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 10.5 (beta)

Friday, April 13, 2012


New performance mode.

Little change in MIDI message delivery engine.

Controllers: enhanced the behavior of jogs in piano roll and browser.

Remote control: can now assign notes/buttons to parameters in several modes.

New graphics for clips in playlist, improved graphics in piano roll.

MIDI inputs now have a port as well, and control surfaces are now linked by port, for feedback.

Plugins can also get & filter direct MIDI input from controllers before FL processes it.

Links are now using MIDI ports, so no more conflict between controllers is possible, especially 2 controllers of the same type.

Added support for APC20/40, Launchpad, Block, MASCHINE / MASCHINE MIKRO, padKONTROL controllers.

Piano roll: brush tool changed behavior to monophonic step mode (shift for old behavior).

Piano roll: click-&-hold resizing on 2 neighbor notes glues them.

Some new graphics for the step sequencer.

Ctrl+mouse wheel on channel button to change its mixer track.

Added visual feedback for free controls on the MCU controller.

Harmor: 2 new distortion modes.

Harmor: tempo-synced envelopes follow tempo changes better.

Fine tempo control merged with tempo selector.

Improved tempo tapping, & implemented tapping for some MIDI controllers.

Added "Chop chords" option to piano roll Strum & Articulate tools.

Can now right click to check several menu items without closing it, in some popup menus.

New simple playlist track folders/groups.

Can type in names (full or partial) in plugin/project picker.

Added type-in editor to parameter popup (formatted as absolute normalized value).

Improved function of Home/Ctrl+Home/Alt+Home in piano roll/playlist (handy for previewing scores).

New auto-refreshing of USB MIDI devices.

PR/PL: hold SHIFT & CTRL to lock horizontally or vertically when moving items.

PR: use mouse wheel while holding notes to change velocity. Also change tools while holding right click.

Articulator tools now available to automation clips (see channel settings menu).

Improved conversion of automation events into automation clip.

New downloader / content library

Dashboard: made midi reset message optional

DirectWave: select program with midi note

Fruity Squeeze: enabled mouse wheel for controls

Patcher: ask confirmation when deactivating a plugin param

Patcher: drop fxp/fxp/other files on plugin to load it

Wrapper: linked voice slides to poly aftertouch

Wrapper: implemented loading plugin presets from various default locations

ZGEViz: new version



Fixed wrong song time displayed on Mackie CU.

Fixed harmless glitch in multilink window.

Fixed rare crash when reloading projects.

Fixed bug for slots in 1-shot mode in Gross Beat.

Fixed problem with Fruity Slicer & other hybrid plugins.

Fixed bug in automation of automation clip's speed control.

Fixed little bug in multipoint LFOs in synths, when LFOs have a predelay.

Fixed many bugs related to closing FL or reloading projects.

Fixed crashing bug in Harmless related to legato in some cases.

Fixed minor bug in F2 picking random color in name edits.

Fixed several browser scrolling problems.

Harmor: fixed tiny bug in image menu.

Gross Beat: several fixes, improved resampling & less clicking.

Fixed little handle leak.

Fixed rare crash when pressing ALT on some systems.

Fixed error after recording audio in some cases.

Dashboard: fixed crash loading an instrument file with a reference to an non-existent patch

Dashboard: fixed double items in instrument list

Dashboard: fixed showing & character in instrument combos

DirectWave: fixed importing .sfz files

DrumSynth Live: fixed pitch problem at 96KHz

FPC: fixed freeze when changing midi loop file

FPC: fixed crash dropping sample on a pad that's playing

FPC: fixed cut/cut by valyes in "empty" preset

FPC: pad preset export now sets file extension (when necessary)

FPC: fixed releasing samples when exporting a pad preset

FPC: fixed pad preset default folders

FPC: fixed crash opening "save entire kit as pad presets" window

Synthmaker: various bugfixes (resizing)

Patcher: fixed update of XY control when automated

Patcher: fixed crash loading 2 instances and starting a new song

Patcher: fixed hint message flicker

Patcher: fixed crash deleting Patcher instance

Patcher: fixed freeze when deleting SF Player

Patcher: fixed (re)size of SynthMaker UI

Patcher: fixed use of mouse wheel over plugin UI

ReWired: fixed time calculation

Wrapper: fixed reset of Fruity Compressor settings after saving

Wrapper: fixed saving settings of The Grand 3 x64

Wrapper: various changes/fixes for bridged plugins

Wrapper: various fixes for VST3 plugins

Wrapper: added parameter index check for automation from VST plugins

Wrapper: fixed loading x64 Play from song

Wrapper: fixed some flicker in interfaceless UI

Wrapper: fixed loading shell plugin names from registry

Wrapper: fixed crash when dragging preset over existing wrapper that didn't have a plugin loaded

Wrapper: fixed loading saved bridged VST3 plugin

Wrapper: fixed crash opening and closing bridged plugin editor

Wrapper: got rid of "no disk in drive" error message when opening plugin from saved settings

FL Studio 10.0.9

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Harmor: Mod XYZ smoothing now controls filter freq smoothing as well.

