Image-Line Intros FL Studio 12, Now In Beta


Image-Line has announced FL Studio 12  – an update to its popular Windows DAW. Version 12, now in beta testing, totally reworks the user interface and adds user-requested features.

If you already own FL Studio, you will get free access to the FL Studio 12 Beta and to FL Studio 12 release.

Here’s a video intro to the update:

Here’s what’s new in FL Studio 12 (beta):

  • Fully reworked scalable interface – Any screen size or resolution you use, FL Studio will always fit
  • Multi-touch – Multi-touch capability extends to the Mixer.
  • Browser – New category tabs and the ability to delete content on right-click
  • Channel Menu – The Channel Options Menu have moved from the Toolbar Menus to the Channel rack.
  • Channel settings – Have been integrated into the Plugin Wrapper (no more Channel settings pop-up).
  • Pattern Menu – The Pattern Menu has moved from the Channel rack to the Toolbar
  • Menu and Pattern Selector.
  • Piano roll – Piano roll Auto-zoom can now be deselected from Settings > General > Auto zoom in piano roll
  • Playlist – Multiple drag and drop for audio files onto Playlist (from a Windows file browser).
  • Stepsequencer – Step sequences are now interchangeable with Piano rolls.
  • VST Plugins – VST plugin installation & discovery improved and simplified.
  • Fruity Formula Controller – Updated, new UI.
  • Fruity Envelope Controller – Updated, 8 Articulators, Mod X/Y env, Smart Knobs,
  • New UI.
  • Fruity Keyboard Controller – Attack smoothing, new UI.

FL Studio is available in bundles starting at US $99. The beta is now available to download for registered Image-Line forum users (registration is free).

11 thoughts on “Image-Line Intros FL Studio 12, Now In Beta

  1. “user-requested features.” i’m asking since ages ago for a MIDI-Controllable Stepsequencer (and I think every mortal). Another update and no sign

  2. Looks good. Better multi-touch support is welcome for use on devices like the Surface.

    Glad to see they aren’t wasting time on the useless iPad version. It was a strange idea in the first place given the underpowered nature of iOS devices.

    1. FL Groove for Windows market, and FL Mobile are entirely separate products, with different teams. Do you expect a company to only focus on one product and not diversify?

  3. The IoS and Android versions are ports of a different app altogether made to work similar to FL.

    But overall this looks good. We shall see. Look forward to firing up my ipad and android tablet and using the FL Remote as control surfaces. I have dinked around with it and it seems to work pretty well on the current version.

  4. now if only it could rewire with renoise accurately, so i could use a tracker interface in fl studio, then id be so set. alternatively i cant wait for renoise to come out with “redux”.

    I cant help it, i like trackers too much.

  5. If you’re on a Mac, the level of system integration makes Logic the no-brainer choice. No dis meant to FL, as I have a friend who uses and praises it highly. It does look like a tighter DAW now. Just give some careful consideration to the work load you may face. I tried two others on a Mac before I went D’OH! and snapped to the unique stability of a DAW manufacturer-written for the host OS hardware. Its been a pleasure to see most of my in-use issues float away on the breeze. Its also hard to beat a mere $199 for such a comprehensive package. Just food for thought.

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