FL Studio 12.5.1 Build 165

FL Studio 12.5.1 Build 165

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"FL Studio is a full-featured sequencer"


FL Studio is one of the best audio production software programs out there. Music producers and performers embrace this product due to its automated workflow, patterned music sequencer packed with loads of effects and synthesizers and the many more features it embodies. Let’s analyze this full-featured music production program in this quick article and find out more about its features.


The setup kit measures around 200MB in size so if you have a slow internet connection, you should expect a rather slow download. Fortunately, from here onwards is all sunshine and rainbows because the installation process itself is fast and smooth. FL Studio works on all the versions of the Windows operating system from Win 98 onwards and it doesn’t come bundled with adware/spyware or other programs. 


The interface of FL Studio is intuitive and user-friendly. Despite being a very powerful audio production tool, the simplicity and automation featured by it are great for novice users. As a result, MIDI hardware controllers can be automated and the time and hassle required to path and patch the input audio through these devices is greatly reduced. The interface is stylish resembling a photo-realistic mixing board. Once you get a little familiar with the small and unlabelled buttons, you will get up and running in no time.


In terms of audio production features, FL Studio is unrivalled. A very hard to strike balance is achieved between complexity of function and simplicity of its execution. Many of the tool’s features can be set to be fully automated thus the producers are freed from altering the track elements and effects. Benefiting from a vast amount of audio data that can be mixed thanks to the 64-channel mixer, FL Studio is truly an outstanding tool. The sequencing and arranging of track elements is done with relative ease. Features like Wave candy, Edison wave editor, SpliceX, the Slip resizing tool and many others are utilized in order to achieve a faster editing process. Another useful tool provided by FL Studio is called the Synthmaker. Instruments and input plug-ins can be combined and users can experiment with filters and effects. It is a versatile tool that allows some wonderful experimentation as the MIDI and note activity is logged. A variety of audio file formats, both "lossless" and "lossy", including MP3, WAV, OGG Vorbis is supported by FL Studio. You can export the finished tracks or samples to MP3, WAV, OGG Vorbis and other audio file formats.


FL Studio boasts a tremendous value and provides most – if not all – music productions tasks so even if I have to be nitpicking, there are no cons worth mentioning.


These include the following tools: Ableton Live, Ardour, Adobe Audition, GarageBand, Reason, Hydrogen, Sony ACID Pro and many more.


The functionality and features of FL Studio are wonderful thus making it one of the best audio productions tools on the market. The simplicity and effectiveness are not sacrificed yet as novice music producers will find that FL Studio is a great tool to start with without any limitations in the future.

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