In order to get off to a good start (with minimum frustration), read the "Getting Started" tips to get a general idea about the usability. After a few runs and experimenting with it, it will be a blast to work with.
Let me start off by stating this: Just as with any program for creating loops/beats, what ya put into it is what ya get out of it! You can't expect pro quality results if you're starting out with crappy samples or sound fonts. However, if you are able to start with quality samples or sound fonts, import a few VSTi's, and some originality, you WILL end up with favorable results. I've been using FL off and on since the basic and 2.5 version. It has progressed in leaps and bounds! If anyone is fairly familiar with outboard gear (hardware), you can easily find your way around Fruity Loops Producer Edition utilizing a simular approach. Also bear in mind, that it depends on the quality sound card you have.
N/A - if you've got a PC with speed and power (nothing less than a Pentium IV 2.4 GHz and a 1/2 gig of ram) you are straight! Anything less than that, will be difficult to multitask within a project.
Overall, I give this program a 9 because of its capabilities. Once you have your tracks the way you want them to sound, just export to a wave file, master it in your favorite editor (i.e. Sound Forge) and you're in business!. As stated previously, I've been familiar with this program since the basic and 2.5 version. I have made some bangin' tracks that many (and I do mean MANY) people appreciated. Yes indeed, if you have any creativity, you can produce some FIRE with this program!
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: LIAC (January 1-, 2005)