FL Studio 9 announced and released
10th Sep 2009 | 10:15
What's new in Image Line's DAW?
PRESS RELEASE: Image Line Software, leading developer of audio production software, introduces the 9th version of its music creation and production program, FL Studio, on the symbolic date 9th of September, 2009.
With more than 10 years history, the award winning digital audio workstation, previously known as FruityLoops, is delivering more added value than ever, ready to be exploited for its music production capabilities.
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 those who prefer to purchase the boxed version, Image-Line is including a Virtual Cash Card in the box that customers can use to register online and to receive 49 USD virtual cash. The money can be spent on lifetime Free Updates or put toward any other Image Line Software download-products.
FL Studio Editions and prices:
FL Studio Express Edition (49 USD, download only)
FL Studio Fruity Edition (99 USD download / 139 USD boxed)
FL Studio Producer Edition (199 USD download / 269 USD boxed)
FL Studio Signature Edition (299 USD download / 399 USD boxed) - Provides all features of FL Studio Producer edition + Maximus maximizer, Sytrus synthesizer, Hardcore Guitar effects suite and Directwave Sampler.
Note: FL Studio XXL Edition Bundle has been discontinued.
For more information, visithttp://flstudio.image-line.com/index.html
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