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==Digital Audio Workstation==
{{id|FL Studio}}
===FL Studio===
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'''FL Studio''', formerly known as '''FruityLoops''', is a digital audio workstation (DAW), developed by Belgian company Image-Line released December 18, 1997. FL Studio was originally the creation of Didier Dambrin, who is now the lead programmer responsible for the overall development.
In the western VOCALOID (and also UTAU) scene, FL Studio is among one of the more popular DAWs used by some producers, it is not as widely used in Japan since they also have access to other popular DAW systems as well.<ref>http://vocaloid-creativity.totalh.com/index.php/vocaloid-news/38-crypton-survey-of-vocaloid-producers</ref> It is mainly used to put all the components of the music together. FL Studio also recognizes ''VOCALOID'' as a Rewire plugin, and is able to actively feed their voice samples together, making the software overall more attractive to VOCALOID users.
FL Studio features a fully automatable workflow centered around a pattern-based music sequencer. The environment includes MIDI support and incorporates a number of features for the editing, mixing, and recording of audio. Completed songs or clips may be exported to Microsoft WAV, MP3, and the OGG Vorbis format. FL Studio saves work in a proprietary *.flp format, inadvertently sharing the same extension as a filetype created by Adobe Flash CS3.
The program is acclaimed for its professional DAW features at an attractive price point. Scoring to video is possible using the video-player plugin, but there is no support for traditional music notation.
FL Studio is written in Borland Delphi and thus until recently, there were no plans to develop a native Linux or Mac OS X port. Recent changes, however, has gleaned on 64-bit support and a self-packaged {{wp|Audio Stream Input/Output|ASIO}} driver for low end sound cards. As of September 2015, the Image-Line website indicates that the company is heavily developing a native mac version which can currently be tested by all registered forum users (alpha 0.4); similarly, several FL studio plugins are in development as native versions and can also be tested (alpha 11 currently). In May 2018, Image-Line finally distributed version 20 of FL Studio, which has native MAC OS support.
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Since the software was designed for a wide variety of uses and aimed to appeal to users of all music levels, many amateur musicians also use this software, and for the western VOCALOID fandom has proven to be popular because it allows even amateurs a chance to remix or make new songs that can compete with professional works. It has many tools that have abled to them to create work on level with more professional VOCALOID users and has been considered one of the more attractive software suites for purchase for this reason by new fans.
Some producers however prefer to prerender the voices from ''VOCALOID'' into WAV files (which is also a necessary step for UTAU-based voicebanks) and insert it in FL Studio as an audio sample, instead of using ReWire. Alternatively, a whole prerendered voice in a WAV file can be articulated into sliced samples, for easy access to note segments and remixing, as well as for conserving system resources.
*'''FL-chan''' is a mascot inspired by the success of VOCALOID2 character Hatsune Miku. Didier Dambrin made a comment in an Internet forum that he also wanted a moe character like {{wp|Habanero-tan}} for FL Studio. A Japanese artist by the name [http://uruido.web.fc2.com/ Uruido] took the request and created a moe anthropomorphism of FL Studio called FL-Chan, and she became the official character of the DAW software since the release of ver. 8 in March 2008. Image-Line has adopted the character as a form of mascot, providing an array of purchasable merchandise and a dedicated page on the Image-Line website. You can find that [http://flstudio.image-line.com/documents/flchan.html here].
FL-chan's voice has also been successfully transferred into [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMxbFbiPyOg UTAU]. Much like Acme Iku, users need to own the original software to legally use her voice. It is not the most realistic of the ''UTAU'' voicebanks as its results came from a Vecoder and were made by artificial means.
She has been featured in various VOCALOID videos, [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX0lRIVZULI Meiko's Various Feelings] being one.
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*[https://www.image-line.com/flstudio/ Website] Image-Line
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===Linux MultiMedia Studio===
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'''Linux MultiMedia Studio''' or '''LMMS''', is a {{wp|Free software|free}} {{wp|digital audio workstation}} (DAW) alternative to proprietary software such as ''FL Studio'', Cakewalk, and GarageBand released March 7, 2015. It is distributed free of charge, unlike FL Studio and Cakewalk, and it is also free as in freedom, meaning anyone can see or modify the source code. It is available for various distributions of Linux, and despite its name, also for BSD, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X (with some limitations).
LMMS allows anyone to easily create loops using a variety of predefined synthesizer plugins, as well as external [[wikipedia:Virtual Studio Technology|VST]] plugins. (There is a VST plugin version of the VOCALOID engine.) Effect chains can be added to almost any instrument through the use of [[wikipedia:LADSPA|LADSPA]] effects. The software also features the ability to import existing FL Studio project files.
Like the VOCALOID Editor, notes are entered using a piano-roll interface. For beats and basslines, LMMS also includes a transport bar similar to that of FL Studio. This editor can be changed to a piano-roll editor if more sophisticated beats and music loops are desired. LMMS can also sing if the experimental plugin Singerbot is installed.
Each instrument can be assigned to an "FX Channel". The FX Mixer provides a single area to change the volume and panning, as well as the effects chains, of all instruments assigned to a specific FX Channel at once. This works well for adjusting the master volume of a drumset (which is normally made up of several different samples, each sample corresponding to a different portion of the drumset; e.g., snare, bass drum, cymbal, etc.).
*'''Included synthesizer plugins''': LMMS includes various synthesizer plugins out-of-the-box. There are also a variety of community-developed presets for each synthesizer plugin, making it easy for beginners to pick a sound they like.
**'''AudioFileProcessor '''provides a simple interface to use the piano-roll or beat editor with a sound clip. LMMS includes several instrument samples, as well as a variety of drum samples, represented as AudioFileProcessor presets.
**'''BitInvader''' provides a highly customizable wavetable synthesizer.
**'''Kicker''' is a kick/bass drum synthesizer.
**'''LB302''' Monophonic imitation of Roland TB-303.
**'''Mallets''' synthesizes tuneful percussion sounds.
** '''Monstro''' provides more advanced triple oscillator mixing
** '''Nescaline''' emulates the [[wikipedia:Nintendo Entertainment System|Nintendo Entertainment System®]] [[wikipedia:Audio Processing Unit|APU]].
**'''Organic''' provides an organ-like synthesizer with adjustable "stop" levels for each virtual "pipe".
**'''FreeBoy''' emulates the Nintendo [[wikipedia:Game Boy|Game Boy]] APU (audio processor unit).
**'''SID''' emulates the [[wikipedia:Commodore 64|Commodore 64]] MOS Technology Sound Interface Device chip, with support for 6581 and 8580 variants.
**'''TripleOscillator''' provides three versatile oscillators that can be mixed together in different ways to produce all kinds of sounds.
*'''Vibed''' models vibrating string instruments.
** '''Watsyn''' provides more advanced wavetable synthesizer
**Embedded''' ZynAddSubFX''' engine with various presets.
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*{{wp|LMMS|English Wikipedia article}}
*[http://lmms.io/ Website] LMMS
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