The 411 on FL Studio
The main crux of FL Studio is to compose short loops in channel racks and then arrange these on the playlist to make a song. The beauty is that you can have anything in a channel rack: beats, synths, instruments and a mixture thereof, and you can line up enough instruments to make a complete song in one sequence if you want. Even better, when you come to arrange these sequences, you can throw them at whatever ’track’ in the Playlist you want. It turns conventional sequencing on its head.
A piano roll editor allows you to record complete melodies with the many instruments in the software. The instruments and effects add up to over 80 instrument plug-ins in FL Studio 20 Producer and there are more than enough effects to carry out most tasks, The Browser is another FL favourite. It’s easy to use this to aid your workflow by linking folders, and organising data within projects.
And it’s this easy workflow that is – and has always been – the standout feature in FL Studio, and is maintained in v20. You are just one very shallow learning curve away from great sounding tunes and easy arrangements.
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It might not turn you completely away from Logic or whatever, but even considered as just a plug-in within whatever you use FL Studio 20 is a fantastic idea, and as a complete DAW, well, there’s yet another great contender on the market for both platforms. As I said at the start, there really is no better time to be making music.
- Mac and PC DAW with easy to understand interface for easy song creation
- Multitrack audio recording, time stretching, pitch shifting, audio editing.
- 80 plugins with the producer version
- Supports VST standard for more plugins
- Customize interface by resizing and rearranging
- Record and edit Automation
- Lifetime free updates! Yes, never pay for DAW updates again!