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New Features in FL Studio 20

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New in FL Studio 20.8 BETA

Release: TBA.

What's New?

This is the first is a sequence of Beta releases for FL Studio 20.8. Many more features to come...

  • Frequency Splitter - Split and process audio into 2 or three bands using Linear Phase or Low Latency filters from -6 dB to 96 dB Octave.
  • Glitch free plugin loading - FL Studio audio is far less likely to be interrupted while loading a plugins. NOTE: If a plugin introduces processing latency, then audio glitches can't be avoided.
  • Automation - Increased precision for control and parameter automation.
  • Language - Support for display languages other than English. Translation files are not yet released.

FL Studio 20.7.3 - There will be an additional maintenance update. The following features scheduled for that release are also in the 20.8 Beta.

  • Playlist menu - New option Tools > Export all Playlist track groups. Groups audio for Parent and all Sub-Tracks into a single WAV file, reducing clutter.
  • Revised unlock system - Changes have been made to make it clearer how to unlock FL Studio from Trial. A new Unlock Panel better shows the options.
  • Menus - All check (selectable) items now support Right-Click to check or uncheck them without closing the menu.
  • Performance monitor Moved percentage column closer to the plugin name.
  • Toolbar peak meter - Now indicates potential clipping even when the audio driver doesn't require it.
  • Playlist - 'Edit > Make unique' now applies to all Clip types and selected Clips.
  • Playlist - Preserve trim edits and now Start Point with the 'Clip Menu > Select source channel' function by holding (Shift).
  • Projects - FL Studio now shows a file-size warning when saving a project with large Edison instances.
  • AKAI FIRE (pad colors) - Improved coloring of scales when using different root notes.

Previously in FL Studio 20

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of FL Studio we jumped straight from FL Studio 12 to FL Studio 20.

What's New Video

New in FL Studio 20

Released: 7 May 2018.

  • Mac support - FL Studio is now available as a 64 Bit native macOS Application. Includes Audio Unit (AU) and VST plugin support. AU plugins will scan along with VST plugins using the Plugin Manager.
  • Time signatures - See the sections for the Playlist & Piano roll. The default Time Signature is set in the Project General Settings and Time Signature changes with Time Markers. Right-Click Time Markers and select 'Time signature'. Use (Shift+Alt+T) to set time-signatures from the playhead position or over the selected time-range. Use the on Pattern Clip Menu 'Use current time signature' to set a Time Signature based on Playlist position.
  • Consolidate Clips (~ Freezing) - Bounce selected Audio and Pattern Clips to a single Audio Clip via:
  • Playlist Arrangements - An 'Arrangement' is the layout of Audio Automation and Pattern Clips in the Playlist as you added them. Use the drop-down Arrangements menu to manage multiple Playlist versions of the project (working ideas sound design versions etc).
  • Plugin Delay Compensation - Automatic PDC now work for all normal use-cases including for Mixer sends. Manual and Auto-PDC can now co-exist. Manual PDC is applied as an offset to Auto PDC. Updates include:
    • Audio recording - New audio input delay control on the INPUT menu to fix latency issues with individual audio inputs.
    • Icon colors - Automatic (Orange) Manual (Blue) or not set (gray).
    • Mixer menu - Plugin Delay Compensation > Reset manual latency on all tracks - Option to reset all manually set latency values to zero.
    • Metronome - Now latency compensated.
    • Mixer FX Slots - Latency compensated Wet/Dry mix knob. Processing delay is now compensated when mixing the Wet/Dry signals from an effect for each FX slot.
    • Continuous adjustment - Roll the mouse wheel over the time icon or latency display (Mouse Wheel) = 10 ms steps (Ctrl+Mouse Wheel) = 1 ms steps (Ctrl+Alt+Mouse Wheel) = 1 sample steps. Mouse Wheel works in three places: Track Input latency icon (FX panel) Track Output latency selector (FX panel) Track Output latency icon (Mixer Tracks).
    • Wrapper Offset - The latency shown in the Wrapper Info can be set and saved per plugin. Use to compensate plugins that consistently report an incorrect latency.
  • Updated Toolbar - New Toolbar design and editable layout.

