Music production at home was once something reserved for those that had thousands of dollars of expensive equipment. As computers progress and become more and more advanced, at home production of music is now within the reach of anyone that seeks to do it. FL Studio 12.4 opens up a whole new world of possibility to those seeking to produce and edit music at home.
FL Studio has a wide range of features that make production simple, fast, and fun. FL Studio offers an easy to use interface complete with visuals that sync up with the music making it a perfect resource for DJs and other artists. Features like custom mapping formulas that allow users to edit files, a browser that is easy to use, extended colors for visual elements, mixer, dashboard, and plugin manager all make FL Studio one of the most effective and easiest to use programs that are currently on the market. This Belgian bases program is perfect for those working in music everywhere.
New Features With the 12.4 Version
There are some new features that come with the 12.4 version that is well worth taking note of. The first is that the loop recording has been improved upon tremendously. Maschine Jam support has also been added and the custom layout allows you to make your dashboard entirely your own. There are also some new plugins that are available in this version including Transistor Bass with advanced emulation of the Roland TB303 Bassline synthesizer. This means that you can even further customize your sound and make for the best music out there.
Some of the previous version plugins have also been updated. The FPC is now expandable and the Harmless plugin is not Vectorial UI. Newtone has some added buttons for pitch and warp modes as well as the option to include region markers when saving samples from the pitch correction mode of the program. The Parametric EQ 2 plugin is now fully resizable and the Patcher plugin now has 37 new presets that are presented by Youlean.
The Razer Chroma plugin now has support for the Naga Chroma Mouse and the ZGameEditor Visualizer now has 4 new presets, and supports video export and drag and drop rearrangement of layers. On top of all that, there is now added support for the FL Studio mobile version making it easier than ever before to create no matter where you are.
The issues that have been fixed are nice and there are plenty of new add-ons that make it easier than ever to create and edit your music as well as set it to a visual track. The new updates are all beneficial to the user and the interface is just as simple to use as it was when the first version came out.
One nice feature about this program is that there is more than one version so you do not have to buy the top of the line version if you have no need for those features. There are four different versions to choose from including Fruity which is the basic, Producer, signature, and the All plugin version. No matter what version you end up choosing, this is a fantastic production software for both beginners and for those that are experienced and just need something that makes editing on the go or editing in general simple and fast.
The features are easy to use and there are plenty of tutorials around that can help you learn to use the features. Since this is a frequently updated program, you are going to get bug fixes often but honestly, it is so well put together and created that there are very few bugs, if any at all, that would make your editing process harder. The extra features make it easy to get a piece of music and create or alter it to fit your style and your creative vision.
For those that want an easy to use and fast program, FL Studio 12.4 is a tremendous program that helps guide you through the process of using features and that does offer a great number of features so that you can create unique, one of a kind pieces without having to buy ten different programs to do so. The interface is easy to use and navigate and you can customize your dashboard so that it fits your individual needs. Overall, the improvements that have been made to previous versions are all positive and this is a great program.