Image Line Software, a developer of audio production software based in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium, recently introduced FL Studio Version 10 for the Windows OS: Express Edition ($49 download only), Fruity Edition ($99 download/$139 boxed), Producer Edition ($199 download/$269 boxed), and Signature Edition ($299 download/$399 boxed). The company also extended Lifetime Free Updates (LFU) to all boxed versions purchased from traditional music stores. Previously, LFUs were granted only to download purchases. LFUs are available as a download after online product registration.
Previously known as FruityLoops, FL Studio has been developed over more than 12 years development. FL Studio V. 10 includes 30 software instruments and more than 40 effects designed to cover just about any musical style. Users can record up to 99 audio tracks at once through a flexible Mixer. The Playlist workspace can contain an unlimited number of audio tracks and allows the user to arrange discrete audio events in any order or position.
FL Studio offers audio editing and manipulation including pitch correction, pitch shifting, harmonization, time stretching, beat-detection and slicing, audio warping and standard audio manipulation, such as cut/paste.