The complete music production environment benefits from 9 years of development 12/01/07
Image Line Software has announced the much anticipated release of its complete music production environment, FL Studio 7, representing, say Image Line, the culmination of more than 9 years of sustained development.
Chief Software Architect, Didier Dambrin says he has realized his vision of creating an open-architecture virtual studio environment where the only constraint on the users is their own imagination. This philosophy is reflected in FL Studio 7â€™s flexible audio and control data routing, free-form Playlist design and interoperability with industry standards (VST/VSTi/VST2, DXi, DXi2, Buzz, ReWire, MIDI, MP3, WAV, OGG).
Didier told us â€œWe don't try to protect our data & come up with new formats only for marketing reasons. We use existing standards as much as possible, and allow FL Studio be used as a plugin in other hostsâ€�.
Image Line say that in version 7, particular emphasis has been given to improved workflow through enhanced interface design, so that ideas can be crystallized and creativity captured. What is FL7?
FL Studio is a fully featured, open-architecture music creation and production environment for PC. No extra software is required to produce any style of music, as the complete set of instrument and studio tools is included in the cost of the package. With the included plugins, sounds and tools the user can create complete songs, as well as backing tracks, loops and sizzling beats. Completed songs can be saved to WAV, MP3 or MIDI or .ZIP or native project formats (.FLP). Key new features and changes
FL now supports track-based sequencing. Pattern Clips present sequence data in the method as Audio and Automation Clips.
Edison replaces the Wave Editor - Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool complete with spectral analysis, convolution reverb + more.
Love Philter - is a bank of 8 ganged filter units for total flexibility and creative filtering mayhem.
Parametric EQ2 - introduces a mastering parametric EQ with spectral analysis.
Event Automation can now be converted to Automation clips.
Updated audio stretching engine for FL Studio & FL plugins (where applicable).
Multi-core safe generators can now be threaded for performance gain on multi-core CPUs.
Smoother audio 'record to disk' performance with high track-counts.
Note OFF velocity support for the Piano roll, MIDI files, MIDI out & Sytrus.
'Smart Disable' mode for generator plugins, previously was effects only.
A 'News Panel', to keep users updated with content and patches.
Plugin windows can now be detached from the FL Studio desktop.
DirectWave sampler now loads AIFF samples & includes a VST preset loader in auto sampler function.
Sytrus gains multi-level â€˜Undoâ€™ a 'Cherry' phaser filter, 256 unit Harmonics editor (up from 128), automatable unison panning, volume and pitch.
FPC acquires wave start/end point selection. SFZ export and loads AIFF, MP3 and REX files.
Mono source recording. Mono ASIO inputs now handled by the mixer IN list.
New user-definable keyboard velocity curve mapping in MIDI setup.
Support for Apple Loops AIFF extensions.
Pricing and Availability:
FL Studio Express Edition: Download: $49 | Boxed: N/A.
FL Studio Fruityloops Edition: Download: $99 | Boxed: $139 SRP.
FL Studio Producer Edition: Download: $149 | Boxed: $209 SRP.
FL Studio XXL Edition: Download: $361| Boxed: $449 SRP. More information: