What’s New In FL Studio 9.5

This video outlines what’s new in FL Studio 9.5, which is now in public beta. Registered FL Studio users can download it via the Image Line forum.

Notable Changes & Improvements in FL Studio .5:

  • Larger mixer view & waveform metering – The Mixer View options include ‘Wide tracks’ and ‘Waveforms’.
  • Individually sizable Playlist tracks – Any or all Playlist tracks can now be resized by dragging on the divider between the name areas.
    Individual tracks can also be locked at a desired size.
  • Live Playlist marker types – Playlist markers can be set to Loop, Pause or Skip for innovative live performances.
  • 64 bit plugin support – The Wrapper now automatically detects 64 bit plugins and opens them in 64 Bit ‘Bridged’ mode.
  • Improved memory management – Two changes have been made to lower demands on FL Studio’s memory allocation.
    – 64 Bit & 32 Bit VST plugins can be opened in ‘Bridged’ mode that runs the plugin and its memory allocation in a separate process.
    – Audio Clips & Sampler Channels Keep on disk option now opens the sample in a separate memory allocation.
  • Improved audio options – ASIO: ‘Mix in bufferswitch’ and ‘Triple buffer’ may improve performance with some ASIO drivers. ASIO/DirectSound: Revised ‘Playback tracking’ options to help with alignment of visual feedback with audio where problems exist.
  • Fully automatic PDC – The default for new projects, automatic Plugin Delay Compensation updates the PDC settings when changes are detected.
  • Piano roll transport control – Editing in the Piano roll while in Song mode will now move the Playlist transport in sync with the Piano roll.
  • Piano roll – Rounded notes view.
  • Ctrl+B – Duplicate selection, zoom range or all (no selection) in the Playlist and Piano roll.

This video shows some of the new features in FL Studio 9.5 Beta. Check out your account for details on how to grab a copy.

Registered FL Studio owners can click on the link below…

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?t=55617

Enjoy!

57 thoughts on “What’s New In FL Studio 9.5

  1. I wonder how long until "Peaches" from KVR arrives posing as gol, jmc or whoever and starts with his list of BS complaints about FL Studio?

  2. 32 bit host.
    32 bit code.
    32 bit -> 64 bit bridge bloat, per track, per effect, per instrument.
    4GB RAM limit for host, sharing with O/S, sharing with bridging.
    $199 for mediocre effects and a folder full of chop downs and demos.
    another $100 just for a simple maximizer and a decent synth.
    then add on $ for each and every demo, chop down version that is free for life.
    unable to map functions such as solo/mute, etc due to coding infrastructure.
    audio editing is separate from track list, requiring tedious work for audio comping.

    couple of years, vapor ware… Image-Line will be lucky to remain a VST only company.

  3. …and here he is. Mr bridgebloat. He obviously doesn't know that any 64 bit application must also run 32 bit VST's through a bridge? It works both ways.

  4. @ bridgebloat & meffy, at least your list of BS is getting shorter. You still haven't said what DAW you use either. Too gutless.

  5. what happens when 32 bit plugins become extinct?
    most companies have already made the move to 64 bit.
    you really think technologically innovative companies will be holding on to 32 bit technology?

    future proof? atleast be honest with yourself, as Image-Line should be with their potential customers. would you let your friend buy a car if you knew it was going to break down in the near future? deeper then your mind will allow.

  6. BTW shallsetyoufree, your car analogy is a bit poorly thought out. People buy cars to drive for today, not tomorrow. People are still buying internal combustion engine powered cars even though the future is clearly some alternative power plant.

    From my understanding of how 32 bit and 64 bit software work, I'd say you have no fear that your 32 bit software will stop working. It works now under 64 bit, so the answer is when 64 bit no longer works, then so dies 32 bit.

    Not going to happen.

  7. @ bridgebloat & meffy and now shallsetyoufree since you are the same Peaches from KVR.

    What DAW do you say is futureproof?

    Why do you care so much about what happens in 10 years? I am using FL Studio now and it will be working for the next 10 at least. I don't see 64 bit OS being replaced any time soon.

