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#3085953 02/21/21 08:36 PM
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I have not used it in years but have a lifetime update license for the producer edition and a few extra plugs. Years ago on KVR the creator/lead programmer told me he would NEVER update FL to handle multi core processors because that would be a waste of time. I sort of moved away from FL after that though I am sure he has since forgotten and updated his code for multi-core processor support. smile Anyway, I'm downloading the latest version to give it a play and searching YouTube for tutorials. Is anyone here still using it? Any suggestions for tutorials? If nothing else I can see myself using it to make loops for Live. Hmmm. Seems like I remember buying a FL book on Amazon written by some guy named Craig something or other. Wonder what that book is? Wonder if it is still relevant for the latest version?


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I'll be very interested to hear what you think. FL Studio has a pretty huge installed base and a lot of dedicated fans. I initially found it interesting, but it was more EDM/MIDI oriented. Wwhen Ableton Live appeared, and I could ReWire it with Sonar when I wanted looping/MIDI/hard disk recording, I felt that combo had much more potential for what I wanted to do.

I keep current on all the major DAWs (Studio One, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Cakewalk, Cubase, Pro Tools) but have not kept up with FL Studio. I've been debating whether I should spend a couple weeks learning it so I can incorporate what it does into my writing. So I'll be very interested to hear if you love it, or go "meh."

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I've always found the main pattern screen a little off for me. I prefer polyphonic drum channels rather than one sound per channel. However, I installed the latest version with great interest because the FL method would be a great setting for implementing probabilities and multi hits the way Reason and even the Roland MC 707/101 have done. Unfortunately, there is no probability implementation in FL. Lots of people have asked for it on the KVR forum but I see no indication from the developer that it is coming. The developer has a rep for rejecting ideas as if protecting his turf until competition forces him to relent. I hope that is not the case here because the FL design would be a great setting for probability. Until that comes I cannot see spending too much time with it when I can make more interesting music with other formats. Everyone should be trying to catch up to Reason in this area.


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