Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4

Fruity Loops Studio 4, Electronic Music Sequencer from Image Line in the Fruity Loops series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 27 reviews )
 20 reviews74 %
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FP User11/09/2008

FP User's review

Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
Fruityloops is pretty nice. It's very easy to learn. I've been using it for about two years now, and it's served me very well. I heard in FL Studio you can also lay down vocal tracks, which Fruityloops could not do and left users relegated to programs like Cubase.

Very easy to use. Made my first beat [horrible] in ten minutes. WIthin months, with practice, you might sound like a pro.


It's definitely techno-based. Most of the sounds effects are for techno/rave type beats which make it hard for hip-hop producers. Import your own sounds because Fruityloops leaves you few options. And you can delete a lot of the crap they give you because you will never use it. Fruityloops 3.56 gives you a nice little hip hop drumkit, but nothing comprehensive. For a good "live drum" sound, you8 will have to bring in some outside sounds. Also, you will have to quickly learn the value of the letters E-Q!! As mentioned before, what may pass on the computer may sound quite wack on a CD. Use good monitors, big and small speakers so you get the full range of sound.

I've always just exported it to MP3, burned to CD and used it that way. Never needed customer support.


I love it...I suppose one could still consider me a newbie...however, I couldn't see myself using anything else until some of this music begins generating revenue. Even then I couldn't kick it to the'll definitely get your feet wet and you can get respect if you manage to squeeze quality out of it...which isn't hard.

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FP User11/09/2008

FP User's review

Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
This is a great tool for creative minds. It has mircoscope control. It mixing on this is harder to hear depending on the monitors you have. You can easily walk away with a track you think is hot, then try playing it in your radio and it sound totally wack. It also has MIDI features.
Price paid


This is pretty easy to use after a while just like any other beat making machine. It mite take you a period to learn how to use it. Take your time with it and you'll use it your own way. Nobody uses this program the same way to create stuff. It is pretty hard to use at first but, its childs play after a while.


This Comes with crapy techno sounds. You have to put better sounds in it for quality hip hop, r&b, soul tracks. It could do well with Pop tracks but you still need to get another wave creating/ chopping program to use this program to you advantage. They don't tell you that when they give it a rating huh.

Its only as good as the producer. You can easiest make something new and fresh that other think is wack .Be careful


Me I love this program but I had it for a year before I was good at it. If you have the time and main frame you'll do ok. I plan to use this program to build my studio around. Holla front

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MGR/Tony Soprano11/23/2003

MGR/Tony Soprano's review"Image-Line Fruity Loops Studio 4"

Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
I ordered Fruity Loops Studio 4 from the internet at The reason I went with Fruity Loops instead of some of the other step-sequencing programs is because Fruity Loops is easy to use. I paid $199.00 for the full version of Fruity Loops Studio 4 and have no regrets.

VERY VERY easy to learn. Its very user friendly and works like a charm. There seems to be two sides to this program, the simple side, and the complex side. For beginners you can easily kick out loops, for fruity pros that know the ins and outs, there are much more things you can do. There is even a fruity formula to manipulate awsome automation and so forth.

I had a bit of a problem registering this product for the lifetime upgrade.

FL Studio is a pattern based sequencer perfectly suited for creation of complex songs and realistic drum loops, with 32 bit internal mixing and advanced MIDI support.
Internal 32 bit floating point mixing, up to 96kHz stereo. It supports DirectSound and ASIO enabled sound cards for audio output. Third-party instuments can be added due to its open architecture.

The people at Image-Line have done it again. This is by far the most valuable instrument in my arsenal. It is an excellent program for novice music producers who know nothing about making music but also for professionals who have been at it for years.

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pierrab's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
Trs good piano roll to compose instinctively right clik to remove the notes very practical. Otherwise everything is easy to use in this program.


