Image Line Software, the developer behind the digital audio workstation FL Studio (also known as FruityLoops), just ported its app to iOS. Called FL Studio Mobile, the app allows you to build multi-track music projects directly from your iPhone or iPad, and features a slew of instruments to choose from.
The tracks generated by the app can also be loaded into the desktop version of FL Studio, if you need to add more effects to your work, or add additional tracks.
FL Studio Mobile is a great way to capture a beat on the step sequencer, a melody on the piano roll or a full song on a playlist, so that you never lose that idea again, wherever you are.
Full list of features:
• 133 high quality instruments, drum kits & sliced-loop beats
• All instruments have FL Studio desktop counterparts for FL Studio desktop import and extension
• Stepsequencer for fast percussion programming and sliced-loop reworking
• Configurable virtual piano-keyboard
• Configurable key labels (off, Cs only, all keys or all keys colored)
• Drum pads
• Browser with preview button and logical sorting into Instruments, Synths, Drum kits & Loops
• Pan, volume, release and attack time configurable per instrument
• Pitch bend via accelerometer
• Low-latency, iOS-optimized, high quality, battery-friendly audio engine
• Drum loops and sliced loops ready to start your project with a cool beat
• Effects include Limiter, Reverb, Delay, EQ, Amp simulator & Filter to enhance your mix.
• 99 track sequencer and intuitive editing options
• Per-track mute, solo, effect bus, pan and volume adjustment
• Edit at the level of tracks, bars or down to individual notes
• Piano roll editor for manual entry of note & chord sequence data or detailed editing of recorded performances
• Unlimited undo and redo for all editable screens
• Metronome with tempo & time-signature settings
• Intuitive positioning of screens with the slide gesture and resize with the pinch gesture
• Retina display support
• Save and load your songs, export to wave
• MIDI file import/export
• In-app user manual
• Compatible with: Akai SynthStation 25 & CoreMIDI (MIDI in and out)
version of the app costs $14.99, while the iPad
version will set you back $19.99. Note that these prices are introductory prices, and will likely go up within a week or so.