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Image-Line releases FL Studio 8

Image-Line FL Studio 8

Image-Line has announced the release of FL Studio 8, a complete music production environment for Windows PC.

When comparing FL Studio to competing software we often hear terms like DAW, host, sequencer etc. So let’s see what FL Studio is according to Image-Line.

FL Studio 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 the complete set of instrument and studio tools is included in the cost of the package.

Although you’ll probably be using a number of third party plug-ins with FL Studio, you really do get everything you need to produce music with your PC.

So what’s new in FL Studio 8

  • FL Synthmaker is a fully modular environment where you can create & share your own FL instruments, effects & dashboards without the need to write basic code.
  • One-click-recording using the built-in Edison Wave Editor, a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool with spectral analysis, convolution reverb, loop-recording and more…
  • Slicex, the power horse drumloop slicer & re-arranging tool.
  • Soundgooodizer is a stereo ‘maximizer-enhancer’ plugin based on the Maximus sound processing engine.
  • Included Fruity Limiter/Maximizer for maximizing & compressing final mixes or individual tracks.
  • FL Studio can permanently learn and remember links to external controllers with the new ‘multilink’ function + ‘Override generic links’ option.
  • Wave Candy is a flexible audio analysis and visualization tool with Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyser and Peak Meter.
  • Sinc interpolation now faster (64point sinc now usable real-time depending on CPU).
  • Rendering with latency compensation.
  • Score logger, records all MIDI & note activity for instant recall.
  • Directwave Player, broaden your musical palette with downloadable sound banks and multi-sample sets.
  • Recording filter, to select Audio, Automation or Note data recording independently or in any combination.
  • New slip editing and resizing tool for Playlist clips.
  • Multi-core safe plugins are threaded for performance gain on multi-core CPUs.
  • Introducing ‘Selected mixer track’ in Mixer, to which the selected mixer track is routed, and where to place visual effects or a recording Edison.
  • FL8 now supports Track-based sequencing, Pattern Clips present sequence data as Audio and/or Automation Clips.
  • A ‘News Panel’, to keep users updated with content and patches.

I’ve been using FL Studio 8 (release candidate) for a while now and I’m pretty excited about some of these new features. Slicex takes the Fruity Slicer a few steps furthers, adds some Edison and makes me think twice about firing up Kontakt.

I don’t see any mention of it on the what’s new page, but I’m loving the new plug-in database & picker in FL Studio 8.

FL Studio plug-in picker screen
The FL Studio plug-in picker screen

In earlier versions of FL Studio you would have to resort to saving plug-in patches in a structure in the browser bar to get any kind of order in your list. With the new plug-in picker you get a nice visual way of browsing your plug-ins (you can even use your own images) and simply drag & drop the plug-in where you want it.

I haven’t tried this yet, but the multilink and Override generic links functions look great too. About Override generic links:

Creates permanent global links between your controller, FL Studio and plugins. Established links will become active only when the window or plugin hosting the software control is focused (click anywhere on the window / plugin to focus the interface).

FL Studio SynthMaker

Another exciting new feature: FL SynthMaker. If you’re a regular visitor you probably know many freeware plug-ins made with SynthMaker. SynthMaker allows amateur developers to put their ideas to plug-ins without having to learn hardcore coding.

Many plug-ins made with SynthMaker (and SynthEdit) are quite average, but some are so good they can easily compete with commercial alternatives. And if you’re anything like me and love experimental sounds for the many oddball SE/SM plug-ins out there, you’re also looking forward to seeing the fruits of FL SynthMaker.

Can’t wait to check all this out yourself? You can pick up a fully functioning demo version here (FL Studio 8 demo should be available shortly).

FL Studio has an amazing lifetime free updates (for download edition) policy, so FL Studio is not only quite cheap to purchase, it keeps getting better at no cost as well.

New users can take advantage of my promo code (BACJBAA468) to get a 10% discount.

Visit Image-Line’s FL Studio website for more information.

Outsim updates SynthMaker to v1.0.9

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Outsim SynthMaker v1.0

Outsim has released version 1.0.9 of SynthMaker, the audio programming tool that allows anyone to create their own sounds, virtual instruments and effects without having to write any code.

This version significantly improves loading times for schematics and exported plugins. Load times are now up to 4 times faster – even quicker in some cases.

Changes in v1.0.9

  • Improved loading times for schematics and generated plugins and dlls.
  • Table Read and Wave Table components now allow you to use waveforms with more than 256 pts.
  • The Sysex to String component no longer fires a trigger when non-sysex MIDI events are received.
  • Corrected a problem when switching schematics within SM that was causing the sound to drop.
  • Image files are no longer locked when loading into SM.
  • When using a second display popup tooltip help windows were being displayed on the primary display.
  • Fixed several issues with module properties not displaying new properties when pinned open.
  • Corrected a redraw problem with exported plugins that prevented a refresh when a window is moved over the top.
  • Fixed a problem that was causing crashes with some MIDI devices.
  • Deleting the Sample Pos component wasn’t removing it from the schematic correctly.
  • Updated routing matrix with correct defaults when using presets.
  • Updated ADSR, AHDSR and R envelopes to correct problems with stuck notes when using two envs and improved operation when using a gate.
  • Updated Modules: Wave Draw Osc, ADSR, AHDSR, R, Routing Matrix.

