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Fruity Loops on OSX

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#1 Haste

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

Any one else excited about this?  I think I last used FL in about 2004 because I've been using macs.

 

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:30 PM

I've been using FL for the past 15 years. There's a mobile version too, at least for Android. Not sure about iOS.



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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:26 PM

Haven't used it since 2007 when my PC died. I'm tempted to get the $99 version for nostalgia purposes.



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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:41 PM

I'm tempted to give'er a go. Never used it before



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:03 AM

never understood the appeal

 

whats so good about it?



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:22 AM

never understood the appeal

 

whats so good about it?

 

it looks very nice and can do pretty much everything other daws can do but with a bit more of a modular approach, it's kinda halfway between reason and something like cubase i guess. the pattern based approach can be helpful if you want to glue 5 or so tracks into a single phrase. the piano roll has a lot of features too. the main drawbacks are it's a bit too menu-intensive for my liking however i haven't used it since version 10 so it might be better now.

 

also the step sequencer makes it very easy to make drum patterns


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:41 AM

Used to be a big Fruity Loops user years ago but then got a Mac and switched to Logic + Numerology for my computery music needs. Will always have a soft spot for floops though, might give it another go... My favourite versions are the old simple ones though - after Fruity Loops 3 it all got a bit too bloated imo. All I really care about is the pattern sequencing bit which I think is still pretty much the same as version 1.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:55 AM

Yeah.  I guess my interest was from early versions when it was basically a step sequencer and mixer.  Could make drum patterns really fast and haven't really had an interface on anything that has felt like that.  Might just be nostalgia, I know it's turned into a giant modular thing now.



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:21 AM

how is it modular? for example



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:32 AM

I use version 12 now. I agree that one of the greatest advantages is the ease of step sequencing.

The problem lately is personal motivation.



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 11:43 AM

how is it modular? for example

 

 

For patterns, you load each sample individually and can put effects over single samples rather than Logic where you load an entire drum machine. It makes for really fast sequencing.

 

When I mix in Logic, I end up making several iterations of the same drum machine to mix it better so it takes longer to get ideas for beats out.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:18 AM

i say modular in the sense that not a great deal is fixed to the screen it's a bunch of windows floating around and when arranging on the playlist it doesn't really matter where things go vertically. and the approach to the mixer is more modular than other daws where each track has it's own effect chain.