INSTRUMENTS & EFFECTS

FL SynthMaker (Flowstone)

FL SynthMaker (FLowstone) is a programming application that is used to create virtual instruments, effects and computer control of external hadrware without the need to write basic code. The instruments and effects you create in SynthMaker can be used in FL Studio as 'native' plugins and shared with other SynthMaker users. Check the Image-Line FL Synthmaker (FLowstone) forum here


Using FL SynthMaker (Flowstone)

FL Synthmaker (Flowstone) includes the Ruby high level programming language. This allows you to create Synths, Effects and control external hardware - USB devices, I/O cards, webcams and audio hardware. FL SynthMaker (Flowstone) is a self-contained plugin construction tool that is beyond the scope of this manual. The links below in the 'Detailed Help?' section can be used to download the .pdf manuals direct from the SynthMaker Website. FL SynthMaker differs from the commercial version in that you can't compile VSTs of your FL SynthMaker creations. FL SynthMaker is treated by FL Studio as a plugin instrument/effect and will save/open along with your projects. While FL SynthMaker project files can be shared with other FL Studio or SynthMaker users, if you want to compile VST instruments you will need to purchase the commercial version.

Video Tutorials

There are several video tutorials available:

Detailed Help?

FL SynthMaker (FLowstone) is a complex program and has its own help. We have provided a range of links below to get you started. NOTE: FL Studio 11 marks the transition from Synthmaker to Flowstone (the program in FL Studio is Flowstone) and this is why there are two sources of doccumentation below.

The guides are in PDF format. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader Here.

Upgrade to export VST format

While FL SynthMaker allows you to create and share instruments and effects within the FL Studio environment, if you want to take pity on people without FL Studio (or even sell VST plugins to people), using other DAW software, you can upgrade to SynthMaker Pro and export your projects to VST format. FL Studio Producer Edition (or higher) customers can get discount upgrade pricing in our shop.

Plugin Credits

DSP Robotics.