FL Studio

RATING:

4.8

(236)

About FL Studio

FL Studio is an all-in-one music production software that allows musicians and producers to create, mix, and master music to the most professional standards. Using FL Studio's Playlist dashboard, users can manage all track elements and properly sequence each track for mastering using drag-and-drop capabilities. To expand sound capabilities, FL Studio offers an array of plugins, synths, and effects at additional costs via their online shop. For additional sound capabilities, FL Studio supports all VST 1,2, and 3 standards so users can integrate any type of VST plugin. Using the integrated Piano Roll, users can easily sequence notes to create complex tracks. FL Studio is available on mobile devices via an iOS, Android, and Windows app.

FL Studio Pricing

FL Studio is available across 4 pricing tiers: Fruity Edition, Producer Edition, Signature Bundle, and All Plugins Edition. Pricing starts at $90/one-time and scales with each tier, outlined below: FL Studio Producer Edition - $199/one-time - Audio Recording - Full Playlist Features - 7 Additional Native Plugins FL Studio Signature Bundle - $299/one-time - Audio Recording - Full Playlist Features - 14 Additional Native Plugins FL Studio All Plugins Edition - $899/one-time - Audio Recording - Full Playlist Features - All FL Studio native plugins (No VST)

Starting price: 

$99.00 

Free trial: 

Not Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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FL Studio Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for FL Studio

1 - 5 of 236 Reviews

Elijah

Computer Games, 1 employee

Used unspecified

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed February 2024

FL Studio Review: Music making studio for professionals

User Profile

Musonda

Verified reviewer

Banking, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2021

My Number One DAW Software

Fl Studio has made my musical journey interesting and simple, it has got so many features and tools that you can use to explore your creativity in sound design with endless possibilities in what you can do, I use it to record vocals, instruments, and also design sound effects. I have never been this satisfied. It's the best DAW of all time. It helps me work faster and organize my projects so that I can easily navigate the program and allows me to customize my projects with color and icons so that I can visually see different parts of my projects with ease and without stressing.

PROS

FL Studio is my favorite DAW, I love the interface, and It's so easy to use. I have used FL for a decade now I don't think I will ever change to another. I have tried so many similar programs only Fl Studio stood out to be faster and more comfortable to work with. It supports countless third-party plugins that you download from other vendors which you can easily install and use in no time. FL Studio is easily integrated with other software and you can also use a mobile version that is available in popular app stores. It is very popular in many studio setups, it can be easily installed and comes with a bunch of stock plugins that can be used immediately after installation without having to download extra ones. Its supports many hardware devices such as mics, sound interfaces, midi controllers, input and output devices in a plug and play style.

CONS

It's not free but you can download a trial version which has limitations. If you are just starting out I recommend you start with a trial version. It took time for me to learn how to use it effectively, as a beginner I had to learn from experienced users because at that time I had no access to the internet and youtube as we do now. Learning how it works will help in getting the most out of this program.

Roan

Music, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2022

I'll Always support Image Line

FL Studio has been the best program to write in or to hook up to midi and to record vocals straight into a live recording. Image line has seriously done a great job in developing this program all the while looking after the users by listening to them and then tweaking VST's and fx generators / plugins. You guys rock. Thanks

PROS

After extensively using composing programs like Reason, Cakewalk, impulse Tracker, and Fl Studio etc , I found that FL studio was the most user friendly when learning the program. It also, for some reason, has the best sound engine. It just sounds so much better than the others . FL studios code must be so neat and tidy because it never hangs freezes while writing a large composition, and it just keeps ticking on time as soon as you push spacebar.

CONS

After using F L since when it was originally called Fruity Loops , I still struggle to load up "flp" files from 2003 in the Latest FL Studio. Maybe when saving a new project, it could copy those exact samples automatically into a new folder dedicated to each project. Now that would be helpful.Think about it!. That way each composition safely keeps it's associated files and samples together, including any licenses if needed for releasing. But That's laziness on my part really...

Reason for choosing FL Studio

It's just a better product overall. It would win in 8\10 race categories .... if it were a race.. lol

Reasons for switching to FL Studio

easier to navigate and has superior options, tech support and sound engine. It's easy to compare the level of technology that FL Studio offers to the others.

Laura

Computer Software, 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

2

EASE OF USE

1

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed June 2021

The most complicated app in this world

An utter delusion. Don’t lose your time with this.

PROS

I didn’t like anything really. It’s just so complicated you can’t do a thing on this thing and there are no good tutorials

CONS

You basically have to do a course or a degree to learn just what the buttons are for. Uselessly complicated.

Amber

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1 employee

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2023

FL my go-to!

Like I said it's my go -to. Easy recording and the presents and effects are awesome. Wish the free version came with more free plugins. nice layout easy to navigate, I started using this as a teen and was quick to learn and figure it out on my own . Also I love the website offers how to videos. You guys Rock!

PROS

I love FL. I've been using it over 10 years. I love how the old and new versions are pretty much the same easy to find and use.

CONS

I always have issues trying to figure out the plugins. Not sure how to use some of them. It can get overwhelmimg.