Since we launched FL Studio 64 Bitwe've had a lot of questions from customers asking if they should switch from FL Studio 32 to 64 Bit. In this video we look at the differences and similarities between these two versions and hopefully make the decision a little clearer.
Access up to 512 GB RAM and 8 TB virtual address space, depending on your Windows version.
32 Bit bridged and 64 Bit native VST plugin support.
Project compatibility between 32 and 64 Bit versions.
FL Studio available as a 64 Bit VST plugin for use in 64 Bit VST hosts.
64 Bit Rewire client.
The following features & plugins rely on 3rd party code that is not available in 64 Bit at this time - Buzz Adapter, Edison 'Clean Audio' function*, FL Slayer, Fruity Soundfont Player*, Synthmaker/Flowstone*, Wasp/Wasp XT.
What's the difference between FL Studio 32 and 64 Bit? – The maximum memory 32 Bit applications can access is limited to 4 GB while Windows currently sets the 64 Bit limit to 512 GB of RAM and 8 TB of memory address space per application. However, FL Studio 32 Bit includes several memory management tools that allow users to bypass the 32 Bit 4 GB limitation by loading samples and VST plugins in separate processes that don’t add to FL Studios memory count. So while you can access as much memory as a 64 Bit application with FL Studio 32 Bit, the core FL Studio 32 Bit process is still limited to 4 GB, and so out-of-memory errors can occur when editing very long audio files in Edison, or when the memory management techniques are not used. This won't happen with FL Studio 64 Bit. Additionally, FL Studio 64 Bit also includes a complete update of most plugins to native 64 Bit format.
Are FL Studio 32 and 64 Bit projects compatible? - Yes. You can load projects made with FL Studio 32 Bit in FL Studio 64 Bit and vice versa. For example, when you load a FL Studio 32 Bit project in FL Studio 64 Bit, all plugins are automatically loaded with 64 Bit versions, so long as the 64 Bit version exists. When loading 64 Bit projects in the FL Studio 32 Bit the reverse is also true. If the Bit-equivalent plugin is not available, then the original plugin is loaded and bridged. Where a project contains plugins mentioned in the 'Limitations' section, you will get a missing plugin error message, but the project will still load.
I have Windows 64 Bit should I use FL Studio 64 Bit? - Windows 64 can run both 32 and 64 Bit applications. We recommend existing FL Studio users, with a large library of 32 Bit VST plugins, stick with FL Studio 32 Bit and use FL Studio 64 Bit for those projects where the extra memory capacity is actually useful. If you can also switch your VST plugins to 64 Bit versions then certainly FL Studio 64 Bit is recommended. Windows 32 Bit can't run 64 Bit applications, so here you must use FL Studio 32 Bit.
Can I use 32 Bit plugins in FL Studio 64 Bit? - Yes you can. You can also use 64 Bit plugins in FL Studio 32 Bit. This is possible with a 'bit bridge'. This is code that allows 32 and 64 Bit applications to share data. There is a small CPU hit when bridging plugins, so we recommend minimizing the number of bridged plugins in your projects. Bridging is automatic, so you don't need to do anything special to make it happen.
The LollieVox sample pack is now available for just $29 USD. Great news for owners of the Laurie Webb Vocal CD, the new content is a free update to the discontinued Laurie Webb CD. Check it out here.
115 Melodic vocal loops written and sung by Laurie Webb.
62 Melodic vocal loops written by a selection of FL Studio users and sung by Laurie Webb.
590 Bonus one shot vocal samples (same content as discontinued Laurie Webb Vocal CD).
115 loops are at a tempo of 120 BPM, mostly 2 to 8 bars in length. In the musical key of C Minor Natural/Aeolian. Compose your music with the notes C, D, D#, F, G, G#, A# to match. 62 loops are at a tempo range from about 100 BPM to 140 BPM in different musical key.
Built in tempo information means automatic time stretching as Audio clips when they are drag and dropped to the playlist of a project. 16bit 44.1 kHz .wav format. Tip: Set Audio clips to Monophonic time stretching mode if needed. Use NewTone to adapt to other keys.
LollieVox will sing for you
Perfect for producers who want to take the next step, LollieVox is available for your vocal recording work. Contact her via her website at http://lollievox.com/
We've turned 20 and to thank our customers for their support, we're giving away $10,000 in prizes and IL VCash. All you have to do each month over the next 5 months, is to post as normal in our user forums. 04-08-2014
Image-Line just turned 20! To celebrate LollieVox (Laurie Webb) we will be creating a 'crowd sourced' vocal pack, and we're giving everyone who enters the competition, a free copy by download! 20-05-2014
We are pleased to announce the Fl Studio Groove version 1.2 with MIDI support is available free to existing FL Studio Groove customers. Otherwise, FL Studio Groove is just $9.99 USD from the Microsoft App Store. 05-05-2014