FL Studio 12 Now Available


Image-Line has released FL Studio 12 – the latest version of its DAW for Windows.

FL Studio 12 features a reworked scalable interface with support for monitors up to 8k, multi-touch support, an updated browser, new channel options and more.

Here’s the official intro video:

Here’s what’s new in FL Studio 12:

  • Updated Editions with more value – FL Studio Fruity edition gains Automation Clips. Producer edition gains Sytrus & Maximus. Signature Bundle gains Harmless, Newtone, Gross Beat and Pitcher. Existing owners also get these great additions.
  • Vectorial UI – FL Studio is now 100% vectorial allowing it to be used on 4, 5 or even 8K monitors with pin-sharp fidelity.
  • Mixer – Completely redesigned mixer, dynamically resizable with 6 layout styles plus 3-user configurable docking panels (left, centre and right) for track management.
  • Multi-fader selection and adjustment. Improved mixer track grouping. Multi-touch support. 10 FX slots per track. Many new multi-track routing automated options.
  • Enhanced grouping and submix functions. The dedicated ‘Send’ channels have been replaced with general purpose send tracks and added to the overall track-pool.
  • Updated plugins – 3xOSC, Edison, Formula Controller, Peak Controller, Keyboard Controller gain vectorial UIs. Envelope Controller (8 articulators, Mod X/Y envelopes & vectorial UI), Send (can now send to any mixer track & vectorial UI), Hardcore (new tube distortion effect & convolution based cabinet simulation), Patcher (Plugins open outside patcher. Auto patcherizing of existing plugins & multi-touch support). Fruity Convolver new impulse library by Soundiron. Finally, the Channel Settings are now integrated into the Wrapper. ZGameEditor Visualizer – Loads all popular video formats and gains 4K+ rendering.
  • Piano roll – Time markers added for labelling and looping purposes. Auto-zoom can now be switched off in the General Settings. Stamp tool replaces chord tool and allows users to click in chords from a selector. Macro to find overlapping notes.
  • Editable ghost notes from Piano roll menu > Editable ghosts (Ctrl+Alt+V) allows direct interaction with Ghost Notes as per normal notes.
  • Playlist – Drop multiple stems or Audio Clips on the Playlist from any Windows file browser.
  • Browser – Improved layout with user configurable category tabs (name and icon). The default categories include Files, Plugins and Current Project providing key content at a glance. Improved file management with Right-click delete options for most content.
  • Multi-touch support – Multi-touch has been extended to Mixer functions, Channel settings and Control Surface. Swap between Windows Multi-touch and FL Studio Multi-touch modes.
  • Improved 32 & 64 Bit VST plugin support – The wrapper has been redesigned to improve stability and compatibility. The FL Studio Plugin scan tool now allows unlimited VST search locations and quick favoriting.

FL Studio 12 is available now in several version, starting at US $99. A demo version is also available.

12 thoughts on “FL Studio 12 Now Available

    1. On Imageline forum, from Scott (site admin), the 15th April : “The first OS X 12 beta will be available ASAP after FL 12 launch. So don’t expect a final version.”

      They have a team dedicated to OSX native version programming.

  1. Rock and roll! The new UI brings FL Studio up to date with Windows UI changes, works perfectly here on my 4K monitor. 3rd party plugins need to do some catching up tho. Have to dig deeper but it’s right about this time of the year you really appreciate the free FL Studio updates. PS thank god I can finally turn off that stupid autozoom in the pianoroll … what were they thinking? That annoyed me for ever.

  2. The main problem of fl studio is using external effects, and synths. hard hussle with delay compensations etc. have they done smth about it now?

  3. FL Studio is one of the strangest DAWs out there.

    They’ve got some cutting-edge features – like the 8K monitor support and multi-touch – but it never seems to have the basics down as well as other DAWs.

    1. Agreed. I still jump back to Cubase for the real editing process. But, Fl is a creative workhorse. Similarly, I still think Ableton lags as an editor, even though it’s cutting edge in some ways as well.

  4. I want the mac version mainly so i can use Gross Beat. I haven’t found anything similar to gross beat on Mac and those alpha Mac versions image line have for download on their website didn’t work for me.

  5. anyone else missing the old VST window where you could just go down the list and check boxes instead of right clicking and adding as a “favorite” or actually having to load the vst once to get a “snapshot” of the interface… I have so many vst’s this will literally take days.

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