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Sun May 09, 2021 10:31 pm


Vocals disappearing when exporting to MP3 (WAV works)


I have recorded lyrics over a beat in FL Studio 20, but when I export the project to MP3 the vocals disappear from the song, and only the beat is heard. The exporting works fine if I have chosen to export as a Wave file instead. What can I do to make it work in MP3 format?

I don't know if it's relevant, but when I launch the project file in FL the following message pops up:

As far as I know, this is not a native plugin – I suppose my friend, who made the beat, have purchased it elsewhere. Is this what affects the exporting to MP3?
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