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FL Studio 12.5 features a number of changes, most visible of which is the Pattern picker, allowing you to quickly drag patterns onto the playlists. This offered the opportunity of a one-click pattern freeze.
A couple more plugins have been "vectorized", amongst which are Harmor and FPC.

A new "tape" delay plugin has been added, dubbed Fruity Delay 3, available for free on all editions of the software. And finally, Transistor Bass sees an update of its audio engine, bringing it closer to the True Thing.

For a complete (21 minute) overview of the changes, talk to The Guru: FL Studio 12.5 - What's New.

Application Details:

Version: 12.5
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.14-staging

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Test Results

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The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
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What works

There are only improvements to the 12.4.2 version, which has been thoroughly tested by Unobscured Vision already; but here's an overview of his test:

  • All default plugins and generators work perfectly. It's as smooth as on Windows.
  • Export options are on par. Rendering to wav, mp3, midi, and saving channel events as midi.
  • FL Studio ASIO . You might expect a virtual ASIO device to be useless on Linux but truth is the passthrough DirectInput is slower than going through ASIO to PulseAudio directly.

What does not

  • ASIO4ALL. Useless anyway as FL Studio is the way to go.
  • Multithreading. This is more a problem with Wine in general than with FL Studio only. Some staging branches can help with that, but other than that you'll be stuck on 1 CPU core only, which is a real shame and you'll find this preventing you from truly using FL Studio on Linux in production.


What was not tested

  • VSTs (not thoroughly). I have few VSTs that I really use, the main one being Serum, but me needing Splice to activate it, there's no really point in installing it as Splice doesn't work. Basic VST2 plugins work (sforzando, Rea* plugs) but then it becomes more an issue on the VSTs themselves than FL Studio itself.
  • Live performance. Although I do run FL for extended periods of time, I didn't test it with 128 samples latency to check it if held up to it. Furthermore my laptop isn't powerful enough to handle it.
  • Graphics-heavy plugins. Plugins like Wave Candy or zGame Editor should work in theory (OpenGL based), but I have not tested them, although in the past I have seen some issues with alpha bringing very high latency on the UI.

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Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 10 20172.14-stagingYes Yes NoSilverNathan Graule 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 06 20172.0.2Yes Yes NoSilverthtrausan 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
44827 FL Studio 12.x - 20.x: Soft locks when attempting to show the GUI of a "bit-bridged" 32-bit/64-bit VST plugin in an internal window NEEDINFO View

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