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 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).

FL Studio 4.5.1

Monday, December 29, 2003

New Sytrus generator!

New 'auto' mode in arpeggiator (finally works like a classic arp now).

New playback function in piano roll.

New strum tool in piano roll.

New Fruity Flangus effect plugin.

New ReWire (host & client) support.


Playlist / piano roll selection now updated when changing PPQ.

Added ASIO clock source selector (for compatibility with the Tascam US-122)

Added ASIO CPU check for more stabillity (prevents freezing GUI).

Removed the obsolete 'tiny slices' rendering setting & improved rendering.

Added beep metronome sound.

Bugfix in Fruity Slicer plugin.

Bugfix in channel grouping while loading songs.

Little bugfix in playlist.

Little bugfix in preset switching.

FL Studio 4.5

Monday, November 3, 2003

(boxed release) Added support for the Edirol PCR-30/50 controllers

Little bugfix in layer loading.

Bugfix in FL Keys & dashboard plugins.

Little bugfix in automation smoothing.

Added warning when saving to a protected MIDI file.

Inserting space in playlist now moves markers as well.

Editing playlist markers is now undoable.

Bugfix in 'zoom on selection' in piano roll.

Alt+click to default note levels in piano roll.

Small bugfix in PPQ changing.

Bugfix in playback indicators in piano roll.

New free Slayer & FL Keys plugins (actually were in 4.1.2).

Improvement: arpeggiator now works fine with short single-hits.

Don't ask why it's a 4.5 version already :)

FL Studio 4.1.2

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Added automation smoothing feature.

Added Fruity Keyboard Controller plugin.

New undo history in project browser.

Added 'insert/delete space' in playlist, piano roll & event editor.

Now showing plugins & their parameters in the project browser.

Added output visual to Fruity Formula Controller plugin.

Improved internal controller handling.

Improved pattern merging.

Fixed rare automation problem.

Fixed handling of special audio input format.

Event editor LFO tool can now be cancelled.

Bugfix in MIDI file import for controllers.

Small bugfix in Boobass plugin.

Sampler channels now load 24Bit integer wave files.

Fixed small bug in Fruity Slicer.

Fixed small weird bug in plugins.

Fixed sampler channel filters consistency accross sample rates.

(Projects not made at 44100Hz might sound a little different!)

Small fix in Fruity Parametric EQ at 22000Hz.

Small fix in filter for Fruity Delay 2.

Small visual fix in Fruity Slicer.

Bugfix in Fruity Phaser plugin.

DS script loading bug (on some systems) finally fixed.

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