FL Studio 7

Image-Line has announced that their flagship product FL Studio will see its official release of version 7 at the upcoming NAMM.

New/changed in FL Studio 7

  • FL now supports track-based sequencing. Pattern Clips present sequence data in the method as Audio and Automation Clips
  • Edison replaces the Wave Editor – Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool complete with spectral analysis, convolution reverb + more
  • Love Philter – is a bank of 8 ganged filter units for total flexibility and creative filtering mayhem
  • Parametric EQ2 – introduces a mastering parametric EQ with spectral analysis
  • Event Automation can now be converted to Automation clips
  • Updated audio stretching engine for FL Studio & FL plugins (where applicable)
  • Multi-core safe generators can now be threaded for performance gain on multi-core CPUs
  • Smoother audio ‘record to disk’ performance with high track-counts
  • Note OFF velocity support for the Piano roll, MIDI files, MIDI out & Sytrus
  • ‘Smart Disable’ mode for generator plugins, previously was effects only
  • A ‘News Panel’, to keep users updated with content and patches
  • Plugin windows can now be detached from the FL Studio desktop
  • DirectWave sampler now loads AIFF samples & includes a VST preset loader in auto sampler function
  • Sytrus gains multi-level ‘Undo’ a ‘Cherry’ phaser filter, 256 unit Harmonics editor (up from 128), automatable unison panning, volume and pitch
  • FPC acquires wave start/end point selection. SFZ export and loads AIFF, MP3 and REX files
  • Mono source recording. Mono ASIO inputs now handled by the mixer IN list
  • New user-definable keyboard velocity curve mapping in MIDI setup
  • Support for Apple Loops AIFF extensions

FL Studio is my preferred host (I’ve been using the FL Studio 7 betas for a while now) and I am quite pleased with the new features and enhancements. I just love the new Pattern Clips, Edison is an awesome integrated audio editor (and recording tool) and some of the new plug-ins like Love Philter are just excellent.

Fruity Love Philter

Check Harmony Central for some more screenshots.

Can you tell I would recommend trying it out?

So keep on eye out for FL Studio 7, and visit the FL Studio website for more information.