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 2.1.1

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).


FL Studio 1.7.6

Saturday, August 28, 1999


3 small visual bugfixes.

Prob with SimSynth note fixed.

Prob when mixing 2 TS404 fixed.

Prob with dots window fixed.

Prob with saving of wav files fixed.

Bugfix in scope.

Bugfix in the disk renderer.

Internal sync small bugfix.

Replaced SHIFT by G to pop up the graph edit (I had to free SHIFT for shortcuts).

Some shortcuts changed/added (SHIFT instead of ALT for shifting left/right, shortcut for Save as...).

Now renders Acidized wav files.

Added clone option to the channel pop up too.

Added cool (but slow) light show (not totally finished).

Added export to MP3 thx to BladeEnc.

Can now load SimSynth 2 presets thx to David Billen.

Extended params for SimSynth 2 presets (riff, tempo).

Installer now adds shortcut icon & stuff.

Keyboard autoscroll when notes are out of range (autocentering would not be a good idea).

Added 'auto zip empty channels' (general settings) for those who prefer to work this way.

Problem with last opened projects menu fixed.

Adjustable fade out (when cut) for better strings.

Added note fine tuning for samples which don't match.

Added 'Go to next empty pattern' tool.

Added 'Select unused channels' tool (to delete them to clean up your song).

Added useful 'insert & remove pattern' tools.

No more preview on right click in the sample browser (was annoying).

Plugin wheels now have a default value.

More minor enhancements.

Added ping pong delay.

Added favorites to more dialogs (useful when exporting to wave file).

Fine tuning is read from WAV files (middle note isn't - too many C4 by default where it should be C5).

Added 'Hermite curve' interpolation (even better than linear) on stretching for sample loading & rendering (too slow for realtime).

Improved sample locating (as Sam wanted).

Main volume can be raised to 125%.

VST plugins which have their own editor no longer have built-in wheels.

Many are badly written & some crash because of this...

FX3 is now interpolated (much less noisy).

Middle mouse button used to reset wheels.


FL Studio 1.6.5

Sunday, June 20, 1999


Added support for SimSynth files.

        Can also set the middle note of SimSynth files.

Added 4 effect tracks (+master) supporting up to 4 plugins each.

Now support all plugins type.

Plugin stuff saved inside the FLP.

Now eats less Windows graphic resources.

Note deletion (right click) bugfix.

Prob with background picture fixed.

Probs with Win98 fixed: the RTF format has slightly

changed in Win98 & caused crash problems!

'Reload sample' bugfix.

More checks for 'bad' wavs (there are).

Some more minor bugfixes.

Can now drop TS404 presets to create TS404 channels.

Inverted the shuffle slider (more logical).

Basic pack now included in the install package.

Added 'shift delay' to the graph edit.

Added graph edit presets in the sample browser

(text files to edit manually for now).


FL Studio 1.5.23

Monday, May 3, 1999


Changed stuff in the main menu.

Minor visual bugfix.

Ping pong loop available even when not looped.

Added stuff in the channel settings sample menu.

Added the recording box.

Removed the check for another instance (crash reports).

Added the TS404 beta!

New cool splash screen.

Added background tiled bitmap.

Added cool 'shade' scope mode.

No more temp directory (uses the windowstemp instead).

Added zip/unzip support for samples & FLP in one single ZIP package.

Support for more extra sample directories. Also try to

locate missing samples in these dirs.

Added clone channel option.

Added true delay line for the TS404.

Remove mute checkbox in the channel settings (not useful).

TS404 presets in the sample browser.

Can now act as master clock for sync! (read the ReadMe.doc

file for limitations). Sends start / stop / clock / SPP. Should also

follow tempo changes. Added sync delay too.

Removed the channel settings unuseful pan & vol menus.

Use of devices cleaned a bit. MIDI not opened if disabled.

DirectSound not opened if disabled.

Changed the mixer engine from 32bit int to 32bit floats. Shouldn't

alter the sound in any way. Even faster (maybe unless you've got

an AMD processor).

Removed support for WinAMP DSP plugins (they're all shit).       

Playlist now starts from 1 instead of 0 (nicer).

VST plugins support beta.

Channel settings form shown unactivated to avoid mistakes.



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