FL STUDIO 20.8.1 Released

01-02-2021

FL STUDIO 20.8.1 | Faster, more precise and free.  This is a maintenance update that squashes the bugs reported by customers listed here. Not content with bugfixes, the team also added new features and tweaks to further improve your workflow. All because we love your Lifetime Free Updates! 

DOWNLOAD FL Studio 20.8.1 here OR BUY FL Studio here 

(customers please reapply your license to unlock this release)

What's New in 20.8.1?

  • Piano roll menu - Moved piano roll Helper options to View menu as it is more logical for new and forgetful users 🙂
  • Parametric EQ 2 - Added context aware type-in value support for Frequency and Gain controls. For example you can type 2000 for 2000 Hz or -6 for -6 dB.
  • Granulizer - Added context aware type-in value support. For example type in 50 instead of 0.5 to set a control to 50%.
  • Maximus - Added Monitor Input selector option in the Settings Menu for band visualization.
  • PanOMatic - Internal modulation (LFO) now previews on the XY control display.
  • Keyboard Controller - Preview keyboard Keys light up when notes are active.
  • ZGE Visualizer - Added an option to pre-load audio, to allow videos with audio playback.
  • Performance monitor - New filter option to focus on a specific plugin. Also can now be opened by double-clicking the CPU Panel.
  • Keyboard Shortcut Keys - Changed 'Paste value' in some menus from 'p' to 'v'. Check the menu hints.
  • Mixer - Increased the maximum width of the Mixer so all tracks can be shown without having to scroll. Assuming your monitor/s are wide enough.
  • Touch keyboard - The maximum width of the Touch Keyboard now depends on the key size.
  • Diagnostic - Includes information about the number and resolution of computer screens in use.
  • MIDI scripting - Allow selection of next and previous plugin presets. channels.selectOneChannel now scrolls to the selected Channel. New functions: Screen functions: removeTextLine and addMetergetLastPeakVol returns last peak value. Channels function getActivityLevel to show Channel activity. Patterns function burnLoop. Optional parameter to channels.showCSForm to allow closing a window.

Bugfixes

See here

Previously in 20.8 ...

  • 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. Visualize frequencies with a Frequency Histogram, Heatmap or dual display.
  • Instrument Tuner - Visual tuning indicator.
  • Fruity Parametric EQ 2 - New Frequency Histogram display, Linear Phase mode with artifact free high slew-rate modulation capability, Band Mute switchesSolo bands, improved Finite Impulse Response (FIR) down sampling filter and updated UI including Phase Rotation displayMid/Side/L/R frequency visualization monitoring.
  • Maximus - New Frequency Histogram display and Linear Phase filter mode.
  • Sampler / Audio Clip Channels - New Cut and Paste options from the Preview Window (Right-Click) options menu.
  • FLEX - New Browser with three layout modes for improved visual discovery. Added and arpeggiator switch. For some presets allows turning their Arpeggiator(s) off. This will turn orange when the option is available.
  • Transistor Bass - Added V2 TB303 cutoff range based on our best science! Our mostest accurate emulation of a real TB303 ever.
  • ZGE Visualizer - Drag and drop content on the Main Editor window to create Videos and Image layers. (Right-Click) option to 'Save still image' to a custom size from the Main Workspace. Dragging and dropping image or video files on the plugin creates a Layer. Optionally, video is now preloaded to memory for improved performance and synchronization. NVIDIA accelerated CODEC now used to MP4 video generation (Windows only).
  • Control Surface / Patcher - Copy existing controls with a (Right-Click) 'Duplicate' option.
  • Merge Automation Clips - Selected Automation Clips can now be merged using the Playlist Edit menu.
  • Video Player - Reduced CPU usage during video playback. Video is now preloaded to memory for improved performance and synchronization.
  • Language Support - Support for additional display languages: Chinese. More languages to come soon, see the forum here.
  • Glitch free plugin loading - FL Studio audio is less likely to be interrupted while loading plugins. NOTE: If a plugin introduces processing latency, then audio glitches can't be avoided.
  • Initialized Controls - Added a (Right-Click) option 'Delete initial value' to remove initialized values from initialized/automated controls.
  • Automation Clips - Increased precision for control and parameter automation. Added a Channel Rack & Picker Panel (Right-Click) Automation Clip 'Clone with links' to clone Automation Clips with their original links.
  • File size warning - Set the maximum size a FL Studio (.flp) project will save, before warning you about the size of the file.
  • Wrapper MIDI Support - There are now 16 'MIDI Channel Aftertouch' parameters at the end of the 'Browser > Current project > Generators parameter list', for all wrapped plugins (VST, VST3, AU), instead of just one.
  • Wrapper > Troubleshooting - Separated problem solving options from the Processing tab and added 'Fast idle' option to increase the frame rate for some plugin editor windows.
  • Edison Desnoise (macOS) - Improved denoising algorithm to match Windows. New Smoothing control.
  • Toolbar (Right-Click) - Choose flat buttons because flat is the new phat.
  • Options requiring restart - FL Studio will automatically restart (with dialog) instead of just closing when using option that require restart such as Scaling, Language or User Data location. Yay!
  • Diagnostic - Now includes the most recent crash logs in its report.

TIP: If you are updating from FL Studio 11 or 12, check the video tutorial here.  To review all the updates since the release of FL Studio 20, see the manual here - New Features in FL Studio 20

 

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