FL Studio 20.8.4 Release Candidate #7 PLEASE TEST (Updated 27 Aug 2021)

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FL Studio 20.8.4 Release Candidate #7 PLEASE TEST (Updated 27 Aug 2021)

FL Studio 20.8.4 Release Candidate is intended as the next major release, provided no issues are found. It contains more features than FL Studio 20.8.3 and less features than FL Studio 20.9 Beta, that is scheduled for the release after 20.8.4.

FL Studio 20.8.4 Clean Desk.png

INSTALLERS
You will need to UPDATE YOUR LICENSE (Help > Unlock FL Studio) to use Frequency Shifter. Its included in Producer Edition and up.

WHAT'S NEW

  • Apple Silicon Support - Native ARM code support for Apple Silicon (M1 and related CPUs).
  • 3x Osc - Added anti-aliasing to oscillators.
  • Frequency Shifter - Special effect to create metallic, dissonant, ring modulation and phasing effects. Included with Producer Edition and up.
  • Control Surface - Added a 'Show labels' option to show or hide control labels.
  • Toolbar - Added a toolbar button to change set language. This will appear by default when the language is changed from the default.
  • Edison - Apply visualization options without closing the menu when (Right+Click) is used. Renamed 'Disable undo for large samples' menu to 'Enable undo for large samples'.
  • Piano roll - Added an option to preview notes as they are mouse clicked into the piano roll during playback.
  • Maximus & Limiter - Added a menu option to disable the -0.2 dB safety margin.
  • Mixer Menu > Recording - Added an option 'Apply track level and mute when recording' so these can be ignored when recording 'Post' effects in the mixer
  • MIDI Settings - Added 'Pickup' functionality for controls linked to external controllers (option in General settings)
  • ZGameEditor Visualizer - Web cams can now be used in multiple instances of the plugin at once. There is also a new 'Luminance average' internal controller for each buffer available on the (Right+Click) Link to controller option. New video scrubbing option using the 'Video Controller effect. New 'Peakmap' effect by Dubswitcher.
  • Playlist - Renamed 'Consolidate track(s) > Full song' to 'From song start' to match export options.
  • MIDI Scripting - Added: Option to get user defined name to the GetPluginName function. function mixer.isTrackMuteLock, getTrackStereoSep and setTrackStereoSep functions to mixer module, function to get color of keys for a specific plugin (only FPC for now), Hardware_Refresh_ControlValues flag for OnRefresh event.
  • Patcher - Added (Ctrl+C) and (Ctrl+V) for copy and paste on inactive parameter popups
  • Mixer - Increased brightness of volume (dB) label on Mixer Tracks
  • Mixer - Track (Right-Click) & Mixer Menu options to reset routing for selected Mixer track(s) to default.
  • Automation - Added a Mode option to the Global Link popup.
  • File Menu - Added options Export all playlist tracks > 'From track start', 'Song start' or 'Time selection'.
  • FL Studio Mobile - Updated. See here for changelog.
  • Piano roll > Note properties - The Note Properties dialog is now always shown on the same screen as the Piano roll.
  • Windows File Browser - Replaced all folder selection windows with the modern OS File Browser window.
  • Burn to MIDI - Additional reset options for Swing and Arpeggiator pop-up after selecting Burning MIDI.


RC6/7 Fixes

11738 ZGE Visualizer: Crash when loading presets or loading ZGE
11466 Distructor: Change hints in Crusher dist. to display Hz/Bits instead of percentage
1331 Help file shown twice when pressing F1 on plugin windows

RC5 Fixes

11733 Audio isn't recorded when manual input latency is set to a negative value
11730 3xOsc: clicks with some waveforms when HQ is enabled
11724 Convolver: crash or weird behavior when changing the envelope tension

RC4 Fixes

Incorrect Expiry warning
9848 Changed "Note names" > "Neo-Latin" to "Solfege (do, re, mi...)"
11704 Sytrus: No audio when Pluck is active on M1
11701 MIDI Out: "Send pan, volume and pitch" isn't correct initially
11694 Color history is not shown at 175% scaling
11689 Wrapper: Key presses with CTRL, ALT or SHIFT aren't sent to VST3 plugins correctly
11684 Diagnostic: Copyright year in the report is incorrect
11683 Diagnostic: show some message when internet connection not available
11643 ZGE Visualizer: Freeze rendering with a specific preset
11539 KVR search for a missing plugin doesn't work anymore (removed search option)
11494 Fruity Filter: High cpu usage in the performance monitor when Center is on
10474 Channel rack window becomes taller "Small scrollbars in editors" is toggled
10179 FLEX: Stuck notes when the arpeggiator switch is turned on while notes are playing
10174 Main Volume control has an incorrect hint
10034 Added an option to reset the language after changing it