Classic Features Return:

Playlist:

  • Playlist Tracks - Increased to 500 from 199.
  • Audio recording - Realtime display of audio data as it is captured. Multiple takes are grouped when recording.
  • Playlist menu - View > Resize all tracks. Choose from 33% to 200%.
  • Time Markers - Punch in/out Time Markers so you can start/stop recording using Time Markers.
  • Hide grouped tracks - New option 'Playlist Menu > View > Hide collapsed grouped tracks'. When used a small arrow on the right-side of the Track header can be clicked to open and close the hidden tracks.
  • Playlist preview - 'Playlist Menu > View > Mini playlist preview' is selected by default.
  • Playlist Right-Click header-menu - Right-Click options to 'Mute all clips' and 'Unmute all clips' to make undo of consolidated tracks faster.
  • Playlist - Improved visibility of Clip borders in Solid view mode.
  • Audio Clips - New stutter patterns for Audio Clip Menu > Chop.

Plugins

  • Fruity Compressor (Update) - Added an option to report processing latency. Option is accessed from a menu on the Type field (on by default).
  • Edison (update) - 24 Bit file export option.
  • Fruity Reeverb 2 (Update) - Modulated reverb using Modulation (amount) and Speed options to break up 'ringing' or 'metallic' sounds.
  • Slicex - Regions menu option 'Set all cut groups to...' a pop-up will allow users to assign the same Cut Group to all slices. Added popup with destination track names to send control.
  • VFX Level Scaler (New) - Scale Note Properties as received from the Piano roll. The graph shows input-output mapping for Note - Velocity, Release, Pitch (fine), Pan, Mod X and Mod Y values.
  • DirectWave (Update) - A Zone's loop type can now be set for all selected Zones at once. New 'Copy to selected zones' option for some Zone parameters.
  • Drumsynth Live - Added track names to the Send control's popup menu. Send works for any mixer track without prior linking.
  • Fruity Convolver (Update) - Added a PDC control () just above the Editor window to set an impulse's latency so PDC is correctly applied. Related there are two new Linear Phase EQ presets 'Linear phase EQ (Long compensated) and (Short compensated)' that make use of this feature.
  • Fruity Reeverb (Update) - Is now a 64 Bit FL plugin.
  • Harmor - Visual feedback panel scaling oct/Hz scaling saved with the plugin settings.
  • ZGameEditor Visualizer (Update) - Layers can be collapsed. Buffered layers are more obvious. Text position and size can now be specified in decimals. Copy/paste layer to and from clipboard. New project 'Wizard' presets. Increased responsiveness to 'Linear' peak effect. Color button on HTML tab to paste color to test. New effects New 'SplinePeaks'. Youlean: 'Blur' 'Motion blur' 'Bloom' and 'Color correction'. Improved quality for FFT based presets.
  • Patcher (Update) - Reduced memory usage.
  • Updated plugins (general bug fixes) - BassDrum, Drumaxx, Drumpad, Effector, GMS, Hardcore, MiniSynth, Morphine, PoiZone, Sakura, Sawer and Toxic Biohazard.

Mixer

  • Mixer Tracks - Increased to 125 from 104.
  • Mixer (Layout Menu) - Two new layout options (Compact Alt Wide Alt) showing track names at bottom.
  • Reset mixer tracks - Right-Click option for selected Mixer tracks 'Reset selected track(s) to default'.
  • Mixer/Channel rack - Renamed the '(none)' preset used to delete generator and effect plugins to '(delete)' to help reduce confusion.

