FL Studio 11 is making a run for it check it out...
FL Studio 11 has arrived, hot on the heels of an impressive FL Studio Mobile release. The folks at Image Line have been intensely busy, but what strikes me is that you can now play FL Studio using almost anything, on almost any device. The Mobile version works on Android and touch Windows devices, not just iOS, when most folks target only Apple.
And the upgrade to FL Studio 11 is similarly flexible.
There’s a clip-triggering performance mode, which already supports a range of input methods: “mouse, touch screen, typing keyboard or MIDI controller. Supports APC20/40, Launchpad, Lemur, Block, Maschine/Mikro, padKONTROL, Traktor Kontrol (and more).”
Multi-touch support works in the UI. Microsoft’s gestures are supported.
Editing views have been tweaked all over the place, including lots of Playlist improvements.
And there are a number of new plug-ins, too, in typical Fruity Loops fashion:
BassDrum percussion synth with sample layering
GMS (Groove Machine Synth): “Multi-timbral hybrid synthesizer & FX channel lifted from Groove Machine.”
A “performance-oriented” Effector multi-effects unit: Distortion, Lo-Fi bit reduction, Flanging, Phasing, Filter (low/high pass), Delay, Reverb, Stereo panning & binaural effect, Gating, Granulizer, Vocal formant and Ring modulation effects.
Patcher is improved with voice effects and a new UI, for saving and recalling plug-in chains.
New key mapping works on live notes and Piano Roll editing to modify notes. (There’s a color mapper for the Piano Roll, too.