  8. …high performance cpu
    …massive amounts of ram (above 4GB limitation)
    …operating system
    …bandwidth
    all the above suffer from a 32 bit environment. never being able to use your work station to it's full potential. that might be crippling to larger projects now, yet alone in the future.

    you really think the future is going to hang on to a slower transmitted, 1/2 bandwidth old technology just as they did 16 bit?

    how fast will computers get? how much ram will we use? how many bits of data will we stream? you're betting on 32 bit? at a time when 64 bit is becoming the norm. faster then you might expect.

    it seems that technology outside the Image-Line bubble appears to be slightly ahead of the game. Playing catch up in a game that can't be won, well it's not very fruitful… sorry couldn't help it.

  9. 64bitsoonerthenlater, 64 bit applications are not intrinsically faster than 32 bit. 64 version is only faster in applications that can take advantage of the increased amount of RAM that the OS can support. Since FL Studio 9.5 can host 64 bit plugins this is a moot point. Do your homework.

  10. it's just too bad that fl studio itself is limited to what's left of the 4 GB of RAM. after the O/S takes it's chunk and the bridge bloat of 32>64bit conversion for each and every instance of effect or instrument is subtracted. Your left with a 32 bit restriction that no bridge can fix. Your host, code and environment is based upon 32 bit technology. You can't pretend your way out of that.

  11. While I agree that a 64-bit host is ideal, there's a lot of crap being posted here.

    * Most 32-bit Windows apps can only allocated 2GB of memory
    * However, people have been making big productions in 32-bit apps for a long time
    ** .. because what actually takes a lot of memory is samples and professional hosts do streaming to/from disc as needed, audio tracks aren't kept in memory the whole time..
    ** .. except for plugins that load huge samples that need instant triggering and you could load 64-bit versions of those.

    So yeah, it's not perfect and I personally am not a FL user, but the people bitching about memory limits don't even seem to understand what the impacts really are.

    Their plug-in pricing is annoying as hell though and that's why I've never bought FL.

  12. Last time we checked none of the people in a forum thread about the lack of 64-bit support
    in FL Studio and 'only' being able to use 3Gb (in FL9.1 that was) … had more than 4Gb in
    their machine (one had only 1Gb). The average noob believes 64-bit sounds better 🙁

    Have a nice weekend,

    Jean-Marie Cannie @ image-line software

  13. Its not about WHAT you use , but HOW you use it.
    The average guy in the street wont care if its 32 , 64 , or 128 bit…..All he cares about is whether it produces a good tune.
    Its music , not science.

  14. snake oil salesmen always try to misdirect you in order to make a sale.

    free updates for life? you get updates full of chop down versions and demos.

    when you pay other companies for their upgrades they usually include the full instrument in the price. Image-Line likes to hide and pretend "free updates" for life include such things. Nope, they expect you to pay up to as much as $189 for snake oil, i mean instrument or effect.

    32bit is like 16bit, just give it a little time. Some people are banking on the fact it's later, but look around… almost all companies have 64 bit or are working on it. Image-line has 0 plans to convert millions of lines of code that would take several years.

    Just be sure your investment has a little more life time then advertised.

  15. seriously don't waste people's time with your fluff.

    everyone knows that your work station is the heartbeat of everything you produce through it. if just okay is good enough for you, be my guest, enjoy that 386.

    just let people know what they are really getting when they buy into lifetime free updates.

  16. rolf harris got a track into the top 40 using a stylophone. How many bits was that ?

    Its the idea , not the science. How many bits did the beatles use ?
    I could make music with a pocket calculator.

  17. $199 for fl studio.
    $100 for a simple maximizer and decent synth for $299.
    a folder full of demos and chop down versions some need $189 upgrades.

    wow, that's one expensive 32 bit stylophone with a 4GB cap.

  18. I can understand the complaints about FL pricing. The 64-bit issue? Look, it's like any other feature. These guys probably are not sitting there saying "Screw 64-bit, who cares?". More likely they're thinking, "Okay, how many of our users have systems that will benefit from that? How many are asking for it? We don't have infinite dev time, how important is that vs. these other things?" and they make some calls on what to tackle. Some users will be happy, some won't care, some will be upset. Hopefully you make a lot of people happy and minimize who you leave upset. But there's no need for tantrums over it.

    @betteroptions How do you know IL has no plans to go 64-bit? It obviously makes sense to do it but you're right it probably will take them some time. C/C++ is easy to switch for the most part but assembly can take a while to port and FL probably has a fair bit of that for DSP. Ignoring 64-bit native would be a terrible move for a DAW/Studio producer, it's hard to imagine they aren't planning to do it.

