FL STUDIO HISTORY

Version History
Below you can find the history of FL Studio and how a simple midi-only drum sequencer turned into a fully fledged virtual studio. Please note that registered users receive all of the features below for free as part of our Lifetime Free Updates policy.


FL Studio 12.5.0.59

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

 

Additions & changes: 

From FL Studio 12.5.0.59 (August 2017):
Master FX slot is disabled when split mixer tracks is on
New "Auto name effect slots" option, separate from "Auto name channels'

 


From FL Studio 12.5 RC3 (July 2017):
New option to remove background image from playlist

 

DirectWave: changed file dialogs to support favorites
 

 

From FL Studio 12.5 RC2 (July 2017):

Diagnostics is now resizable
Touch keyboard now has its own entries in the "Receive notes from" list for channels

 

DirectWave: the default path for FLM export is now the "My instruments" folder in the FLM plugin folder

 


From FL Studio 12.5 RC1 (July 2017):
DWP export: the Normalize option is now on by default
FL Studio Mobile projects are now loaded into the FL Studio Mobile plugin
ZGE Visualizer: four new effects from StevenM (Grid, ImageSphereWarp, Luminosity and ScanLines)
Ctrl+L now assignes a channel to an unused mixer track, when the channel rack is focused

 

DirectWave: it's now possible to save monolithic .dwp files
DirectWave: "Export for FL Studio Mobile" option saves monolithic .dwp file
DirectWave: loading a monolithic .dwp file now also sets the monolithic option
Control Surface: new "Label" control type
ZGE Visualizer: new effect from StevenM: Edge Detect

 

From FL Studio 12.5 Public Beta 3 (June 2017):
New: Fruity Delay 3 plugin
Updated: Fruity Balance is now a native FL plugin instead of a VST

Disabled all formats other than .wav for quick pattern render
New macros: "Lock all playlist tracks to content" and "Unlock all playlist tracks from content"
New option to copy color from one color button to another for name dialogs that create color gradients
Render window has new options to enable or disable effects while rendering
Split children option on layer channels can now be reset easily
The mixer's default view is now "Wide"

Control Creator: drag control preset to Control Surface
Control Surface: checkbox and panel controls
Control Surface: horizontal mode for sliders
Control Surface: option to set minimum and maximum values for controls
Control Surface: option to set font height
Edison: markers are now added at the play position
Harmor: small changes to the plugin UI

 

 

From FL Studio 12.5 Public Beta 2 (May 2017):

"Add speech" option in add channel menu
New demo project: Synth_dfr - Overcome - Sytrus
Touch keyboard scrolling direction reversed to make it more natural when used by touch
Changes to auto-generated export filenames

DirectWave: improved unicode filename support
DirectWave: renamed "Total recall" to "Monolithic mode"
DirectWave: monolithic mode is now per instance
FL Studio Mobile: updated to version 3.1.52

 

 

From FL Studio 12.5 Public Beta 1 (May 2017):

New: clip "picker panel" in playlist
New: "touch keyboard" window
New: export a channel to a DirectWave preset (right-click the channel button)
FPC: new look
Patcher: threaded processing of modules
Vectorized UI: DirectWave and Harmor

 

Added "Hide plugin window toolbar by default" option to General settings
Added simple color option for the FL background
Added hi-hat icon
Changed NewStuff to Tevlo - Release Me (Feat. VEELA)
Improvements to aborting loading a project
Improved project loading time
Mixer: compact plugin list on by default
Mixer: right-click on (empty) compact plugin list to add plugin
Mixer: playback tracking is now set to "Mixer" by default
Mouse wheel now works on the channel selector in the event editor window
Ogg-encoded wave files are now loaded without the Vorbis acm codec
Option to close all plugin windows in View menu
Piano roll: mini overview in horizontal scrollbar
Piano roll: Highlight root key according to scale
Piano roll: new "Dark" keyboard view mode
Piano roll: ctrl + mouse wheel on channel selector selects empty ones as well
Playlist: automation clip node popups now have "Type value" entry
Playlist: mini overview in horizontal scrollbar
Preset selector on plugin windows now shows preset name
Toolbars are now locked by default    
"Transparent windows" option to enable or disable transparency for inactive windows
Vibrator plugin removed from installer (available from the Knowledgebase on the website)

