FL STUDIO HISTORY

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 2.7.0

Saturday, July 22, 2000


LP x2 filter added to channels.

Global channel LFO added, handy for basslines.

Beatslicer standalone editor added.

Alternate B-splines interpolator in event editor (right click).

Snap mode (with interpolation) in event editor.

Added presets to envelope time wheels.

Added a couple of great instrument presets.

Added dithering to 16Bit option (rendering only).

Improved SS2 preset renderer.

Updated LAME mp3 encoder to version 3.84

Surround effect removed, added 'Fruity phase inverter' to replace it.

Fruity Fast LP plugin added (the main filter will disappear in a future release).

ZIP & RBS ext added to sample browser, & FLP's are shown in all folders.

Fixed envelope LFO shape not saved in FLP's.

Bugfix & slight optimization in TS404.

Had to remove bitmaps from song info edit, too much buggy :(

Bugfix in filter section (was always on... eating unneeded CPU).       

Fixed 2 bugs in TS404 preset loading.

Bugfix in pattern rendering when playlist has a selection.

Bugfix in main oscilloscope.

Fixed random association not saved properly.

Added 'Don't limit windows to screen' option for multimonitor support.

More safety checks for 'altered project' flag.

Graphic engine changed, now eats a lot less graphic resources. 


FL Studio 2.5.4

Saturday, May 6, 2000


Added LP, BP, HP & Notch to channel filter.

Support for plugin presets (sample browser).       

Bugfix in sample loading.

Wide skin script fixed.       

Fixed filter bitmap in TS404 interface.

Better (typing) kb mapping for testing (channel settings kb).

Updated LAME mp3 encoder to version 3.70

Fixed linking of envelope wheels to MIDI controller.

Improved SimSynth 2 renderer DLL.       

New instrument patches by BSB.

Win2k compatibility: RichEdit crash fixed, selector display fixed.

Fixed fine tuning not saved in FLP's.

Fixed recorded sample saving.       

Fixed big samples always set as keep on disk samples.       

Fixed old bug in playlist.

Fixed bug in sampler envelopes.

New SimSynth 2.7 patches! (/SS2_Extra/2.7)

New humanize presets.


FL Studio 2.5.0

Thursday, April 13, 2000


Full envelopes & LFO (pan, vol, filter & pitch)!

New *.FST 'channel state' files (instruments - replaces *.404 files).

New design for the TS404 (also added triangle LFO shape).

Tempo is now sample-accurate (useful when you render a lot of bars).

Channel settings window redesigned.

Partial import of ReBirth 338 song files.

New impressive reverb plugin by Ultrafunk.

Fixed bug in rendering of TS404 (distortion).

Fixed bugs in ZIP export.

Minor bugfix in changing PPQ.

Timing is all new inside & more accurate.

Rendering changed & bugfixed (tempo changes).

DirectX filters support updated.

Added 'live loop'.

Autostretch follows tempo changes.

Old crap trashed out: mix feature (graph edit) & vol/pan/pitch/mix wheels.

FX in the graph edit reordered.

Fixed small problem in level ramping.

Echo delay now linked to the channel.

Added presets to event editor LFO (speed wheel popup).

Now TS404 sustain max = infinite.

User skins will have to be slightly adjusted to work with this release.

Minor bugfix in pattern editor.

Fixed rare click problem with resonant filter.

Fixed crash when setting tool launched at startup with channel sample.

Added sinc interpolation (very slow - rendering only) because cubic is sometimes noisy.

Now 1000 bars in playlist.

Rearranged plugins list (too many on screen) + favorites.

Background process for long renderings.

Added keep on disk samples.

Added option not to resample waves (better for looped stuff).

Added support for pyramid panning shape (circular is good but can generate clipping).

Added 'keep notes continuous' tool (handy for TS404 without gate).

Fixed rare crash with channel settings form & channel cloning.

Added handy 'clone pattern' macro (tools).

Mapped key aftertouch into controller 254.

Pitch bend now supported.

Removed click removal option (always on).

Filter now automated.

Graph edit now allows offset of the filter.

Added precalc DC offset removal.

Now renders playlist selection, if any.

