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Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by Jigwarnah » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:48 pm

Hey there, Recently everywhere i go, people saying "Oh, FL is shit" blabalblaa.
I am very familiar with Fl studio and know it inside out, but am wondering if i should switch to Ableton/Cubase, because they have such a huge fanbase among producers.
I have used Ableton live on my friends computer, and i just cant seem to get creative inside it lol, i know how to use it, but i just feel cramped inside it, and much prefer the look of FL studio.
And i do like cubase 6 but it just feels the same as FL studio tbh, so i dont really see a need to change to it.
Just wondering what your opinion is, Stick with FL? or should i go to cubase or ableton, If so why?
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by wormcode » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:52 pm

You answered your own question like 3 times.
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by cmgoodman1226 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:22 pm

DAW's are really what you make it. The only difference is some house plugins and the workflow. FL is used by plenty as are all the other ones. Plenty of people have tried to get me to switch over to ableton but I see no point. I started on FL and I can move through it almost effortlessly at this point.

It might be different if you like the interface or workflow of another DAW, but you've said you're pretty comfortable with FL, so why change now. I can pretty much guarentee changing DAW's will not be a silver bullet for you. FL does the same thing as ableton and cubase. Getting rid of FL will not make you a better producer.
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by jrisreal » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:56 pm

FL was a childs toy during the early revisions. Now, however, its more than capable as a full audio workspace. Not worth switching IMO.
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by itzDetrimental » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:10 pm

FL is every bit as capable as Ableton or Cubase. If you're good with it, and you enjoy using it more, don't switch.
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by 1point5 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:21 pm

I'd definitely recommend trying other DAWs if you are able to, everyone has different preferences and none of them is really any better than the others. I moved from FL to Logic about 2 and a half years ago and much prefer it but I tried Reason and Ableton on the way and just didn't like their workflows at all. Bear in mind though that it always takes quite a bit of time to get used to a new DAW.
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by MaZa1 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:22 pm

Yea, if you like fl and know how to use it, no need to change. And if you go to FL studios homepage theres a list of "big names" who use FL so ableton/cubase isn't the only way to the professional sounding music.

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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by OfficialDAPT » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:39 pm

Ableton takes a good couple months to learn inside and out. You said you feel cramped inside it and can't get creative, that's probably because you don't know the layout and all the options it has. But if you still don't like it after you have gotten to know it then definitely switch back to FL. I have Ableton and FL and I really prefer Ableton to the point where I can't stand working in FL but it I guess to each his own.
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by Kothy » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:43 pm

Are you comfortable with it?

I used to use FL Studio, made the switch to Ableton because I felt limited.. but we all have our opinions on DAW's.

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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by Smiles » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:25 pm

I have tried most daws and eventually chose ableton. Really I know enough general stuff that I could use anything, the only reason I eventually chose ableton was because a lot of producers I like use it (lol) and because I liked the idea of how I could produce and perform with just one thing and there is no reason to get traktor/cdjs. So If i were you i would just stick with FL. No point in switching if you already know it really well.
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by Chris mack » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:24 am

As many people have stated already, just use what you are comfortable with because they are all effectively the same. Any one who says otherwise is just a fan boy/knob head.
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by ill mindset » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:10 am

Jigwarnah wrote:Hey there, Recently everywhere i go, people saying "Oh, FL is shit" blabalblaa.
I am very familiar with Fl studio and know it inside out, but am wondering if i should switch to Ableton/Cubase, because they have such a huge fanbase among producers.
I have used Ableton live on my friends computer, and i just cant seem to get creative inside it lol, i know how to use it, but i just feel cramped inside it, and much prefer the look of FL studio.
And i do like cubase 6 but it just feels the same as FL studio tbh, so i dont really see a need to change to it.
Just wondering what your opinion is, Stick with FL? or should i go to cubase or ableton, If so why?
Thanks alot :corndance:

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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by ill mindset » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:17 am

There are so many pros using FL you would be shocked.

Quick list:
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12th Planet (started on it as Infiltrata)
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by JTreeZY » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:46 am

Skream and Benga used to use it too

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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by 3za » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:48 am

ill mindset wrote:There are so many pros using FL you would be shocked.

Quick list:
Feed Me/Spor
Porter Robinson
Madeon
Skrillex (Used to at least)
12th Planet (started on it as Infiltrata)
Concord Dawn
Avicii
Laidback Luke
Louie LaRoche
DeaDmau5 (Occasionally)
Basshunter
Surely thats enough reason to switch???
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by ill mindset » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:54 am

3za wrote:
ill mindset wrote:There are so many pros using FL you would be shocked.

Quick list:
Feed Me/Spor
Porter Robinson
Madeon
Skrillex (Used to at least)
12th Planet (started on it as Infiltrata)
Concord Dawn
Avicii
Laidback Luke
Louie LaRoche
DeaDmau5 (Occasionally)
Basshunter
Surely thats enough reason to switch???
Keep using it. The only reason I started using Ableton was to be able to collab with others that use it and for live performance.

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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by jrisreal » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:10 am

ill mindset wrote:There are so many pros to using FL you would be shocked.

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Price is relatively low
You get some neat plugins with the producer edition (3xosc, parametric eq2, FPC, etc.)
Even moreso with the Signature Bundle (Sytrus, Maximus, Hardcore, Directwave, etc.)
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by Mindforce » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:55 am

I use FL. I haven't actually tried using any other DAWs though I used to think I might be better off with something like Ableton. But now the more I get to know FL the more I'm sure it's right for me, and honestly I think trying to switch to a different DAW would just fuck with my head and make me feel disoriented every time I try to produce :P
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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by Vast_Grid » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:31 am

ANY DAW IS GOOD BRO! get some analog outboard gear (anything; guitar pedals [germanium!], compressor, preamp, eq's, record off amp/speaker [mic/air interaction], e.t.c.).

When I hear this DAW suck or that DAW is better (same w/ VST's), there really is no excuse when resampling and OTB options are available. I think people expect stellar sound, when most great studio sound is done by getting sonic colors/character/warmth by utilizing actual interaction of transistors/transformers/tubes/circuitry/diodes/e.t.c. to get a specific tone signature.

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Re: Switching from FL, Necessary?

Post by wormcode » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:46 am

3za wrote:Surely thats enough reason to switch???
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