Image Line Releases FL Studio 20, Includes Support For Mac
Image Line has announced the release of FL Studio 20, including its native support for Mac computers. The release follows FL Studio’s 20th anniversary (hence the numbering), and the release introduces new & updated plugins, refined classic features, and much more.
Key New Features in FL Studio 20
- Mac version – FL Studio is now available for macOS 10.11 and higher. It’s a native 64-Bit
application Including support for Mac VST and AU plugins. Projects made on Mac and Windows
are interchangeable. Project interoperability extends to 3rd party plugins installed on both
platforms. Existing, Lifetime Free Update, and new customers can unlock FL Studio for Mac and
Windows at no extra cost. One license to rule them all!
- Time Signatures – FL Studio now supports Time Signatures, including unlimited Time Signature
changes, independently in both the Playlist and Patterns (Piano rolls). FL Studio’s unique pattern
system enables, simultaneous and multiple Time Signatures at any point in the Playlist.
- In-situ rendering (‘freezing’) – Bounce selected Audio and Pattern Clips to audio. Options
include; Consolidate Playlist Clip selections or complete tracks. Render Clips to Audio, Render
Clips to audio and replace Playlist Pattern Clips. Use these features to compile audio-takes into a
single Audio Clip, reduce CPU load by converting real-time synthesis and effects processing to
audio or convert MIDI to audio for further processing and resynthesis.
- Playlist Arrangements – The Playlist now supports multiple ‘Arrangements’ (Playlists). Each
Arrangement is the complete layout of Audio, Automation and Pattern Clips. Users can now work
with multiple versions of their project saving ideas, sound design and ‘arrangements’.
- Plugin Delay Compensation (PDC) – PDC and Automatic PDC have been rebuilt, from the
ground up, to support today’s complex workflows. Manual and Auto-PDC can now co-exist.
Updates include: Mixer send compensation, Wet/Dry mixer FX compensation, Audio input
compensation, Metronome compensation, Plugin Wrapper custom values remembered per-plugin
and improved PDC controls in the Mixer.
The ability to freeze/bounce tracks to audio was certainly a much needed feature in FL Studio, and now it has finally come to the audio workstation. Not only this, but its support for Mac is quite a big deal for Mac users, as FL Studio has always been restricted to the Windows domain.
You can learn more about FL Studio’s new features and improvements in the video below.
FL Studio 20 is free for current owners of the DAW. The Fruity, Producer and Signature editions are available for $99, $199, and $299, respectively, and you can visit the Image Line website to learn more.