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Complete Fruity Loops / FL Studio Specs, features & information:
FruityLoops for the PC is being called the ReBirth killer, and with good reason. At first glance it looks like a software-based Drum Machine, but look a little closer. It functions like a drum machine because it is a pattern based sequencer, just like Rebirth. However, more than just drum sounds can be assigned to each 'channel'. Loops, bass, synth sounds, effect sounds and samples can all be assigned to an unlimited number of 'channels'. Creating patterns is as simple as in ReBirth or any drum machine in which you set a tempo, start the loop and punch in your sounds.
The reason one might consider FruityLoops a ReBirth killer is that it offers plenty more edit-ability of individual sounds and is more programmable than the latter. In addition to panning, volume, pitch and mix controls you'll find effects, envelope, resonance, cutoff, cut, reverse and more! FruityLoops also sports the new TS-404 synth section to rival that ReBirth 303 sound. It also supports plug-ins, skins, external MIDI control and up to 64 notes per pattern.
Some additional features include an integrated BeatSlicer, live wheel recording of all wheels, unlimited number of channels (not just 8), support for 8 (VST&DX) FX tracks, integrated sample browser, cool effects to alter the samples, playlist allowing to mix several patterns, it can now act as master clock for sync, sends start / stop / clock / SPP. If you loved ReBirth, you'll certainly be interested in FruityLoops. With it you can make ultimately more unique and different sounding music, rather than something that sounds like it was made on a ReBirth! FruityLoops is being used by Hellfish, Dan Hekate, Somatic Responses, Heretik, and Sonic Belligeranza.
Version 2.7 of FruityLoops offers: Integrated Beatslicer editor; Updated MP3 encoder for better quality; A couple of new great instrument presets; Alternate B-splines interpolator in event editor; Added the use of presets (to envelope time wheels).
The next big version, 3.3 offers: ASIO support, BUZZ Machine & BUZZ Effects support, New Fruity Plugins (Parametric Equalizer, Delay 2 Fruity, Stereo Enhancer, Granulizer Fruity, Spectroman), Internal Controller, New Integrated BeatSlicer, Portamento, Velocity & Keyboard tracking to all channels, Multichannel MIDI file import, Multiple MIDI devices can now be controlled at once, and more!
FruityLoops version 3.4 adds SoundFont support and the Fruity DX-10 FM Synth add-on. Additional new features include Layer Channeling, Channel Filtering, Project Bones Export, and many more refinements. The upgrade from version 3.3 to 3.4 is free and downloadable for owners of the on-line version. However, the SoundFont and Fruity DX-10 FM Synth add-ons will cost $35 and $19, respectively.
New features in version 3.5 include: VST-compatability, multiple ASIO outputs, DrumSynth Live Generator ($19 add-on), batch export of FX tracks, step recording, copy / paste of automation data and more. The update from 3.4 to 3.5 is free!
Polyphony Unlimited (depends on CPU Power, over 200MHz strongly reccomended)
Effects Fruityloops now supports VST&DX plug-ins. You get 8 FX tracks and one master track.
Patterns 4 to 64 notes per pattern
Output 16Bit 44KHz stereo output, export to wav, mp3, MIDI file or clipboard
System Requirements Pentium 133 MHz processor, Windows 95 or 98, Soundboard, DirectX, 32 MB Ram
Keyboard Virtual Piano Keyboard
Control Midi, DirectSound
*Due to constantly changing version releases and updates, some of the information on this page may have descrepencies with the current version. We recomment checking the manufacturers website for up to date information.