  19. there are plenty of free vsts at KVR. Just because you buy FL , doesnt mean you absolutely must buy their synths too.
    People who quibble about stupid details like this are missing the whole point.
    The more time you all spend majoring on the minors , is time you'll never get to live again , so just go and enjoy what you're using now. Think of the classic music thats been made before now , and on practically any machine , with any DAW , we have a ton more processing power than they ever dreamt of , leaving us with NO EXCUSE.
    My computer and my DAW may not be top of the range , but i intend to put people to shame , using my limited setup.
    What i have is more powerful than a fairlight CMI , and look what the art of noise did with one of those.
    We have no excuse.

  20. serious professionals know their system. what's the excuse for no 64 bit?
    oh that's right you've just told me yours, it doesn't matter. should we pick someone else who doesn't believe an artist is only as good as his or her tools? if you enjoy tedious work with aging technology, then be my guest, no one is stopping you. but let's not hide the details, because we all know that's where the gudd'n is in the pudd'n.

  21. That's the entire point… they have already committed to saying something like… even if Delphi starts supporting 64 bit, doesn't mean we will even port it. Even if we choose to convert, compile and make stable millions of lines of code, it would take several years…

    And they have no plans at all of porting to C++ because their head developer programs in the delphi programming language.

    Just take these things into consideration before investing years and $$$ into a lifetime of free updates.

  22. Would the average listener know if a track was created by a 32 bit or 64 bit DAW ?The differences are maybe so imperceptible that dogs might not even hear it.
    Besides , people like the nuances of ageing things. Thats why vinyl refuses to die.
    Seriously , did led zeppelin have 32 bit ? Did Bowie ? Did Presley ? Music is the point. This waffle about bits is just splitting hairs.
    If a tune is good , i dont care what it was made on , because i'm buying the tune , and thats the point. Music doesnt exist to serve technology. music would exist without technology., and does.

  23. Would the average listener know if a track was created by a 32 bit or 64 bit DAW ?The differences are maybe so imperceptible that dogs might not even hear it.
    Besides , people like the nuances of ageing things. Thats why vinyl refuses to die. Thats why a moog rogue is so highly sought after.

    Seriously , did led zeppelin have 32 bit ? Did Bowie ? Did Presley ? Music is the point. This waffle about bits is just splitting hairs.
    If a tune is good , i dont care what it was made on , because i'm buying the tune , and thats the point. Music doesnt exist to serve technology. music would exist without technology., and does.

  24. You obviously don't understand the use of a DAW. It really has nothing to do with your musical tastes.

    Try putting yourself in the shoes of the engineer, producer, musician, mixer… there you go… now you get the points.

  25. well, i dont care what anyone thinks, ive used most, and if you like to sample, FL is by far the way to go, from ease of use to way you can preview each sample you have. the only thing i dont like is not being able to stretch a sample for more than 4 bars, i would like it to stretch to at least 16 bars. if you use a lot of instruments, VSTs and the like, maybe you wanna think about just stickin with protools so you only need one DAWfor beat making and recording, but FL is definitely my choice, and yes, I have used other DAWs and I just like FLs mixer better than any other…

  26. You are arguing with known psychopath Peaches from KVR and EX3 from the FL Studio forums. He's been banned from both places because he got so bent around the axle arguing with gol he lost the plot, ignore him. I think Synthtopia is about the only place he can post any more 🙂

  27. You've really got to question a company that would ban their users for revealing their software's flaws and needs.

    It's more common then not for their head developer to slap you around and call you newbie all day.

    It's sad when a company believes that "the customer is always right" attitude is a joke.

  28. I can't decide if this idiot is a pissed off former Image Line employee, an emplyoee of a rival DAW, or just a fu*king loser who gets off on some sense of superiority by attempting to "pwn" people on an internet message board?

    Yawn.

  29. It's funny watching snake oil salesmen and fanboys try and save face by misdirecting the topic.
    It's also funny watching spectators who have no clue, chime in their 2 cents worth.
    It's even funner watching Image-Line scramble around spreading their propaganda.

    64 bit is here now. 32 bit will be gone. Place your bets.

  30. You were banned (as far as I remember from both KVR and Imageline) because you are clearly unhinged. You are having multiple conversations with yourself here. You have posted as –

    Bridgebloat
    Meffy
    Shallsetyoufree
    64bitsoonerthenlater
    simple math
    simple fools
    pretenditdontmatter
    duhgeegeorge
    talkingtoabrickwall
    derrrrrrrrrrrr
    wackadoodle
    betteroptions
    Alastair (possibly)
    64nativeisbananas
    Truthbetold
    zoinks!

