FL Studio 10 Producer Edition – Review (Part 2: Weaknesses)

FL Studio 10: Weaknesses

by John Judd

Here is the follow up to my first review FL Studio 10 – Part 1: Strengths. It is written from the standpoint of a professional composer work flow and considers reliability, speed, interaction with 3rd party plugins, and more. Please read the first review for strengths, as here I will be focusing on the weaknesses of FL. {Note and correction: in the first review I mentioned that the Direct Wave sampler could be purchased for additional functionality. This is incorrect for the Producer Edition, which has the full version of the plugin.} Continue reading


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Fishman Aura Spectrum DI – Review

by Gary Wolk

As we know, recording acoustic guitars can really be a challenge. Mic placement, having the right mics, room sound etc. can be very tricky. If you have a home project studio like myself, and have to deal with noise like the constant AC running (I live in Florida), or outside noise from planes, trains, and automobiles, that even makes it more of a challenge. Continue reading

The Best Music Libraries?

This question has come up a number of times on MLR. While we would all like a quick answer to tap into the riches of the music library world, the fact is there is no easy answer. There are hundreds of music libraries that serve different markets, from royalty free sites, mid level boutique, to high end mega libraries. Continue reading

LA Scoring Strings (LASS) – Review

by Ryan Bennett:

Need to breathe some life into your compositions? AudioBro’s LA Scoring Strings is quite the investment. This VST string library for Kontakt may require you to tap into little junior’s college funds, but the quality, stability and ease of use is well worth it.

As far as articulations go, there’s just about every basic one you’ll need: Staccato, Legato, and a couple other “autos”. Don’t expect marcattos or pre-programmed runs. This is more of what I call a ”purest” library. You can of course stack layers to get into the more kinky effects. Continue reading