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 6.0.1

Thursday, December 8, 2005


FL now compiled with Delphi 2005.

New popup menu engine.

New scale-detecting helper in piano roll.

Multiple MIDI input devices are now accepted.

MIDI clock sync can now be sent to multiple MIDI devices.

All control events can now be edited in the piano roll.

Edited events are now stored in a most recently used list.

Piano roll now offers 16 note colors (that can be seen as MIDI channels).

Piano roll helpers also mark notes that have names (useful with Fruity Slicer).

Can now drag individual slices from the Fruity Slicer onto channels (or the

explorer), and copy them to the Windows audio clipboard.

Revamped mixer with enhanced free track routing (all tracks can now be sends).

Piano kb keys now accepted in the MIDI remote control box (white = toggle,

black = latch).

'New 'Link all parameters' option in plugins & mixer'

Can now move mixer tracks around.

New glue tool in piano roll, to glue contiguous notes.

Can now replace a channel type by another (was already doable through presets).

Various other enhancements in the piano roll.

Support for MIDI hold & sostenuto with result directly in piano roll.

Minor usability improvements.

Ctrl+mouse wheel to center-zoom at the mouse position in event editors,

piano roll & playlist.

Improved stability/safety for ASIO devices.

Little bugfix in automation clips.

Drag/drop now works on detached playlist.

Speed improvements.

Knobs animation is now smoother (for those who can notice).

Browser revamped visually, with various little enhancements.

Browser smart search feature, allowing things like

sims?nth or wav and "rev* bongo">.

Browser updated to remember its last state, visual drag/drop.

Browser now monitors FL's data folder to refresh itself.

Browser can show all file types & their extension.

Added browser snapshots.

Dropping a file onto the browser jumps to that file (providing it's available

somewhere in the browser).

Sytrus: arpeggiator built in envelopes, audio file to envelope analyzer,

envelope vertical flipping.

Sytrus: can now drag/drop single-cycle shapes onto harmonics editor, or channel button.

Sytrus: waveforms can now be saved to (32bit) WAV files.

Sytrus: enhanced waveform editing tools.

Sytrus: added 4 new filter types.

Sytrus: can now lock harmonics individually.

Sytrus: can now drag waveforms (click big waveform or ctrl+click small one)

onto other synthesizers.

Small mini-piano roll update bugfix when project browser is open.

"Typing kb to piano" feature now works from the browser window£

as well (accel chars now only work in the tree when the feature is off).

Bugfix in level scaling event editor tool.

New EQUO automatable equalizer plugin.

New Fruity Reeverb 2 plugin.

Fruity Slicer: loading/slicing drumloops doesn't break audio engine anymore.

Live mode: song relocation is bar-synchronized.

Alt+/* and Ctrl+Alt+/* to jump to/select next/previous song markers.

Misc little enhancements: middle mouse button in browser, mouse wheel

working in some new places, etc.

Added support for some more hardware controllers.

Ultrasmooth visual feedback now off by default and sets a higher smoothness,

and also now applies to fruity plugins.

Playlist pattern lane gets a popup menu, and selected patterns can be renamed

all at once.

Added option to split (explode) a pattern by channel.

Shift+piano roll/playlist cut tool now selects a column.

Alt+click in piano roll/playlist/event editor bypasses the current snap (very handy).

Shift+left/right or Alt+left/right shifts (nudges) selected notes in piano roll/playlist.

Bugfix in audio recording undo, and also made it clearer (tells which files are

gonna be undone).

Can now edit note properties to change a note into a slide.

Added workaround for minor Windows graphic bug in the playlist.

Added CC standard names to popup in MIDI remote control box.

Shift+mouse wheel to scroll playlist, shift+right click for playback tool in piano

roll, and various similar little enhancements.

Can now jump to song markers using MIDI input, and create them on the fly.

Wrappers publish 128 extra parameters for CC's, so that you can control a VSTi

without using a MIDI out channel in most cases.

FL can now send MTC as well as MIDI clock for output synchronization.

