Why is FL Studio so popular?

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wuworld
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193 posts since 7 Nov, 2009 from DC

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:39 am

Why is FL so popular? Was browsing youtube and I'm selling 12, 18 and older use it. Just all kinds of backgrounds in music using it.

Fornicras
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59 posts since 6 Aug, 2021

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:46 am

I think it's mostly ease of use (for production at least) and easy to find a cracked version.
Also, it has tons of tutorials on Youtube, I think it's more than any other DAW.

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vurt
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88302 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:46 am

its one of your five a day.

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DJ Warmonger
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4384 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:47 am

It's cheap with eternal upgrades, what matters a lot for the kids you're talking about.
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MirkoVanHauten
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253 posts since 12 Mar, 2016

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:54 am

Nice workflow, very easy to get the most basic music made, regular massive feature updates, life time free updates, "pros" hate it lol.

SLiC
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8373 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:04 am

Low entry cost and free updates for life is a big selling point as is the very effective pattern based midi sequencing and piano roll editor is arguable one of the best available. I wouldn't use it myself for recording live instruments/bands but you can use it for that as well...if you are in the box and record in a 'pattern' based way (dance music etc) the FL Studio is as good as any DAW and you can demo it to see if it works for you....if you like it get onboard and you will never have to spend anything ever again on a DAW (and FL Studio updates are frequent despite being free!)

If you buy the all plugin edition you get a lot of toys, some of them quite unique...FL also works as a plugin so you can use it like reason rack just to access all of the image line plugs and drum sequencer (which is definitely one of the best available)

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xbitz
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3525 posts since 3 Oct, 2013 from Budapest

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:11 am

all the modulation/automation related tasks can be done pretty easily with it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV8DspkmD-Y
if you mainly work with MIDI (note triggering, per note modulation etc.) it's a pretty capable/solid "simple-looking thing" sample handling is a second-class citizen in FL, the big change gonna happen in the major version ... we gonna see
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sjm
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2166 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:20 am

It's Xmas/birthday gift money for the entry version - similar price to an AAA game title. So that appeals very much to the younger crowd who need to get their parents to stump up the cash. And once you're invested in a DAW, you need a damn good reason to move to something else.

It's standard practice for FL users to have their mum's name show up as the license holder in the top left...
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donkey tugger
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9716 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:24 am

DJ Warmonger wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:47 am
It's cheap with eternal upgrades, what matters a lot for the kids you're talking about.
...and to 52 year olds living in Yorkshire. :hihi:

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Yorrrrrr
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1270 posts since 25 Sep, 2011 from Colombia

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:42 am

It has a playful, colorful, unconventional (almost videogame-like) interface, a quick step sequencer to make sick beats, a great (almost excessive) piano roll, a fair price with lifetime free updates, it's easily crackable for kids and broke adults on the internet. And it's got Fruity Dance.
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h66
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118 posts since 17 Nov, 2012

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:17 am

WORKFLOW, big support, LIFETIME FREE UPDATES
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jancivil
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23609 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from gonesville

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:29 am

Fruity sugary goodness

chk071
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30636 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:32 am

I think it's great that FL Studio exists. Good stuff that people have choices for any kind of workflow.

What I never understood is that FL Studio isn't the catch basin for more Synapse Orion users. Or maybe it is. How would I know. :) Rarely read about it here, so, I just figure that it's not. From the looks of it, it seems to be the obvious choice.
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vurt
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88302 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:45 am

chk071 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:32 am
I think it's great that FL Studio exists. Good stuff that people have choices for any kind of workflow.

What I never understood is that FL Studio isn't the catch basin for more Synapse Orion users. Or maybe it is. How would I know. :) Rarely read about it here, so, I just figure that it's not. From the looks of it, it seems to be the obvious choice.
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mladi
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1401 posts since 14 Apr, 2016 from Germany

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:55 am

wuworld wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:39 am
Why is FL so popular? Was browsing youtube and I'm selling 12, 18 and older use it. Just all kinds of backgrounds in music using it.
Aehhh???? :drunk:
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