Synthmaker 2.0.5



Fixed rare APDC bug.

Harmor: fixed absolute ramp speed+high quality bug.

Harmor: fixed bug in max height check for imported images.

Harmor: fixed bug in image sharpening.

Fixed playlist bug when accessing tracks over 99.

Fixed tiny problem in envelope editor hint.

Patcher: fixed porta bug

FPC: fixed randomized layer selection when there's only one layer to choose from

FL Studio 10.0.8

Monday, September 5, 2011


Env editor: envelope loops don't need a sustain point anymore.

Smooth point modes now in all plugins.

New "Song start" marker type.

DirectWave: Import and export FL Mobile .instr files

FPC: Export FL Mobile .instr files



Fixed bug in automation of channel arpeggiator chord selector.

Fixed rare bug in Maximus.

Fixed bug in conversion of step seq to piano roll while playing in song mode.

Fixed some possible problems with extended memory in plugins.

DirectWave: Fixed bug loading some samples from FL Mobile in player mode

DirectWave: Fixed crash loading specific .sfz files

Wrapper: Fixed disconnecting some plugin parts when deleting VST3 plugins

Patcher: Fixed bug increasing GDI object count

ReWired: Fixed problem loading plugin with "smart disable"

ZGE: Some bugfixes

FL Studio 10.0.5

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


zge: new version, new scripts

FL mobile add updated

Patcher: fixed crash related to voice release/kill from plugin

Added "Recording starts playback" option for pressing record to start playing/pressing stop to stop recording.

New "Gap" knob in PR articulator tool, to ensure a gap between notes.

New "Smooth" point mode in envelope editor (plugins & FL).

Env editor: adding a point near the existing segment (with snap off) inserts that point precisely on the segment.

Env editor: panning (middle button) also displays envelope without points (freeze).

FL Mobile file import



Fixed crash when trying to automate all parameters of a plugin that has no named parameter (like Patcher).

Slicex: Fixed possible case where deck B's associated file wasn't collected in zips.

DirectWave: Fixed small bug with finding missing samples

Slicex: Fixed bug in drum replacer tool.

Fixed bug in loop recording (result ending at the wrong time in the playlist).

Fixed little bug in step editing when piano roll is visible.

Fixed Edison's "Acquire noise threshold" broken for 16bit samples.

FL Studio 10.0.2

Thursday, May 19, 2011

[10.0.2 final]

- zge: new version, new scripts

- FL mobile add updated

- Patcher: fixed crash related to voice release/kill from plugin


[10.0.2 RC5]

- added FL Mobile .url file

- newtone: fixed visual update of param wheels

- zge: new version

- FL Mobile add in setup


[10.0.2 RC4]

- new FLEngine

- patcher: fixed pitch wheel response, freeze when closing ZGE, voice deletion when removing plugin


[10.0.2 RC3]

- wrapper: fixed parameter name bug

- installer: include latest dsp_ipp.dll


[10.0.2 RC2]

- new help file

- new FLEngine

     + fixed possible hang in undo when using interfaceless VST1 plugins

     + fixed wrong tempo exported in rendered projects after messing with steps per beat setting

     + reversed behavior when left/right clicking on mixer arming button

- FL VSTi: fixed freeze in Cubase when exporting to audio


[10.0.2 RC1]

- changed patcher thumbnails

- added auraqualic "data" song

- new FLEngine:

     + fixed integer overflow bug

     + fixed note properties not always selected when clicking on notes

     + use different charset to let Japanese characters display correctly

- new FL Keys wavetable, default preset

- Patcher: bugfixes (see whatsnew)

- resaved DW presets in DataPatchesPacks to use relative filenames

- fixed start menu entries for other users when installing "for all users"

- new help file and fd.chm

- Newtone: fixed crash when using undo

- FPC: fixed unmuting pads

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