"ATA: I decided in 9th grade to start play around with different music programs. In that date ~ 2001 weren’t so much DAW programs so back their existed only FL Studio 3 , Rebirth, MP Tracker and others. I played some time with Rebirth and the Modplug Tracker. I have created many tracks and my demos but my skills weren’t so high and I couldn’t enter on the trance stage. "more
I'll try to be as helpful as I can to anyone reading this review, however I've only been using FL 10 & 11 scarcely in the span of the last three years; I don't know the complete ins and outs of this product. However, I must say that FL 12 is a serious step up from the previous version. With the unlockage of plugins like Sytrus and Maximus, literally anything is possible to produce now. I started out with the Fruity Edition of FL 10, which needless to say, is extremely difficult to produce with and terrifyingly limited. Seriously, my upgrade to Producer Edition made me cry after finally having the ability to make as many automation clips as I pleased, and to add wave files directly onto the playlist, so much easier than placing audio into FL's built-in sampler.
In my experience with FL 12, everything is much more visually appealing, it looks very sleek, very beautiful. Everything is "vectorial based," or so I've heard, meaning you can stretch the resolution of the program to just about any resolution you want. You can even have multi-monitor set ups and large screen portrayals. I think the limit is like 1200 screens. Seriously. You can have FL run on one master screen, and still show up vectorially on 1000 other monitors. That's crazy, and probably makes for some cool visuals at EDM festivals and whatnot.
I've also found that the audio is a bit more noticeable when you click on a track, not when you solo it, which adds for a nice groove to the parts you're singling out in your track, but leads to poor mixdown ability on the behalf of the producer. It forces you to click on the master track to get an accurate read of where all your instruments sit in the mix. Of course, maybe this has always been the case in FL, but I haven't noticed it until I downloaded my free upgrade to 12.
That's another thing, once you buy the software, any software from Image-Line, it's always yours. Your upgrades from one FL Version to another are always free, and the plugins that you have bought in the past always stay with you and your upgrade. That's a HUGE plus because some DAWs and plugins out there require you to pay a bit of money in order to upgrade which really hinders your ability to work on something that sounds fresh and sweet, in my opinion because you're too busy trying to work and save money to buy the next upgrade. I'm sure there are plenty of people willing to settle for not-up-to-date software, but with Image-Line you won't have to. And it's never going away is the best part. When FL 997 comes out, it'll be all mine for free, because I paid for the Producer Edition of FL 11. SCORE!
This is really a huge piece of software not for the simple-minded. This isn't a toy, it's a tool. It is incredibly powerful, and constantly challenges you. Even when you're going through bouts of creativity block or just pure laziness, you'll always find something to be uncovered or treasured within this software. It's performance mode is phenomenal. It's ability to work on your tablet and your monitor is flawless and ingenious. This will always be my go-to product for anyone trying to get started with Audio Production because this software will show you just how grueling, tedious, but also rewarding and enticing making music can be.
I started with FL studio 11 Producer Edition. Upgraded to 12 when it came out. FL 12 has been awesome to work with. Not to mention if I have ever had an Issue with something the Support Staff has been great. (You can only reach them by email, but surprisingly They do a better job that way for me than any call I have ever made for support services.) I am completely green in this world, and It has been awesome to see soo many Tutorial videos, Seamless, who is a producer who does tutorial videos with FL Studios has been the main reason I have been able to figure this program out, and I am very Thankful to Image Line for working with Seamless. Great program.
My main DAW. I upgraded from FL11 because I liked the modern, new look and I highly recommend this if you are just starting off in Music Production. I started with FL11 and I didn't want to change DAWs ever since. FL Studio is simple, but powerful in the right hands.
When I first started producing, REAPER was my first DAW of choice. Since then I've used logic pro x and recently upgraded to FL Studio and I can say I am satisfied! It is extremely efficient especially when you are on a time schedule. With all the effects at your disposal, I can easily access all presets and VST's a lot quicker. I would recommend to for anybody looking for a great DAW!
I've been quite happy with the Image Line Products over the years, I've scored films, written award winning music and been able to achieve many things.
FL Studio is the route to take if you are programming a dozen of melodies and ideas in your head and need to lay them down quickly before you forget them. Very user friendly and affordable too. Very stable with Windows and unfortunately a setback with MAC OSX .Manipulation of samples in this program is amazing. Piano roll like no other, plugins are also very efficient.
I'm really in love with this DAW, very dynamic. Easy-to-use, but you can do everything with this wonderful software. I liked the last update (12.1), because IL introduced mixer track selectors on the channel rack.
Not only is the interface very clean and cosmetically pleasing, but the pre-loaded VSTs and sample packs are more than enough to get you started on your first track. Although it sometimes may seemed geared towards a "newbie" pro's everywhere will find that its sandbox-like interface will allow for almost completely free-range creation for all your tracks. I love FL Studio 12 and I don't Plan on leaving anytime soon.
Just as good as FL Studio 11. Has a really nice look to it! FL Studio is still easy to use, and great for anyone. Maybe if they made it for Mac users, but I'm on Windows, and its amazing! I love FL Studio.
I've been using FL Studio for a couple of years now, and in my opinion it is one of the best Music Production Software available. These guys from imageline have done a very promising job. The possibilities are endless in FL Studio.
if you've been using a 'normal' DAW like I have for a while (Cubase) then this may start out a little confusing. but its grown on me over the few weeks I've had the demo, so much I bought it. I love most things about it, and the fact that you can pitch easier is awesome. normally I would have got the full version but this is cool as well so I figured i'd save myself about 50 pounds.
My main DAW!
The workflow is great. It's intuitive and versatile. I love the fact that this DAW has internal bridging. So you'll never have to worry about VST's being 32 or 64 bit. The piano roll is great. FL Studio is also the one and only DAW for me, that is so easy to use when having ideas and want to quickly write it down.
But recently getting my doubts about FL Studio, using it as the only DAW. I also changed my workflow to live performance. The problem is, in the recent added performance mode, there is quiet the lack of live looping recordings and settings on-the-go. I am trying Ableton and Bitwig now. What Ableton / Bitwig does great, lacks in FL Studio. But also vice-versa.
I still give FL Studio 5 stars. Despite this problem. Because I get free FL upgrades, and FL studio seems to be renewing it's genre. So I am confident Image Line will fix this in the near future?
It's not easy to use this but it's worth it. Most professionals use this to make their music. Just be patient, because it's very complicated. But you'll get used to it.
FL Studio is seriously my favorite software ever. It's so easy to do so many things. Everything is so fast and well set up. Although there are definitely other DAWs necessary to do some final mixing and mastering, for the main aspects of production,I will never switch DAWs, ever!
I found this DAW to be very easy to navigate, but the lack of organization between windows is very unsettling. You CAN organize your mix board, samples, etc. by color coding them and renaming them which not only looks pleasing to the eye, but makes it easy to organize your music.
In my opinion, FL Studio is the best DAW created, as it is very easy but very powerful with plugins like Sytrus and Toxic Biohazard The effects are also damn nice I recommend this DAW to all beginners who have just put their foot in production