Other

  • Sampler Channels - >New 'Start offset' (automatable) 'Sample start' (precomputed) and 'Length' (precomputed) controls.
  • Channel Settings - Renamed Sampler Settings option 'Load ACID markers' to 'Load slice markers'.
  • General settings - 'Hide plugin toolbars by default' is now on by default.
  • General settings - 'High visibility' option that makes switches and selected icons more obvious. Shows the hover rectangles around (most) switch buttons/icons. Scrollbars show hover color (white). Useful for those with color/vision deficiencies.
  • Render dialog - New options to 'Save loop' and 'Playlist markers'. Renamed 'Save Acidized' to 'Save tempo information'. Renamed 'Save slice markers' to 'Save note markers'.
  • Piano roll - The root note is more visible with keyboard 'scale highlighting' set.
  • MIDI Import - Two new options. Import time signatures - Add time signatures from the MIDI file to the Pattern / Piano roll. Import zero velocity notes - Treat notes with a velocity of zero as 'Note ON' instead of the default 'Note Off' messages.
  • Browser - The Drag-and-drop location of samples previews when dragging from the Browser to the Playlist.
  • File Settings - 'Shared data folder' has been renamed 'User data folder'. User data folder is automatically searched for samples (doesn't have to be in the search path list)
  • Help - FL Studio now uses the online version of the manual. If you want to work offline you can download the help here.
  • In-App Purchases - When saving using projects with trial plugins or FL Studio upgrade features it's now possible to buy plugins & upgrades from within FL Studio.
  • Installation - Option to unlock with a FLRegkey.Reg file from the 'Help > About' window
  • Plugin manager - Plugins can be dragged from the Manager list to FL Studio to load them.
  • Tap tempo - Sync option for tempo tap is now off by default.
  • Toolbar - All tool panels 1-unit high to allow for a more streamlined tool-bar for those who want it. Transport Panel - Has now been divided into 2 1-unit high panels. Transport and Recording Options panels. More later...
  • Unicode Text - Most FL plugins now support unicode characters when exchanging filenames and other text with FL Studio
  • User data changes - All your data including Projects and Backup folders are now saved to a 'FL Studio' sub folder in the system User data folders under ...\Users\[your computer account]\Documents\Image-Line\FL Studio. If you keep this folder backed up you should never lose any project related data or settings ever again! If you want to move this folder elsewhere change the User data folder location in the File settings. If you see an 'Old projects' folder in the Browser this points to the original FL Studio project location in the installation folder. We recommend moving your projects out of this folder to the new external data location.
  • Channel Rack - Menu > Channel name alignment. Names can now be left justified or centered.
  • Score logger - Tools menu > Dump score log to selected pattern. Additional time options - 2, 5, 10, 20 or 30 min.
  • View > 'Test' - Options menu to run predefined tests for development and tech support.
  • About Panel - Option to show password while typing (no more mistakes!).

New in FL Studio 20.0.4

Released: 7 September 2018.

New features and changes include:

  • Improvements to CPU usage - In complex projects where mixer tracks are routed to others and threaded processing is on you will notice significant improvements to CPU usage.
  • Patcher - More improvements to CPU usage.
  • Transpose patterns and channels in semitones - There is a 'Transpose' pop-up for selected Channels from the Channel Rack Options Menu Patterns - in the Picker Panel (Right-Click menu) or from the Pattern Menu.
  • Mixer - Added 'Delete' item to the effect slot menu in the mixer.
  • Playlist - Chop Audio Clips in 8th and 16th note divisions.
  • Playlist - Consolidated audio now shows above the consolidated (and muted) track in the Playlist.
  • Browser - Open a sample or plugin from the browser without showing the Channel window by holding the (Alt) key.
  • User data folder - Can now be reset to the default value in the File Settings.
  • Diagnostic tool - User data location is shown in reports (found under the Help menu).
  • Icons - New FL Studio 20 Application Icon.

New in FL Studio 20.0.5

Released: 26 October 2018.

New in FL Studio 20.1

Released: 18 Feburary 2019.