Control Creator: improved look, functionality and integration
Control Surface: options to align controls
Edison: show selection length
FL Studio VSTi: editor window is now scaled
FPC: per pad automatable pitch wheel
FPC: pads are color coded to indicate if they're empty or not
FPC: pads can have custom color and icon
Love Filter: added option to ignore note input
MIDI Out: new "Note" controller type to automate sending note on and off
Patcher: added More... option in plugin insertion menus
Patcher: select other node to connect to when inserting plugin to node
Patcher: load DW when dwp file is dropped
Patcher: middle-click plugin title bar to rename
Patcher: middle-click connection filter checkboxes to disable the two others
Patcher: options to align modules
Patcher: "tree display" option in Control Surface tab preset menu
Plugin Manager: it's now possible to change the type of a verified plugin
Plugin Manager: removed "verify shell plugins" option
Plugin Manager: Waves plugins are always combined (VST3 + VST2) when verified
Sytrus: popup menu for Send selector
Wrapper: option to not reset plugin when FL asks plugin to reset

 

 

Bugfixes:

From FL Studio 12.5.0.59 (August 2017):
Can't dock single row panels on both lines next to a double row panel on the bottom dock area
Pattern groups aren't loaded

Patcher: can't load plugins in some cases

 

 

From FL Studio 12.5.0.58 (August 2017):

Abort of render can crash when  restoring enabled mixer tracks
Access violation when rendering to a file that's in use by another application
Command line rendering doesn't work
Deletion of pattern doesn't update channel rack properly
Picker panel not always updated when adding a clip

DirectWave: crash copying zone properties to all zones
DirectWave: Library menu has each item in a submenu
Patcher: can't load new Fruity Balance from old settings

 


From FL Studio 12.5 RC3 (July 2017):
Clicking on piano roll timeline turns on recording precount
Half height option for touch keyboard doesn't work when no pads are selected
Infinite loop when rendering a pattern
Last note in piano roll is not selected by select all
Latency value can have two decimal places
Picker panel selection leaves out last item in list
Plugin picker focus rectangle is not drawn correctly in 64bit
Projects load slower than they used to
Quick rendered pattern names are not unique (duplicates are possible)

Delay 3: signal is stopped when clicking on the timeline
DirectWave: no warning message for Flush and Flush All commands
DirectWave: loading sample from sample editor doesn't work
DirectWave: error pasting sample into sample editor
DirectWave: "Library" popup menu is not organized
DirectWave: folders with unicode names are not visible in the library grid and popup menu
FL VSTi: settings are not loaded
Harmor: no lines visible in envelope images
Love Philter: freeze previewing patterns in picker panel
Plugin Manager: all plugins are marked as new on a fast scan
Plugin Manager: fast scan after verified scan creates duplicate entries
Wrapper: "Reset plugin when FL Studio resets" option is not saved
 

 

From FL Studio 12.5 RC2 (July 2017):

Crash rearranging patterns in the picker panel
Dragging the mouse out of the pattern picker doesn't always stop preview
F1 doesn't open help file when touch keyboard is focused
Multiple channels are deleted when only one is selected
New plugins are not marked as new after a fast scan

DirectWave: no overwrite prompt when saving programs and banks
DirectWave: control automation is incorrect when changing programs
DirectWave: multi-bank output is saved to the wrong channel
DirectWave: channel VU meters don't always work
DirectWave: Save As doesn't always open a dialog window
FPC: initial paths of "open" dialog windows are not always correct
FPC: color and icon changes are not always updated immediately
FPC: export to FLM now writes a (monolithic) .dwp file
FPC: crash loading some presets
Parametric EQ 2 moves bands incorrectly when touch input is used
Patcher: MIDI events from plugins can get lost (notes are not played or continue playing indefinitely)

 

 

From FL Studio 12.5 RC1 (July 2017):
Abort project doesn't work when project is loaded from the browser or dropped on FL
Automatically created audio clips have audio that's out of sync
Dragging a .dwp file to the channel rack creates a channel called "DirectWaveTrack"
Dropping plugin preset on effect slot with same plugin loaded doesn't reset slot name
DWP export: root note not saved in exported samples
DWP export: octaves after the last zone are labelled incorrectly on the preview keyboard
DWP export: zones for the last key range are sometimes empty
Files in FL search paths take precedence over files in zipped loop
Focusing a channel creates a pitch knob range undo event
Free mixer track assignment doesn't work for some detached plugin windows
Initialized controller values are not loaded correctly for projects with old Fruity Balance plugins
"Unlock all playlist tracks from content" macro doesn't set size of grouped tracks
No undo when dropping a pattern from the picker panel on the playlist
Preview notes do not cut themselves
Scroll in picker panel is too fast while previewing items
Sort by name on pattern picker panel results in strangely named patterns in the browser
Stretching audio in the playlist changes the clip unexpectedly when the time stretch multiplier is used
Toolbar is too wide at low screen resolution
Touch keyboard doesn't center on root note when key width changes

