vs MIDI File

Tom Feb 28, 2022

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FL Studio Score File (*.fsc) vs MIDI File

What is a .fsc file?

FL Studio Score files (.fsc) can be used to save melodies from the Piano roll or to store automation data. You can also import note events in a score file by dropping it on the Piano roll view or a channel button. To save note scores, see Save Score As in the Piano roll menu. To save automation data, see Save Automation As in the Event Editor menu.

What is a midi file?

A file with the .MID or .MIDI file extension is a Musical Instrument Digital Interface file. Unlike regular audio files like MP3s or WAVs, these don't contain actual audio data and are therefore much smaller in size.

They instead explain what notes are played, when they're played, and how long or loud each note should be like .fsc file. Files in this format are basically instructions that explain how the sound should be produced once attached to a playback device or loaded into a particular software program that knows how to interpret the data. This makes MIDI files perfect for sharing musical information between similar applications and for transferring over low-bandwidth internet connections. The small size also allows for storing on small devices like floppy disks, a common practice in early PC games.

Unlike .fsc files, midi files can import to all DAWs. Fsc only into FL Studio.

MID File Specifications

  • Small in size – often as small as 10 KB for a one-minute playback
  • Can adjust note, tempo, and pitch for desired performance
  • It consists of three parts – the physical connector, message format, and storage format
  • Can be converted into MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, OGG, AAC, MPC on Windows via Total Audio Converter.

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