  • Playlist & Audio recording
    • Playlist Track Mode - Organize projects and speed workflow by grouping Instrument Channels to Playlist Tracks and Mixer tracks. This includes default Patterns for Instruments. Changes to the name color and or icon of any member in the group will ripple throughout the group. To create a group Right-Click Playlist Track headers and choose Instrument or Audio track mode. Alternatively drop instrument and effects plugins or audio files on Playlist Track headers.
    • Tools > Macros > Reset empty playlist tracks - Reset all unused Playlist tracks to default color icons and name.
    • Improved Audio Recording - Link Playlist Tracks to Mixer Track inputs so audio is recorded to the selected Playlist Track. Follow up recordings are added as sub-tracks of the parent Playlist Track. Armed Input Mixer Tracks show orange faders to better display their state.
    • Pre/Post Effects Recording - Click the Input Menu icon to choose Pre or Post effects recording. Pre-FX recordings are routed back to the Input Mixer track. Post-FX are routed to the same Track as the Input Mixer track is routed to.
  • Channel Rack & Stepsequencer
    • Stepsequencer looping - Channels in the same Pattern with shorter lengths will loop to make up the difference. This restores looping behavior last seen in FL Studio 11. The feature Includes new advanced options to allow control of per-Channel looping and loop-length for polyrhythmic patterns.
    • Stepsequencer - The maximum step-count has been increased from 64 to 512.
    • Channel Rack Menu > Set swingmix - Set the Swing Mix control values simultaneously for the selected Channels.
    • Show complete piano roll preview - Channel Rack menu option to show all the notes in patterns rather than just the number of bars visible in the Stepsequencer.
    • Close - The Channel Rack now has a close icon and can also be closed with the (Esc) key.
  • Plugin Window
  • Sampler Channels - The 'Time' knob is now automatable when the 'Mode' is set to a realtime algorithm (Resample or Stretch).
  • General Settings - New 'Check for updates' option at startup.
  • Mono export - Mono audio file export with Merge Left or Right channel options.
  • CPU & Memory Panel - 'View FPS' shows the FL Studio GUI frame-rate.
  • Project Information - Extended project statistics (bottom of panel).
  • 55 x "Minimal Kick" Samples - Browser > Packs > Drums > Kicks > Minimal Kick 01 to 55.
  • ZGameEditor Visualizer - Video export wizard (beta).
  • Akai FL Studio FIRE - Stepsequencer looping workflow enhancements (Set Channel loop-length & burn to Pattern).

New in FL Studio 20.1.2

Released: 20 Feburary 2019.

  • Automation - Initialized controls are now shown in their own folder in the 'Current project' section of the Browser.
  • Plugins - Deleting plugins now asks for confirmation (as there's no undo).
  • Playlist - 'Group with above track' will auto-color the track when the parent is an Instrument or Audio track.
  • Playlist - Adding an Instrument or Audio track no longer switches from Pattern to Song mode.
  • Channels - 'Unassign from instrument track' / 'Assign to new instrument track' Channel Right-click option.
  • Missing plugins and samples - New window when opening a project file providing more information.
  • Ogun - New Ogun presets added that were previously only available through Download Manager.
  • Harmor - New 'Olbaid' presets added to Harmor.
  • Wave Candy - Automatic mode change when the window size changes is now disabled by default.

New in FL Studio 20.2 to 20.4

There was no FL Studio 20.2 20.3 or 20.4. Let's give a moment of silence for versions that never were.

