Ableton Live is better than FL Studio (Fruityloops)
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The preset instruments, effects and editing options are much better on Ableton. The chances of creating something truly original are far higher. You can DJ in a real-time manner with Ableton. If you include Max For Live and Max / MSP, Ableton gives you something that FL Studio could only ever dream of - the ability to create your own instruments, effects and patches. There's a huge range of Max objects that blow FL Studio out of the water.
To first shoot down your argument of being "Truly Original" with preset instruments (which are basically VSTs), FL Studio has had several of these instruments implemented such as Sytrus and the newly added "Bassdrum" which gives the user entire control of how their project will sound.
The argument that you can't "Real Time DJ" with FL Studio is also false, considering the new "Performance Mode" that was implemented into FL Studio not too long ago which allows the user to play not just songs, but samples and clips with Novations own Launchpad....you know...the hardware that was released specifically for Ableton? (lol)
Ableton is also VERY expensive compared FL Studios 99 dollars that gets you the simple version and only about 20 dollars more for the producer edition!
Now...for my argument.
FL Studio has way better processing control than Ableton...as I've seen thousands of projects not being able to render due to the amount of RAM in a persons computer. I've been able to render every single project I've done with FL Studio and while I've had some hiccups with some instruments, I can always record that one instruments sounds and lay it into the project and it will sound perfect.
The EQing is also better in FL Studio, as I've been able to add thousands of PRESET effects that come with the program that have enabled me to make my projects sound like they were done in the studio and not some run of the mill DAW.
One last thing I'd like to point out is that I am able to Automate every single thing I want too in FL Studio.
Basslines, Volume, Effects, Hell...EVEN TEMPO which I don't think you're able to do inside of Ableton, which gives me more control over my projects.
and while this one last bit of detail isn't really that important.....I'd like to point out that.....DAFT PUNK uses FL Studio...yea...
Many "convenience" features (Live packs, sampler drag-and-drop, warp markers, racks, semi-minimalist interface, etc) which engenders experimentation.
Quick MIDI-control setup. General presets exist for popular hardware, and individual mappings are straightforward. Some hardware integrates very well (APC, Launchpad).
Loop-oriented Session View which is fun for composition and awesome for live looping
CPU-efficient synthesizers (and effects, as far as I can tell)
Optional M4L environment if you really like Max or hate money.
Lots of little utility devices like MIDI note length/range/velocity manipulators that are incredibly useful when cobbled together into larger structures
Racks are saveable as a single preset
Really good tutorials and manual
Samples are stored by reference to save HD space, but can be copied into your project for portability/independence with a single menu command.
Demo mode is fully-featured without saving, so if your laptop explodes the day before a performance, you can borrow someone's computer, install the free Suite demo (and any samples/plugins/hardware you also rely on) and your project will be loadable and performable without worrying about activation and DRM.
Huge, very helpful community in places like this
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