FL Studio (formerly known as FruityLoops) is a powerful music production environment or Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) for Windows PCs and Mac OS X, that is capable of multi-track audio recording, sequencing and mixing for the creation of professional quality music tracks. It was first released on December 18, 1997, by Didier Dambrin for Belgian company Image-Line.
The program has everything you need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music. It’s the fastest way from your brain to your speakers. FL Studio comes with a variety of plugins and generators (software synthesizers) written in the program’s own native plugin architecture. It also has support for third-party VST and DirectX plugins. The API has a built-in wrapper for full VST, VST2, VST3, DX, and ReWire compatibility. Many of the plugins also function independently as standalone programs.
FL Studio comes in three different editions, including Fruity Edition, Producer Edition, and the Signature Bundle (Compare FL Studio Editions). The editions share common features: Fruity Edition is limited, Producer Edition unlocks all core features (Plugins are not ‘core’ features), but Signature and Producer have additional features, Instruments, Packs, and Effects. The “All Plugins Bundle” is the Signature Edition with all plugins included. Image-Line offers one-time payment that includes lifetime free future updates to the program.
FL Studio is one of the world’s most popular DAWs and is used by the most creative artists. Among them, you can find hip hop and electronic DJs such as Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Avicii, Zardonic, Boi-1da, Seven Lions. 9th Wonder, Metro Boomin, Alan Walker, Southside, Mike Will Made It, Dyro, Madeon, Slushii, and Porter Robinson.
FL Studio offers a trial version that allows you to test any plugin before buying.
- Intuitive interface
- Open architecture
- Audio editing and manipulation
- Multi-track audio recording
- Sequencing and arranging
- Record & play MIDI input
- Multi-touch capability
- Live recording
- Loads of plugins
Last Update: November 09, 2023
Languages: English, Dutch
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 8.1 / 10 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
Mac OS X 10.13.6 or later
Developer: Image-Line Software