Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4
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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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7o3uald 09/21/2003

Image Line Fruity Loops Studio 4 : 7o3uald's user review

5

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Installation is very simple and without problems.
The manual (in English) is very clear, there are more different translations and didactels crash at: http://www.flstudio.com

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

config:
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.

Performance:
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).
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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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.