FL Studio 12.5 Public Beta

Image-Line has announced the release of FL Studio 12.5 public beta, with new exciting features and many bug fixes.

See what’s in testing below. This is a great time to get involved and shape the future of FL Studio.

Let the developers know how you would like these new features to fit into your workflow…

Changes & fixes:

  • Picker Panel (Alt+P) – A Pattern, Audio and Automation Clip manager / browser that lists all Pattern, Audio and Automation Clips in the project. Useful features include: Select unused Clips.
    Select Clips in Playlist. Rename/Color multiple clips. Render Pattern Clips to Audio Clips (Right-Click Clips > Render as audio clip, hold (Alt) to bypass Mixer Insert FX.
  • Virtual MIDI Controllers – Resizable, customizable vectorial Keyboard and Drumpads. Play the selected Channel, just like an external MIDI controller.
  • Automation Clips – New (Right-click) control points ‘Type in value…’ feature.
  • FPC – Resizable vectorial UI. Pads can now have custom colors and icons. New layout options (single/double pads). Per-pad automatable pitch.
  • Harmor – Vectorial UI.
  • Patcher – Threaded processing of hosted plugins/modules. ‘More…’ option in plugin insertion menus. (Right-click) node and select ‘Insert plugin…’ to connect a plugin to a node. Load DirectWave when .dwp file is dropped. (Middle-click) plugin title bar to rename.(Middle-click) connection filter checkboxes to disable the two others. ‘Tree display’ option in Control Surface tab Preset Menu. (Left-Click) to switch filter groups On/Off. (Middle-Mouse Click) to Solo/Unsolo a filter group.
  • Edison – Shows the length of selections (top-right in the Editor window).
  • DirectWave – Resizable vectorial UI. New filters (MiniSynth & Vox) plus High Quality Rendering (Option) to enable near audio-rate modulation of all DirectWave parameters.
  • Channel Sampling Robot – (Right-click) any Channel and select ‘Create DirectWave instrument’ to turn any Channel, Patcher or Layer into a DirectWave bank/patch.
  • Transistor Bass – New ‘303 Square waveform’ switch and ‘Gate Length’ control.
  • Control Creator – Updated and now accessible from Patcher > Control Surface and the Tools menu.
  • Control Surface – Controls can now be auto-aligned. Select two or more controls and Right-click > Align for options.
  • Piano roll – ‘Menu > View > Mini piano roll preview’ shows an overview of notes in the scroll-bar. Highlight root key according to scale. New ‘Menu > View > Keyboard style > Dark’ keyboard mode. Use (Ctrl+Mouse-wheel) on Channel Selector to select empty Channels.
  • Playlist – ‘Menu > View > Mini playlist preview’ shows an overview of Clips in the scroll-bar.
  • MIDI Out – New ‘Note’ Knob output mode. Automate sending note on and off. A note value of 0 = Note OFF.
  • VIEW > Close all plugin windows (Alt+F12) – Closes only plugin windows.
  • Hide the plugin wrapper menu by default – See ‘General Settings > Miscellaneous > Hide plugin window toolbar by default’.
  • Additional changes & Bugfixes – Many! See the What’s New here.

You can download the FL Studio 12.5 Beta version from Looptalk forums. Mac users can test the 12.5 features in the 0.9R Alpha version.

More info:

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