FL Studio 20 announced with native Mac OSX support and more
With a host of exciting new features, FL Studio 20 is set to gain even more popularity than ever before.
I know, you’re probably thinking what happened to version 13 through 19 – FL Studio developers, Image-Line, decided to take a different approach to the numbering system for their highly renowned DAW platform.
Celebrating 20 years in the game, they saw it fitting to name their versions after the number of years since the original “Fruity Loops” release.
The most anticipated feature is their eventual foray onto the Mac operating system, after several years of relatively unsuccessful attempts to port their windows-based software, they decided to rebuild the engine from the ground-up. The result is a stable release, fully compatible with Windows and Mac OSX, with full project-compatibility between platforms.
FL Studio 20 sees some overall visual, workflow and performance improvements, the interface looks sleeker with some handy features in the form of new preview bars on your Piano Roll and Playlist editor. The preview bars make it much easier to navigate, find and focus in on a specific element in a long arrangement.
What new features can we expect in FL Studio 20?
A while ago FL Studio 20 developers, Image-Line, made a joke about them moving onto the Mac OS “When Hell freezes over” and it’s rather fitting that the same update in which we see Mac OSX compatibility, they’ve added a consolidate feature (Sometimes referred to as “Freeze” in other DAWs), allowing you to bounce clips or even multiple tracks into a single audio sample.
FL Studio 20 brings a new feature allowing each project to have multiple playlists, not convinced about your arrangement? Duplicate the playlist, edit the parts you’re not happy with, then A/B to see which arrangement you prefer. This is also a great feature for creating multiple edits of a single track.Image-Line have also brought back some of the classic features that disappeared over the years, the most anticipated of which is the “graph editor” for your step sequencer. It allows you to change the pitch, velocity and other parameters per step, without having to create a piano roll.Existing users can upgrade to FL Studio 20 for free, otherwise it’s available in various packages for new users ranging from USD $99 (Around R1300) to USD $899 (Around R11,500) for the full version including all the plugins.
Head over to the Image-Line website for more details.