Version History
Below you can find the history of FL Studio and how a simple midi-only drum sequencer turned into a fully fledged virtual studio. Please note that registered users receive all of the features below for free as part of our Lifetime Free Updates policy.

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FL Studio 4.0

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Brand new playlist.

FX window becomes a mixer.

Audio clips can now be added to the playlist.

Fruity Slicer now auto-slices without the need for a registered BeatSlicer. Same for the 'File->Import->

Beat to slice' feature.

Added audio input (ASIO only) to the mixer.

Added direct-to-disk recording & offline rendering of mixer tracks.

FL Studio now available as a DXi plugin (FL Studio DXi, FL Studio VSTi, 1 & 16 out versions).

New Wave Traveller generator plugin.

New BooBass generator plugin.

Revamped randomizer, now also available in piano roll.

New integrated wave editor for channel samples.

Fixed minor TS404 preset problem.

New cutting tool to piano roll & playlist.

Small bugfix in SimSynth Live.

Mixer now has 64 insert tracks.

Mixer tracks can route to other mixer tracks, allowing groups & sub-groups.

Effects now have automated mute & mix level.

Can now save mixer track presets.

Patterns can now have different lengths.

Can now set pattern color.

New black note display mode in piano roll.

New brush mode in playlist and piano roll.

New time scaling in piano roll (hold shift & resize notes).

Various improvements in piano roll.

Right-clicking the mini piano roll jumps to the clicked position.

New time markers in playlist (numpad . to jump to the next one).

Time markers are saved in rendered waves as cue points.

Reworked & added some new artwork.

Fixed small bug in envelope display.

Fixed small bug in event editor line tool.

Fixed MIDI sync output device not remembered.

MIDI sync device is now shared with MIDI output devices.

Can now record in song mode into a pattern that hasn't been triggered (pattern is then added to the playlist).

Can open the project browser from the playlist.

Added some 3DNow! optimization (Fruity Parametric EQ & various internal things now 2x faster on AMD's).

Added graph in remote control mapping window.

Fixed precomputed effects at other sample rates.

Fixed FX send automation bug.

Added phase randomness option to 3xOsc plugin.

Added autoscrolling in playlist.

Added some usability improvements.

Omni mode also works for mixer in remote control window.

Changed the way some plugins work with timers.

Can now set the track in which preview & metronome are mixed.

Fixed bug with GDI in browser.

Fixed window visibility bug.

Added live mode to playlist.

Fixed invalid automation problem after loading presets over a TS404 channel.

Fixed rare bug with event editor's line tool.

Slightly updated look of the Fruity Slicer.

Old precomputed effects are now hidden by default.

Rendered wave files now have loop points, useful when rendering using the leave remainder option.

'Save modified sample as...' now saves loop points.

Audio clips can be chopped up into regions (cue points stored in wave files or slices stored in ZGR's).

Pattern cloning now clones automation.

Fixed GDI leak in Fruity NoteBook.

Updated LAME mp3 encoder to version 3.93.1.

Various bugfixes in FL VSTi.

Support for multiout VSTi plugins (generators only).

New wave editor.

Small improvement in BeepMap plugin.

Step sequencer editing is now undoable.

Fixed rare note-dragging crash in piano roll.

Fixed glitch in sampler channels.

FL Studio 3.5.6

Monday, July 29, 2002

Support for Tascam US-428 controller.

Formula in MIDI remote control box can now modify increment step (for endless knobs).

Can now select rows of notes in piano roll.

Added 'fit to time' option to Fruity granulizer.

Fixed weird rare automation bug.

Improved wrappers & fixed timing info.

Added 'pausing steps' in some knobs & sliders.

New user interface for SimSynth Live.

VSTi version now renders properly in Cubase.

New clock toolbar.

Changed tempo & pattern selectors.

Fixed Wasp's envelope link problem.

Fixed small playlist selection bug.

Fixed various minor bugs.

FL Studio 3.5.5

Thursday, July 4, 2002

Bugfixed DrumSynth Live.

Time hint in step sequencer.

Added support for Peavey StudioMix controller (knobs, sliders, switches & jog).

Added support for StudioMix switches.