SynthMaker is available for Windows PC and costs £125 GBP/185 EUR/$255 USD (standard edition, a personal edition is available for £65 GBP/95 EUR/$133 USD).

FL Studio to have SynthMaker included

SynthMaker logo

Just noticed this in my feed reader:

What Dashboard do you want?

As you may know the next release of FL Studio will have (the FL version) of SynthMaker included. This will not only allow you to create incredible synths & FX but also do fully functional dashboards for your hardware & software synths.

Well I for one didn’t know! This is pretty cool.

I wonder if that means these special SM synths and effects will only work with FL Studio. Would make sense right? If people start making cool synths and effects with this (and they only works with FL Studio), that would be a great selling point for FL Studio…

Looking forward to see what this will bring!

Blechturmstudios plug-ins

Blechturmstudios BTS Noise Factory

Blechturmstudios has released a bunch of freeware VST effect and instruments for Windows PC.

The following Blechturmstudios plug-ins are currently available:

  • Instruments
    • Noise Factory – 4 Noise OSC, 4 LFOs, 4 Filters, 8 Multi Stage ENVs (4x Amp, 4x Free), Trance Gate, Mono/Poly Mode, 16 Presets
    • Super Theremin – 1 OSC (Sin/Squ), 2 LFOs (Pitch,Amp), 2 ADSR (1x Pitch LFO, 1x Amp), Waveshaper/Saturation, 10 Presets
    • Screamin’Cat – Based on sample of a cat, 2 cats, 1 Sub OSC, 2 ADSR (1x Master, 1x Filter), 3 Attack/Release Envelopes (1x pro OSC), various modulation options, 12 Presets
  • Effects
    • Chopper (and Stereo version) – Trancegate, BPM Host sync or manual, Horizontal Steps: 4, 8, 16 or 32, Vertical Steps: 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32, Test: 5 Sekunden Pink Noise, 10 Presets
    • Simple Delay – Simple Ping Pong Delay with Gate, Host sync or manual BPM/ms, “Tape” Effect: Cutoff in Feedback path, 9,5 kHz or 7 kHz, Display: ms, BPM, tempo and program select, 10 Presets
    • Ping Delay – Ping Pong Delay with Gate, Filter with LFO modulation, Overdrive and Saturation, Host sync or manual BPM/ms, Chorus/Reverb, Display: ms, BPM, tempo and program select, 10 Presets
    • Step Filter – Stereo Filter with Overdrive and Step-LFO
    • LFO Filter – Stereo Filter with Overdrive and Multi-LFO

All these effects and instruments are made with SynthMaker.

Visit Blechturmstudios for more information, and links to download all these free plug-ins.

Christoph Bielen releases Uniretro VSTi

Christoph Bielen Uniretro

Christoph Bielen has released Uniretro, a freeware virtual analog synth made with SynthMaker.

Uniretro’s innovative sequencing and retrigger capabilities make it suitable for trance sounds.

Features

  • 3 x Multi-mode oscillators with PM and FM capabilities
  • 2 x User Envelopes
  • 2 x LFO
  • 1 x Multimode filter
  • Pitch, Trigger, Hold and Modulation sequencers
  • Distortion, Decimator, Chorus and Delay effects
  • 50 Presets
  • Up to 4 Voices

Uniretro can be downloaded directly from SynthMaker.

BV Music releases BV29 Stingray

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BV Music BV29 Stringray

BV Music has released BV29 Stringray, a freeware synth made with SynthMaker.

Features

  • 6 Wavetable Osc, 1 Noise Osc
  • Wavetable Pitch modulator
  • Wavetable and Step LFO
  • SV Filter
  • ADSR, ADSR (Noise osc), ADSRV (Filter cutoff), ADSV (Pre-amp)
  • 3 Envelope followers 1 each for the LFO, PM and Step LFO
  • Effects: Echo, Delay, Flangus, Parametric Eq, Gate
  • Mono switch
  • Master Octave Select and Wave Select
  • Scope analyzer
  • 3 X/faders
  • 20 Presets

Visit BV Music for more information and a link to download BV29 Stingray.

BV Music updates BV synths

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BV Music BV26 v26.1

BV Music has released updates for 4 synths, BV24, BV25, BV26 and BV27, free VSTi synths created with SynthMaker.

BV26 Yhamoto was actually totally redone in v26.1, as Bill put it:

  1. Destroyed the whole synth and kept only the colour scheme
  2. Created a new BV 26
  3. Celebrated my revenge on the previous version

Check the updates page to see what was updated for each synth.

You can find more information about each synth on the VST page.

BV Music updates BV22 Goldtop to v22.4

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BV Music BV22 Goldtop v22.4

BV Music has updated BV22 Goldtop to version 22.4.

Updated in v22.4

  • Re-wired entire synth
  • Added: master cutoff, Filter cutoff ADSR, Scope analyzer, LFO routing system, Leslie, Master ADSR
  • Replaced: 7 Filters with 3 SV Filters, all ADST pots with X/Y controllers
  • Removed: Overdrive, 3 entire channels, master section, all mute/solo, all EQ pots
  • Complete interface overhaul
  • Re-designed the presets

Visit BV Music for more information and a link to download the latest version of BV22 Goldtop.