Note: this post is from 2009, outbound links may be broken.
Image-Line announces FL Studio 9
Image-Line has announced that FL Studio 9 will be released in September 2009.
FL Studio 9 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 a complete kit of instruments and studio tools is included in the cost of the package. With the included plugins, sounds and tools the user can create complete songs, backing tracks, loops or sizzling beats. Completed songs can be saved to WAV, MP3, OGG, MIDI, ZIP or the native project format (.FLP).
FL Studio 9 features
Make virtually any sound. FL9 includes 29 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). With FL Studios newest addition, FL Synthmaker – a fully modular environment, you can now create & share your own FL instruments, effects & dashboards without the need to write basic code.
- Audio Recording & Editing
Capture audio from a single vocalist or a full symphony orchestra. FL9 can record up to 99 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 or position the creative process dictates with complete flexibility. Audio tools allow the user to time-stretch, pitch-shift, beat-slice, chop, edit and creatively destruct audio. FL9 audio editing is further enhanced with Edison, the recording wave editor. Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool with spectral analysis, convolution reverb, loop-recording, loop-construction tools and more. FL Studio imports/exports WAV, MP3 and OGG formats.
Record musical performances and ideas in the most logical way. FL9 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. FL9 is the fastest way from your brain to your speakers.
Determine your own project design. In FL9, you decide how your project will be laid out. Unlike the competition, FL9’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 preferred workflow.
The most powerful mixer in its class. FL9 includes an industry-leading 99 stereo track mixer. Each track can hold a stack of 8 effects (VST, DX or FL) and, if desired, be routed to any of the other 99 tracks or one of 4 dedicated ‘send’ channels. The 44 included effects plugins span – Maximization, Limiting, Compression, Delay, Distortion, Equalization (graphic & parametriuc), 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.
- Lifetime free updates
Registered FL Studio users who purchase the download edition of the program receive lifetime free updates to the level of the program they buy (Express, Fruity, Producer or XXL edition). For example, all FL Studio 8 customers will be able to download FL Studio 10, 11, … for free. Boxed edition users can purchase lifetime free updates for a nominal fee.
FL9 will fit easily within your current workflow supporting VST/VSTi/VST2, DXi, DXi2, MP3, WAV, OGG, MIDI, ASIO, ASIO 2. Additionally supported through DirectWave Editor : AKAI AKP (S5/6K,Z4,Z8), Battery (version 1), MPC, Reason, Kurzweil, EXS24, Kontakt (version 1 & 2), Recycle, SFZ+ and SoundFont2.
FL Studio will be available in the following versions:
- Fruity Edition – 99 EUR
- Producer Edition – 199 EUR
- Signature Bundle – 299 EUR
New Image-Line customers can get 10% discount on their entire first order with this: promo link. The update to FL Studio 9 will be free for registered users.
More information: Image-Line