FL Studio is a digital audio workstation created by Image-Line. It is available in three different editions: Fruity Edition, Producer Edition and Signature Bundle.
Image-Line offers lifetime free updates to FL Studio, which means users receive all future updates for free.
FL Studio can also be used as a VST instrument in other audio workstation programs and also functions as ReWire client.
FL Studio supports time stretching/pitch shifting, beat slicing, chopping, and editing of audio. 64 simultaneous audio tracks can be recorded. Other key features include a digital piano roll. Audio can be imported or exported as WAV, MP3, OGG, MIDI, ZIP, or the native project format with .flp
Fruity Edition Edit
- Allows users to access step sequencer, mixer, the playlist, piano roll and event automation.
- Can act as a VST or ReWire client
- Includes plugins: Fruity Delay, Fruity Delay Bank, Fruity Flangus, Fruity Love Philter, Fruity Vocoder, Fruity Parametric EQ, Fruity Parametric EQ2, Fruity Multiband Compressor, Spectroman, Fruity Stereo Enhancer, Wave Candy, Fruity Wave Shaper, Soundgoodizer, Simsynth Live, Drumsynth Live, DX10FM, Wasp & Wasp XT
- There is no audio recording freature
Producer Edition Edit
- Includes all features of Fruity Edition as well as audio recording features and Automation Clips
- Includes plugins: Edison, Slicex, Sytrus, Maximus, Vocodex & Synthmaker
- Allows waveform view for audio clips and cue points in the playlist
Signature Bundle Edit
- Includes all features of Producer Edition
- Includes plugins: Fruity video player, DirectWave, Harmless, Newtone, Pitcher, Gross beat & Hardcore Guitar Effects Suite
Demo Version Edit
Image-Line offers a free demo version which includes all the program's features and most plugins. Some plugins are in DEMO mode, where some add silence every now and then.
In Demo mode, projects can be rendered into WAV, MIDI, MP3 and OGG.
Projects saved in demo mode can only be opened completely once all the plugins in the project have been registered. Presets for DEMO plugins can not be saved.