We asked some of our 'Power Users'
how they got involved in music and how they use FL Studio.
How did you get involved in creating music ?
Each one of us started making music at the age of 12 or 13. We were enthralled by the typical eighties electronic sounds and in the end children's eyes made parents buy instruments.
How did you end up using FL Studio ?
Before we started working together, we were living in different cities and everyone of us had tried several software tools. But there was no tool that could cover everything we needed and wanted. One day my sister's boy friend asked me how to build Hiphop loops with a software called FL Studio. When I took a look at a FL demo version in order to understand it, I discovered that it was the software I always had been looking for. I told Jenson about the software and he was fascinated by it right away. Because of living 600 km away from each other, it was a radical change for us, since from then on we only had to send a simple FL Zip file back and forth.
What does FL Studio mean in your current setup
It has become our main tool. Every idea is recorded in FL, regardless of whether we are in the studio or in the garden with a notebook. Of course, we use hardware too (e.g. Korg M1, N5, Roland JV2080, various 303s etc.). The cool thing about FL is that you can easily combine everything: hardware, VSTi, audio files etc.
What are the advantages/ disadvantages of using hardware & software ?
Hardware may have MIDI timing problems at some points and software can be very demanding on your CPU. In the end, our setup took us everywhere we wanted. It's our personal mixture of both worlds. And FL has become a fantastic control center for it all.