Control Surface: button and checkbox controls don't show up as internal controllers
Control Surface: labels disappear behind controls and other z-order issues
Control Surface: button and checkbox caption font height is not scaled correctly
Control Surface: reset via middle click doesn't work when minimum and maximum values have changed
Control Surface: bevel doesn't remember name
Control Surface: strange colors using the Rounded Gradient Rectangle preset
Dashboard: some controls exported to text are scaled incorrectly
DirectWave: missing indicator for played key and velocity
DirectWave: invalid loop end after import of soundfont
DirectWave: edit control remembers the range of the previously edited item
DirectWave: trigger type label not updated when a trigger group is selected
DirectWave: LFO wave forms are broken
DirectWave: zone name colour in zone list is incorrect if there is only one zone
DirectWave: no longer imports soundfont files
DirectWave: edit box doesn't hide when zone list is scrolled
DirectWave: no zone preview rectangle in some situations
DirectWave: UI not updated when sample is dropped
FPC: pads in bank B don't light up in dual bank view
FPC: can't drop samples on pads for bank B in dual bank view
Fruity Balance: automation and control links from old version aren't converted correctly
Fruity Delay 3: crash on knob automation
Fruity Multiband Compressor: crackles and volume bumps with multiple instances inside Patcher
Fruity Reeverb 2: ringing with some settings
Fruity Slicer: crash on load (64bit)
MIDI Out: incorrect channel when using "Map note color to MIDI channel"
Patcher: crash when replacing Patcher with another Patcher
Patcher: crash loading Patcher preset into existing Patcher while holding the shift key
Plugin Manager: "Verify" option is always on when the program is opened from FL
Plugin Manager: scan doesn't update file date and time for plugins found in earlier scans
Plugin Manager: some plugins are named incorrectly after a scan
Plugin Manager: scanning FL plugins is slow
Transistor Bass: freeze when loading from the Installed section of the plugin database
Transistor Bass: doesn't respond to channel volume when changing preset

 

 

From FL Studio 12.5 Public Beta 3 (June 2017):
Automation clips in picker panel don't update automatically when the user makes changes
Clicks in recorded audio
Ctrl+A doesn't follow the PL snap setting
Coloring and renaming pattern clips doesn't updated unselected clips in picker panel
"Current" mixer track doesn't stay docked to the middle dock site
Deleting the last pattern scrolls to the middle of the picker pattern list
Effect slot name changes when a generator preset is loaded into a mixer track
Empty pattern and channel groups aren't removed automatically
Erratic behaviour moving selected audio clips in picker panel
Error when right-clicking a picker panel item while the channel rack was detached and hidden
Exception when moving multiple audio clips in the picker panel
Items in picker panel can't be previewed by holding shift and moving the mouse over them one by one
Mini PL preview time indicator flickers
Mixer effects are not re-enabled after DWP export
Mouse wheel doesn't always work on picker panel when that is under the mouse cursor
Pattern render uses automation values from last song position
Pattern render cuts off early when the "Leave remainder" option is on
Picker panel items are kept in view when moving them
Pressing F2 after selecting an audio clip renames a random pattern
Scaling and other graphical issues in picker panel
Some keyboard shortcut alternatives (with typing keyboard on) don't work in the PL and PR (e.g. shift+B)
Smart find doesn't work in the "Current" tab of the browser
Time indicator in mini PR view is sometimes off
Various sorting issues in picker panel

 

Control Creator: control presets are saved with incorrectly scaled values
Control Surface: toggling editing mode re-orders controls
Control Surface: error message when setting a button's font color
Control Surface: the + button appears twice after it's been used once
DirectWave: editing samples can cause clicks during playback
DirectWave: envelope faders don't have a rail color
DirectWave: switch program option has incorrect value range
Harmor: strange behaviour of knobs in ADV tab when they're clicked
Maximus: scaling problems with some text
Newtone: crash when saving a sample
Patcher: error loading ZGE Visualizer preset
Patcher: under some circumstances, threaded modules are not processed

 

 

From FL Studio 12.5 Public Beta 2 (May 2017):