New in FL Studio 20.5

Released: 28 June 2019

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  • New Plugin
    • FLEX - Free plugin for all FL Studio Editions. FLEX is an advanced preset-based instrument built on Subtractive, Wavetable, Multisample, FM & AM synthesis.
  • FL Studio
    • macOS VST/AU - FL Studio can now be used as a VST or AU plugin on macOS hosts that support VST or AU plugins. Windows hosts can use VST.
    • Browser - (Alt+Click) to preview samples to their end. Click the stop on the transport panel to end early.
    • FILE settings - Option to change the maximum number of backup files.
    • Playlist / Piano roll - Mute selection (Alt+M). Unmute selection (Alt+Shift+M).
    • Plugin Manager - Check mark for favorite plugins is now a star.
    • FL Studio performance monitor - VIEW > Plugin performance monitor. Useful to identify resource heavy plugins.
    • Patcher - Option to show CPU usage of modules. Right-click workspace > View > Performance.
    • Channels & Effects - Added 'Don't show this in the future' option when deleting Channels and Effects.
    • Reset popup warnings - Option on the General Settings tab.
    • MIDI Options - The MIDI device list will be updated when the computer wakes up after sleep mode.
    • MIDI - Added 'Don't show this in future' for error messages when a MIDI device can't open.
    • Plugins - Deleting plugins now asks for confirmation (since there is no undo).
    • SoundFonts - DirectWave will open when a SoundFont file is dropped on the Channel Rack.
    • Templates - Are now set under the General Settings tab.
    • Underrun counter - No longer increased when a project opens.
  • Updated Plugins
    • Edison Denoise Tool - Now available on macOS.
    • Fruity Blood Overdrive - Is now a vectorized native FL Studio plugin and also available on macOS.
    • Harmless - Free 120 preset 'Harmless Essentials' library by Olbaid.
    • Sytrus - Free 151 preset 'Sytrus Essentials' library by Olbaid
    • WaveShaper - Improved quality settings for live audio (HQ) and automation of its controls (smoothing).
    • Wave Traveller and Fruity Scratcher are now vectorized and also available on macOS.
    • ZGameEditor Visualizer - Added color parameter to effects. New effects (Alps, Boaty Goes Caving, Fluidity, Frozen Wasteland, Neptune Racing, Space Jewels, Spherical, Polyhedra, WetInkSpiral, Xyptonjtroz). Added 'Select all' buttons to images and meshes list. New Add Images (source) options including presets (whole ZGameEditor projects) URL (Stream online videos) and Online Media (images and videos from pexels.com).

New in FL Studio 20.5.1

Released: 17 October 2019.

This was a maintenance update to fix issues reported with the FL Studio 20.5 release. But all hope is not lost for excitement, new features include:

  • Plugin Manager - Now shows a prompt when the user wants to close the window during a plugin scan.
  • User data - When changing the user data location FL Studio will offer to copy data from the old to the new location
  • FLEX - Clicking the Pack name will focus the selected preset in the right-list. The 'Online packs' section split into 'For Download' (for free and purchased packs) and 'Store' (for unpurchased packs). Improved errors when downloads fail. Various bugfixes (solving Access Violations/Crashes).
  • Sytrus presets - 64 free presets by Synthwave FLEX library developer Saif Sameer.
  • Wrapper - Added option to allow dropping files on VST and VST3 plugins.
  • ZGE Visualizer - New button to reload images.
  • New demo project - Musata 'Real Bass (Original Mix)' (see video above).
  • General settings - 'Associate project files' was removed from FL Studio for macOS as it only applies to the Windows version.
  • Menu shortcuts - FL Studio for macOS now shows (Opt) instead of (Alt) for keyboard shortcuts.

New in FL Studio 20.6

Released: 10 December 2019.

