FL Studio 10.6 Bringing Multi-Touch Music Making To Windows Tablets

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Here’s a sneak preview of FL Studio 10.6 – an upcoming version of the Windows DAW that has been updated to support Windows touchscreen tablets.

In this demo video, it’s being used with a touchscreen monitor on a Toshiba laptop.

Here’s what’s new in FL Studio 10.6:
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FL Mobile Studio HD (iPad Song Demo)

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Synthtopia reader ZakGott wrote in to tell us:

“Love the site… get all my music tech from you guys!

Don’t know how I’d get through work without you guys…”

Excellent! Glad to know that your work computer can download all those massive video files and audio previews.

We’re also advocates of maintaining a work/life balance – so checking the site out at work is highly recommended.

ZakGott’s been busy at home, too, though:

I have just uploaded a video of my first song with Fruity Loops on the iPad. I saw found the link on www.synthtopia.com and bashed out the track and video in about an hour. Very intuitive, easy to master. The clip/song is nothing too flash just a bit of fun on some simple beats… great app!

Mostly cheap editing, but just wanted to get it done, nothing too fancy

-> Exported to wave
-> Recorded on the built in webcam on the Macbook Pro
-> Downloaded all the files into Final Cut Pro
-> DONE in an hour…

It’s getting kind of amazing what you can knock out now on a mobile device. You can check out more by ZekGott here on YouTube.

We’d like to see what other readers are doing with FL Studio Mobile HD, too. If you’ve made a video of a song you’ve made with FL Studio Mobile HD, leave a comment, click the YouTube ‘Embed Video’ button and paste in the URL for your video on YouTube.

FL Studio For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Coming Soon, Here Are Screenshots & Specs

Image Line has announced FL Studio Mobile – a new FL Studio, designed for creating multi-track projects on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch:

FL Studio mobile will allow you to create complete multi-track projects on your i.Pod, i.Phone or i.Pad and, if you want, load mobile projects into FL Studio and take them to the next level.

If it’s a beat on the Stepsequencer, a melody on the Piano roll or a full song on the Playlist, FL Studio mobile has you covered.

Never lose that idea again. Get it down and happening wherever you are.

Here’s a teaser of the early development screenshots, more to come…

The official teaser info is a little sparse. Check out the FL Studio Mobile image gallery above and the specs below, though, and let us know what you think of it! Continue reading

Shinect Turns Kinect Into A MIDI Controller

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This is a “quick and dirty demo” of Shinect 0.3 alpha with FL Studio.

Shinect is a midi controller that uses Kinect. It’s based on the OpenNI library and written in C++.

You can use 3 axies on both hands to send MIDI data, plus virtual midi pads that you can display on top of the video. It’s also multi-user (2 persons or more in front of the camera). Continue reading

FL Studio Shows You How To Save $1,100 With Free Updates

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Image Line put this video together to celebrate 12 years of free lifetime updates for FL Studio.

Image Line probably could have scammed people when they changed the name from Fruity Loops to FL Studio, but no – they were hell-bent on saving you money.

Apparently Fruity Loops is an anagram for “Lousy Profit”. Full on! All the way! What does it mean?

If you’re one of Synthtopia’s hard core FL Studio fans, let us know how much you think you’ve saved.  Continue reading

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. Continue reading