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Image-Line FL Studio 20 Producer Edition Complete Music Production Software (Download)

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Image-Line FL Studio 20 Producer Edition Complete Music Production Software (Download)
Key Features
  • Mac OS X 10.11 or Later Compatible
  • Unlimited Multitrack Audio Recording
  • Audio Editing
  • MIDI Sequencing
The Image Line FL Studio 20 Producer Edition is a complete software music production environment. It delivers a full suite of music creation features including audio recording and editing, MIDI piano-roll and step sequencing, live performance mode, and multitouch support. It also includes over 70 software synthesizers and effect plug-ins.
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Image-Line FL STUDIO 20 Overview

The Image Line FL Studio 20 Producer Edition is a complete software music production environment. It delivers a full suite of music creation features including audio recording and editing, MIDI piano-roll and step sequencing, live performance mode, and multitouch support. It also includes over 70 software synthesizers and effect plug-ins.

In this latest update, Image Line has jumped from version 12 to version 20 to celebrate 20 years of software. There are several significant updates including full macOS support (10.11 or later), unlimited time signature changes, the ability to consolidate clips (freezing), playlist arrangements, full plug-in delay compensation, and a redesigned tool bar. FL Studio 20 Producer Edition has support for AU and VST 64-bit, DX, and FL Native plug-in formats, and it can be hosted in other DAWs as a VST or connected through ReWire. Both Mac and Windows versions are cross-platform compatible, allowing for seamless sharing and collaboration.

FL Studio 20 offers a host of advanced audio recording and editing functions that you can use to capture and fine tune your musical ideas. It allows you to record an unlimited amount of audio tracks simultaneously and only limited by the power of your computer and the amount of inputs of your audio interface. Once recorded, you can manipulate your audio with Edison, FL Studio's integrated wave editor that provides a broad palette of functions such as spectral analysis, convolution reverb, noise reduction, loop-construction tools, and more. Using the playlist function, you can arrange your audio, and perform other editing tasks such as time-stretching, pitch-shifting, beat-slicing, cropping and more.

In addition to audio recording and editing, FL Studio 20 provides advanced mixing and routing options that allow you to create complex, polished productions. Allowing for up to 125 channels, the mixer can be used for leveling, panning, creating submixes, and adding effects to your audio. Each channel of the mixer is equipped with parametric EQ and can hold up to 10 effects (in VST, AU, DX, or FL's Native format). Choose from more than 40 effects including maximization, limiting, compression, delay, distortion, equalization (graphic and parametric), filtering, phasing, flanging, chorus, vocoding, and reverb. Furthermore, the mixer includes four dedicated send channels that provide the ability to sidechain inputs to multi-input effects plug-ins.

FL Studio 20 also offers a multitude of MIDI recording and sequencing functions that are centered around its piano-roll and trademark step sequencer features. Use either of these powerful tools alone or in combination with one another to record your musical performances in either pattern or track sequencing mode, depending on your personal workflow. Choose from a selection of over 30 software synthesizers covering acoustic/synthetic bass, electric guitar, multisampler tools including piano and strings, general sample playback, and beat slicing (with Rex 1 and 2 support).

New in FL Studio 20

Key New Features

Mac Support: FL Studio is now available as a 64-bit native macOS application. Includes audio unit AU and VST plugin support. AU plug-ins will scan, along with VST plug-ins, using the plug-in manager

Time Signatures:

  • Default time signature is set in the project
  • General settings and time signature changes with time markers
  • Use the on-pattern clip menu, and use current time signature to set a time signature based on playlist position

Consolidate Clips (Freezing): Bounce selected audio and pattern clips to a single audio clip via:

  • Playlist Menu: Consolidate playlist selection - bounces selected clips to audio
  • Playlist Track: Consolidate track - bounces an entire playlist track to audio
  • Picker Panel: Render as audio clip - creates audio clips ready to use
  • Picker Panel: Render and replace - replaces playlist patterns with audio

Playlist Arrangements: An arrangement is the layout of audio, automation, and pattern clips in the playlist as you added them. Use the drop-down arrangements menu to manage multiple playlist versions of the project (working ideas, sound design, versions etc.)

