Music producers prove their skill in musical production through their expert knowledge and precise crafting in digital audio workstations (DAWs). The debate of which DAW is the better tool has thus come up as there are plenty of different programs to produce with, thousands of plugins to alter sound, and countless samples to borrow from. Reason, Ableton Live, Cakewalk SONAR, GarageBand are all examples of popular DAWS that appear exclusively or interchangeably between OS X and/or Windows. However, one of the most used DAWS in the world is no longer going to be exclusive to owners of Windows computers.
FL Studio, previously known as Fruity Loops, will be getting native application for Mac products according to developers Image-Line. Based off a recent FAQ entry the company released, Image-Line mentions that they finished making native applications of the software’s integral instruments. Now, the company plans on wrapping up FL Studio 12 for a hopeful release sometime in 2015 and bridging a massive gap between producers with Windows and producers with OS X.
Previously, a beta “wrapped” version of the software was issued to license holders of FL Studio. However, the results were met with poor review due to inadequate third-party plugins utilized with it. Many fans of FL Studio with MacBooks will no longer have to run Windows over their OS X devices just to mess around in FL Studio nor will they have to transition to other DAWs for Mac such as Reason, Logic or Pro Tools. The future is looking brighter for producers as one barrier is going down in the world of high-tech musical production.
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