Support for multimedia keyboards (play/pause/stop/prev/next/browser keys, etc).

Newbie enhancement: long audio files are not kept on disk by default anymore.

Option to save audio & MIDI clipboard data to files (see tools menu).

Double-right-click piano roll & playlist brings the options menu.

Better support for the Korg MS20 controller: cable in/out are mapped to CC to

work as switches.

Enhancement for tablet PC's: most forms states are saved per screen resolution

(handy when switching from landscape to portrait mode).

Enhancement for tablet PC's: stylus mode that allows easier tweaking of knobs

as well as several little usability improvements for pencil use.

App includes a 128x128 icon size for application bars (ObjectDock, etc).

LAME DLL now loaded dynamically (to avoid problems when FL is used as a plugin).

Little fix for piano roll splitter losing its aspect ratio when resizing the window.

Less flicker when resizing some windows (unless detached).

New 'one-click recording' option for dummies (in the tools menu).

Added auto-map all ASIO inputs (just like outputs), to monitor all inputs.

New Fruity Squeeze sound degradation plugin.

FPC: volume and pan envelopes per pad.

FPC: pad presets and note layouts.

New Wasp XT synth plugin.

Wrappers now automatically save plugin specific settings (optional).

Video player now has an option to disable rendering audio.

New GM preset for DrumSynth Live.

Added support for Frontier Design's TranzPort controller.

Piano roll note properties can now show note lengths (optional).

Alt+mouse wheel to change note properties (of the closest note, or the selected ones)

in piano roll & SHIFT+mouse wheel to move them around.

Caps lock to move notes without changing their ending times in piano roll.

More accuracy in the drawing of events in the piano roll.

Browser now shows .FNV (envelopes), .DWP (DirectWave) and .FXP/.FXB (VSTi patches).

New Fruity Envelope Controller plugin.

New DirectWave sampler plugin.

New Chrome visualization plugin.

Fruity Slicer can now export sliced sample.

New sample and preset downloader for FPC and DirectWave plugins.

Existing automation clips are now adapted when the PPQ settings have changed.

Added workaround for UAD-1 plugins to work.

Cue points are not turned into regions anymore.


FL Studio 5.0.2

Wednesday, January 26, 2005


New key limiter tool in piano roll.

New score flipper tool in piano roll.

New level scaling tool in piano roll & event editor.

New piano roll tools button for direct access to tools.

New 'Arrange windows' item to leave room for the bottom taskbar

(handy under Windows XP).


Keyboard shortcuts now work for detached windows.

Little bugfix in note legato tool.

Updated to LAME 3.96.1.

Fixed XI file loading bug.

Added per-editor snap override.

Minor UI enhancements.

Slightly improved 'prepare for MIDI output'.


FL Studio 5.0.1

Monday, December 20, 2004


Fixed 'Add pitch to key' for plugins.

(bugfixes!) Fixed crashing bug in Fruity Granulizer.

Fixed 2 minor bugs in Sytrus.

Fixed problem with MIDI input in FL VSTi versions.

Fixed little problem after dismissing the piano roll note properties box.

Fixed disabled automation clips processed when relocating the song.

Disabled looping for sample preview in browser

(too many bad loop points in samples out there).

Auto-scrolling doesn't switch off anymore when editing and the song is not playing.

Fixed problems with dual monitors: FL can now be maximized on second

monitor and will remember the monitor it's on when maximized.

Fixed little playlist shortcut problem.

Added option to detach playlist, piano roll and event editors from the working area

(can be maximized on a second monitor).

Changed the default wallpaper to a newbie one.

Newbie enhancement: MIDI settings window doesn't show up anymore to

let the user select a MIDI input device.

Newbie enhancement: "Enable MIDI input/output" switches itself on when you


FL Studio 5.0

Monday, November 22, 2004


New automation clips in playlist.

New Fruity WaveShaper effect plugin.

New Fruity Pad Controller (FPC) plugin.

New Collab tool to chat & exchange projects

Can now load MP3's into sampler channels and audio clips.

New powerful arpeggiator tool in piano roll.