Plug-in Delay Compensation: Automatic PDC now work for all normal use-cases including for mixer sends. Manual and auto-PDC can now co-exist. Manual PDC is applied as an offset to auto PDC. Updates include:

  • Audio Recording: New audio input delay control on the input menu fixes latency issues with individual audio inputs
  • Icon Colors: Automatic (orange), manual (blue) or not set (gray)
  • Mixer Menu: Plug-in Delay Compensation > Reset manual latency on all tracks. Option to reset all manually set latency values to zero
  • Metronome: Latency compensated
  • Mixer FX Slots: Latency compensated Wet/Dry mix knob. Processing delay is now compensated when mixing the Wet/Dry signals from an effect for each FX slot

Continuous Adjustment: Roll the mouse wheel over the time icon or latency display

  • Mouse Wheel: 10 ms steps
  • Ctrl+Mouse Wheel:  ms steps
  • Ctrl+Alt+Mouse Wheel: 1 sample steps

Mouse Wheel works in Three Places:

  • Track input latency icon (FX panel)
  • Track output latency selector (FX panel)
  • Track output latency icon (mixer tracks)

Wrapper Offset: Latency shown in the wrapper info can be set and saved per plug-in. Use to compensate plug-ins that consistently report an incorrect latency

Updated Toolbar: Updated toolbar design and editable layout

Classic Features Return

  • Graph Editor: Edit note velocity, pitch, pan etc., right from the channel rack
  • Sampler Channels: Legacy precomputed effects are back


  • Playlist Tracks: Increased from 199 to 500
  • Audio Recording: Realtime display of audio data as it is captured. Multiple takes are grouped when recording
  • Playlist Menu: Resize all tracks. Choose from 33 to 200%
  • Time Markers: Punch in/out time markers, so you can start/stop recording using time markers
  • Hide Grouped Tracks: Hide collapsed grouped tracks. When used, a small arrow on the right side of the Track header can be clicked to open and close the hidden tracks
  • Playlist Preview: Mini playlist preview is selected by default
  • Playlist Right-Click Header Menu: Right-click options to mute all clips, to unmute all clips, and to undo consolidated tracks faster
  • Playlist: Improved visibility of clip borders in solid view mode
  • Audio Clips: New stutter patterns for audio-clip menu > chop


  • Fruity Compressor (Update): Added an option to report processing latency
  • Edison (Update): 24-bit file export option
  • Fruity Reeverb 2 (Update): Modulated reverb using Modulation (amount) and Speed options to break up ringing or metallic sounds
  • Slicex: Regions menu option Set all cut groups to..., a pop-up will allow users to assign the same Cut Group to all slices. Added popup with destination track names to send control
  • VFX Level Scaler (New): Scale Note Properties as received from the Piano roll. The graph shows input-output mapping for Note - Velocity, Release, Pitch (fine), Pan, Mod X and Mod Y values
  • DirectWave (Update): A Zone's loop type can now be set for all selected Zones at once. New Copy to selected zones option for some Zone parameters
  • Drumsynth Live: Added track names to the Send control's popup menu. Send works for any mixer track without prior linking
  • Fruity Convolver (Update): Added a PDC control, just above the Editor window, to set an impulse's latency so PDC is correctly applied. Related, there are two new Linear Phase EQ presets, Linear phase EQ (Long compensated) and (Short compensated) that make use of this feature
  • Fruity Reeverb (Update): Is now a 64-bit FL plugin
  • Harmor:  Visual feedback panel scaling oct/Hz scaling saved with the plugin settings
  • ZGameEditor Visualizer (Update): Layers can be collapsed. Buffered layers are more obvious.
    • Text position and size can now be specified in decimals
    • Increased responsiveness to Linear peak effect
    • Color button on HTML tab to paste color to test
    • New effects, New SplinePeaks. Youlean: Blur, Motion blur, Bloom and Color correction
    • Improved quality for FFT based presets

Producer Edition Add-On

  • Sytrus synthesizer
  • Maximus multiband maximizer
  • FL Edison editor & recorder
  • FL Slicex loop slicer/arranger
  • FL Vocodex vocoder
  • FL SynthMaker

