Image Line Software Releases FL Studio 9 Audio Production Suite

Film Music Magazine • September 21, 2009

Image Line software has announced the release of the newest version of its popular FL Studio (previously known as Fruity Loops) audio production software including the unique FL native plugin architecture, new integrated synthesizers and effects.

FL Studio 9 includes 25 software instruments covering acoustic/synthetic bass, electric guitar and plucked string simulation, sampler tools including piano, general sample playback, beat-slicing, and a range of synthesis techniques (subtractive, modeling, FM, granular and additive).

The new version of the product can record up to 99 simultaneous tracks of audio through the updated 105 channel mixer. The Playlist workspace can contain an unlimited number of audio tracks and allows the user to arrange discrete audio events in any order or position the creative process dictates with complete flexibility. Audio tools enable time-stretching, pitch-shifting, beat-slicing, chopping, edits and creative destruction of audio.

FL Studio 9 carries forward everything that is included in FL Studio 8 plus :

* +350 additions, changes & bugfixes
* 5 extra synthesizers are now included by default: SimSynth Live, DrumSynth Live, DX-10, WASP and WASP XT in each FL Studio edition (Fruity edition or higher)
* Revised Playlist with integrated ‘Play’ button, new Clip Track features incl. track naming, muting, clip grouping and icons
* Mixer insert tracks 99 (previously 64) with new ‘Sidechaining’ function
* Piano roll ‘Riff Machine’ automated sequence generator tool and ‘note grouping’ feature
* Step sequencer & Playlist now have an integrated Play button for improved workflow
* Multiple controller support, independent instrument channels can be simultaneously played by separate controllers
* Volatile links allow hardware control of last touched GUI object. Improved linking options and functions.
* Multi-Core CPU improved multithreaded generator & multithreaded effects processing. Unleash the power of the latest generation multi-core processors.
* Revised plugins include Fruity Limiter with sidechaining, Wavecandy new mastering meter modes Fruity Reeverb 2 Mid/Side processing. Edison & Slicex new export regions and noise reduction function.
* Loop recording Audio Clips are now muted instead of the associated Channel for improved workflow.
* Wrapper completely revised for improved compatibility inc., multi-input/output plugins & ‘aligned tick lengths’.

New plugins released with FL Studio 9:

* Autogun – (free) is based on Ogun and offers more than four billion presets and produces exceptionally rich metallic and shimmering timbres
* Vocodex (free with FL Studio Producer Edition) – last word in vocoders, featuring automatic speech-enhancement functions, an integrated Carrier synthesizer, output maximization and up to 100 variable-width multi-parameter vocoder bands.
* Stereo Shaper – (free) a multi-purpose stereo shaping tool
* Gross Beat (demo) – real-time, audio-stream playback, pitch, position and volume manipulation effect
* Ogun (demo) – Additive metal simulation synthesizer that can generate more than 32,000 harmonics, modulated by high-level ‘harmonic mapping’ functions, that hand tonal control directly to the user

FL Studio 9 is available for purchase online via download or in boxed form through traditional music & software outlets. All downloadable versions will come with lifetime free updates included in the price.

For more information, visit http://www.image-line.com

Comments

By me?how? on September 23rd, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Especially sidechaining in mixer looks preety onteresting to me. Also multithread supprort, because previous version seems to work faster without “multithread processing” option enabled.

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