With a new name and a new interface, FL Studio is reestablishing its place as a full-featured and affordable audio-production program. Competition in the world of all-in-one music-creation suites has grown considerably since Fruity Loops first started breaking beats.
The photo-realistic mixing-board interface, littered with small, unlabeled icons and burdened with a confusing file browser, makes the learning curve steeper than it should be. Once you clear that hurdle, though, this enjoyable product will have you making music in no time. The Fruityslicer makes short work of chopping up breaks, and the simple step-based drum machine lets you create your own. You can bind FL Studio to other programs via VSTi and DXi plug-ins. A full selection of software instruments is included so you can start playing immediately. All the usual suspects are there, from vintage, buzzy, analog imitators to wacky sound effects and generic voice samples.
FL Studio offers a tremendous value for what you get. Comparable products cost nearly twice as much. FL Studio's quirky sound generators and interoperability make it a great addition to any studio. Be warned, though: several versions of FL Studio are available, so more features are included as the price goes up.
From Image Line Software:
FL Studio is a music production system. All you need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix, and master professional quality music. Features includes audio editing and manipulation, interface and plug-in parameters automation, use in other DAWs, live performance, mix and remix audio, multi-track recording, record and play MIDI input, sequencing and arranging, synth and effect plug-in hosting. Other features include multi-touch support, play-list, linking includes MIDI input port, play-list and piano roll, right click data entry, plug-in picker, mixer, and play truncated notes in clips restores notes overlapping slice points in pattern clips.
What's new in this version:
Additions & changes:
Tempo Tapper mute option is now off by default
Added Control Creator to FL Tools menu and Control Surface popup menu
Can now use Ctrl+C to copy text from FL warning and error messages
Saving and loading projects is now buffered (potentially faster)
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Tree view option for favorite plugin menus
Patcher: added plugin favorites menu backSee all new features »
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i find that recording things is a little difficult compared to garageband
not a thing, i find this daw to very versatile and it completes the job.. professionally.
Ive owned FL Studio for years. Ive also own a few of its competitors. Yet in my opinion FL Studio is far greater for making beats. It can be complex at times however it is also easy to lear for beginners with a little help from the community you'll be a pro in no time. Practice makes perfect! #Beatmaking
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-Easy to learn -Fun to use -Life-time free updates -relatively cheaper than other programs -Many features
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This program is really fun to use and easy to get the hang of after some tutorials or looking at the help guide. There are so many features that it offers. You also get all future versions for free when you buy it and register at the website.
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Once you learn how to use it it's fairly simple to compose music
Finding instruments in the "Sytrus" is extremely frustrating. Apparently the have no words for french horns, tubas etc, the brass instrument names are fat, greasy, greasy2 etc. couldn't believe it. They have a trumpet but it's nowhere near the other brass, I really had to give up because it annoyed me too much. I guess I'll have to invest in something like Sibelius.