FL Studio Mobile Android October Update

Progress slow, but getting there      09/10/12

There was much excitement over the news that Image-line were working on an Android version of FL-Studio Mobile.

Why is this significant?

 Well so far, Android music making apps have been pretty thin on the ground, it generally being thought that developing for the OS is frankly a bit of a pig. If Image-Line can prove the concept, then maybe we'll see a few more apps for the platform - which would be a Good Thing - not that I begrudge Apple their world domination of course...


So Image-Line  just posted this October update with news of progress:

 

Ported:

Keyboard
Drum pads
Track editor
Step editor
Playback & Recording
Instrument screen (categories to do)
Project screen (.flm files from the iOS version can be loaded)
Effects
Loading screen

To do:

Bar editor
Piano-roll
Step graph editor
Popup windows
Share and export
Setup
Adaptations for even more screen resolutions
Testing on all the different devices
Audio Recording (Note: won't be available in the first Android release, scheduled for 1.1)

 

Stay tuned...

 

 





 

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5 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
will    Said...

Latency on android is still horrible. It needs to be fixed to make music on the platform.

09-Oct-12 11:12 AM


Oink    Said...

Jelly Bean fixed audio latency, already. But there are still some room for optimations.

Vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WQcl4RDl5I

09-Oct-12 12:37 PM


COOLOUT    Said...

Latency only affects the ability to use the touchscreen for real-time performance. That's only one of several ways to make music. Anyone that has used generative music apps, hardware step sequencing, tracker software, or a sequencer's arrangement grid knows there's "more than one way to skin a cat".

A year and half ago I made a damn good Android album using mostly step sequencing apps: http://cooloutmusic.com/album/the-rise

With that said, Android's latency woes (and subsequent lack of mainstream music app development) are a recognized issue within Android community...even at Google. Jelly Bean brought many improvements to android audio including much lower latency (from 100ms to 12ms on some devices). It looks things are on the right path. If you have a newer device (like a Nexus 7), I think FL Studio Android is going to rock and perhaps more established audio companies will start supporting Android. Until then I'll just keep making music and supporting mom-and-pop developers.

09-Oct-12 12:57 PM


COOLOUT    Said...

Latency only affects the ability to use the touchscreen for real-time performance. That's only one of several ways to make music. Anyone that has used generative music apps, hardware step sequencing, tracker software, or a sequencer's arrangement grid knows there's "more than one way to skin a cat".

A year and half ago I made a damn good Android album using mostly step sequencing apps: http://cooloutmusic.com/album/the-rise

With that said, Android's latency woes (and subsequent lack of mainstream music app development) are a recognized issue within Android community...even at Google. Jelly Bean brought many improvements to android audio including much lower latency (from 100ms to 12ms on some devices). It looks things are on the right path. If you have a newer device (like a Nexus 7), I think FL Studio Android is going to rock and perhaps more established audio companies will start supporting Android. Until then I'll just keep making music and supporting mom-and-pop developers.

09-Oct-12 12:57 PM


COOLOUT    Said...

oops...sorry for the double post guys.

09-Oct-12 10:49 PM


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