General Features

  • Playlist Features
    • Audio clips (drag and drop samples on the playlist)
    • Audio recording (using a microphone directly in FL Studio)
    • Automation clips (spline based automation)
    • Pattern clips (MIDI notes & event automation)
  • Midi Support
    • Import / Export MIDI files
    • Keyboards and controller input
    • MIDI SysEx and MMC functions
  • Mixer and FX Rack
    • 125 insert / send tracks
    • 10 FX slots per track
    • Patcher FX extension / rack
    • Full inter-track audio routing & side chaining
  • Piano roll and sequencing
    • Step sequencer
    • Piano roll
    • Event editor
  • Inputs & Outputs / Connectivity
    • Directsound support
    • ASIO (includes ASIO4ALL)
    • 103 external audio Inputs
    • 103 external audio outputs
    • Render to .WAV, .MP3, .OGG
    • Export mixer stems
    • ReWire Support (client and host)
    • FL Studio can be used as a VST client
    • Reads different file formats
      • .AIFF, .DS, .DS, .DWP, .FLAC, .MID, .MP3, .OGG, .SF2, .Speech, .SYN, .XI, .WAV files
  • Audio Tools
    • Edison (audio editor and recorder)
    • Elastique time stretching
  • Plugin Support
    • VST 1, 2, and 3 instruments/effects

Instrument and Generator Plug-Ins

  • Automation
    • Automation clip generator
    • Envelope controller
    • Keyboard controller
  • Sample Playback / Manipulation
    • Audio clip generator
    • BooBass
    • Channel sampler
    • DirectWave player
    • FL keys
    • Fruity Pad Controller (FPC)
    • Granulizer
    • Slicer
    • Slicex
    • Wave traveller
  • Synthesizers
    • 3x OSC
    • Autogun
    • BassDrum
    • BeepMap
    • Drumpad
    • Fruity Kick
    • Fruity DX10
    • Groove Machine Synth
    • MiniSynth
    • Speech Synthesizer
    • FL FlowStone
    • Sytrus
    • Wasp/WaspXT
  • Tools/Generators
    • Control Surface
    • Patcher
    • Dashboard
    • Layer Channel
    • MIDI Out
    • ReWired
    • FL Studio Mobile plug-in

Effects Plug-Ins

  • Automation
    • Formula Controller
    • Peak Controller
    • X-Y Controller
  • Compressors/Limiters
    • Fruity Compressor
    • Fruity Limiter
    • Fruity Multiband Compressor
    • Soft Clipper
    • Maximus
    • Soundgoodizer
  • Delay/Echo
    • Delay
    • Delay 2
    • Delay 3
    • Delay Bank
  • Distortion
    • Blood Overdrive
    • Fast Dist
    • Fruity Squeeze
    • WaveShaper
  • Equalization (EQ)
    • Edison Equalize Function
    • Convolver
    • EQUO
    • Fruity 7 Band EQ
    • Fruity Parametric EQ
    • Fruity Parametric EQ2
  • Filtering
    • Fast LP
    • Filter
    • Free Filter
    • Love Philter
    • Vocoder
    • Vocodex
  • Phasing / Flanging / Chorus
    • Chorus
    • Phaser
    • Flanger
    • Flangus
  • Reeverb
    • Convolver
    • Reeverb
    • Reeverb 2
    • Edison Convolution Reeverb
  • Multi FX
    • Effector (12 FX)
  • Tools
    • Control Surface
    • Balance
    • Big Clock
    • Center
    • Patcher
    • dB Meter
    • HTML NoteBook
    • LSD
    • Mute 2
    • NoteBook
    • PanOMatic
    • Phase Inverter
    • Scratcher
    • Send
    • Stereo Enhancer
    • Stereo Shaper
  • Visualization
    • Fruity Dance
    • Spectroman
    • Wave Candy
    • ZGameEditor Visualizer

Included Content

  • Copyright-free samples
  • Drums, cymbals, hats, kicks, percussion, snares, toms
  • Loops
  • SFX
  • Vocals

Image-Line FL STUDIO 20 Specs

Delivery MethodDownload
License TypeStandard
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7 SP1 or Later
macOS 10.11 or Later
Memory Requirement4 GB
Storage Requirement4 GB
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