New option to render audio files with slice markers (regions) built-in.

Fruity Slicer now gets slices from audio file cue points as well

Much improved Fruity Slicer, with stretching and REX loops support

New 'make unique' option for audio clips to sever parts.

New Elastique time-stretching and pitch-shifting in audio tracks

Tempo-synced preview of stretched samples.

Added author & genre to song properties, saved inside WAV files and MP3 tags.

Added tempo detector to audio tracks to align project tempo to song clips.

New drum flam tool in piano roll.

DrumSynth Live now supports 120 patches.

Enhanced Fruity Granulizer with transient-alignment and new skin.

Added note legato and articulation tool in piano roll.

Basic loop recording.

Added tempo tapping feature.

 

Added better automation smoothing to MIDI remote control

Setting for steps per beat now adjust tempo as well

Fruity Slicer note dumping is now done in piano roll selection (if any).

New slicing engine in Fruity Slicer and FL (audio clips).

Stacked notes in piano roll randomizer now work better.

Made brush default tool in event editor.

Little bugfix for monophonic mode in step sequencer.

Restyled Fruity HTML NoteBook plugin.

Background wallpaper can now be HTML pages.

Bugfix in Sytrus (making it a little faster).

Added copy/paste preset to Sytrus, to share presets between all plugin versions of it.

Added global envelope mode to Sytrus (version 1.2), for perfect gated presets.

Fixed crash when deleting MIDI out channels sometimes.

Song markers now properly stored in rendered waves even with tempo changes.

Fixed memory leak in Fruity Slicer plugin.

Updated drum list in the MIDI out plugin to the GM2 standard.

Made channel resampling option always enabled.

'Keep on disk' samples can now be modified (loaded from disk when needed).

Can now check 'keep on disk', 'resample' & other options even when not possible.

Newbie enhancement: snapping is off by default.

Can now drop samples onto the channel settings window.

Preview now only loads the few first seconds (for MP3's to preview faster).

XY controller now supports multiple joysticks.

Right-clicking the recording disk to arm a mixer track won't prompt for a filename.

Added option not to auto-unarm mixer tracks.

Selecting an ASIO input now arms the mixer track automatically.

Added option to trim audio clip parts outside playlist selection.

Auto-envelope cleaning in step edit mode in Sytrus & Fruity Waveshaper envelopes.

Remove transposing from quantization tool

Toolbars can now be locked.

Replace 'Ignore velocity' option by 'Velocity link', to control per-note filter using velocity.

Can now shift+click note events to unselect them.

Can now set one of the external audio editors to replace the default one.

Added support for Hercules DJ Console

Added sampler interpolation method selector for realtime playback (audio settings).

Removed obsolete 1..9 pattern selector.

FST and FSC file extensions are now associated with the app

Auto-scrolling switch now in the main part of the UI, and auto-disabled.

Song selection now shown in the transport slider as well.

Minor cosmetic changes and new wallpapers.

Shift disables 'typing keyboard to piano' feature

BkSp shortcut for quick snap switch.

Fixed problem with incoming MIDI note off messages too quickly after note on.

Minor fix in Fruity Vocoder.

Removed (abused) live loop, in favor of Collab.


FL Studio 4.5.2

Thursday, March 4, 2004


Upgraded plugin menus : easier way to browse/automate parameters.

Added 3 band equalizer and soft mode option in Sytrus.

Added (basic) import for Yamaha DX-7 presets

Added option to use mixer position as playback position,


Small bugfix in event editor zoom/select.

Small bugfix in effect preset selector.

Bugfix in Sytrus (was unstable).

Little glitch fix in Sytrus.

Changed scale for harmonics level editing in Sytrus.

Fixed problem with some ZIP files not created (really this time).

Small bugfix in automation recording.

Fixed arp/slide last bugs (I hope).

Fixed tiny visual glitch in browser.

Notes in step seq now restricted to the channel's keyzone.

Added repeat mode to arpeggiator.

Sytrus presets are now compressed (was needed for the VSTi version).



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