The manual (in English) is very clear, there are more different translations and didactels crash at: http://www.flstudio.com
Dell inspiron 8500 laptop (2.4 Ghz) RAM: 1 Ghz Sound Card: RME Multiface hamerfall (PCMCIA) + usb ctrl Evolution UC-33. all under win XP.
an efficient & stable config, especially since I use both live in the studio.
latency: 3 ms (qq underun) but very effective for the treatment of external sources in real time.
latency: 23 ms (very clean) config when using large audio files.
good management of the cpu.
MIDI sync is not great (see future versions).
What I like above all in flp 4.12 is very malleable ergonomics and real-time access to the features: http://www.flstudio.com (from the undo history = 4.12 + support 24-bit wave Asio 2).
Very good performance and a lot of tricks in a program that has grown rapidly and is in (see above) of some (sequencers and virtual instruments) well known.
I was seductive by early versions of the software in 1998, the id of the analog sequencer emulation, as it was brief at the time, seemed like a good track.
With regard to the peculiarities of soft there so much to say, that a forum (looptalk) is open on the site, one can propose changes to the developers, exchange tips or the "patches" with other users.
The app is available in three versions:
- FL Studio Producer edition (the one for which I chose). $ 149
- FL Studio Fruityloops edition. $ 99
- FL Studio Express Edition. $ 49
notice that the prices are really mini! -) and updates are free.
With the experience so I would not hesitate.