FL Studio

Professional-quality DAW and Editing software from Image-Line. Has a large number of features, most notably ease-of-use and a large number of supported VST Plugin formats. Can export to .mp3, .mp4, .wav, and .ogg.

Most users say that the main selling point of FL Studio is the workflow and interface, which is geared towards putting the user's creativity first.

Application Details:

Version: 12.4.2
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.16

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Test Results

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What works

MIDI input and soundcard output work. 

The step (drum) editor works. 

Pianoroll editor and mixer work. 

What does not

The plugin picker doesn't work.

Sometimes it freezes up if the mouse is clicked while it is busy. 

When this happens, it has to be forced to quit using a Task Manager. 

CPU drag seems to be pretty heavy.  Some demo songs couldn't be played due to CPU overload.   Certain CPU relief settings are suspected of not working in Wine. 


What was not tested

IL Downloader download functions weren't tested. 

The full version of FL Studio was not tested, just the intermediate fruity edition. 

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

The testbed system OS was Ubuntu Studio v14.04.3 LTS, which has a low-latency kernel. The installer and main application work. Beforehand, the registration code should be imported ed via RegEdit (launched from a console). The main application is dependent upon the Microsoft Core Fonts, to be installed in C:\Windows\Fonts. Better latency results seem possible with the FL Studio ASIO driver selected than with standard ASIO or PulseAudio. Select "(system default)" in WineConfig's Audio tab. JACK was not tested.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 22 20194.16Yes Yes YesGoldFranco 
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Jul 16 20172.13-stagingYes Yes PlatinumUnobscured Vision 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Apr 05 20172.4Yes Yes PlatinumCory 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 26 20172.3Yes Yes GarbageEvi1 M4chine 
ShowUbuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 24 20161.9.23Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1 test report CLOSED WORKSFORME View

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HowTo / Notes

Set a virtual desktop for FL Studio to better support window managers, and workspaces.

The FL Studio UI can sometimes go haywire if you workspaces in your desktop environment - the audio engine works and events are handled (for example, space still plays/pauses the project) but the UI is frozen.


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