FL Studio 9 Features More Software Synths, More Recording Power

fl-studio-9Image Line Software has introduced FL Studio 9, the 9th version of its music creation & production program.

FL Studio 9 includes 25 software instruments covering acoustic/synthetic bass, electric guitar and plucked string simulation, sampler tools including piano, general sample playback, beat-slicing, and a range of synthesis techniques (subtractive, modeling, FM, granular and additive).

The new version of the product can record up to 99 simultaneous tracks of audio through the updated 105 channel mixer. The Playlist workspace can contain an unlimited number of audio tracks and allows the user to arrange discrete audio events in any order or position the creative process dictates with complete flexibility. Audio tools enable time-stretching, pitch-shifting, beat-slicing, chopping, edits and creative destruction of audio.

FL Studio 9 is available now:

  • FL Studio Express Edition (49 USD, download only)
  • FL Studio Fruity Edition (99 USD download / 139 USD boxed)
  • FL Studio Producer Edition (199 USD download / 269 USD boxed)
  • FL Studio Signature Edition (299 USD download / 399 USD boxed) – Provides all features of FL Studio Producer edition + Maximus maximizer, Sytrus synthesizer, Hardcore Guitar effects suite and Directwave Sampler

A free Trial version of FL Studio 9 (allowing export to high res WAV/MP3 and saving to FL project format) is also available for download.

Details on FL Studio 9 below.

Here’s what’s new in FL Studio 9:

  • 350 additions, changes & bug fixes
  • 5 extra synthesizers are now included by default: SimSynth Live, DrumSynth Live, DX-10, WASP and WASP XT in each FL Studio edition (Fruity edition or higher)
  • Revised Playlist with integrated ‘Play’ button, new Clip Track features incl. track naming, muting, clip grouping and icons
  • Mixer insert tracks 99 (previously 64) with new ‘Sidechaining’ function
  • Piano roll ‘Riff Machine’ automated sequence generator tool and ‘note grouping’ feature
  • Step sequencer & Playlist now have an integrated Play button for improved workflow
  • Multiple controller support, independent instrument channels can be simultaneously played by separate controllers
  • Volatile links allow hardware control of last touched GUI object. Improved linking options and functions.
  • Multi-Core CPU improved multithreaded generator & multithreaded effects processing. Unleash the power of the latest generation multi-core processors.
  • Revised plugins include Fruity Limiter with sidechaining, Wavecandy new mastering meter modes Fruity Reeverb 2 Mid/Side processing. Edison & Slicex new export regions and noise reduction function.
  • Loop recording Audio Clips are now muted instead of the associated Channel for improved workflow. • Wrapper completely revised for improved compatibility inc., multi-input/output plugins & ‘aligned tick lengths’.

New plugins released with FL Studio 9:

  • Autogun – (free) is based on Ogun and offers more than four billion presets and produces exceptionally rich metallic and shimmering timbres
  • Vocodex (free with FL Studio Producer Edition) – last word in vocoders, featuring automatic speech-enhancement functions, an integrated Carrier synthesizer, output maximization and up to 100 variable-width multi-parameter vocoder bands.
  • Stereo Shaper – (free) a multi-purpose stereo shaping tool
  • Gross Beat (demo) – real-time, audio-stream playback, pitch, position and volume manipulation effect
  • Ogun (demo) – Additive metal simulation synthesizer that can generate more than 32,000 harmonics, modulated by high-level ‘harmonic mapping’ functions, that hand tonal control directly to the user.

33 thoughts on “FL Studio 9 Features More Software Synths, More Recording Power

  1. By chock full I mean the folders full of samples and patterns that FL later revealed were all copyrighted material that would potentially get the user sued. The *one* sample, as you put it, was just the one that broke the story, and was far from being the only content of questionable provenance included in the package.

  2. FL Studio is by far the most economically priced program on the market. It not only offers state of the art programming but LIFETIME free upgrades. Yes it's true. So if you buy FL Studio 9 now then you will in turn get FL Studio 10,11,12…etc. when they are released. If you use this link http://affiliate.image-line.com/DFEHBEC481 New customers will receive a 10% discount on any purchase over $90 dollars. So why not take advantage of this opportunity and save some money while purchasing one of the greatest music programs on the market.

  3. I don’t use stock samples for the fact that its not original and everyone gona know where I got them… Plus they sound wack as fuck lol…

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  5. For the user that says that Fl studio 9 is retarded-you are missing the point. It’s all about what you do with the tools you use, so drop your attitude. I’m tired of seeing people diss Fruity loops, that program literally changed the electronic music industry. A listener on the other end can’t tell whatprogram you used to make music on. Fl studio can do practically everything the other big boys can do for substantially less money. Programs do not make you better producer, talent, skill and hard work does

    1. creativity, knowledge and experience = a pleasant listening. i agree with you on that. by retarded i did not mean anything derogatory. i meant it as the program is not as fully featured as live. if someone wants to use it then they should go ahead. if i had never used fl i would have never appreciated not using it. its all preference and using what you need. please excuse my drunken rants.

  6. IMO FL has a lot more features than Ableton, and the mixing/mastering ability is…… ridiculously better (and that's an understatement). I make music with a couple people, one uses ableton and one uses logic… so all three of us are versed in all three. We have our reasons. (I also have protools but IMO protools is better for live bands than electronic music) Anyway. There are a couple things I find better about able. One being the recording. Actually recording is easier in ableton, although post-recording editing isnt as easy. The other thing is hardware support. Ableton has some amazing toys that integrate pnp like the launchpad and the akai stuff. Way cool. Sadly, I think FL studio does just about everything else better. It is by no means a toy. Trust me, I have a lot of experience in both (as well as protools, logic, nuendo, cubase and even cakewalk back in the day…) I know these products inside and out and I use ableton and FL just about 50/50 so I'm not biased here. FL can really do some amazing stuff under the hood esp when mixing/sidechaining/ or using automation.

  7. Wanted to clarify a little about my post above as well. The reason I use ableton and FL 50/50 is because of my music project. It's too hard to integrate cross-platform cooperation and my partner is not as flexible as me. I would probably exclusively use FL except for when playing with a few of those fun toys like launchpad. Many of the complaints about FL refer to old version. People have to realize that version 8 and 9 were not just major updates, they were both like using completely new programs (feature wise I mean). People make arguments about inability to tell what goes to what in FL when the ability to color code and name any instrument/pattern/clip/effect channel has been in FL for a few versions. The pattern based nature of FL has been revamped for several versions as well, and it just looks like a simple sequencer on the surface. It has a realtime waveform setup just like all the others. Personaly i very rarely use patterns at all.

  8. I had something really significant to add and I got distracted and forgot it 🙁 obviously the sound quality / studio quality argument is ridiculous when people like laid back luke and deadmau5 use it. One thing about ableton I'm excited about is the max support. This could potentially change a lot. We'll see how it pans out (again I love the launchpad) I don't want to push anyones buttons, they are both great. Currently (to be repeatitive) FL studio is both easier and more feature rich though.

  9. Bought FL 9 just to experiment with the product. The pros, it sounds great, and you get a lot for your buck. But my biggest complaint is there web page, what a nightmare. From viewing the products, to registering it. Who ever did these web pages must of been high on acid, actually I think its the same guy who did all the traffic signs for the state of New jersey. Still trying to figure out which 30 synths come with the product, and ifs its registered? Not a word from FL in a e-mail confirming your product is registered. Great product, very poor web site.

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