Image-Line releases FL Studio 10.5 public beta (incl. Performance Mode)


Image-line has released a beta of FL Studio 10.5 to its registered customers.

Activate record during a performance & it will be saved to the Playlist

Changes in FL Studio 10.5 (beta)

  • Performance Mode – Trigger Clips using your mouse, touch screen, typing keyboard or MIDI controller.
  • New controllers supported – APC20/40, Launchpad, Block, MASCHINE / MASCHINE MIKRO, padKONTROL
  • Unique controller MIDI input port – Controllers can now be assigned unique input & output ports for feedback.
  • Linking includes MIDI input port – Links now use MIDI input ports to avoid conflict between controllers
  • New Content Library – The content library has received a complete overhaul based on user input.
  • Options > Project general settings > Play truncated notes in clips – Restores notes overlapping slice points in Pattern Clips.
  • Horizontal/Vertical movement locking – Shift (horizontal lock) & Ctrl (vertical lock) when moving items.
  • Piano roll click & hold functions – Glue notes, Mouse wheel velocity change, Mouse wheel tool select.
  • Piano roll – Brush tool: Monophonic step mode (hold shift for old behavior). Chop chords: Strum & Articulate tools.
  • Improved Tap Tempo & Fine control – Updated algorithm + nudge control for Performance Mode.
  • Instrument Channels – Ctrl+mouse wheel on Channel button to change the mixer track.
  • Stay open sub-menus – Right click to check several menu items without closing them.
  • Plugin Picker – Start typing plugin names to highlight entries.
  • Right-click data enter – Most controls now allow a Right-click option to type in values.

The beta is now available to registered FL Studio users. FL Studio is available to purchase in various editions, with prices ranging from $49 to $299 USD.

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oh FL Studio, how much I love you!

I also like FL Studio, Ronnie, but actually, I think it needs a change. I really don’t know how that should be made, but I think FL Studio is a DAW full of things «not needed»; it needs to be simplified, lighter, and easier to deal with. I think FL Studio is a little bit like Windows OS: they change the design; put new stuff; but they can’t change a lot since the backbone of the product is something which comes from the past until nowadays, and users got used to. The company may fear that a complete overhaul may… Read more »

I see what you’re saying, but can’t really relate. Could you specify some of the things you deem “not needed”?


I think a number of people that try FL Studio simply don’t understand the workflow of the product. I know I didn’t in the beginning. That’s probably 1 of the main issues 4 some-because FL doesn’t really have a set linear way to work since there are a number of ways to program beats based on your preference.

Quantization could be more straight-forward. Also the mixer could be better.


that’s right….FLstudio is designed for smart peoples…

Don Nickel
Don Nickel

They have that – it’s called Audacity. The problem is, sooner or later you need to do routing, or work in grid mode, or piano scroll mode, or whatever – and if the little tool that’s useless 99% of the time isn’t there that 1% of the time, you go looking for another DAW that isn’t as restricted.


I see Audacity mentioned quite often as an alternative, but I honestly don’t see why. Isn’t Audacity an audio recording and post-processing editor? I would compare Audacity to Image-Line’s Edison, rather than FL Studio.


There are other DAWs that “allow people to record; sequence; and mix its music on a basic level” (EnergyXT). FL Studio is unique, and I hope that it continue to be unique in the future.

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