Image-Line announces development FL Studio for Mac (native)

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Image-Line has announced it is developing a native Mac version of its FL Studio music production software.

Image Line FL Studio OS X

A while back we started by testing a FL Studio Mac OS X BETA (Crossover Wrapped) version, with direct installation on Mac OS X. This was promising but it was still just a Windows program, wrapped by CrossOver, running on OS X. The interest in the wrapped beta, and the problems we faced supporting 3rd party VST plugins in it, lead the team to start work on porting our Windows-only VST plugins – Edison, Gross Beat, Harmless, Harmor, Maximus, Ogun, Slicex, Sytrus, Vocodex to OS X native VST format. You can get these plugins here.

The OS X VST plugin testing, was in fact, the stealthy beginnings of FL Studio native OS X compatibility development. These VST plugins use the exact same code-base as FL Studio itself, and if we could get these working to spec on OS X, then FL Studio would likely follow soon after.

Well, the plugin testing is progressing nicely, and so the team has turned their attention to FL Studio 12 itself. It’s a long and slow process and we can’t make any promises yet, since we may come across unexpected and or unsolvable technical problems. But work is indeed under way.

More information: Image-Line / FL Studio Mac

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Image-Line releases FL Studio 12 beta

Image-Line has announced a beta version of FL Studio 12, the music production software for Windows.

FL Studio 12 totally reworks the user interface and adds exciting new features you have been asking for.

If you already own FL Studio the good news is you will get free access to the FL Studio 12 Beta and to FL Studio 12 release. So buy FL Studio now, and be the first in line to work with the FL Studio 12 Beta.

New in FL Studio 12 (beta)

  • Fully reworked scalable interface – Any screen size or resolution you use, FL Studio will always fit.
  • Multi-touch – Multi-touch capability extends to the Mixer.
  • Browser – New category tabs and the ability to delete content on right-click.
  • Channel Menu – The Channel Options Menu have moved from the Toolbar Menus to the Channel rack.
  • Channel settings – Have been integrated into the Plugin Wrapper (no more Channel settings pop-up).
  • Pattern Menu – The Pattern Menu has moved from the Channel rack to the Toolbar Menu and Pattern Selector.
  • Piano roll – Piano roll Auto-zoom can now be deselected from Settings > General > Auto zoom in piano roll.
  • Playlist – Multiple drag and drop for audio files onto Playlist (from a Windows file browser).
  • Stepsequencer – Step sequences are now interchangeable with Piano rolls.
  • VST Plugins – VST plugin installation & discovery improved and simplified.
  • Fruity Formula Controller – Updated, new UI.
  • Fruity Envelope Controller – Updated, 8 Articulators, Mod X/Y env, Smart Knobs, New UI.
  • Fruity Keyboard Controller – Attack smoothing, new UI.

FL Studio is available for purchase starting at $99 USD. New Image-Line customers can get 10% discount on their first order. The beta is now available to download for registered Image-Line forum users (registration is free).

More information: Image-Line / FL Studio 12

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Image-Line releases LollieVox Vocals Resynthesized for Harmor

Image-Line has announced the release of LollieVox Vocals Resynthesized, a unique pack of presets for Harmor taking resynthesis to the next level, offering one of the fastest and easiest ways to add pitchable vocals to any project.

Choose from 95 four bar vocal phrases, sung by LollieVox, and play them in real time on your keyboard or from the Piano roll, in whatever pitch, chords or tempo you like.

The acclaimed Harmor synthesis and FX engine is at your disposal to manipulate the vocals in ways not possible with conventional samplers or pitch editors.

Formant correction & time-stretching are performed automatically, in real-time, so notes will not create the ‘chipmunk effect’ or increase or decrease their speed, unless you want them to.

Vocal phrases automatically sync to your project tempo and bar time or can be set to restart on each note as with normal samplers. Use per note X and Y modulation in FL Studios Piano roll to control vocal phrase start position or formant shift individual notes. Lower the formant to create masculine vocals or raise it to make them sound like a child. Apply custom vibrato at any time by automating the depth and speed parameters.

Drag and drop any of the 95 pitch flattened source vocal samples onto any one of 25 special Harmor presets giving 2375 possible combinations. Presets include robotic vocoding, sustained pad sounds or mutated formants.

The soundset is available for purchase for $39 USD.

More information: Image-Line / LollieVox Vocals Resynthesized

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Image-Line updates Mac OS X VST plugins to Alpha 7

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Image-Line has released a new Alpha 7 update of its Mac OS X VST plug-ins.

Image-Line Mac OS X VST

Mac OS X VST plugins – Alpha 7 is now available so users can Alpha test Edison, Gross Beat, Harmless, Harmor, Maximus, Ogun, Slicex, Sytrus and Vocodex native OS X, 32 Bit, VST plugins.

We’d also like to hear experiences with the OS X 32 Bit AU version of Minihost Modular to bridge these plugins in AU compatible hosts. NOTE: The 64 Bit versions of these plugins will be available later. Thanks for your support.

Changes in Mac OS X plugins Alpha 7

  • Added Edison, Harmless, Ogun, Slicex and Vocodex.
  • Fixed: Menus appeared on primary monitor even if plugin window was on secondary.
  • Fixed: Menu item text sometimes disappearing.
  • Fixed: Clicking outside menu did not close menu.
  • Fixed: Empty white window left behind when closing plugin in some hosts.
  • Fixed: Harmor now works (includes more free presets).

The new Alpha version is available to download. Requires an Image-Line Account (free registration).

More information: Image-Line

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Image-Line updates FL Studio to v11.1.1

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Image-Line has released version 11.1.1 of its FL Studio music production software for Windows.

Image-Line FL Studio

We are pleased to announce the FL Studio 11.1.1 32/64 Bit update that adds native support for the Novation Launch Control XL, Novation Launchkey (performance) and Nektar Impact series controllers.

The 64 Bit version sees the return of the Speech Engine and resolves bugs reported so far.

Changes in FL Studio v11.1.1

  • 64bit version of speech engine.
  • Added support for Novation Launch Control XL, Launchkey (performance).
  • Added support for Nektar Impact series.
  • Fixed filenames of samples used by “Dance with me” project.
  • Fixed crash stretching big audio clips.
  • Fixed loading settings for some VST plugins (64bit).
  • DirectWave: fixed bugs exporting to FLM .instr files.
  • DirectWave: fixed trigger group behaviour across programs.
  • DirectWave: fixed temp folder usage when importing external formats.
  • Patcher: fixed deletion of dropped files.
  • Wrapper: fixed binary message data handling in VST3.
  • Wrapper: fixed crash of bridged Play VST plugin.
  • Wrapper: fixed volume of stereo to mono conversion.
  • Wrapper: fix loading 32bit VST plugins.
  • Wave Candy: fixed crash when using some metering modes.
  • Wave Traveller: fixed loading settings (64bit).
  • ZGameEditor Visualizer: fixed visual issue + other minor bugs.
  • Updated BassDrum, Drumaxx, DrumPad, Effector, GMS, Hardcore, MiniSynth, Pitcher, PoiZone, Sakura, Sawer and Toxic Biohazard.
  • Updated FlowStone/SynthMaker to version 3.0.5.

FL Studio for Windows is available for purchase for $99 USD (Fruity Edition) / $199 USD (Producer Edition) / $299 USD (Signature Bundle). New Image-Line customers can get a 10% discount on their purchase.

More information: Image-Line / FL Studio

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