FL Studio 10.5 (beta) is available to registered customers for testing.

While FL Studio has continued to gain popularity in home & professional studios (with over 30,000 downloads of the demo per day), the path from studio to stage hasn’t been as clear it could be. We are excited how FL Studio 10.5 changes that.

I am attaching a link to the Performance Mode video Playlist showing how we developed the feature:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL37B3292CB344599E

You can see our official news item here:

http://www.image-line.com/documents/news.php?entry_id=1334029470&title=fl-studio-105-%28beta%29

Notable changes to FL Studio 10.5 (beta)

  • Performance Mode – Trigger Clips using your mouse, touch screen, typing keyboard or MIDI controller.
  • New controllers supported – APC20/40, Launchpad, Block, MASCHINE / MASCHINE MIKRO, padKONTROL
  • Unique controller MIDI input port – Controllers can now be assigned unique input & output ports for feedback.
  • Linking includes MIDI input port – Links now use MIDI input ports to avoid conflict between controllers
  • New Content Library – The content library has received a complete overhaul based on user input.
  • Options > Project general settings > Play truncated notes in clips – Restores notes overlapping slice points in Pattern Clips.
  • Horizontal/Vertical movement locking – Shift (horizontal lock) & Ctrl (vertical lock) when moving items.
  • Piano roll click & hold functions – Glue notes, Mouse wheel velocity change, Mouse wheel tool select.
  • Piano roll Brush tool: Monophonic step mode (hold shift for old behavior). Chop chords: Strum & Articulate tools.
  • Improved Tap Tempo & Fine control – Updated algorithm + nudge control for Performance Mode.
  • Instrument Channels – Ctrl+mouse wheel on Channel button to change the mixer track.
  • Stay open sub-menus – Right click to check several menu items without closing them.
  • Plugin Picker – Start typing plugin names to highlight entries.
  • Right-click data enter – Most controls now allow a Right-click option to type in values.

Why beta? FL Studio 10.5 beta marks the transition to features that will find their way into FL Studio 11. We develop FL Studio through a series of public betas that culminate in the next official version. 10.5 is the first in the series of coming betas that will culminate in FL Studio 11. In this way we can ensure all new features are thoroughly tested and customers can hit the ground running with the final release.

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