FL Studio 12 Beta

Image Line releases FL Studio 12 Beta, giving FL Studio owners a peek into the popular DAW software's upcoming version.

FL Studio 12 Beta

The official FL Studio 12 version is scheduled for release sometime in 2015, but as early as now, the company has already started the beta version which will let existing FL Studio users can try many of the new features that they'll be getting on the next release, and at the same time provide valuable feedback and inputs.

Since FL Studio updates are free for all registered users, the early beta release becomes truly interesting for the users and potential buyers of the software. If you buy the current version of FL Studio, you will get all future versions for free, so beta releases can actually help in selling the software to potential customers while at the same time it helps retain existing customers.

According to the company, FL Studio 12 Beta will showcase the new reworked interface of the upcoming official version. It is said to improve the overall workflow of the software, with the end goal being increased productivity and quicker learning curves. Although this change sounds good on paper, there are times when GUI changes can be more detrimental than helpful, so this beta release will allow users to give the company a piece of their mind.

Improved multitouch support is another notable features that the Beta version will be bringing to the table. This DAW Software can now work with a multi-touch monitor for more intuitive control over your music production. Instead of having to use a physical mixer/controller, you can now replace it with a touch screen tablet. You can then utilize the Dashboard plug-in to create your own customized controllers quickly and conveniently

Here are the rest of the features of FL Studio 12 Beta:

  • Fully reworked scalable interface - Any screen size or resolution you use, FL Studio will always fit
  • Multi-touch – Multi-touch capability extends to the Mixer.
  • Browser – New category tabs and the ability to delete content on right-click
  • Channel Menu - The Channel Options Menu have moved from the Toolbar Menus to the Channel rack.
  • Channel settings - Have been integrated into the Plugin Wrapper (no more Channel settings pop-up).
  • Pattern Menu - The Pattern Menu has moved from the Channel rack to the Toolbar Menu and Pattern Selector.
  • Piano roll - Piano roll Auto-zoom can now be deselected from Settings > General > Auto zoom in piano roll
  • Playlist - Multiple drag and drop for audio files onto Playlist (from a Windows file browser).
  • Stepsequencer - Step sequences are now interchangeable with Piano rolls.
  • VST Plugins - VST plugin installation & discovery improved and simplified.
  • Fruity Formula Controller - Updated, new UI.
  • Fruity Envelope Controller - Updated, 8 Articulators, Mod X/Y env, Smart Knobs, New UI.
  • Fruity Keyboard Controller - Attack smoothing, new UI.
  • Various other improvements and changes

More details about the upcoming version is going to be made available via the Image Line forum. The new FL Studio 12 Beta is now available for download for all registered users of FL Studio, Head over to Image Line for further details and other information.

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