Also, Intua are finishing up their newest Beatmaker 2 (v2.4) update. Hope it's out soon. Feature list:
► Stereo bus recording on audio tracks
► Four audio sends available per mixer tracks
► New 6-band parametric equalizer (LPF, low shelf,band pass, peak, notch, high shelf, HPF)
► New side-chain option in compressor effect
► Double-tapping track handles in the sequencer brings instrument/audio track configuration
► iPhone 5 specific graphical update
► UI and engine improvements
► Time-stretch and pitch-shift quality/settings have been improved
► Ability to zoom vertically in the sequencer
► Faster graphic rendering on iPad 3 with iOS 6 installed
► Fix a bug in empty keyboard sampler when LFO settings were changed
► Dropbox will now work when background mode is disabled
► Fix file transfer lock issue on iOS 6
► Fix QUICK LOAD browser files not showing up (uppercase extensions)
► Improve virtual MIDI
► Background mode has been enabled back by default
► MIDI OUT enabled by default
Sweet. Don't care for any of the audio stuff, at least not on the iPad. But all rest looks like really welcome additions (hi useful EQ). Oh and another reason to justify my overpriced iPhone 5 is always welcome!
okay. some impressions from the new version of FL:
although i find its track and sequence editing a bit weird, (it's very different than those of NanoStudio, Beatmaker or even GarageBand), after a while you can get used to it and to understand what is the logic behind the relative difficulty in modifying notes.
It handles mass tracks with a lot of grace, unlike other DAWs (BM2, I'm looking at you). Some of the demo songs have ten or more different instruments loaded up and an audio track and it they still run just fine.
Drum pads start with 6 sample buttons only (but don't worry, you can load a lot of samples through the sequencer).
I bought the guitars pack for $3.99 and they are all pretty good guitars, so if you buy FL i definitely recommand going the extra mileage and getting that expansion as well.
Now, I'm waiting to see how Intua will respond with their upcoming BM2 update
What's the installed file size of fl studio? Also what kind of instruments does it have ? ( like what genre?)
really there are all kinds of them instruments. a lot of keyboards, drum kits, loops etc. installed size should be around 350 MB (i have it on 450MB now with the large guitar pack which is over 100MB).