FL Studio is a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) for Windows PCs (or Intel Mac/ Bootcamp). With a full feature-set and aggressive pricing (inc. lifetime free updates) FL Studio may be your ideal DAW! FL Studio can be used as a scratchpad for your ideas or to produce completely mastered tracks ready for publication. It’s up to you!
FL Studio is a fully featured open-architecture music creation and production environment for PC. No extra software is required to produce any style of music as a complete kit of instruments and studio tools is included in the cost of the package. With the included plugins sounds and tools the user can create complete songs backing tracks loops or sizzling beats. Completed songs can be saved to WAV MP3 OGG MIDI ZIP or the native project format (.FLP).
Chief Software Architect Didier Dambrin has realized his vision of creating an open-architecture virtual studio environment where the only constraint on the users is their own imagination. This philosophy is reflected in FL Studio 8’s flexible audio and control data routing free-form Playlist design and interoperability with industry standards (VST/VSTi/VST2 DXi DXi2 Buzz ReWire MIDI MP3 WAV OGG). Didier notes “We don’t try to protect our data & come up with new formats only for marketing reasons. We use existing standards as much as possible and allow FL Studio to be used as a plugin in other hosts”. In version 8 particular emphasis has been given to improved workflow through enhanced interface design so that ideas can be crystallized and creativity captured. tracks loops and sizzling beats. Completed songs can be saved to WAV MP3 or MIDI or .ZIP or native project formats (.FLP).
What is FL8?
FL Studio is a fully featured open-architecture music creation and production environment for PC. No extra software is required to produce any style of music as a complete kit of instruments and studio tools is included in the cost of the package. With the included plugins sounds and tools the user can create complete songs backing tracks loops or sizzling beats. Completed songs can be saved to WAV MP3 OGG MIDI
ZIP or the native project format (.FLP).
Make virtually any sound. FL8 includes 29 virtual synthesizers covering acoustic/synthetic bass electric guitar and plucked string simulation sampler tools including piano general sample playback and beat-slicing and a range of synthesis techniques (subtractive modelling FM granular and additive). With FL Studios newest addition FL Synthmaker - a fully modular environment you can now create & share your own FL instruments effects & dashboards without the need to write basic code.
Audio Recording & Editing
Capture audio from a single vocalist or a full symphony orchestra. FL8 can record up to 64 simultaneous tracks of audio. The Playlist workspace can contain an unlimited number of audio tracks and allows you to arrange discrete audio events in any order or position the creative process dictates with complete flexibility. Audio tools allow the user to time-stretch pitch-shift beat-slice chop edit and creatively destruct audio. FL8 audio editing is further enhanced with Edison the recording wave editor. Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool with spectral analysis convolution reverb loop-recording loop-construction tools and more…
FL Studio imports/exports WAV MP3 and OGG formats.
Record musical performances and ideas in the most logical way. FL8 functions as both a pattern and track based sequencer depending on user preferences. Tools include an unlimited track Step-sequencer an industry-leading Piano Roll and Automation Clips. FL Studio supports MIDI and input from all standard Controllers.
FL8 is the fastest way from your brain to your speakers.
Determine your own project design. In FL8 you decide how your project will be laid out. Unlike the competition FL8 s Playlist is a totally flexible and virtually unbounded space where Note Pattern Audio and Automation data can be arranged and edited to suit your creative ideas and preferred workflow.
The most powerful mixer in its class. FL8 includes an industry-leading 64 stereo track mixer. Each track can hold a stack of 8 effects (VST DX or FL) and if desired be routed to any of the other 64 tracks or one of 4 dedicated send channels. The 44 included effects plugins span - Maximization Limiting Compression Delay Distortion Equalization (graphic & parametriuc) Filtering Phasing Flanging Chorus Vocoding and Reverb. These will take you from the creative broad-brush effects like reverb through to the minutia of the mastering process with multiband compression/limiting and parametric EQ.
Lifetime free updates
Registered FL Studio users who purchase the download edition of the program receive lifetime free updates to the level of the program they buy (Express Fruity Producer or XXL edition). For example all FL Studio 7 customers will be able to download FL Studio 9 10 ... for free. Boxed edition users can purchase lifetime free updates for a nominal fee.
Key new features and changes
First FL Studio 8 carries forward everything that is included in FL Studio 7 plus many more features:
FL Synthmaker is a fully modular environment where you can create & share your own FL instruments effects & dashboards all without the need to write basic code in a modular plug-n-go workspace.
One-click-recording using Edison wave editor plugin. Edison ia a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool with spectral analysis convolution reverb loop-recording and more.
Slicex the powerhouse drumloop slicer & re-arranging tool.
Soundgoodizer is a maximizer-enhancer plugin based on the Maximus sound-process engine.
Fruity Limiter for maximizing & compressing final mixes or individual tracks. Free to all users.
Better integration with controllers. FL Studio can permanently learn and remember links to external controllers with the new ‘multilink’ function + Override generic links option.
Wave Candy a flexible audio analysis and visualization tool with Oscilloscope Spectrum Analyzer and Peak Meter.
Sinc interpolation now faster (64 point sinc now usable in real-time depending on CPU)
Rendering with improved latency compensation
Score logger records all MIDI & note activity for instant recall. Everything you play whether or not recording is active is captured and ready to be dumped to the Piano roll.
Directwave Player broaden your musical palette with downloadable sound banks and multi-sample sets.
Recording filter to select Audio Automation or Note data recording sessions independently or in any combination.
Slip editing and resizing tool has been added to the Playlist for all clip types.
Multi-core safe plugins are threaded for performance gain on multi-core CPUs.
A Selected mixer track has been added to the Mixer. The selected mixer track is routed there for better integration with visual effects or a recording Edison.
FL8 supports track-based sequencing in the Playlist. Pattern Clips present sequence data as Audio and/or Automation Clips
An Online Panel to keep users updated with content and patches.
All FL Studio demo versions are fully featured. You can compose new songs and export them to WAV or MP3. The only limitation is that the ability to save the project is disabled.
FL8 will fit easily within your current workflow supporting VST/VSTi/VST2 DXi DXi2 MP3 WAV OGG MIDI ASIO ASIO 2.
Additionally supported through DirectWave Editor – AKAI AKP (S5/6K Z4 Z8) Battery (version 1) MPC Reason Kurzweil EXS24 Kontakt (version 1 & 2) Recycle SFZ+ and SoundFont2.
Minimum System Requirements
Pentium III or Athlon XP (any processor supporting SSE instructions) (or) Intel Mac with Bootcamp (running XP or Vista) Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista (32 & 64 bit) 256MB ram 200MB free harddisk space Windows-compatible soundcard with DirectSound drivers. ASIO drivers are required for audio recording (FL installer comes with generic Asio4All drivers)