Fruity Edition $99
Producer Edition $199
Signature Bundle $299
In this FL Studio 12 review, I will talk about the newest version of FL Studio (formally known as ( Fruity Loops Studio) and is one of the world’s most downloaded DAWs. It has been developed by the Belgian company Image-Line.
FL Studio has proven, over the years, to be a complete audio workstation with all the features that the best DAWs have to offer and one of the top music production software on the market.
FL Studio can handle full audio tracking, editing, and arrangement – in addition to the MIDI sequencing and programming that it’s had all along. It added a new UI design, updated plugins, multi-touch support, redesigned mixer, improved 32 & 64-bit plugin support and improved file management.
There were three versions of FL Studio, Fruity Edition, Producer edition and Signature bundle. The editions share common features, but The Producer edition and Signature Bundle have additional features, Instruments, Packs, and Effects.
The new editions of FL Studio 12 have additional features.
Before you try FL Studio or you buy FL Studio 12 or you are not sure whether or not to buy FL studio, and to make it a part of your home music production software, I will give you my personal FL studio 12 review but before, let’s have a look at the new features.
FL Studio 12 comes with a beautiful ‘New Look’.
One of the heading features is the Vectorial User Interface, which means it is inter scalable (Some parts like the mixer, can be rescaled in real time, others like the main tool bar and the windows require a program restart).
Main user interface and mixer have magnetic windows, that can be locked and unlocked. It is able to show dynamically show features depending on the size. Added to that is a show inspector switch windows.
A newly reworked scalable interface for any screen or size resolution to work on. The new browser has a new category of tabs and the ability to delete contents with a right click.
The multi-touch capability that extends to the mixer and makes it possible to add a second monitor to the application. Something that will be more and more common in the future.
The step sequencer has been renamed as channel Rack. The pattern menu is now up in the menu bar and the channel menu has now moved o the channel Rack.
So The channel settings have been integrated into the plugin wrapper, the channel menu options have moved to the channel rack and the pattern menu to the toolbar menu. The pattern selector has some new features too ( lick the + button to enhance new pattern and preselection names)
The Toolbar has a new short cut panel (number 3) which is nice for tutorials and shows the control keys you are using but the main reason is to be able to use the touch screens and you can now customize the buttons.
Plugins & discovery improved and simplified. There is a new Plugin picker button opening the VST plugin menu in just a right click + another add menu where you can add both generators and Plugin-ins.
Channel Settings is now integrated in the The plugin Wrapper. A nice new features is that you can now click the track label bellow the selector and FLStudio will automatically add it to the next empty mixer track and auto name it.
The mixer still has the same features but those are now improved, the biggest improvement being the magnetic window and the extra large view. New routing option and multiple routing option for creating links. Very handy to create sub mixes and separate them.
The piano roll auto zoom can be deselected and can be interchangeable with the step sequencer. Swing on the step sequencer is now per channel with the pre channel swing knob. They now interact and share data all the time. The piano roll has added time markers and allows editing of ghost notes so can not only see them but edit them.
You can now multiple drag and drop stems from a windows files explorer onto the Playlist just by right clicking and add them instantly to the mixer track.
Plugins have been updated : The Fruity Formula Controller , the Fruity Envelope Controller and the Fruity Keyboard Controller have been updated and possess a new UI .
FL Studio 12 works on Windows (2000/ XP/ Vista 7-8-10) in 32 or 64-bit versions . It requires a 2 GHz or Intel premium CPU and 1 GB of free disk space and at least 1 GB of RAM is recommended.
FL Studio processes audio using an internal 32-bit floating point engine. It supports sampling rates up to 192 kHz using either WDM or ASIO enabled drivers.
FL Studio Mac Public Beta. This is an experimental custom Crossover wrapped version of FL Studio for Mac OS X and so is bit-identical to the Windows installerVersions.
Fruity Edition $99
Producer Edition $199
Signature Bundle $299
All Plugins bundle $768
*available only for new customers
I think that the engineers did a great job and that the people of Image-Line did really listen to their customers and improved those features that the FL Studio users needed to be improved. Edition 12 has really elevated FL Studio to the rank of one of the best Digital Audio Software, adapting itself to the needs of every professional music producer.
Over the years, each edition has become more professional and user-friendly. Long gone is the time where Fruity Loops Studio had a reputation of a toy for Edm producers! Producers who are using FL Studio all agree on the major improvements that engineers have done over the years and there is no possible way that FL Studio doesn’t deserve to be ranked top music production software as the other DAWs on the market.
I really enjoy the new interface and they did a great job on working on the Multitouch capability. The workflow has improved and there is actually nothing bad I could say in my FL Studio 12 review about this newest edition unless the fact that I wished that FL Studio was more Mac friendly…The Beta version on Mac is a deception but they announced improvements on that matter soon.
There is an fl studio 12 free download and you can try FL Studio for a 30-day free trial. so there is no reason why you shouldn’t try FL Studio to make your own opinion about the newest FL Studio 12.
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