Access violation using shift + mouse wheel on patterns in picker panel
Add generator button replaces instead of adding + other strange behaviour replacing channels
Broken settings panel on touch keyboard if they're opened while the keyboard is still scrolling
Can't select icon when renaming an audio clip from the picker panel
Crash clicking on mini plugin list in mixer
Dragging pattern and clip up or down the picker panel doesn't scroll when necessary
Export to DWP options are inverted (for example: bypass effects)
Export to DWP has clicks in audio
Export to DWP exports only part of the audio in monolithic mode
Export to DWP leads to inconsistency between sample filenames and velocity layer limits
Fixes to deleting a pattern
Leave remainder cuts earlier than it should
Loading a mixer track preset in the Current track sets options that are not available on that track
Loop recording with precount cuts previously recorded notes
Mixer track effects can not be disabled on pattern render
No shared data folder in browser after fresh install
Pattern rename dialog has no title and no effect in some circumstances
Pattern title changes color when zooming in picker panel
Picker panel doesn't update after changing channel or pattern color
Picker panel becomes wider after changing width and scrolling
Potential color conflicts in picker panel
Rearranging patterns in picker panel does not always show the drop position
Render pattern as audio clip creates empty clip
Sample preview stops when playback loops
Save dialog doesn't use typed file extension properly
Scrolling issues in picker panel
Selecting a group in the channel rack doesn't select it on the audio / auto clip tabs of the picker panel
Slow response in touch keyboard pads
Text in project picker popups can be difficult to see
Typing keyboard to piano and other keys don't work when touch keyboard is focused
Wrong data used when selecting a channel
Zoom of picker panel is not remembered betweem instances

 

Beepmap: bitmap isn't scaled
Control Creator: DPI scaling issues
Control Surface: control resizing is erratic
DirectWave: global zone editing initially has no effect even though it seems active
DirectWave: no popup for ADSR sliders
DirectWave: some options do the wrong thing
DirectWave: alignment of some popup menus
DirectWave: start region
DirectWave: zones "slide" down when clicked on (with multiple velocity layers)
DirectWave: program volume knob has incorrect initial value
Edison: playback stops when adding a marker
FPC: custom color is not reset when changing presets
FPC: middle-click on pad should open rename/color/icon window
Harmor: Prism mode doesn't work
Patcher: noise on right channel after pattern render

 

 

From FL Studio 12.5 Public Beta 1 (May 2017):

Access violation when switching a pattern while recording audio
Close and open popups in browser, playlist headers and clips with single right-click
Crash using Windows shell menu option
Default value for the maximum undo level is 20 instead of 100
Main menu bar submenu obscures main menu itself
New project doesn't reset PL position and selected clip
Plugin Database tab is selected when the Auto snapshot is active and the channel rack is focused
Using up and down keys doesn't work well when the plugin picker is filtered
Start from current position when Wait for Input is on
Timers not released
Typing unicode characters doesn't work in some cases

 

Big Clock: doesn't follow time when using Start marker
Channel rack: steps showing after render of mixer tracks, when PR view is on
Control Creator: visual glitches
Control Creator: freeze when setting cap style to LEDRing
Control Surface: resize controls from the top left instead of the middle
DirectWave: access violation loading a program created from a Soundfont file
DirectWave: can't type into layer velocity controls in some circumstances
FPC: "Save entire kit as pad presets" window doesn't show destination folders
FPC: can't open sample in editor
MIDI Out: note color leads to incorrect channel
MIDI Out: wrong parameter name
Mixer: moving multiple selected sliders down and back up loses the relative values
Newtone: kernel error in Windows XP
Patcher: new plugin windows appear in unsuitable locations
Patcher: can't add plugins to nested Patcher instance
Patcher: crash when deactivating all parameter outputs on the FL input
Patcher: improvements to dropping plugins on connections
Patcher: .fst preset files not shown in preset selector
Patcher: selecting modules with shift and control keys doesn't work
Patcher: wrapped plugin window size doesn't change when opening options editor
Patcher: plugin window title bar icons in wrong order
Patcher: removed voice input from "From FL Studio" module in effect version
Patcher: plugin windows show up on wrong screen
Patcher: last tweaked parameter set on controller change
Patcher: failure to load plugins while loading a project
Plugin Manager: various improvements to plugin detection
Razer Chroma: problems detecting new devices
Slicex, Sytrus: discrepancies showing and hiding the piano keyboard
Sytrus: OSC tab UI issue after resizing
Transient Processor: audible artifacts when mix level is below 100%
Vocodex: envelope follower gets stuck