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    Why do people say Fl Studio is the best DAW?

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    I have seen many top 10 list of people putting FL Studio at the top saying it's the best. Usually when I talk to other producers about DAW's they regard FL Studio as an amateur software and say it's what they used to start off with but once they could afford better software they bought it. I have messed around with FL Studio before on a friends computer before I was serious about producing music but I never really used it to a full extent. I don't understand why these top 10 lists put FL Studio above even Logic and Pro Tools if so many people regard it as amateur.

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    This is a subject that always will have some controversy. And the truth is: there's no DAW better than other. All DAWs can do the same. What matters is the producer him/herself.

    Image-line even adress the "DAW wars" on their website, you should check.

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    Because it's the easiest to crack and hands down is the easiest to use.
    Clicking on boxes is A LOT easier than having to program drums or create a melody.
    So,in the age of "microwave beats",the easiest to use will be regarded as the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls2013 View Post
    I have seen many top 10 list of people putting FL Studio at the top saying it's the best. Usually when I talk to other producers about DAW's they regard FL Studio as an amateur software and say it's what they used to start off with but once they could afford better software they bought it. I have messed around with FL Studio before on a friends computer before I was serious about producing music but I never really used it to a full extent. I don't understand why these top 10 lists put FL Studio above even Logic and Pro Tools if so many people regard it as amateur.
    Well, take a look at who is choosing the list. Is it ordered by the staff of the publication, or is it selected by popular votes? MusicRadar (Computer Music Magazine) has people VOTE on it, and people usually vote for whatever they use. If the market is saturated with amateurs using FL Studio, doesn't it make sense that it would be toward the top?

    Each of these "expensive" DAWs comes with its own problems. Logic can only be used on a Mac. Pro Tools LE used to require that you used their horrible MBox interface (and Pro Tools HD was WAY out of the price range of the average producer).

    FL Studio is actually excellent for creating trap and dubstep music.
    Its workflow is designed to be mouse-and-keyboard-friendly. Let's face it -- when you're making trap music, you're not going to actually play-in those 64th-note snare rolls. You're going to click them in.
    It also has an excellent clip system for automation, great for trap (pitching and panning a snare roll) and dubstep (modulating almost everything).

    I don't like FL's mixing workflow -- not happy with how each channel isn't assigned a separate mixer channel by default. Also, there is no direct way to copy plugin settings from one channel to another. Wish it was 64-bit, too -- then I'd look at ReWiring/VSTing it into REAPER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddream View Post
    Image-line even adress the "DAW wars" on their website, you should check.
    Googled that for you:

    DAW Wars

    -Ki
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    Modestep - Another Day (Ft. Popeska) (xKore Remix) (Official Video) - YouTube if that was made in FL studio, everything can be made in fl studio

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillfunkin View Post
    every DAW has a piano roll... therefore you can "click" those boxes in any of them to create those "microwave bests"!!!

    not sure what you are talking about here!!!
    FL's Piano Roll is designed around point-and-click creation from scratch.
    Many other DAWs (especially heavyweight linear sequencers like Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic) have piano rolls which are designed around modifying recorded MIDI.

    The difference manifests itself in numerous small feature/workflow differences, which make a big difference once combined. If you don't have a controller, FL's workflow is the way to go.
    A few of the tiny differences:
    - In many DAWs, "Quantize" is a single keystroke: "Q". In FL, Quantize is "Alt+Q", and is buried amidst several options in the menu. FL has fewer Quantize options than many other DAWs. Quantization simply isn't treated with the same sense of importance.
    - FL's Piano Roll starts out in Pencil Mode. Left click to create a note. Right click to delete it. Other DAWs usually start out in selection mode. Left-click-dragging immediately upon opening the Piano Roll in other DAWs usually creates a selection rectangle.
    - In FL's Piano Roll, you hear a note preview every time you create or drag a note. Some other DAWs don't do this, or offer this behavior as an optional feature that is turned off by default.
    - FL's Piano Roll comes with a ridiculous amount of MIDI modification tools for humanizing and adding interest to clicked-in notes - Strum, Flam, Pattern Chop, Arpeggio, Articulate, etc. You can even select chords to click-in, so that you aren't required to know how to form them. Some other DAWs have some of these features, but not to FL Studio's extent.

    Conversely, the same interface/features/workflow which make FL great for "click-and-create" production make it somewhat undesirable for using with a controller. Its a set of tradeoffs created by design.

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    Last edited by Salem Beats; 09-04-2013 at 08:55 AM.

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    Only because it is more well used.
    Quite frank, it is NOT the best... It is good but there are many more professional ones out there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillfunkin View Post
    every DAW has a piano roll... therefore you can "click" those boxes in any of them to create those "microwave bests"!!!

    not sure what you are talking about here!!!

    Did i say piano roll?
    you might want to read first,then comment.
    And by microwave beats,i mean cats bragging about taking 5 or 10 minutes to make a beat.
    That's nothing to brag about.

    Peace

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    It's no way the best DAW, but i will always use it because you can still make the best out of it!

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    I have heard people make bangers from almost every DAW out there. It's the man behind the machine that makes the music. not the other way around.

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