FL Studio 11.1.1
Seamless setup, yet pretty overwhelming GUI
Although it is such powerful software, it is quite easy to install FL Studio. It takes a while, but only because it has to copy a lot of instruments and samples.
Less experienced users or those who have never worked with a similar program before might not have an easy time during the first use of FL Studio. It consists of a myriad of buttons corresponding to the multiple options available, which might seem a bit too much.
Nonetheless, comprehensive Help contents are enclosed, so that, in time, beginners can also learn how to handle it.
Use a virtual piano and support for plugins
Always running in full screen, this application encompasses a lot of functions in the left side of the screen, while the right side is exclusively used for mixing the uploaded tune. A virtual piano is also included, so that you can be sure you can create the song or effect you had stuck in your head.
Plugins can be added for improved functionality, although the software comes with almost everything one might need for taking the first steps as a beginner, such as instruments, mixers, special effects, filters and many other tools.
A last assessment
FL Studio is quite light on computer resources, yet a faster machine allows users to perform more actions in the same time or edit tracks without being bothered by huge loading times. Also, you should know that significant storage space is required for saving the generated tunes, as well as the additional samples and instruments that one may download from the Internet.
To conclude, FL Studio is a well-rounded and efficient piece of software, yet it is mostly dedicated to professionals, as many novices might find it confusing.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa, last updated on September 10th, 2014
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Application descriptionFL Studio (stands for Fruity Loops Studio) is a full-featured sequencer perfectly suited for creation of complex songs...
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