Image-Line has announced an update to the FL Studio music production software for Windows and Mac.

Version 20.8.4 brings native support for Apple Silicon, a brand new Frequency Shifter effect, Video Scrubbing in the Visualizer, improvements to the 3x OSC synthesizer, and much more.

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Changes in FL Studio 20.8.4

  • Apple Silicon Support: Native ARM code support for Apple Silicon (M1 and related CPUs).
  • 3x Osc: Added anti-aliasing to oscillators.
  • Frequency Shifter: Special effect to create metallic, dissonant, ring modulation and phasing effects. Included with Producer Edition and up.
  • Control Surface: Added a ‘Show labels’ option to show or hide control labels.
  • Toolbar: Added a toolbar button to change set language. This will appear by default when the language is changed from the default.
  • Edison: Apply visualization options without closing the menu when (Right+Click) is used. Renamed ‘Disable undo for large samples’ menu to ‘Enable undo for large samples’.
  • Piano roll: Added an option to preview notes as they are mouse clicked into the piano roll during playback.
  • Maximus & Limiter: Added a menu option to disable the -0.2 dB safety margin.
  • Mixer Menu > Recording: Added an option ‘Apply track level and mute when recording’ so these can be ignored when recording ‘Post’ effects in the mixer
  • MIDI Settings: Added ‘Pickup’ functionality for controls linked to external controllers (option in General settings)
  • ZGameEditor Visualizer: Web cams can now be used in multiple instances of the plugin at once. There is also a new ‘Luminance average’ internal controller for each buffer available on the (Right+Click) Link to controller option. New video scrubbing option using the ‘Video Controller effect. New ‘Peakmap’ effect by Dubswitcher.
  • Playlist: Renamed ‘Consolidate track(s) > Full song’ to ‘From song start’ to match export options.
  • MIDI Scripting: Added: Option to get user defined name to the GetPluginName function. function mixer.isTrackMuteLock, getTrackStereoSep and setTrackStereoSep functions to mixer module, function to get color of keys for a specific plugin (only FPC for now), Hardware_Refresh_ControlValues flag for OnRefresh event.
  • Patcher: Added (Ctrl+C) and (Ctrl+V) for copy and paste on inactive parameter popups
  • Mixer: Increased brightness of volume (dB) label on Mixer Tracks
  • Mixer: Track (Right-Click) & Mixer Menu options to reset routing for selected Mixer track(s) to default.
  • Automation: Added a Mode option to the Global Link popup.
  • File Menu: Added options Export all playlist tracks > ‘From track start’, ‘Song start’ or ‘Time selection’.
  • FL Studio Mobile: Updated. See here for changelog.
  • Piano roll > Note properties: The Note Properties dialog is now always shown on the same screen as the Piano roll.
  • Windows File Browser: Replaced all folder selection windows with the modern OS File Browser window.
  • Burn to MIDI: Additional reset options for Swing and Arpeggiator pop-up after selecting Burning MIDI.

FL Studio 20.8.4 is available as a free update to existing FL Studio users, and new users can download a free, fully functional time unlimited trial version.

More information: Image-Line