    No wonder you were kicked

  31. You were banned (as far as I remember from both KVR and Imageline) because you are clearly unhinged. You are having multiple conversations with yourself here. You have posted as –

    Bridgebloat
    Meffy
    Shallsetyoufree
    64bitsoonerthenlater
    simple math
    simple fools
    pretenditdontmatter
    duhgeegeorge
    talkingtoabrickwall
    derrrrrrrrrrrr
    wackadoodle
    betteroptions
    Alastair (possibly)
    64nativeisbananas
    Truthbetold
    zoinks!

    No wonder you were kicked

  32. I think most of us can read between the lines. If you are smart enough to keep track of that much, maybe you can venture forth a little more effort and see how it all fits together.

    unhinged? my words are clearly laid out for even the simpletons. it's interesting how you are unhinged about me being unhinged. I think the professor would have something to say to you.

    Kicked? Check your facts. I know you're not used to dealing in them.

  33. A 32-bit application can only access 4gb of RAM, regardless of what operating system or architecture you run it under. FL Studio is a 32-bit application.

  34. Have you actually tried the 9.5 Beta? In projects samples and VST plugins are what eat the memory, nothing the core application is doing. So let's talk about being future-proof.

    In FL Studio 9.5 samples and plugins have been given their own memory space. You are never going to run out of core application memory given each external plugin or audio file takes about 1.5 Mb (that works out to about 2600 VST's and Audio clips).

    You might as well worry about Windows memory limitations, it's the same thing. You don't seem to be aware that Windows – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778%… limits your memory to much less than the theoretical 64 bit limit. Windows Home Premium is limited to 16 Gb and this is the most popular new OS at the moment and the most you can ever get is 192 Mb (far less than 64 bit could deliver). So are you abandoning Windows because it’s not future-proof?

    Your arguments are just straw men and from what I have seen here made in bad faith.

    I started using FL Studio with version 3 and Imageline have delivered a constant flow of updates and improvements, 9.5 is just the latest and I am sure there will be many more to come.

  35. Facts, yes let's consider them. In projects samples and VST plugins are what eat the memory, nothing the core application is doing. So let's talk about being future-proof.

    In FL Studio 9.5 samples and plugins have been given their own memory space. You are never going to run out of core application memory given each external plugin or audio file takes about 1.5 Mb (that works out to about 2600 VST's and Audio clips).

    You might as well worry about Windows memory limitations, it's the same thing. You don't seem to be aware that Windows – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778%…. limits your memory to much less than the theoretical 64 bit limit. Windows Home Premium is limited to 16 Gb and this is the most popular new OS at the moment and the most you can ever get is 192 Mb (far less than 64 bit could deliver). So are you abandoning Windows because it’s not future-proof?

    Your arguments are just straw men and from what I have seen here made in bad faith.

    I started using FL Studio with version 3 and Imageline have delivered a constant flow of updates and improvements, 9.5 is just the latest and I am sure there will be many more to come.

  36. 64 bit is here. 32 bit will be gone.

    Seriously how hard is it for you to accept the fact and do something about it. If you think your bloated bridge streaming bits up/down, per track, per effect, per instrument won't have an effect on your 4 GB limit, then continue to live in denial.

    You seem to be forgetting the processor power, memory usage and disk activity that is done for every single VST you have running. Not to mention if it's bridge or not. Let's throw in the 4 GB limit to the entire host environment and you have?

    64 bit is here. 32 will be gone. Place your bets.

  37. But I bought into the idea I was going to get a lifetime of free updates.

    So if the product no longer sales and the people no longer buy it.

    It becomes vapor ware?

    Didn't that happen to quite a few audio companies?

    It really is something to consider when buying into a lifetime of free updates.

    You better know the expiration date.

    Seems 64 bit has put on a first class delivery to 32 bit.

  38. How about arguments made in good faith only? You don't really care about anything other than your personal attack on imageline.

    I have been getting free updates since 2001. That's 8 years so far. The team, from what I have been reading on Looptalk, have a migration plan to 64 bit. But with the latest 9.5 release they can take as long as they want to get there since FL Studio 9.5 allows you to take advantages of 64 bit now. That means all the RAM your PC will ever have, no more out of memory errors. It can run VST1,2 or 3 plugins as 32 or 64 bit plugins. What more could you want?

