Author Topic: FL Studio VS. Pro Tools  (Read 661 times)

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FL Studio VS. Pro Tools
« on: May 05, 2015, 04:29:09 PM »
What do you guys think? I'm looking into setting up a home studio and I'm torn between these two DAWs to start with I've been doing a lot of research but I'm still unsure of where to go if any of you with direct experience with the two programs could throw me together a short Pros/cons list that would be a great help to me!

Re: FL Studio VS. Pro Tools
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 02:26:01 AM »
I haven't worked with Pro Tools, but have reasonable experience with many versions of FL Studio. It's very fun, easy to learn, pretty straight-forward.
I've done a little reading since acquiring Reason recently, and one piece of advice that stuck with me is that you'd do very well to pick something and sticking to it, really learning it inside-out and becoming proficient at it.

Now, my time using FL Studio I mostly used it to write drum tracks and compose a bunch of stuff, most of it related to avant-garde/experimental, metal and grindcore. That said, FL Studio is terrible for much of that kind of music, in my opinion. I would get me some VST plugins for guitars, strings (symphonic metal-type compositions, I did a few of those) and do okay stuff here and there... for cybergrind-type of stuff I found the variety of electronic drums very fun to explore. And for the experimental stuff I did, I found lots of interesting sounds throughout all the versions I used, but I guess it was more like working with what I had than putting ideas into the interface and making them come alive.

In other words, I think FL Studio is all right for electronic music and is somewhat basic but for that same reason also accessible, easy to learn.
I hardly consider myself proficient in it or myself to have a solid understanding of DAWs, so take my opinion with a grain of salt/