Fl Studio 9 release date: 9.09.2009 Image Line has released FL Studio 9, the complete music production environment. Representing the culmination of more than 10 years of sustained development, FL Studio 9 is now the most flexible virtual music studio in the industry.

What is FL9?

FL Studio is a fully featured, open-architecture music creation and production environment for PC. No extra software is required to produce any style of music, as a complete kit of instruments and studio tools is included in the cost of the package. With the included plugins, sounds and tools the user can create complete songs, backing tracks, loops or sizzling beats. Completed songs can be saved to WAV, MP3, OGG, MIDI,

ZIP or the native project format (.FLP).  


Make virtually any sound. FL9 includes 29 virtual synthesizers covering acoustic/synthetic bass, electric guitar and plucked string simulation, sampler tools including piano, general sample playback, and beat-slicing, and a range of synthesis techniques (subtractive, modelling, FM, granular and additive). With FL Studios newest addition, FL Synthmaker - a fully modular environment, you can now create & share your own FL instruments, effects & dashboards without the need to write basic code.


Audio Recording & Editing

Capture audio from a single vocalist or a full symphony orchestra. FL9 can record up to 99 simultaneous tracks of audio. The Playlist workspace can contain an unlimited number of audio tracks and allows you to arrange discrete audio events in any order or position the creative process dictates with complete flexibility. Audio tools allow the user to time-stretch, pitch-shift, beat-slice, chop, edit and creatively destruct audio. FL9 audio editing is further enhanced with Edison, the recording wave editor. Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool with spectral analysis, convolution reverb, loop-recording, loop-construction tools and more ...

FL Studio imports/exports WAV, MP3 and OGG formats.



Record musical performances and ideas in the most logical way. FL9 functions as both a pattern and track based sequencer, depending on user preferences. Tools include an unlimited track Step-sequencer, an industry-leading Piano Roll and Automation Clips. FL Studio supports MIDI and input from all standard Controllers.


FL9 is the fastest way from your brain to your speakers.


Determine your own project design. In FL9, you decide how your project will be laid out. Unlike the competition, FL9's Playlist is a totally flexible and virtually unbounded space where Note Pattern, Audio and Automation data can be arranged and edited to suit your creative ideas and preferred workflow.



The most powerful mixer in its class. FL9 includes an industry-leading 99 stereo track mixer. Each track can hold a stack of 8 effects (VST, DX or FL) and, if desired, be routed to any of the other 99 tracks or one of 4 dedicated 'send' channels. The 44 included effects plugins span - Maximization, Limiting, Compression, Delay, Distortion, Equalization (graphic & parametriuc), Filtering, Phasing, Flanging, Chorus, Vocoding and Reverb. These will take you from the creative broad-brush effects like reverb, through to the minutia of the mastering process with multiband compression/limiting and parametric EQ.


Lifetime free updates

Registered FL Studio users who purchase the download edition of the program receive lifetime free updates to the level of the program they buy (Express, Fruity, Producer or XXL edition). For example, all FL Studio 8 customers will be able to download FL Studio 10, 11, ... for free. Boxed edition users can purchase lifetime free updates for a nominal fee.


Key new features and changes

  • FL Studio 9 carries forward everything that is included in FL Studio 8 plus : +350 additions, changes & bugfixes. Check our history page for a detailed list.

    Revised Playlist with integrated ‘Play’ button, new Clip Track features incl. track naming, muting, clip grouping & icons.

  • Mixer insert tracks 99 (previously 64) with 'Sidechaining' function. Multithreaded FX processing CPU option. Piano roll ‘Riff Machine’ automated sequence generator tool and ‘note grouping’ feature.

  • Step sequencer & Playlist now have an integrated Play button for improved workflow.

  • Multiple controller support, independent instrument channels can be simultaneously played by separate controllers.

  • Volatile links allow hardware control of last touched GUI object. Improved linking options & functions. Multi-Core CPU improved multithreaded generator & multithreaded effects processing. Unleash the power of the latest generation multi-core processors.

  • SimSynth Live, DrumSynth Live, DX-10, WASP and WASP XT are 5 synthesizers that are now included in FL Studio (not in Express) to broaden your musical palette Ogun (demo) & Autogun (free) additive metal simulation synthesizers.

  • Autogun includes over 4 billion presets! Gross Beat real-time, audio-stream playback, pitch, position and volume manipulation effect (demo). Stereo Shaper Mid / Side stereo processing.

  • Vocodex advanced vocoder (free with Producer Edition). Revised plugins include Fruity Limiter with sidechaining, Wavecandy new mastering meter modes Fruity Reeverb 2 Mid/Side processing. Edison & Slicex new export regions and noise reduction function. Loop recording Audio Clips are now muted instead of the associated Channel for improved workflow.

    Browser now provides access to Windows file-browser (right-click on files). File-name helper displays names past browser edge on mouse-over.

  • The Plugin Database shows plugins by category. Dragging plugin presets onto Mixer insert tracks links the plugin to that track. Wrapper completely revised for improved compatibility inc., multi-input/output plugins & ‘aligned tick lengths’.