FL Studio is a tremendous piece of software to musically create any song in any genre imaginable. Those who lock it down to one musical style don't know what they are talking about. The interface is flawless, fast, lightning fast, intuitive and modern. One of the best on the market, above Pro-Tools, which is an old and boring dinosaur. Creating a good sounding track, cutting it and editing it is so easy in FL Studio! The editing and sound modules, compressors, limiters, etc. are excellent! When you first open FL studio it takes about 3 seconds, Mixcraft 9 takes three times as long, Studio One takes almost 30 seconds or more. There are many who say that a DAW has no sound of its own, but the FL Studio console lives when you add editors, compressors, etc., the sound shoots up to an incredible quality. In Mixcraft for comparison, it sounds flat and muffled, the same as in Studio One or Bitwig. In FL Studio the sound is fat, creamy and dense, modern and elegant at the same time, making the producers ears can have a close vision of what the final master will sound like. What I don't like about FL studio is that sometimes the mouse click behaves unpredictably, the synths you assign are not automatically associated to a channel and that's a bit confusing. Some of the built-in synthesizers are mediocre sounding and unintuitive, not all of them...Directwave sounds like Kontakt the same, Sytrus sounds incredibly clean and analog at the same time, it's like having a Korg Chrome inside FL Studio. FLEX is great for pads and atmospheric sounds. The Patcher where you can mix anything you can think of responds like a tool out of this world! The piano-roll that works here works wonders and there is no current DAW that can come close in its performance and versatility, a marvel for composing well and fast. If you don't use any DAW yet and you are thinking about one, don't hesitate with FL Studio, it's a dream DAW, it's perfect? NO, but it will make you smile in every song you compose, produce and listen to with it.
I think a lot of playing with FL Studio id where you learn most. Have fun, I have created stuff from ambient to glitchy beats and dirty basslines. FL studio is amazing for letting your imagination flow, enjoy!
Help please. Using FL11 with Omnisphere. I have it setup and able to use mulit inputs. Problem is the playback. Even though each instrument is on a different pattern and piano roll, the play back defaults to the instrument last used in Omnisphere. I want to be able to create using multi instruments with individual MIDI notes in the piano roll. How to get them to play back individually, in song mode????
I'm no PRO, but if I'm understanding you right I believe you may have to load Omnisphere to separate MIDI channels and use the tool in piano roll all the way on the left there's a colored box, the same color as the notes on your screen, click that and it shows 16 different colors each number and color is a separate MIDI channel, I haven't gotten that far myself, but I'm fairly sure using a separate MIDI channel for each instrument and picking the right colored channel color for each individual instrument and pairing the notes the same so you can have two different guitars programmed to two different MIDI channels and 2 note colors in the same piano roll for a dueling guitar style, with 2 totally different sounds which is kinda cool not having to use a separate piano roll if you don't want to...I'm still learning myself so if I'm wrong or even totally way off course plz don't rip me up, just let me know if I am sorta right or way off course, I'm just tryin to help. Good Luck and let me know if I am right or way off though?
i agree that fl studio is awesome, once you get used to it's tics and shortcuts. and there is a LOT of stuff under the hood, especially plugin wise. there is always something new to discover and that is the thing for me that makes for great software. i can't wait for the new version.
Thanks for the help. Did work with Piano Roll also and it did not do what I was looking for. Finally have what I want. Used the recommended Omnisphere settings for FL & created a new pattern in each of the Omni MIDI outs. Had to adjust the setting/processing in FL to get each routed to a different channel. (that was my main problem) By doing it this way, I am able to save each Omni instrument (up to 8) in a separate pattern & control each one in the assigned channel. Makes working with piano roll easier & keeps it all separated. I like the ease of using the colored boxes and this will work well for some things. Thanks for that one! I have much to learn.
Using it since 2004 and watching how it has been growing up at no cost to my pocket.
I love the Image Line free updates policy, one of the wisest ideas. I am supporting them buying other excellent artefacts, like Sytrus, Harmour... etc, There is nothing that you cannot do NS a JMC says, the fastest way for your ideas to the speakers.
A very fine and perfect DAW software for production of House, Electro, dance, trance and any oher music genre. I Love FL Studio it's so so easy to use it and to produce the kind of music I want. By the way it has made me a star in my hood. FL Studio+House music=Excitement. Thanx image-line.
I started making music with cubase and then discovered FL studio for myself. I've tested other DAWs, but I still like FL Studio the most. A nice big playlist and no annoying splits around that in the end only one porthole remains to produce. And FL Studio is well programmed for efficient performance. I can confirm that after 10 years. Not everything is perfect (I would like an automatic color coding and a few improvements here and there, but the overall package is right. :).
Oh and of course lifetime free updates. That is of course awesome.