DAW: Image Line - FL Studio 8

fl studio 8

Image Line unveils FL Studio 8. Many new features and changes in this great virtual studio for Windows. Wouldn't I be using Ableton Live, I'll definitely would use FL Studio! Looks great!

Some cool features:

Flexible audio and control data routing, free-form Playlist design and interoperability with industry standards (VST/VSTi/VST2, DXi, DXi2, Buzz, ReWire, MIDI, MP3, WAV, Ogg vorbis).

Includes 29 virtual synthesizers covering acoustic/synthetic bass, electric guitar and plucked string simulation, sampler tools including piano, general sample playback, and beat-slicing, and a range of synthesis techniques (subtractive, modelling, FM, granular and additive).

With FL Studios newest addition, FL Synthmaker - a fully modular environment, you can now create & share your own FL instruments, effects & dashboards without the need to write basic code.

FL8 can record up to 64 simultaneous tracks of audio. The Playlist workspace can contain an unlimited number of audio tracks and allows you to arrange discrete audio events in any order or position.

Audio tools allow the user to time-stretch, pitch-shift, beat-slice, chop, edit and creatively destruct audio. FL8 audio editing is further enhanced with Edison, the recording wave editor. Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool with spectral analysis, convolution reverb, loop-recording, loop-construction tools and more…

FL Studio imports/exports WAV, MP3 and OGG formats.

Key new features:
FL Synthmaker is a fully modular environment where you can create & share your own FL instruments, effects & dashboards, all without the need to write basic code in a modular 'plug-n-go' workspace.

One-click-recording using Edison wave editor plugin. Edison ia a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool with spectral analysis, convolution reverb, loop-recording and more.

Slicex, the powerhouse drumloop slicer & re-arranging tool.

Soundgoodizer is a 'maximizer-enhancer' plugin based on the Maximus sound-process engine.

Fruity Limiter for maximizing & compressing final mixes or individual tracks. Free to all users.

Better integration with controllers. FL Studio can permanently learn and remember links to external controllers with the new ‘multilink’ function + 'Override generic links' option.

Wave Candy, a flexible audio analysis and visualization tool with Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer and Peak Meter.

Sinc interpolation now faster (64 point sinc now usable in real-time, depending on CPU)

Rendering with improved latency compensation

Score logger, records all MIDI & note activity for instant recall. Everything you play, whether or not recording is active, is captured and ready to be dumped to the Piano roll.

Directwave Player, broaden your musical palette with downloadable sound banks and multi-sample sets.

Recording filter, to select Audio, Automation or Note data recording sessions, independently or in any combination.

Slip editing and resizing tool has been added to the Playlist for all clip types.

Multi-core safe plugins are threaded for performance gain on multi-core CPUs.

A 'Selected mixer track' has been added to the Mixer. The selected mixer track is routed there for better integration with visual effects or a recording Edison.

FL8 supports track-based sequencing in the Playlist. Pattern Clips present sequence data as Audio and/or Automation Clips

An 'Online Panel', to keep users updated with content and patches.

Price from 49 dollar (express) to 299 dollar (XXL) for the downloadable version.

"FL Studio is the most complete virtual studio currently available. It will play any sample file (wav), generator (softsynth), VSTi & DXi) or midi instrument you feed it." Via


  1. Anonymous12:49

    Awesome DAW! User friendly interface, etc... Great for beginners!
    Well, that's my opinion. xD

  2. Yes It's one of the best music making software on the market.

  3. Anonymous10:53

    Not only for beginnners...It is good for Pros too. Unfortunate that people say FL produces "Very Basic Sound" and I see most of them producing very basic sounds with expensive DAWs. I am better with FL.

  4. Anonymous04:41

    FL is good for the beginner aswell as the pro. I have been using FL for quite a few years now and compared to the old 3-4.x version of fl the new one is aligned with any other daw out pr days date. Sure the vsts that are in fl may not be all the great but in the end you got so many options and other plugins you can bring into FL that I don't consider that a problem. If you want to produce music but don't wanna wrap your head around the typical music "standard" Daw such as protools wich by the way is a workbench for studio environment and not as much a sequencer in the same way FL gives you... then TRY FL! :)


  5. Yes FL Studio is great for making music!

  6. This is a very good piece of software. If you decide to buy, there is a discount of 10% for new customers. See the ImageLine online store here:

  7. Anonymous15:59

    Good for pros and beginners. Excellent software, easy to use, intuitive and light. Works even with Pentium IV.
    New customers can get 10% off with the promo link:
    More info and screenshots available:

  8. Yes FL Studio is a great software.


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