It’s not vaporware yet.
It’s been over two years since a Mac version of FL Studio (formerly knows as FruityLoops) was promised, and though it entered the alpha testing phase in 2015, it’s yet to be released to the general public.
Image Line’s survey – which asks potential Mac users to tell the company “a little about your machines and how they work”- isn’t a release date, but it should give hope to anyone who thought the software had become vaporware.
Fill out the survey here, and keep an eye on the FL Studio Facebook page for updates. If you want to try out the alpha version now, you can download it from the Image Line website. The beta version is expected in “early 2017.”
Mac users looking for an accessible software studio that isn’t FL Studio have plenty of new options to investigate. Last month, Bitwig Studio 2 and Korg Gadget were announced, which offer modular synth control and cross-app connectivity respectively.
In the time that’s passed since FL Studio’s Mac version was announced, Apple’s computers have changed quite considerably. Last year, it added a “Touch Bar,” and, in a controversial move, removed traditional USB ports from its new MacBook Pro.