Fl Studio 12 Fruity, Producer Or Signature Which Version To Get
One of the most wanted, downloaded and used DAWs or digital workstations, FL Studio 12 has upgraded its class to a super-pro rhythms. With the most clean and manageable interface among its competitors market, you can rest assure it will not bring you down that easy. With three available editions, Fruity, Producer and Signature, Fl Studio 12 offers just as much work that you need and so much beyond that. It really knows how to stick out that surprise card. Here are all three bundles face to face.
Fl Studio 12 Main Features
- Fl Studio Fruity Edition – has piano roll and playlist, but lacks in audio clips, audio recording, slicex and edison.
- Fl Studio Producer Edition – extends to hi-end feature spectrum including all audio clips, piano roll, playlist, audio recording, slicex, edison and vast more.
- Fl Studio Signature Edition – holds all the features a Producer has plus a FL Studio`s most advanced plugin bundle.
Most Valuable Pros And Cons
Where to start, do you want the good news first or the bad one? Well, I am a huge fan of Fl Studio, especially 12, and so I will start with them juicy Pros first.
Fl Studio 12 Pros
- never before cleaner and easy to adopt vectorial interface
- various advanced features
- impressive sound and plugin library
- a “split by channel” option takes every channel and splits them into a separate pattern and lists them up by name
- huge mixer features improvement (easy multiple channel selection, new mixer make-up options etc)
- “editable ghosts” lets you switch from one channel to another from one piano roll, double right-clicking on the ghost note seeable within the same piano roll that will jump you in that desired channel so you can edit
- support for Novation Launchpad Pro
- a full-touch support (multi-touch especially when doing an automation within the mixer)
- Detachable windows
- lifetime free updates (as an Image-Line member)
- easy to learn
Fl Studio 12 Cons
- for some users not so easy learning curve
- still not supporting the AAC format
- limiting features of video player (cannot export video, only audio)
- constant crashing of mobile versions
- not so widely flexible with audio editing
- not fit for excessive use of pro plugins with computers using CPUs under 7000 Benchmark (it WILL certainly bug, freeze, latency fail and crush at the end)
- the sound quality also still trots behind other DAWs
Personal Opinion As An Hip Hop Music Producer
I`ve been using FL since it`s first steps. One thing is for sure. It has always been so easy to comprehend. Starting very dumbed-down, now in its 18th year of development, FL has really turned into a powerful workstation. Yet, Fl Studio 12 Producer Edition has some downfalls, which, looking at the Pro perspective really aren`t that much Image-Line dependable.
I mean, face it, if you really want to be a professional in anything, your knowledge must be equipped with at least one main pro gear. And what`s the most important tool without whom you can`t start any of the music production wonders? Yes, a decent PC or laptop. Well, an expression decent comes way too blurred if you reach for that extra professional level. Then it`s not the FL Studio that needs fixing and/or upgading. It`s your personal hardware.
I`ve been dealing with the same issue since I started doing music. And not since recently that I finally figured that, if you really want a top-notch, Grammy-worth virtual studio sitting in one machine, you have to squeeze out your budget big.
DO NOT go under 7000 CPU Benchmark points when getting yourself a PC or a laptop to push that Waves and other alike plugins. This is A MUST!
Fl Studio 12 As A Definite 2017 Best DAW Winner
Even though the habit is a serious disease, the judging course may be wavy. But, no matter, we still have more and more if not new users then fairly admitters of Image-Line`s very impressive hard work reflections.
It is always the matter of taste of course, but with Fl Studio 12 edition, the competition circle just got narrower. Never ending looks improvement and the ability to sculpt your UI to your deepest character has never been that broad-set.
And for the final touch up, if you really care about your music, you will find your way in everywhere. Even the simplest, cooler-looking, greatly established place, may just turn out to be your favorite one.