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Image Line has launched the beta for FL Studio version 10.6. While this new version is mostly released for overall stability and performance improvement there are some new functions to discover.
What’s more exciting though is that this beta adds support for multi-touch monitors (Windows 7 only). Image Line is requesting registered customers on their official forum here to provide them with your multi-touch experience in performance mode.
Read more about the beta release here.
If you didn’t know yet, there is also a grand summer sale going on in the Image Line web-store, giving you a 40% discount on all Image Line products including FL Studio. Enter coupon code ‘Yardsale2012′ at checkout to apply your discount. This ‘summer yardsale’ expires on July 13th after which you can use our regular 10% discount.
All in all this is some great news and hopefully a good foundation to move towards version 11 in the near future. Don’t hesitate to share us your thought about the new beta version!
Announced just a short while ago it’s now already released for registered customers, the FL Studio Performance Mode.
It’s a totally new workflow introduced with the FL Studio 10.5 beta that features playlist clip triggering with your mouse, keyboard or midi controller a la Ableton Live. As a matter of fact we believe it will be a solid contender for the live performance DAW throne once it’s fully developed and fine-tuned. Check out the video below.
The full rundown for FL Studio 10.5
Check out more information about the Performance Mode in the official manual.
If you want to take the all new Performance Mode for a test-drive, you can download the beta version as a registered customer on the official FL Studio forum here.
And if you’re not a registered customer yet, click here to buy FL Studio for as low as $89.00 (with our 10% discount).
We’ve seen an awesome sneak peek posted on createdigitalmusic.com, that indicates that Image Line is working on a performance or Live mode for FL Studio 10 (or will it be 11?). This would be another upcoming improvement for the FL Studio song arrangement making it more suitable for taking your FL Studio setup to a gig instead of leaving it in the home studio.
Ableton Live is currently ruling the live performance DAW market. Recently a new DAW named Bitwig was announced that seems to spawn from the Ableton idea and is looking very similar in the session clip launch performance view. It seems this department is now being taken on by other manufacturers including Image Line.
The improvements introduced with FL Studio 10 already make it easier to arrange your song in a live way, but with this alpha testing video we’ve seen Image Line seems to take it up another notch. Using the Novation Launchpad that currently is one of Ableton’s best companions for live arranging and performing we see a similar clip launch feature within the FL Studio environment resulting in a promising way of composing your FL Studio songs. It also feels somehow similar to the Monomo. Let’s hope we see this new feature implemented soon.
Check the video out below and let us know what you think!
For a year or so, Image Line has been working on a version of FL Studio that can run under Mac OSX through a customized Crossover wrapper. This eliminates the use of Crossover or Bootcamp and a seperate Windows installation and will install directly from a .dmg file.
Image Line has reached a milestone in the development of a Mac OSX version now that they are looking for experienced FL Studio users with a Mac computer that can beta-test the software from late September / October. The only requirement is that you are a customer for over 2 years and have access to a Mac.
The current beta-version doesn’t support AU (Audio Unit) files, only (PC) VST’s and FL Studio Native plugins. Third party VST’s need to be tested and reported on a case-by-case basis.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a release of FL Studio 10 on Mac OSX during the holidays or so. Also if you have been accepted as a beta-tester, share your experience with us!
For all the mobile users out there, both iPad and iPhone, let it be known that Image Line has announced FL Studio Mobile is out in the App Store now! This nifty beatmaking app was under development for a while now and boasts FL Studio quality tools for on-the-go. Don’t expect a direct port of FL Studio 10 on your mobile device, but it’s a great sketchpad for creating projects anywhere. Its key features are:
I’ve already got it up and running on my iPhone and will let you know how it interacts with FL Studio 10 soon!
Image Line offers a limited-time $5 dollar discount on both the iPhone and iPad version of FL Studio Mobile so be sure to not wait too long before buying it.
Check out how to get started in this video from Image Line below:
The last few versions of FL Studio introduced the playlist clips as a contender for the classic blocks view which was the way of arranging your patterns to a song in every version thusfar. The first thing you’ll notice in FL Studio 10 is that the blocks have been replaced fully by playlist clips or so it seems at first glance. Now you’ll eventually find out that the playlist clip view is the way to go and provides you with much more flexibility. Image Line has made the classic block view obsolete in future versions for a good reason. We do understand however that you want to have a chance for a proper goodbye to the classic pattern blocks so here is how you can turn them on:
Your Playlist view is now divided between the future clip view and the classic pattern block view again. Now go get back to rocking out those beats!
Image Line has updated FL Studio 10 to a new version. Below you’ll find what has been modified in the latest version 10.0.2.
A really neat little feature in the latest FL Studio is the Magic Lasso tool. This tool allows you to select a group of notes by just circling your mouse around them (without pressing any mouse button). You have the freedom to decide on the shape, which in some cases might be better than just dragging a selection rectangle around the notes. Since Magic Lasso is not on by default, I’ll show you how to activate it and use it on a group of notes in the Piano Roll.
FL Studio 10 is chuck-full of these little improvements which improve your workflow. Stay tuned for more!
Key new features include:
* 64 Bit plugin wrapper – FL Studio now hosts 64 Bit VST plugins for access to unlimited memory.
* Autosave / Autobackup – Don’t lose a project or data again.
* Revised Playlist – Individually resizable tracks. Lock tracks to Clips. Live performance time Marker options (Jump to, Loop, Pause & Skip)
* Revised Mixer – Fully Automatic Plugin Delay Compensation (A-PDC). New waveform meter view.
* Revised Piano roll – Export as sheet music option. Vertical zoom with not properties view. Magic lasso selection & note-handle stretch. Edit ghost notes by double Right-click. Waveform view.
* Pattern Picker – opens from the Playlist, Piano roll or Stepsequencer. Select Patterns & Channels.
* Patcher (free) – chain instruments & effects for easy saving of complete instrument & effect chains.
* ZGameEditor Visualizer (free) – visualization effect with movie render capability.
* Pitcher (demo) – real-time correction/harmonization plugin responds to Piano roll note control.
* Newtone (demo) – pitch correction editor for precise control, pristine quality stretching, re-pitching and correction.
* Keep on disk & 32 Bit Bridge – now give each Audio Clip / Sampler Channel / Plugin access to at least 2 GB memory and up to 4 for VST Plugins.
* Fruity Edition – gains access to Pattern Clips.
* Lifetime Free Updates – are extended to all FL Studio 10 box customers onward & as usual all download customers.
* …learn more by visiting the ‘FL Studio 10 What’s New?’ page.
Look out for a full review coming up on http://www.flstudio10.net soon!
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