Can now re-read the sample browser without collapsing everything.

Improved beat slicing (merging, shifting all the notes, checking for 'groups').


FL Studio 2.1.1

Wednesday, January 19, 2000


Now using the LAME MP3 encoder for the best quality!

Tempo changes now recorded too (with some limitations).

Added LFO tool in event editor.

Can now slice up beats thx to the BeatSlicer engine.

Fixed minor visual bug in event editor.

More space around wheels (TS404 & VST plugins) not to miss them anymore.

Pattern autoscroll now optionnal.

Event editor enhanced.

Random tool now affects notes & slides for TS404 channels.

Fixed bug with the piano kb & TS404 user shapes.

Fixed something with TS404 & patterns.

Fixed bug with channel mix/random.

Fixed click bug in fake surround effect.

Fixed bug in VST plugins handling.

Fixed note range in TS404 (some notes were clipped).

Prevents nasty slow FPU denormalization also in TS404 delay line & volume ramping.

Redesigned humanize box.

Removed 'update on each n ticks' option (I had to).

Better distortion on the TS404 when rendering (too slow).

Changed limitations of demo version.

Added about box to Fruity plugins.

Added 'Fruity center' plugin.

Switched default ticks per beat (PPQ) to 96.

Switched most time values (shift, delay) to a 192PPQ accuracy.

Mapped pitch bend into controller 255 for remote controlling.

Main cutoff now ramped.

Fixed small bug in window arrangement.

Fixed slave sync bug.

Fixed small bug in wav looping.

Improved support for DirectX filters.


FL Studio 2.0.1

Sunday, November 21, 1999


Problem with background wallpaper covering some windows fixed.

Also redraws smoother.

Crash with default skin in palettized mode fixed.

Scrollbars can be moved another way (right click).

Support for middle mouse button (to reset wheels & scroll windows).

Added FLP file format description (beta).

Added plugin editors in view menu.

Added 'arrange windows' in view menu.

Removed the 'auto arrange windows' option in settings.

Removed 'insert pattern in playlist' (not useful).

Internal sync has changed a lot & visuals are smoother.

Can now drop sound files on the playlist (very quick for effects on a song).

No more flicker on some controls.

Basic MIDI input added (see ReadMe.doc).

Added record button, mainly for keyboard input for now.

Autoscroll patterns when playing.

Added new tips, read them!

Can now move channels up/down.

Main reso filter now applied after the master plugins (better).

Can now render to 32Bit float wavs (for use in CoolEdit Pro).

Song settings separated from environment settings (more logical).

Right click a FX track button to pop up the list of plugins.

New default basic drumkit (Club basic).

No more pattern & playlist clipboards filled at the same time to avoid mistakes.

Added 'captionnizing' to event editor.

Now supports DirectX plugins (crashes to be expected:).

Added 'Twice slower' in the tempo menu, for easier recordings.

Added pan wheels to the main window.

Scans VST plugs in both user & Fruity directories.

TS404 LFO now adjusted correctly when changing song position.

Added balance custom plugin.

Added FruityPro /Reset to make a config reset in case you're in trouble.

Put the check for another instance back (this time only when there's a command line param) (hope crashes won't be reported this time).

Added 'Open with FruityLoops' in popup menu associated with FLP files.

Fixed small bug in my use of the TS404.

TS404 rewritten internally, using floats, no more clipping & more stable filter. Even slightly faster. User shape is back.

Adjusted range of the filter in the TS404.

Adjusted the range of all the reso filters.

Rearranged main sliders.

Fixed glitch in cubic interpolation.

Skins now in /Skins subdir. No need to move your old ones, they're not compatible anyway.

Main, channel & delay line pan/volume tweakings interpolated to avoid pops.

Channel volume can now be tweaked on the fly (needed for the live recording).

MIDI remote controlling of most controls!

Removed 'ahead duration' mixer setting & added polling & hardware buffer settings for down to a 5ms latency on a SB Live!

Finished new playlist look! (still same features for now)

FX tracks redesigned, now up to 8 tracks available.

Live recording!

Integrated event editor!

Option for more realistic logarithmic levels (song settings).



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