Image Line has announced that FL Studio owners can now download the FL Studio 12 ALPHA-PREVIEW. Image Line are looking for feedback about some of the major changes in workflow that have been made so far.
Some of the key new changes so far are:
- Browser - The Browser has changed (now with category tabs and the ability to delete content on right-click).
- Channel Menu - The Channel Options Menu has moved from the Toolbar Menus to the Channel rack.
- Channel settings - Have been integrated into the Plug-in Wrapper.
- Interface - Vectorial user interface. See Options > General Settings > GUI display.
- Per Channel Swing - The Channel Settings now has a 'swing multiplier' amount.
- Pattern Menu - The Pattern Menu has moved from the Channel rack to the Toolbar Menu and Pattern Selector.
- Piano roll - Piano roll Auto-zoom can now we deselected from Settings > General > Auto zoom in piano roll.
- Playlist - Multiple drag and drop for audio files onto Playlist (from a Windows file browser).
- Stepsequencer - Step-sequences are now interchangeable with Piano rolls.
- VST Plugins - VST plugin installation has changed.
This is not a finished version of the program, it's not even a beta version of FL Studio 12. It's a pre-beta, still under construction, so it's likely to change significantly prior to release and projects made in it may not be compatible with the final version.