  • New Features
    • Distortion & Amp simulation - Distructor aggregates the most popular Distortion and Filter effects into a single multi-FX guitar-pedal inspired plugin.
    • Time warping - NewTime time-warping editor with audio quantization and groove shuffling is included with Producer Edition and up.
    • Control Voltage support - Fruity Voltage Controller interfaces with external Control Voltage (CV) hardware using a DC coupled Audio Interface. Included with Fruity Edition and up.
    • Convert Playlist tracks to audio - The Export all playlist tracks sequentially renders each playlist track to an audio file. Selecting 'Enable master effects' will include the Master Mixer track effects on all the audio files. See the 'FILE > Export > All playlist tracks' and 'Playlist Menu > Tools > Export all playlist tracks'.
    • SoundCloud export - Audio Export now includes 'Upload to cloud' option to render song to your SoundCloud account. Check SoundCloud's 'For Creators' page to connect with fellow creators or reach future fans wherever they’re listening.
    • Stepsequencer Euclidean rhythms - Advanced Fill Tool to explore Euclidean rhythms and new ways to get creative and break habitual beat making.
    • Internal MIDI capture - Burn MIDI to (Channel Button Right-click Menu) option records notes from the Channel's Arpeggiator, note effects or plugins that generate MIDI.
  • Improved Features
    • Audio Clips - The Audio Clip (menu) > 'Make unique as sample' popup now has 'Don't show this again' option.
    • Automation Clips - Access to Articulator Settings from the Automation Clip's menu.
    • Granular synthesis - Fruity Granulizer now has a sample display, play-head and sample-start visualizations to improve plugin intuitiveness.
    • DirectWave - Now supports FLAC for the Monolithic save format.
    • Edison (audio editor) - Added an option to change the sample filename in the Sampler Properties dialog.
    • FL Studio Mobile - Now has multi-output capability. From the FL Studio Mobile Rack choose the FL Studio Mixer destinations.
    • FLEX - Added modulation speed for the reverb-time. Added indication of available updates for installed packs (orange notice in info-bar). Now shows a message when a preset can't be opened.
    • Vocodex - Added option to use draft mode when rendering.
    • MIDI Out transport filter - New 'Transport flush options' menu to manage the data/commands FL Studio sends when transport buttons are clicked (Play or Stop). The menu is located lower right on the plugin.
    • ZGameEditor Visualizer - New effects (Youlean: Retro Road, Time Bar, Time Stamp, Image Rotation, Waveform, Drop Shadow). Options: Added color parameter to effects. Projection effect 'Transparent' option. Option to save still image of the visuals. Option to display background pattern in preview mode. Enhancements: NDI video streaming support. FLAC audio output is now supported for mp4 files. Uncompressed export now includes Alpha channel. Improved support for unicode characters. Improved preset loading speed (most presets should load 2x faster). Cables show dependencies between layers. Parameter values are now stored with higher precision (more than 3 dp).
    • Manage startup project - General Settings option to start with an empty project, Default template or Last used project. The 'Theme' selector from General settings has been replaced with a 'Silent startup' check box. When opening a project any missing packs are shown in the missing data window in FL Studio.
    • CPU management - The Wrapper processing includes an 'Allow smart disable' option to bypass 'Smart disable' for specific plugins that is remembered for future instances of the plugin.
    • Default colors - Color Selectors now include 'Default color' setting for the Playlist, Piano roll, Event Editor and all other components. See the lowest cell on the left column marked 'D'.
    • Convolver & Slicex - Removed KB input buttons from window. Function now accessed from the Typing Keyboard Priority control on the Wrapper title bar.
    • Performance Monitor - The FL Studio performance monitor now has a 'Reset on transport' check box.
    • Manage dialog popups - General Settings 'Manage warning messages' option for popup dialogs that display the 'don't show this in the future' option.
    • Help Menu - You can now open the What's New text file from the .
    • Auto-update license - If your license is about to expire FL Studio will show a message including a button to update it that opens the 'HELP > About' window to enter your account login details to unlock FL Studio.

New in FL Studio 20.6.1

Released: 18 Feburary 2020.

  • Audio Clip (menu) - New 'Time-warp sample' option.
  • Master Pitch - The Master Pitch can now be specified in Hz when using the Right-Click > 'Type value' option.
  • ZGameEditor Visualizer - Additional keyboard shortcut 'S' to solo selected layer. Added 'BPM sync' option to ImageMashup effect, new 'Youlean Oscilloscope' effect and uDMX support.
  • FL Studio Mobile - Updated to version 3.2.63.
  • Diagnostic - Usability improvements to the 'Fix FL Studio song project' tool.

New in FL Studio 20.7

Released: 22 June 2020.

