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FL Studio Groove MIDI Support

05-05-2014


FL Studio Groove version 1.2 update is now available free to existing FL Studio Groove customers. Otherwise, FL Studio Groove is just $9.99 USD. FL Studio Groove is one of the first Apps in the Microsoft Store with MIDI support (see what's new below).

 

Read the online manual here

 

FL Studio Groove is a Windows 8 Application for music production & performance, available from the Windows App store. Compose, arrange, edit, mix and perform professional quality music.

 

What's new in 1.2?

  • MIDI controller support (select device from Control Bar under MIDI). See NOTE below.
  • Link a parameter a MIDI controller by moving it and clicking 'Link' located on the upper right of the interface.
  • Keyboard now has Pitch Bend and ModWheel controls.
  • Playlist (Automation window) is now loopable. Double tap, hold and drag along the lower time-bar.
  • Tempo control has changed from a slider to a jog wheel.
  • Instrument Channels can be renamed without saving. 

NOTE: MIDI functions are enabled only for computers running the Windows 8.1 Update 1 on X64 CPUs (this excludes Windows RT/ARM/x86 until such time Microsoft makes the MIDI functionality available for these systems).

 

More questions? Check the FAQ at the bottom of the page...

 

Introducing FL Studio Groove

 

FL Studio Groove Getting Started Tutorial

 

FAQ

 

Does FL Studio Groove run on Android, iOS & Windows Phone?

 

FL Studio Groove is currently in Alpha testing for Android, iOS and Windows VST, no dates for release yet. Windows Phone is under investigation.

 

Is FL Studio Groove compatible with FL Studio?

 

There is no direct compatibility at this stage. You can export your grooves to wav audio format and import them into FL Studio. There is a VST version in development that loads inside FL Studio and supports FL Studio Groove App projects and vice-versa. No details yet on availability and pricing. 

 

Can I load my own samples and record audio?

 

Not at this time, audio recording and custom sample support are scheduled for a future update.

 

Is FL Studio Groove compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP?

 

Not as a stand-alone application. This is a Windows 8 application only, it will run on Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT compatible devices (x86, x64, ARM processors). The Windows VST version, when released, will work on Windows Vista and higher.

 

Is this related to FL Studio Mobile?

 

No, FL Studio Groove is a separate application. 

 

What is the difference between FL Studio Groove and FL Studio Mobile?

 

FL Studio Groove is a 'groovebox' style application with the focus on loop/sequence creation. These are turned into a complete songs by recording loop triggering & live tweaking of FX & mix parameters (great for trance, house, techno, EDM, IDM etc). FL Studio Mobile is a 'linear style' DAW application where longer parts are laid down track-by track to create the final song. Tracks are sequenced and or recorded.   

 

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FL Studio Freezing Tracks

01-05-2014


FL Studio Guru - Freezing is the process of converting real-time CPU intensive synthesis and effects to much less CPU intensive Audio Clips. Additionally, freezing can be used to apply sample-slicing and other 'resampling' effects to the audio or simply to tidy up a messy Playlist.

 

 

FL Studio's free-form workflow means there is no sure relationship between Instrument Channels > Pattern Clips > Playlist tracks > Mixer Tracks. So, audio is 'frozen' at the Mixer stage and a little human intervention is needed to decide what to freeze.

 

For more information see the manual here - Freezing Playlist Tracks.


Enjoy...

 

 

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Minihost Modular Beta 3

23-04-2014


We are pleased to announce the third Minihost Modular beta has been buffed and polished ready for testing. It's available for Windows and OS X. The beta includes improvements and fixes based on user feedback so far. We thank the beta-testers for their super enthusiastic response to Minihost Modular.

 

Get the Windows & OS X beta installers here (log in to your account or create one to get access)

 

Minihost Modular is FREE :)

 

Minihost Modular is a modular environment for hosting/interconnecting VST/AU plugins based on a custom modular engine especially developed for this purpose. As a standalone, Minihost Modular can be used as an advanced VST or AU host with modular routing with some sequencing recording/playback capabilities. As a VST or AU plugin, Minihost Modular can be used to extend the capabilities of your existing DAW software with its powerful modular, recallable, environment. Minihost Modular bares some similarities to FL Studio's Patcher but has an extended capability as a self contained host.

 

Support:

 

Online manual here

 

Beta discussion thread

 

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FL Studio 12 Alpha Preview

15-04-2014


FL Studio owners you can now download the FL Studio 12 ALPHA-PREVIEW to give us feedback about the extensive workflow changes.

 

Click here to log into your account and access the FL Studio 12 Alpha forum 

 

 

What's this for?

 

We are looking for feedback about some of the major changes in workflow that have been made so far. Please try it out and let us know what you think of how it works. We're not really looking for bug reports, at this time. 

 

What's new so far?

 

A lot, but here's some of the key new changes so far...

 

  • Browser - The Browser has changed (now with category tabs and the ability to delete content on right-click)
  • Channel Menu - The Channel Options Menu has moved from the Toolbar Menus to the Channel rack.
  • Channel settings - Have been integrated into the Plugin Wrapper.
  • Interface - Vectorial user interface. See Options > General Settings > GUI display.
  • Per Channel Swing - The Channel Settings now has a 'swing multiplier' amount.
  • Pattern Menu - The Pattern Menu has moved from the Channel rack to the Toolbar Menu and Pattern Selector.
  • Piano roll - Piano roll Auto-zoom can now be deselected from Settings > General > Auto zoom in piano roll
  • Playlist - Multiple drag and drop for audio files onto Playlist (from a Windows file browser).
  • Stepsequencer - Stepsequences are now interchangable with Piano rolls.
  • VST Plugins - VST plugin installation has changed.


Disclaimer

This is not a finished version of the program, it's not even a beta version of FL Studio 12. It's a pre-beta, still under construction, so it's likely to change significantly prior to release and projects made in it may not be compatible with the final version.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Should I wait to buy FL Studio 12 rather than 11? No, we give FL Studio customers Lifetime Free Updates, so buy FL Studio 11 now and get FL Studio 12 for free, when it is released...and 13, 14, 15... etc ;)

 

What about FL Studio 64 Bit?  This Alpha is a 32 Bit. The 64 Bit version of FL Studio 11.1 will be our next major release, before FL Studio 12.

 

When will FL Studio 12 be released? We can't give you any dates yet, but don't expect it anytime soon. There is still a lot of work to be done. For example, the Mixer hasn't been updated yet.

 

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