FL Studio Editions & Features
It's our philosophy is that you should only pay for the features you use. We provide FL Studio in four editions, each with more features than the next. In terms of core program features and functions, there are really only two versions of FL Studio Fruity Edition and Producer Edition. Beyond these, all other 'Editions' are collections of Producer Edition and additional plugins. The product hierarchy below notes some key features:
NOTES: 1. When a plugin is 'included' with Fruity, Producer Edition or Signature Bundle, this refers to the native version of the plugin. All Plugins Bundle includes the native plugin and any VST or AU versions (should they exist for that plugin). 2. Please see the feature comparison list on the FL Studio website for a detailed comparison of each Edition and Bundle. 3. You may upgrade from one edition to the next at any time (check the shop for upgrade pricing).
What's FL Studio TRIAL mode?
FL Studio TRIAL is functionally equivalent to the FL Studio All Plugins Bundle. If you are using trial mode there is only one limitation - Projects can be saved but can't be opened again until FL Studio is purchased and unlocked. If you have used instruments or effects in the project not included in the edition purchased (above), then you will need to buy those plugin/s too. Projects in this state will open but the plugin/s will be replaced with place holders.
You can tell if a plugin is a trial when the Wrapper window title bar shows "(trial)" after the plugins name. All other functions in the FL Studio trial are fully unlocked. It is the equivalent of Signature Bundle plus all plugins. Remember, you can render to .wav, .mp3 .ogg or .mid files prior to saving a trial project.
When one of the following icons appears next to the page title it means the feature or plugin is exclusive to a certain FL Studio edition or must be purchased separately. You can learn more about the editions here in the manual, or for a complete comparison of the FL Studio Editions Compared visit the Feature Comparison page. When a plugin is 'included' with Fruity, Producer Edition or Signature Bundle, this refers to the native version of the plugin. All Plugins Bundle includes the native plugin and any VST or AU versions (should they exist for that plugin).
WARNING: If you open and then re-save a project that contains trial plugins, the settings for these plugins will be lost. To unlock the trial plugins visit the Image-Line store and buy them. After purchase you can continue working on these projects with the plugin settings as originally saved.