If you are reading this blog then most probably you might be a beginner Music Producer confused about what DAW you should choose right? If you ever search about Music Production or DAWs on google or YouTube, you will find FL Studio for sure.
Well, I will do a quick introduction of FL Studio. FL Studio stands for Fruity Loop Studio, Which is a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), a software used for Music Production and Sound Engineering. The company Image-Line designed this wonderful software and this is what most of the Music Producers prefer because of the friendly interface and professional output. It has everything you need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music.
So, In this blog, I will try to put up the points which will justify that why all beginner Music Producers are in love with FL Studio! And these points would not be only on my personal experience but facts and the experiences of great artists too. You might have even observed fandoms of different DAWs like Ableton, Fl Studio, Logic, etc trolling each other and if you observe closely you can see that FL Studio has the biggest user base. So let’s discuss about it in-depth,
So, if you have been researching DAWs you might know that FL Studio, Logic Pro, Ableton, etc are Industry Standard DAWs and they are Industry Standard DAWs because they are capable of Mixing/Mastering, Music Production as well as Recording too. But how FL Studio is different from others? Well, If you have checked out about some Mainstream or famous Music Producers, most of them use FL Studio for example the famous DJ/Music Producers like Alan Walker, Martin Garrix, and Kygo use Fl Studio and even the late Avicii used it.
If you are into EDM you would know the name Avicii for sure and how great his music is! Even in the Hip-Hop industry most of the producers use it. So for the first point, you gotta agree that such a huge industry is using FL Studio so there must be something special about it, which we will discuss in the next points.
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In this topic, you will get to know the things which differentiate FL Studio. On YouTube FL Studio got the most tutorials because of its easy and likable interface, The workflow of this DAW is just great, you can create a beat in seconds with its Channel Rack and the Piano Roll feature of FL Studio is just unbeatable. Not just that there are more great features in FL Studio which makes it great. And you can literally learn whole music production and Sound Engineering with those tutorials, you will find everything on YouTube about FL Studio.
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There are even completely free courses and guides for FL Studio and I’m assuring this with personal opinion. few great channels which can help a beginner are Busyworkbeats, In The Mix, Jonas Aden, Edwan etc. there are tons of great producers providing quality content.
It does not matter how good is a software if your laptop or PC can not handle it then it’s of no use for you but FL Studio is pretty much compatible with all Laptops or PCs. The minimum requirements for FL Studio are 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 (or later) compatible CPU with full SSE2 support, WINDOWS 7, or later / macOS 10.11 or later, 4 GB or more RAM recommended, 4 GB free disk space, Soundcard with DirectSound drivers. ASIO/ASIO2 compatible required for audio recording. And you will get these specs in almost every potato laptop or PC.
But is you don’t even have a Laptop or PC then Image-Line still got you covered. Image-Line even has a Mobile version of FL Studio named as FL Studio Mobile and its the best DAW for a smartphone because it is cheap and available for Android and iOS both. With the recent updates, FL Studio Mobile is really unmatchable now, you can make great quality music with it, so now you don’t have not having a PC or Laptop as an excuse anymore.
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FL Studio got the biggest producer community, if you don’t believe it then just check out Instagrams of new producers, most of them are using FL Studio and the best thing about big community is easy collaborations and everyone knows how important are collaborations to find new artists and gain a lot of experience in music. And there are many more resources for FL Studio because of the big communities like FLPs, Preset packs, MIDI packs, etc. And it’s easy to learn more things with a community. So yeah, that’s why beginners love FL Studio.
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FREE OF COST?
No Industry-standard DAW is free but there is something different in FL Studio. FL Studio gives you a free trial for a lifetime, you will get to use all VSTs samples, plugins, effects of the signature bundle for free but yeah the only major limitation is that you can’t reopen saved projects, you have to finish the track in one go and export it, obviously you can’t get a better deal for free.
Most of the beginners chose FL Studio for the free trial because they get enough time to learn the whole DAW before buying any version and there are producers who have made great tracks in trial version too. But even buying it is a great deal because it gives you lifetime updates for free. It’s not cheap just as costly as other DAWs but lifetime free updates are a great deal.
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WHAT ARTISTS HAS TO SAY ABOUT IT?
You don’t trust this blog? well, let’s see what your favorite artist got to say about FL Studio!
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So, above are the statements of great producers about FL Studio. These producers are power users of FL Studio and been using it for decades and these statements were on Image-line website, you can check out more detailed interviews of different producers in that website where they shared their experience with FL Studio and I hope now you know Why all beginner music producers are in love with FL Studio! So with this, we conclude this article and I hope you get a better vision of the popularity of FL Studio now.