First created in 1997, FL Studios aka Fruity Loops has been the music production software used by producers such as Metro Boomin, Hit-Boy, Vinylz, Porter Robinson, Murda Beatz, and Martin Garrix. It’s become a beloved staple of production in the past twenty years, and now finally, Mac users will be able to utilize it as well. Originally only supported by Windows, Fruity Loops’s new and updated FL Studio 20 is officially usable on OSX systems, and pre-existing Fruity Loop users can find the OS X version at no additional charge.
For those who haven’t yet used FL Studios, you can buy the basic version of the program for $99, while the version with all of the glitz and VSTs is $899. The company began working on a Mac version in 2013, and released a test version in 2014, but it took the next four years to perfect the Digital Audio Workstation as the programming language, Delphi, caused difficulties because of it’s past affinity to Windows more so than Mac. Along with the Mac compatibility, FL Studios 20 offers support for time signatures, freezing for clips to free up CPU, and the ability to have multiple arrangements so a user could work on different version of the same project at once. Check out the four-minute launch video below.