What Is Fruity Loops? Fruity Loops is the old name for what is now known as FL Studio. Developed by the Belgian company Image-Line and partially released in December 1997. Its official launch was in early 1998, when it was a four-channel MIDI drum machine.
20 years later FL Studio is a full digital audio workstation (DAW) with Multi-track audio recording, Time-stretching, pitch shifting pristine audio editing + Piano roll editor MIDI recording and control Pattern or Linear workflow. More Details Below.
Fruity Loops or FL Studio is available in four different editions for Microsoft Windows and MacOS, including Fruity Edition, Producer Edition, Signature Bundle, and All Plugins Bundle. FL Studio can also be used as a VST instrument in other audio workstation programs and also functions as a ReWire client.
There is also FL Studio Mobile apps for iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Check out the Top 73 FL Studio Sample Packs as well.
FL STUDIO 20 Released!
There is no FL Studio 13 to 19. In 2018, they jumped straight from 12.5.1 to 20.0, to celebrate 20 years of Lifetime Free Updates.
FL Studio 20 introducing native Mac support and Time Signatures is out now. Check out the Free FL Studio Tutorials for a full in-depth learning experience of the software.
Image-Line offers lifetime free updates to the program, which means customers receive all future updates of the software for free.
What’s New in FL Studio 20 Mac & PC?
- 0:07 – Version Number – Why the jump from version 12 to 20.
- 0:27 – Mac support – Finally I can open FLStudio Projects from my PC friends on my Mac.
- 1:04 – Time Signatures – 3/4 or 7/8 anyone?
- 2:23 – Freezing / Consolidation
- 4:15 – Multiple Playlists (Arrangements)
- 5:12 – Playlist updates (Hide tracks, 500 tracks, Mini-preview)
- 5:56 – Improved Audio Recording
- 7:01 – Workflow updates (Resize Playlist tracks, Unmute all clips, Chopping)
- 7:42 – Graph Editor
- 8:20 – Sampler Channel updates (Sample Start, Precomputed FX)
- 9:08 – Plugin updates (Reeverb 2, Convolver, Slicex, DirectWave, Edison, ZGameEditor Visualizer, VFX Level Scaler)
- 11:44 – Mixer updates (125 tracks, PDC, Reset Mixer tracks)
- 12:48 – Editable Toolbar
- 13:26 – User data changes
- 13:55 – Lifetime Free Updates
- 13:57 – Demo Song
Mix and master music to the highest professional standards. All the features you need to create today’s most complex productions including, effects chains, audio sends, sidechain control, advanced automation, plugin delay compensation and more…
The Piano Roll
FL Studio’s Piano roll has the well-deserved notoriety as the best Piano roll in the industry. The Piano roll is used to send note and automation data to plugin instruments (sequencing). It includes a wide range of tools to aid complex score editing and manipulation.
Browser and Playlist
No other DAW matches the versatility of FL Studio’s Playlist. Sequence all elements of the project to make the final song. Tracks can hold notes, audio, and automation. Place any data type anywhere and even overlay them. Use the Browser to organize all the data in your project. Free your workflow and your mind!
Over 80 plugins included
FL Studio Producer Edition includes over 80 instrument and effect plugins covering automation, sample playback/manipulation, synthesis, compression, delay, equalization filtering, flanging, phasing, chorus, reverb, distortion, bit-crushing and more. With FL Studio you will be ready to create just about any style.
Instruments & FX
If the huge array of native instruments and effects are not enough for you, FL Studio supports all VST standards 1, 2 and 3. VST gives you access to the widest range of 3rd party plugins currently available. You can even use FL Studio itself as a VST plugin in another VST host.
And Much More Like:
- Vectorial Interface – Resize and rearrange the user interface.
Multi-touch – Designed for touch control.
MIDI Learn – Powerful MIDI controller linking options.
Automation Recording & Editing – Record live control movements and edit.
Live DJ Control – Powerful live performance, clip-triggering.
Visualizer effects Plugin – Render 4K videos straight from FL Studio.
VST & ReWire Support – Use FL Studio as a VST plugin or with ReWire.
Advanced Help System – Context aware manual (press F1).
Lifetime Free Updates – Nothing to pay, ever again!
FL Studio Tutorials for a full in-depth learning experience of the software.