FL Studio vs Studio One

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  1. Esteros

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    I am FL Studio user.
    Studio One has cool feature with fisablimg vst so one can have Huge template without taking any ram, what is not case in FL Studio, you can not disable vst.

    Should I switch from FL Studio to Studio One for this reason?
    I mean, is it hard to get to know it, is piano roll as good as FL Studio one, is Studio One better for orchestral music than FL Studio?

    And is it truth that it is really hard to change DAW, and better to stick with one we know the best?
     
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  3. Jeffriezal

    Jeffriezal Kapellmeister

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    give it a try and u will know... in the end, it is about your work flow.. and nothing is wrong to learn multiple daw.. u only gain more knowledge out of it.

    I'm currently doing a lot of thing on Studio One because it fits perfectly to my work flow.. but I also do know how to work on other DAW especially when I need to use it in other studios.

    Currently, also, I really enjoy doing an arrangement in Maschine. I can just focus on doing work thru their hardware.

    But in my honest personal opinion ... FL Studio is my least favourite.. the only good thing is their sequencer and piano roll.. other than that it just a very confusing non-friendly layout DAW for me.
     
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  4. acatnamedharmony

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    Long-Time FL Studio User and I switched to (mostly) Studio1 sometime in the last 5 years. I feel right at home in the Piano Roll it is very intuitive and similar.

    There are a few things that i do definitely miss about FL, I found a lot of my best drum grooves came out of the immediacy of having a step sequencer as kind of the centerpiece of the DAW. Also using Wav loops is not as easy since I am used to manipulate them very easily in FL Slicer. That being said you can very easily create a template in S1 that also incorporates the bits of FL that I found most handy...including the step sequencer routed into S1 using FL as a VST or ReWire device. Also the workflow in Impact (S1's native step sequencer) is great since V4 but I still don't use it as much as I should.

    That being said after having had switched I now find FL Studio's workflow very tedious and disjointed. Since the instrument in the step-sequencer/piano roll isn't immediately aligned from the playlist and is also not aligned to a mixer track. I say give it a shot! If you're having separation anxiety you still have a fully functional version of FL Studio as VST or ReWire device that can be very easily routed to S1 with 16 stereo outputs, as well as being able to use Slicex as a VST plugin and turning your wav loops into MIDI. Hope that helps =)

    Oh one more thing since I forgot, the ability to be able to convert instrument tracks into non-destructive audio tracks that you can turn back into Instrument track if you feel like playing with the arrangement is fucking amazing! You could literally sit there and create humongous, complex layers without taxing your CPU. It's what freezing/flattening in Ableton should be =P
     
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  5. Fudsey Plange

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    Use FL Studio as a Rewire client from within Studio One.

    Simples.
     
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  6. Blue

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    S1 has a built-in step sequencer.
    Also,when you want to slice a loop in the explorer or in the arrangement window,right-click on it and select "send to a new Impact" and your loop is automatically sliced in Impact.
     
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  7. waverider

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    This guy does orchestral music in FL Studio



    It's often been said here that anyone can do anything in any DAW. However in my experience certain DAWs lend themselves to certain kinds of music. For orchestral I would definitely prefer S1 over FL as S1. Have you checked out Reaper? It's very complicated but also very stable which is not a bad thing when working with RAM heavy orchestral libraries.
     
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  8. Aadleezy

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    I started with FL Studio, and while I do really like and prefer FL Studio's Piano roll, I made the switch over to Ableton Live. Ableton's unique Session View/Clips was a huge bonus for me and I do like the simplicity of Ableton's stock effect plugins (compressor/EQ).

    For me, I didn't find this to be the case. I had to watch a fair number of tutorials for Ableton, but I had to do that when learning FL Studio also. If anything my knowledge of FL Studio helped a lot when learning Ableton. Some of the features may vary slightly (an example being hotkeys or how to add automation), but there are also a lot of similarities between the two.

    My advice is don't be afraid to try and experiment with other DAWs because you might just find that you actually prefer it than what you're using currently.
     
