FL Studio (formerly knowns as Fruity Loops) just got an upgrade. The “studio in a box” software popularized by 9th Wonder, Khrysis and many other producers, is large and in charge for ’08.
In version 8, particular emphasis has been given to improved workflow through enhanced interface design. FL8 includes 13 virtual synthesizers covering acoustic/synthetic bass, electric guitar and plucked string simulation, sampler tools including piano, general sample playback, and beat-slicing, and a range of synthesis techniques (subtractive, modelling, FM, granular and additive).With its newest addition, FL Synthmaker – a fully modular environment, you can create & share your own FL instruments, effects & dashboards without the need to write basic code.
Also, FL8 now supports Track-based sequencing, Pattern Clips present sequence data as Audio and/or Automation Clips. Slicex, is their powerhouse drumloop slicer & re-arranging tool but you STILL have to buy Sytrus separately.
Click here for a complete list of the additions and bug fixes to FL 8.
The Nodfactor team has just downloaded our upgrade from FL 7 Producer Edition, so we’ll be back with a detailed review of FL 8 after we’ve had time to play with it.