Added support for 'endless' hardware controllers (Doepfer Pocket Dial).

Setup now warns about logging as administrator.

Various other bugfixes.

Formula presets in MIDI remote control box.

FL Studio 3.5.4

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Can now copy, paste, save & restore automation.

FruityLoops now available as a VSTi plugin.

Multi ASIO output added.

New advanced quantization in piano roll.

New advanced pattern-based chopper in piano roll.

Improved channel envelopes (tension).

Added batch export of FX tracks into separate wave files.

New Fruity fast dist plugin (same dist as for the TS404).

New Fruity soft clipper plugin.

Improved Fruity slicer plugin (added 'fill gaps' option & slice reversing).

Improved global beat slicing (layering).

Improved Fruity wrapper plugins.       

Added recording precount.

Support for speech synthesis (.speech files).

Added sample start to Fruity granulizer plugin.

New step edit mode.

Much improved (but not compatible) TS404.

Fruity wrappers now support DXi2 plugins.

New kick synthesizer plugin.


Improved (but slower) sinc interpolation (thx to arguru).

Improved hermite interpolation (now 6 points) (thx to Yehar).

Right click metronome for another tick sound.

Right click wait for input to allow it only when recording.

MIDI activity LED now blinks yellow if the MIDI message wasn't handled (assigned to nothing).

Master sync now sends MIDI continue message instead of MIDI start.

Time in seconds now displayed by the playlist in the hint bar.

Project bones now includes automation as well.

Fine time offset knob now automatable (can now do shuffle using internal controllers).

Peak meters optionally in dB format (see general settings).

Tiny bugfix in envelope processing.

MIDI out plugin now supports channel aftertouch (& also redesigned visually).

Removed unuseful auto maximize & stop at bottom options.

MIDI remote control window redesigned a little.

Added quick preset randomizing & hybridize mode for plugins.

Slightly improved pattern humanizer.

Fruity soundfont player now searches for the first valid patch after a soundfont is loaded.

Added 'explore' menu item to browser.

Added 'Select linked channels' option & FX track renaming (effects window).

Bugfix in soundfont player & improved HQ rendering.

Bugfix in echo delay combined with the time shift.

Bugfixes in Fruity reeverb (now works fine at any mixing rate).

Small bugfix in channel muting.

Small bugfix in layer channels.

Small bugfix in Fruity slicer (sample rate conversion).

Small bugfix in step seq vol knob's gauge.

Color=$BBGGRR now recognized in browser info files.

Fixed two bad memory leaks.

Bugfix in DrumSynth patch loader.

Improved step sequencer.

Mouse wheel now scrolls step seq keyboard edit.

FL Studio 3.4.0

Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Added fat mode to channels (echo delay tab).

New input to output mapping formula in remote control linking.

Added Fruity formula (internal) controller plugin.

New Export->Project bones (exports all channel & effect presets + scores, to merge projects easier).

Introducing channel filtering for easier reading of the step sequencer.

Introducing layer channels, to control several channels at once.

Fixed the freezing on some systems with the MIDI output enabled.

Added activity meter to channels.

New Fruity chorus plugin.

New Fruity DX10 & SoundFont player plugins.

Can now move patterns (or blocks of patterns) up/down (see playlist menu).


New 'save new version' option.

Note properties editing in the piano roll now works only for selected notes, if any.

View all channels (ghost) mode in piano roll.

Added vertical zoom in event editor.

Added tempo fine tuning (song settings).

Relooked testing kb, now with visual feedback & layer key zones.

Removed 'shuffled' option in channel's echo delay.

Added 'Play to end' option to Fruity slicer plugin.

Arpeggiator time to max = holding.

Added 'add root note to key' feature (useful for Fruity slicer & Fruity soundfont player).

Fixed patch not restored by the MIDI out.

Fixed last MIDI device not working for MIDI output sync.

Samples with loop points stored in wrong order are now loaded properly.

Little startup things are now set to better default values.

Removed raster visual effect in event editor.

Removed random association, replaced by the channel layering, better but uncompatible.

Channel aftertouch now mapped to #253 in MIDI input mapping (key aftertouch=#254, pitch bend=#255).

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