Changes and features

  • Unlimited MIDI Controller support - MIDI Scripting allows you to take deep control over FL Studio from any MIDI controller, or to remap any existing controller to suit your needs.
  • Note envelopes - VFX Envelope for Patcher, allows you to continuously modify note properties Velocity (volume), Pitch and Pan. Plus Mod X and Mod Y per note when plugins are hosted in Patcher.
  • Create music videos - The hugely popular ZGameEdior Visualizer video generator has been updated many new and exciting visualizations and an overhauled video creation wizard. Select from a range of exciting video templates and drag to move text & other layers via the preview window.
  • Color management - Including unlocked Piano roll note colors and a new Color Selector throughout FL Studio.
  • Automation (PDC) - Plugin Delay Compensation is now applied to Automation so automated FX plugins will now stay in sync with the input audio from plugins exhibiting processing latency. For legacy projects, deselect this under the Mixer Menu > PDC > Compensate automations.
  • MIDI file import - There is a new 'Channel type' option to open MIDI files using FLEX with included (new & free) General MIDI Library.
  • Advanced Fill Tool - Channels will automatically loop to fill the remaining space when the selected sequence length is shorter than the current pattern.
  • Default template change - Now uses 'Basic 808 with limiter'.
  • Shop icon - You can now open the integrated shop panel from a shortcut on the Toolbar. This is the same panel that pops-up when you use Trial plugins and save a project, for example.
  • FL Studio opens faster - The fastest opening DAW just got a little faster. Because we care!
  • Distortion - Distructor has added Mono and Wide modes for the Delay module.
  • FLEX - Go-to synth has added support for previous and next preset selection via MIDI controllers with preset change control.
  • FL Studio Mobile - Updated to include Cloud Backup for easier file sharing with your mobile devices.
  • Audio warping - NewTime has recieved new Edit Menu options to change the beat detection method.

FL Studio 20.7.1 Update

Released: 29 June 2020.

  • Newtime and Newtone - Added Tempo display and Tempo sync button to Toolbar. Added 'Use project time on load' option
  • Tools (menu) > Macros - Remove all Edison instances.
  • FLEX - Added Ctrl + Up and Down keyboard shortcuts to directly load previous and next presets.
  • ZGE Visualizer - Added more parameters to 'Mobius Object' effect. Drop wave files with markers to import list of video cues. Reduced video memory usage and increased performance for complex presets. Dropping a sliced Audio File on the Video Cue section will auto-add cues. Clicking on a video cue in the video cue list will now trigger the cue. Fully transparent layers are now skipped to save CPU.
  • Speech synth - Focus the speech dialog text edit when the window is shown.
  • Mixer - Show a warning message when a mixer track route is deleted and a plugin was sending to it.
  • DirectWave - Improved plugin loading time when the the editor window is not visible.
  • FL Studio Mobile - Updated to V3.3.2 with new Tuner and Auto-Pitch modules.
  • MIDI Scripting - Added auto-detection of python devices. Added 'widPlugin' option to 'ui.GetFocused' function. Added function to get receiver port number. Added 'mixer.isTrackMuted' and 'mixer.muteTrack'. Added optional parameters for 'device.midiOutMessage'. Added optional parameters to 'transport.setSongPos', Added optional value parameter for 'ui up/left/down/right' functions. Added pattern selection functions, Added 'ui.setFocused' function, MIDI sync indicator doesn't turn orange when event is handled. Scripts can now set a defined state for some functions.
  • Help > About panel- Show 'All plugins bundle' in About window.

New in FL Studio 20.7.2

Released: 18 August 2020.

  • FL Studio Controls - Most controls in FL Studio now show their value when the mouse is hovered over them (like in native plugins).
  • Channel Rack - Option to disable Auto Switch Channel Group behavior. 'Auto switch channel group' allows users to deselect it to prevent auto-switching of Channel Groups. When selected, the original FL Studio behavior is exhibited (annoying 99% of users).
  • MIDI import - Hold (Shift) to suppress the import dialog showing OR hold (Alt) to force show it when dragging and dropping MIDI files onto the Channel Rack.
  • FLEX - Patch display and selector now available on the Wrapper. Loaded patches now scroll to a visible location when reopening projects.
  • AU Support - Internal presets of AudioUnit plugins are now supported.
  • MIDI Scripting - Added new function selectedChannel that returns the 'index' of the first selected channel. Added function getFocusedPluginName to retrieve the original name for the focused plugin. Moved ProcessRECEvent to 'general' module. Added ui.HideWindow to hide the Window specified by index. Scripts can now indicate that the event is unhandled but requires no further processing.
  • Playlist - Preserve Trim Edits with the 'Clip Menu > Select source channel' function by holding (Shift), The Clip's start and end positions are preserved when a new Clip source is selected. Helpful when comp-editing alternative instrumental or vocal takes.
  • ZGE Visualizer - 'Remove unused' button added to Image tab. Added ZGE logo to the plugin editor window.