FL Studio 20 Now Available For Mac (Native) & Windows

Image Line today introduced FL Studio 20 for Windows and – for the first time – for Mac (native).

Here’s what’s new in FL Studio 20:

  • Mac support – FL Studio is now available for macOS 10.11 and higher. It’s a native 64 Bit application Including support for Mac VST and AU plugins. Projects made on Mac and Windows are interchangeable. Project interoperability extends to 3rd party plugins installed on both platforms. Existing, Lifetime Free Update, and new customers can unlock FL Studio for Mac and Windows at no extra cost.
  • Time Signatures – FL Studio now supports Time Signatures, including unlimited Time Signature changes, independently in both the Playlist and Patterns (Piano rolls). FL Studio’s unique pattern system enables, simultaneous and multiple Time Signatures at any point in the Playlist.
  • Freezing – Bounce selected Audio and Pattern Clips to audio. Options include; Consolidate Playlist Clip selections or complete tracks. Render Clips to Audio, Render Clips to audio and replace Playlist Pattern Clips. Use these features to compile audio-takes into a single Audio Clip, reduce CPU load by converting real-time synthesis and effects processing to audio or convert MIDI to audio for further processing and resynthesis.
  • Playlist Arrangements – The Playlist now supports multiple ‘Arrangements’ (Playlists). Each Arrangement is the complete layout of Audio, Automation and Pattern Clips. Users can now work with multiple versions of their project saving ideas, sound design and ‘arrangements’.
  • Plugin Delay Compensation (PDC) – PDC and Automatic PDC have been rebuilt, from the ground up, to support today’s complex workflows. Manual and Auto-PDC can now co-exist. Updates include: Mixer send compensation, Wet/Dry mixer FX compensation, Audio input compensation, Metronome compensation, Plugin Wrapper custom values remembered per-plugin and improved PDC controls in the Mixer.

Pricing & Availability:

FL Studio 20 is available now, for Mac & Windows, priced starting at US $99. A demo version is also available.

28 thoughts on “FL Studio 20 Now Available For Mac (Native) & Windows

  1. That demo was very well produced and certainly made me sit up and pay attention.

    I have a DAW that I really like (DP), but it is not without it’s flaws. Perhaps a 2nd DAW for those times I need a different work flow might be useful.

      1. Whay do you have against Studio One? It’s great for live recording since the studio live works well with the DAW.

  2. I’ve wanted FL to run on my Mac well for years, I almost needed it for vst application because I’m a reason user… but I’m almost bummed that reason now supports vst’s. FL always had a unique experience but I’m too used to reason now to switch. Any practical reasons I should still get it?

    1. i think automation and piano roll are the best features in fl… The possibility to automate how much you like with one auto clip is more than amazing… its so modular…

  3. Err, about bloody time!?

    The inane fixation on 16/16 in drum programs/trackers has bugged me since last century.
    Actually prevented me from using FL when it came out.

    When you can’t even create the track for early Beatles songs you know your tools are sub-par.

    Congrats on the (self-evident, very VERY much overdue) improvements tho!

    (Now just waiting for Ableton and others to support that eg a sampled trumpet can be played in some dang KEY other than the welltempered compromise that MIDI locked down on us
    Cheeses, why do programmers insist on putting straightjackets on every aspect of music for no reason??)

    (*taking deep breaths, cuppa tea, quick snort of mashed minoxidil…..*)

    1. I’ve been programmin polyrhythmic patterns in fl studio since version 7, i guess. It doesn’t take a genius mind to stop looking at the 4/4 grid and just draw on top of it in whatever signature you like. And the ability to resize the selection of the notes in piano roll gives you the possibility to do all kinds of sick pithagorean polyrithms. Fl studio piano roll workflow is the most convinient for me, and believe me, I’ve tried them all)

  4. I used FL Studio 3 to produce my first record in 1998. I’ve long since moved on to other things, but I know what I’ll be doing over the weekend. From premillennial Windows to macOS…. in how much time? Ha ha ha. Great stuff Image Line – thank you!

  5. Yea I remember my first encounter with Fruity Loops in 1999. Great DAW and so cool they comprehender Mac eventually.

  6. Cool! I used it when I was a teenager with a friend…
    One thing that is making me consider checking it out is the adjustable PPQN, which is almost never an option in DAWs / Sequencers (I know Cubase and maybe Logic have it).

    Another thing, what is that black, slick PC laptop being used in the video? LOL

  7. Power user Avicii had waited so long for the release of FL Studio for Mac that he was not interested in it anymore. /Sarcasm off

    1. dont care about the guy, but such comment just reveals how soulles people have become. one can only hope your family goes through the same thing. also learn how sarcasm works.

      1. Oh, c´mon. Pros like Ricky Gervais would be out of business if satire couldn´t be nasty, harmful and, yes, sometimes grotesquely abusive. Become more tolerant.

        1. A) you are no ricky gervais B) you have no grasp of neither satire nor sarcasm. or apostrophe for that matter. look them all up in the dictionary so not to completely embarass yourself in a more public setting.

          also, i dont find risque humour offensive in the least. its just that you clearly dont know how jokes work. throwing out words with some vague sense of idea and expecting them to fall in their right place – that it is not.
          but do carry on oscar wilde.

          i did mean that family thing i wrote yknow, one can only hope…

          1. > your comment reveals how
            > soulless people have become

            And that coming from a guy who wishes my death, because I made a tasteless joke.
            Technomancer, you should take a good look at yourself before you point a finger at others, don´t you think?

            1. lol nice try flipping the tables. nah its just that people like you that try to be edgy and funny by using someones tragedy and suicide is what i find to be below human. it shows utter lack of empathy and such deserves none in return. that is the reciprocity i meant. grow up and please learn how to use apostrophe.
              i am very soulful for your information. if anything, my fault is riding around on super high horses and lecturing people of the net. that is pretty dumb i will admit.

  8. Guess I am old because FL Studio is still a new DAW to me (and from what I can see, the best of the bunch). Back in the day I used Iconix – still wish it was around today.

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