    Again I ask you then, what have YOU chosen to use other than FL Studio? You never say, because your point is not to educate and help people but to attack based on hatred. It's clear from your posts you are nothing more than a hater and have nothing constructive to say.

    So there's the deal. I purchased Imageline have been looking after me for 8 years with FREE updates. They have added along the way rock solid support for VST 1, 2 ,3, DX, and now 64 bit plugins. They have added audio recording, automation, automation clips, automatic PDC and there is plenty more coming from the teasers we've been getting on Looptalk.

    So look at the complete history of FL Studio updates and additions here: http://flstudio.image-line.com/help/html/WhatsNew

    So who should I trust, imageline who have been true to their word or you?

  39. you want to end 32bits, it as just began, the market is made for consumism, what a simple electronic music producer, like me and many others go to do if the market pass from 2.000 ¬ for 4.000¬ in just 1 year, the "Control and education has to be at least 20years" to reach a level of musician, i think that FLST9.5 come in a right way is a stable and afortable Software, but when it reaches the instruments to play with you spend 100+100+100+100, etc, this is made for consume and if you choose well you will get 60% of the production done in 10 years, thats honesty!! well FL is well done, own support for high masses and low masses so go for it, 32bits or 64bits not even in 30 years you will have all computers in the world running at 64 or better, to reache USB+32bit Computer was 30 years if we get luck in 40 years we are all dead, so the only request is don´t put ideas in the head of this guys to end 32 bits, many of us cant affort better..

  40. Ok that 64 bit native is better. Many people said the same when there was a confusion or missunderstanding from the part of the Hardware music industry that 44100 – 16bits (vinyl CDs etc) this native was going to change the audio history of the audiowavs or whatever, analogic terms more frequency change the velocity of music the bits correct them ok the pcs can have the same history, today 48000, 96000, 192000, this only works if you change all the history, only digital formats can reach this level of freq at any bit you can imagine, going to the start you know the end, some time the native format goes boom..!do.ob
    What i mean is music is not the Cinematic Industry (but it can be), you can produce for 10.1 systems, and sound design is other history, and ok that 64 bits is better, but dont all you guys think that we not even made 40% of the 32bits, why this have to end drasticly.. (ritch talk)..

  41. well i have a 64 bit system and i use it i dont note any diference from the 32 system to 64 bit and, whats the diference can anyone tell me? i use Propellerhead reason and record these work just fine in 64bits as an independent system, i have one single product from imageline drummaxx should i change my instrument to this new system, anyone….

  42. To quote Microsoft – The main differences between the 32-bit versions of Windows and the 64-bit versions of Windows relate to memory accessibility and memory management.

    It's all about memory access. FL 9.5 addresses that issue. It allows 64 bit plugins to access 64 bit memory sizes and audio clips to access up to 4 Gb PER audio clip. That squarely brings FL Studio the advantages of 64 bit to FL Studio.

    Imageline have said they will migrate to natibe 64 bit. They have a plan to get there and 9.5 was the interim step. In the mean time it means that there is no limitation for users any more with 64 bit systems to access the full RAM on their PC's. I am using Windows 7 64 bit with 8 Gb and FL 9.5, it's great. I tested up to 5 Gb of samples and plugins before I ran out of things to load 🙂

    What peaches/Ex3 hasn't said is how 32 bit is supposed to become unsupported in the near or even long-term future. As you pointed out, there's probably 20 YEARS before all PC's and programs are 64 bit. And even then FL 9.5 will stil run on them. I am sure FL Studio will be native 64 bit by then. Just look how far they have come in the last 10.

    You are talking to a loony hater.

  43. You guys are over doing the 64-bit issue. I've never really cared much about that because with bridging we will still be able to do everything a 64-bit can do. The main app being 32-bit doesn't mean it won't function anymore. It's all about who uses it right and knows how to harness the power of FL Studio. I've used everything else from Cubase to Sonar to whatever else you could possibly imagine and in the end this FL STUDIO seems to topple them all in simplicity and power. It's really a bang for the buck when you count all those successful hours dishing out awesome beats and previewing everything like no tomorrow. FL STUDIO is very effective if you are a power user & know what you are doing. If not you will end up like these complainers.

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