Pentium 4


The quality leaves a lot of sounds on offer DSIR, if lon compared with Reason 3.0. The synthsdorigine of fruity top are really not, you should download or use of VST plugins samples. Cest also a shame that lon may not assign keyboard keys selected functions by the user (start-up of filters, delay ...).
Now using Reason 3, Fruity I do affects more than to use VST synths.
Conclusion: Fruity is good for beginners, easy to learn, good interfaces, but its rotten and we quickly made the rounds of the effects. No wonder if everyone uses Reason to live in Tekno and composition ...

linn134's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
Installation quite simple, I usually kind of crap Autocad or worse: cubase and subdirectories in the c **...

Runs well on a Compaq Presario 2800 (P4 / 1.7Ghz / 1024 ram) taking care of the machine dedicated to live music applications. The sound card is a basic keyboard Edirol PCR1 ... imperceptible latency.

Nothing to say on the workstation (I can even launch Pro Tools and make photoshop at the same time!)

The manual is pretty useless: it is written in the windows is what it is, just read and know what a filter envelope and an equalizer ... It is a tool for creating well-thought is incomprehensible not bother with stuff (hello Yamaha!)


Everything works ... I repeat myself a little there ...


I use it for a few months, first demo version, extended version hacked by lack of dough, and now I bought it. It is a good tool, it is paid and the price is right.

the +

ease of use
orientation can live
Management synths
mode pattern great and perfectly well-functioning

the -

bug with some VST (recently settled)
output configuration separated a little twisted ...

Good software, decent price

Well mixed and with a small passage through T Racks mastering for a semblance of the result is stunning. There are a bunch of free VST synths and more, so why deprive yourself??

DjieSs's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
Everything is good say


The problem with fruity is that once touch after it is very hard SEPARATE sen ... well for me



Sugardude's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
Extremely easy installation ...
On some computers the samples provided with the software not working, but just go to the site and download the sound bank that were provided with previous versions, however, it is to do to have Additional sounds ...
Configuration is done smoothly, the first launch the software, a window opens, simply check, for the most part, everything is good ...
I have not looked at the manual ... prfr I go the hard way ...


I have a Dell dimension 8200, pentium 4, 60GB hard drive, sound card creative live!
The software works perfectly, but as I said to one, given his sometimes do not work ...
The performance of the sound are always the best that your computer can provide with the current configuration (if you choose the wrong driver, the software does not correct you) ...
Next, the configuration does not move, unless you change sth ...


I use this software since nol 2003, but before I used the first version was ...

What I like about this software is its ease of use versatilis her, his originality and style ...

This software allows prs little while ... CRER can grace the instrument synthesizers (FM, 404, 3Xosc, SimSynth, and more ...) CRER its loops, sequences, use loops or samples to external software, using a slicer effective for the problems of tempo (and re-mixer, for example a battery), it is the CRER Młoda complex fairly quickly and efficiently trs, you can add effects proffesionels by track ... Almost all parameters can be automated or can be associated with contolleurs MIDI or internal ... The software supports VSTi and DXi ...

I do not like his tendency to be mistaken for a non-professional software, and the fact that some important menu trs are relatively difficult to find by intuition (for me intuitiva software is important). ..

I have not used bcp other programs, but every time I try, the complexity of the software drives me crazy, why make it complicated FL studio proved that simple is as effective ...

In the normal selling price, this software is too expensive (like almost all music software), I got it for almost a third of the price (j'connais the dealer) ...

I wished to leave your own opinion, download a demo and try and forget what you say 80% of people from this software ...

Y^tek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
Installation? good, say it does not look like a conventional ... a black> uninstall not worthy of the name ...
As far as the first boot, no problem, the configuraiton is clear and everything went well.
Cot manual ... bah mieu worth talking about because the online help manuals are not really good (despite efforts to trying to provide a French version.)

So in light of these points the final score is not the best. at the same time, my computer is mtier then install .... bp >>> 8 / 10


I use fruity on a laptop: Dell Inspiron 4000, PIII 850MHz, 384MB RAM, 20 GB HD 4200tpm, audio card m-audio quattro (4E / S) a MK-225C MIDI keyboard controller and a UC-16 ...
I used to live with a lot of effect (about 20 between the original ones and some VSTe) and samples (roughly 30/40 for 30mins). The top few VSTi but live in a big rarr.
latency between 2 and 5 ms, bug on the information processor, but otherwise, given the pc I use one can say that it is gnial, I have no problem in performance rel. Comparing a Reason, my config exploded before I could finish my session live .... na, trs a note for this part!