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  9. SyphonX

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    You even can use FL Studio as a complete VST plugin in studio One! :yes:
     
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  11. shershavin

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    another usless question :disco:
     
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  12. Lois Lane

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    They both have Studio in their name, so the only difference is FL vs. One...duh! They are practically interchangeable, and vice-versa.
     
  13. Kundalini

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    according to my experience orchestral music is not so easy, it takes knowledge far beyond basic skills so if piano roll is the thing that's bother you it could be to early for you to start with orchestral music
     
  14. teknomix

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    I use both, very different approach and with different tools each. Test and take the best of both worlds.
     
  15. Kundalini

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    both you mean piano roll and ...?
     
  16. alexbart

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    I don't use neither and i will not suggest you what is better. Only suggestion i can tell, is to focus on the basic concepts of music production and you will find what will better suit your needs and this is not restricted to the use of a DAW. About Studio One, I tested it for some months using the rent to own program and in my opinion it's overrated, what surprised me is the poor implementation of automation envelopes which are inaccurate and also it's very frustrating the loading time for compressed audio formats such as mp3, often i have to edit some 4 hours long live recordings in mp3 format, i drag it into studio one and it starts converting that file for unlimited time and during that time the user can't do anything else, studio one is locked until the end of the process and the waiting time increases if the imported mp3s are more than one. Routing in studio one is not comparable to some of the others DAWs, all the rest is ok. If you switch DAW just for the ram thing, you could use something like Blue Cat's PatchWork, save the patch unload it when you don't need the effects and load it back when you do.
     
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  17. LurkerSupreme

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    I made the switch from FL Studio to Studio One about 3 years ago, I had grown uninspired using FL Studio and needed a change. I do miss the piano roll from FL, and the midi editing options such as the strum tool but overall I like S1 better. I can make a track, record, mix and master with ease in Studio One. FL can do the same but I feel as if its a way quicker process in S1.
     
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  18. indianwebking

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    for me Ableton is really really great especially cpu friendly i think. but fl has best piano roll imo. and i am still used to it. that's all. otherwise fl has bad automation stuff. because it cannot show you how much hertz you have cut or you're going to cut when using automation. especially you can see that in Ableton. like i want to cut 1-10 hz it shows that precisely. while fl sucks bigtime at it. it shows it as 0-100% which is a big big big disappointment for me. because most of the times i would like to rely on the information which is not based on % system. and also fl has one limitation. sampler is not the best. while Ableton has warp mode and also the ability to work in session and arrangement mode and stuff and also simpler and sampler are one of the best only serato is slightly better. i wish i could understand some hotkeys and remember them easily for ableton. because i am still using fl as my main daw. but boi Ableton is not that hard also. it's just that I'm stuck with this mixer shit that's all. and also fl's sample browser is broken which is shame on the developers. Ableton is slightly broken because i can't see presets inside of folder(might be issue of 255 char limit maybe)
     
  19. indianwebking

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    so blue cat is not useless? I'm trying to use minimal plugins but if i can find some great tutorials or explanation of stuff like melda & waves & blue cat & stuff then i would surely include them in my workflow.
     
  20. Blue

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    Yes making true orchestral music requires skills.But for 80% of the pseudo orchestral music made with samples and Kontakt libraries we see everywhere on Youtube is made by guys who are not skillful.It sounds like shit to my ears.Like Hollywood crappy films.
    No comparison with true classical music played and recorded from true instruments and true musicians.
    Midi is made for electronic music,not for sounding like a guitar or a violin.It sounds wrong.
     
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  21. Blue

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    Have a look at the Melda's site,you'll find useful tutorials.Very good sounding and advanced plugins.But some Waves are nice too,read the manuals!
    Bluecat plugins are unique,they can be tricky in some situations.Late replies is an incredible delay,Destructor is a monster distortion ultra customizable and nice sounding.They are worth a try!

    https://www.meldaproduction.com/tutorials

    https://www.bluecataudio.com/Main/Home/
     
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