How far FL Studio has come

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  1. PrinceofHades

    PrinceofHades A wandering soul Defender of Defoko

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    In the few years I've used FL Studio for mixing, and then later to create original compositions, FL Studio has really changed. And not in a bad way, either. The program is now easier to use and has more functions.

    I think one of my favorite "new" features is just the updated interface. It is much easier to find what I'm looking for and edit the mixing now, as well as swapping between a rhythm editor? and the piano roll for a particular instrument I'm working with.

    So, I'm wondering: what do you think about the updated FL Studio? What are your main pros and cons of the program? One of my biggest cons for the program is that it is not beginner friendly at all. I remember really struggling with it at first. My biggest pro is that after the steep learning curve, it is incredibly versatile as far as what you can do with it, despite being more EDM-friendly.
     
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  3. Awaclus

    Awaclus Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    Well, it has been getting better with each update.

    Pros:
    - super fast workflow for mixing, sound design and songwriting/production
    - good for engineer-y people who like to actually know what they're doing, to complement how you hear and feel the music
    - comes with Sytrus, Harmor, Vocodex and Maximus, each of which is pretty much the best plugin that I know of for what it does, respectively, and the other stock plugins are good too

    Cons:
    - a terrible workflow for editing and otherwise dealing with audio clips
    - not that good for people who specifically want to avoid actually knowing what they're doing, to focus on hearing and feeling the music
    - can't read MIDI tempo maps

    Verdict: It doesn't matter which DAW you use as long as you know how to use it. I'm primarily an FL user but I also use Reaper because I prefer editing and recording in it and sometimes I need to read a MIDI tempo map.
     
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    susrever Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    Disclaimer: I am still using FL studio 11 because the computer I use for mixing doesn't have a working Wi-Fi card anymore and I can't upgrade, but still.
    I love FL studio to bits. I like the fact that there are a lots of tutorials for it, making the learning curve a little bit softer and that the demo's free and full an pretty much unlimited, making it very utau-user friendly imoh. (The "cannot save files" is a bit of a pain in the ass, but I've resolved by mixing only when I know I have a full free day I can dedicate entirely to mix covers/making usts)
    Also, I find it handy, because I can record mix and make usts in the same program and it comes with lots of plugins.
    I have yet to try the newest version, but from what I've seen, it's great.
     

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