The ergonomics of the software is good, I gave all beginners (on v2.72) a little time because there are many screen view, and APRS over several years, I 'in discovering every day.
This app is gnial, the quality of sound output just be good but needs to pursue this particular point, it is good samples, good rglage on eq and at least two exits spar es on the greasy tek to avoid food that kicks do the whole dynamic.

Frankly, APRS trying to change for Reason (1, 2 and 2.5), Storm (sick) and Orion, I must say that is really fruity and full trs can do anything if we give ourselves the means to do!

The price is $ 150 plus ultra aggressive for such a variety ... I care!
frog'n raoul04/15/2004

frog'n raoul's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
Little or nothing to do ... easy


_AtlonXP Barton 2.8 / nfII infinity/2X256 SDRAM in dual ultra / sb live! 5.1/un Doepfer pocket dial from home, a keyboard korg dw8000 in matre ...
_Aucun Crash recorded with Windows XP GOLD 5.5 FR change (hh.
_e can put 15-20 fruityreverb VST FX SERIES balance on a ds one another, with a buffer of 23ms with the KX drivers. (my test I)
_C'est Really stable when I do the sound on fruity, I download, I chat, I burn, everything at the same time and there is no plant from yahoomessenger! (LOL)


This will be 7 years old I use fruity ending for 5 years and I use it exclusively, I know from 1.14, I know by heart, but the possibilities are endless I'm more and more convinced.
I regret that there is nothing in t dvellopp Contents in fruity mix of video, it would be good too that we can run each track has a DIFFERENT bpm, and also that one can choose a number of diffrent patern for each track. It should also be that we can cut and paste a sound on a track (as ds Qbaise) and not just in the playlist. There should be a function for reading reversed live and die rhythmic instrument and many other ides again!
Otherwise I love granulizer, working hard to understand, but its a high-powered tool (the only synthse granular synthesizer was built in 1976 and true is the work of Iannis Xenakis) to pitch a sample return or restructured, The vocoder also dchire (jai jett the other orange, aka ...)
Contents unbeatable prices and possibilities.
I try rgulirement all soft and plug coming out of her, five years have not t dtrner fruity! I was even converted a friend who used Reason 3 years (he quit two months of Reason APRS fruity).
Thank you Didier Dambrin and Belgium for this wonderful tool.

fluo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
Installation without problem.
no incompatibility meeting.
gnrale configuration could not be more simple, no frills.


Athlon xp 1800, CM Elite I know what, 512 RAM, 80GB HDD 7200tr / m, SB Live 5.1 Platinum soon a Delta 66.
the software works fine on this config.

fl trs uses few resources compared to large "pontures" of computer music as cubase for not naming him.
for the latency, the number of adpend vst in the project.
moreover, it Exceeds by far some squenceurs on certain points.
For example, one edition of crazy for the step sequencer, pitch samples in one click, vol, pan, shift, etc. .. short, it's a dconcertante ease. same with the piano roll, a little gem. place to hack without making "toy" as they say sure.
can include VSTi VSTfx without problem and unlike ...
No problem of so-called compressor when working properly (beh so, what IDE to work 30 dB in cubase has crackles in fl ca compress, I see the problem is not o when you can read a peakmetre ).
and everything for next to nothing.

stability is to go.

against by the system of pattern may put off some. but it is just another way to work.


I use fl since version 2.0.

most: easy access to
a very thorough edition
everything is automated
Cons: Interface a little at first bordlique
an edition twelve one little feeble, or at least not very practical

fl possesses unsuspected functions, and we learn every day (thank you AF).

qualitprix the report is excellent.
with the "exprience" I would do the same choice.