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


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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Mark Mosher

I think this is a good move them. It was one of my fav DAW before I went all in with Ableton. Should get them some more market share.


FL Studio is still my favorite, and has been a major reason why I have never truly considered going Mac.

Mark Mosher
Mark Mosher

This of course won’t tip me towards mac – but good for the folks at Image Line.