Sonic State Studio / Audio Software / Fruity Loops v2.7

Average rating: 8.4/10 out of 10

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Steve Bisson a part-timer user from Canada writes:
www.mp3.com/metromuzik

I use fruity loops all the TIME even thougth i own a yamaha a3000 sampler and a jp8000 synth.

check out the incredible stuff i came up with it

www.mp3.com/metromuzik

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Friday, 14-Sep-01 at 10:59
Pr0t0c0L from USA writes:
I totally agree that a kurz or triton are much better. I never said otherwise.

My point was that many come to this review area and said "It's a piece of shit". When in fact it is not a piece of shit but a good inexpensive way to get started learning their way around a synth and pattern based sequencing. People come here to get an idea of how something performs. This was the piece of software that I learned on. It is an excellent scratch pad and learning tool.

The part about people being afraid that someone will make better music than them is this. I have listened to many a guitarist and pianist say that all of the people who use programs like this are not real musicians because they have not learned scales or cut up their fingers on guitar strings. This is complete bullshit. The defenition of music is as follows: The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre.

Hmmm....seems I can do all of the above with fruity loops.

BTW I'd be willing to bet that the songs I have done on fruity loops sound completly different that your friends.

This programs focus might be a tad bit narrow in that it does best for electronic music, but that does not mean that it cannot be "intelligent"

posted Thursday, 13-Sep-01 at 23:42
ConeShell a Professional user from USA writes:
Hey pr0t0c0L I dont think people are afraid that someone using Fruityloops will make better music than them. I don't know why you think this way. I think that many people hate softsynths because there is so much hype about them but in the reality they (those programs) don't deliver the sound quality that those companies make you think they do. I tried FL and also Reason, Rebirth, etc. and althought I had a lot of fun playing with them, it makes me mad when people say, I dont need a Kurzweil I can do the same music with Fruity Loop! It's totally silly to say that. You think that people who pay 2-3K for Kurzweil are stupid, because they could simply buy FL for $70 and get the same job done? Come on! This is I think what sparks most people when they read reviews praising those cheap softsynths that claim they can do so much. Sure, you get some nice music from FL or Reason, but admit it, that music is not going to have the same quility as one made on Kurzweil or Triton. And also, FL and Reason, sound a lot mechanical and when I listed so some music (I and others) created using FL, it almost sounded like a remix of one another (no offense to my friends and their music). So my point in this is, that people should be carefull when comparing products. It's almost like saying that driving a Ford Escord is the same as driving a Lexis. Yeah, they'll both get you (in most cases) where you want to go, but driving is not the same. And, I'm not afraid that other can make better music than I can (God bless them all if they can do it, particularly with tools like Fruitly Loops or Reason).

Rating: 4 out of 10 posted Thursday, 13-Sep-01 at 11:22
pr0t0c0L a part-timer user from USA writes:
I love how people like to come on and say, it's completely worthless. These are the same people that whine that a perfectly good synth, just because it doesnt have one feature they want, is a piece of shit. This is excellent software to start with, it is cheap, offers a wide variety of sounds (through internal generators and/or vst instrements) I ask gottastrat what exactly is this intelligent music that you speak of, does it only come from say a super expensive kurz k2600 or something to that effect.

You can do many things with fruity loops, including "intelligent music", it might take a little time to get everything how you want it but it can be done.

For all the people looking to find an informative review of a product to disregard comments like gottastrat's

This software is not the the best music making tool ever, but it is definetly an excellent place to start. A beginner trying to hop on cubase or logic without any instruction will most likely become discouraged. Sometimes these people will even knock something good because they dont want every person to be able to simply get a program and make music. I have to ask why. Are they afraid someone has more skill than them.

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 12-Sep-01 at 17:26
Michael S a hobbyist user from here, there writes:
The software is great, when it works. I like to fiddle with stuff while it's running, and after about 3-15 minutes Fruity locks up and starts stuttering (crap left in the sound buffer of my little 'ol soundblaster 16). It does this pretty reliably. I think I could probably make some wicked tracks if I could get it to run longer than 15 minutes. Maybe it's 'cause I'm using Win2000. Who knows. Fruity is pretty lo-fi, but it is fun.

Rating: 6 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 04-Sep-01 at 18:0
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