Image Line's FL Studio 7 XXL is the most complete virtual studio software currently available. FL Studio will play any sample file (WAV), generator (softsynth), VSTi, and DXi) or MIDI instrument you c... Click To Read More About This Product
Image Line's FL Studio 7 XXL is the most complete virtual studio software currently available. FL Studio will play any sample file (WAV), generator (softsynth), VSTi, and DXi) or MIDI instrument you can feed it. You will be creating WAV, MP3 or MIDI songs or loops only minutes after launching your software studio.
Representing the culmination of more than 9 years of sustained development, FL Studio 7 is set to become the most flexible virtual music studio tool in the industry. Chief Software Architect, Didier Dambrin has realized his vision of creating an open-architecture virtual studio environment where the only constraint on the users is their own imagination. This philosophy is reflected in FL Studio 7's flexible audio and control data routing, free-form Playlist design and interoperability with industry standards (VST/VSTi/VST2, DXi, DXi2, Buzz, ReWire, MIDI, MP3, WAV, OGG). Existing standards are used as much as possible, and allow FL Studio be used as a plugin in other hosts. In version 7, particular emphasis has been given to improved workflow through enhanced interface design, so that ideas can be crystallized and creativity captured.
What is FL7?
FL Studio is a fully featured, open-architecture music creation and production environment for PC. No extra software is required* to produce any style of music, as the complete set of instrument and studio tools is included in the cost of the package. With the included plugins, sounds and tools the user can create complete songs, as well as backing tracks, loops and sizzling beats. Completed songs can be saved to WAV, MP3 or MIDI or .ZIP or native project formats (.FLP).
Make virtually any sound. FL7 includes 13 virtual synthesizers covering acoustic/synthetic bass, electric guitar and plucked string simulation, sampler tools including piano, general sample playback, and beat-slicing, and a range of synthesis techniques (subtractive, modelling, FM, granular and additive).
Audio Recording & Editing
Capture audio from a single vocalist right through to a full symphony orchestra. FL7 can record up to 64 simultaneous tracks of audio#. The Playlist workspace can contain an unlimited number of audio tracks and allows you to arrange discrete audio events in any order, and position the creative process dictates with complete flexibility. Audio tools allow the ability to time-stretch, pitch-shift, beat-slice, chop, edit and creatively destruct audio. FL7 also introduces Edison, a fully featured mastering wave editor and recorder. FL Studio supports WAV, MP3 and OGG formats.
Record musical performances and ideas in the most logical way. FL7 functions as both a pattern and track based sequencer depending on user preferences. Tools include an unlimited track Step-sequencer, an industry-leading Piano Roll and Automation Clips. FL Studio supports MIDI and input from all standard Controllers.
Determine your own project design. In FL7, you decide how your project will be laid out. Unlike the competition, FL7's Playlist is a totally flexible and virtually unbounded space where Note Pattern, Audio and Automation data can be arranged, and edited to suit your creative ideas and workflow.
The most powerful mixer in its class. FL7 includes an industry-leading 64 stereo track mixer. Each track can include up to 8 effects and can also be routed to any of the other 64 tracks or one of 4 dedicated 'send' channels. The 44 included effects plugins span Compression, Delay, Distortion, EQ, Filtering, Phasing, Flanging, Chorus, Vocoding and Reverb. These will take you from the creative broad-brush effects like reverb, through to the minutia of the mastering process with multiband compression/limiting and parametric EQ.
Channels and Instruments/Generators
Each channel in FL Studio contains one instrument (generator). The generator is a sound generating sub-program such as a synthesizer or sampler, used to create the melody or percussion. FL Studio supports 3rd party plugin generators in VSTi and DXi format, and FL Studio's own generator plugin format. FL Studio native generators are generally better integrated with the host, as 'per note' slides are possible.
3rd Party Instruments
FL Studio comes with a number of high-quality instruments so there is no need to purchase anything else in order to make professional quality tracks. However the internet is bursting with 3rd party plugins, so a great place to start looking is www.kvraudio.com. For information on installing 3rd party instruments/plugins click here. FL studio supports a wide range of plugin standards so you will have no trouble finding compatible software.
Lifetime free updates
Boxed edition users can purchase lifetime free updates for a nominal fee.
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FL Studio 7 XXL is some killer studio software. The possibilities are practically endless. I wouldn't switch to different studio software even if they gave it away to me FL Studio is just irreplaceable due to it's intuitive and easy to use interface. The design feels perfect to me. Image Line finds great ways to improve it every revision I've been using it since fruity loops and it's improved leaps and bounds since then. It's every bit as good as other software such as Reason if you like the look and feel don't hesitate to pick it up. People have snubbed it a bit in the past, but at this point it's hard to find any real faults with it asides from the overall the look and feel of the interface. The software itself works excellent and that's what matters.