RC3 Fixes

11685 - No audio clip added when rendering a mixer track
11687 - 3x Osc crashes in HQ mode when there's no custom wavetable
11671 - macOS Locating VST3 plugins instead of a missing VST plugin doesn't always work
11658 - Renaming a playlist track to a single space no longer works

RC2 Fixes

7949 Dropping a soundfont file on a Fruity Soundfont Player channel opens it in DirectWave instead
11641 Exporting split mixer tracks exports all tracks instead of only the used ones
11568 Moving a group of clips in the playlist will also move the previous selected clip
11636 3x OSC - HQ Mode not working on FL Studio 20.8.4 32 Bit
11617 Boobass: crashes and corrupted audio when some notes are played
11491 Scripting: calling device.midiOutMsg from OnDeInit event will crash the program
11622 (macOS) FL Studio VST and AU: cursors don't always update correctly
11609 (macOS) Newtone: send to playlist and saving a sample don't work

FULL ISSUES LIST

Changes

Updated Wiselabs presets for the Patcher plugin
FL Studio Mobile updated to v3.6.1 (https://support.image-line.com/redirect/flstudiomobile_changelog)
Added new Daniel Stawczyks and Nucleon presets for Toxic Biohazard
9874 Show a warning when trying to make a selection unique and a lot of clips are selected
8680 New "Frequency shifter" plugin
7506 3xOsc: added anti-aliasing to oscillators
6269 Added "mode" selector to the global links window
5538 Added an option to reset the routing of selected tracks in the mixer
11587 ZGE Visualizer: new "Peakmap" effect by Dubswitcher
11579 Scripting: added function to get color of keys for a specific plugin (only FPC for now)
11576 Scripting: added getTrackStereoSep and setTrackStereoSep functions to mixer module
11537 Scripting: added the function mixer.isTrackMuteLock
11530 Increased brightness of volume label on mixer tracks
11475 Scripting: added Hardware_Refresh_ControlValues flag for OnRefresh event
11466 Distructor: changed hints in Crusher distortion to display Hz/Bits instead of percentage
11440 Patcher: added C and V hotkeys for copy and paste on inactive parameter popups
11373 Scripting: added option to get user defined name to the GetPluginName function
11367 Wrapper: small performance improvement
11344 ZGE Visualizer: the built-in audio engine can now be used from scripting
11325 Renamed "Consolidate track(s)" > "Full song" to "From song start" (like in the export options)
11320 ZGE Visualizer: the webcam can now be used in multiple instances at once
11204 Added "pickup" functionality for controls linked to external controllers (option in MIDI settings)
11108 Added a test for the expiration of the program
11086 Replaced the folder selection window with a regular file window
11072 Added an option to ignore level and mute state when recording "post" effects in the mixer
11062 Maximus & Limiter: added a menu option to turn off the safety -0.2 dB
11056 Added an option to preview notes as they are mouse clicked into the piano roll during playback
11026 Diagnostic: show drives and disk space
10991 The piano roll note properties window is now shown on the same screen as the piano roll
10907 Edison: apply visualization options without closing the menu when a right-click is used
10899 Edison: Renamed "Disable undo for large samples" menu to "Enable undo for large samples"
10784 Added a toolbar button to see the current language and change it
10780 When changing the language, warnings are now shown in multiple languages if necessary
10591 ZGE Visualizer: added video scrubbing with the new "Video Controller" effect
10529 Control Surface: added a "Show labels" option to show or hide control labels
10496 Native Apple Silicon support
10161 Separated reset of swing and arpeggiator in the window shown after burning MIDI to the channel

Bugfixes
(common)

1795 Notebook & Notebook 2: the window is not scaled correctly for some old projects
1331 No help is shown when F1 is pressed while a VST plugin window is focused
11594 ZGE Visualizer: Youlean Oscilloscope does not use the Audio Src selection
11580 FPC: the output offset control doesn't allow the full range of 125 tracks
11578 Picker panel: "select in playlist" option doesn't work correctly for unused clips
11572 Editing automation clips lowers the framerate of the program
11564 Control surface: the font color property of buttons doesn't work correctly
11557 "Show file(s) when complete" option is visible when rendering mixer tracks to file
11534 Scripting: setParamValue doesn't work for effect plugins
11522 Incorrect file paths used in some circumstances
11510 "Don't show this in the future" option prevents deleting of patterns in the Picker panel
11503 Graphical glitches in the playlist scrollbar when the "Thick lines" setting is off
11449 Crash when clicking "Default value" in control popup menu in Meldaproduction VST3 plugins
11426 Wrapper: smart disable setting isn't correct sometimes
11405 File streaming while recording is randomly slow
11401 Adding new channels to the channel rack can be slow
11395 Ctrl+G to merge clips doesn't work if there's no selection in the playlist
11376 Formula Controller: wrong hint for ABC parameters
11365 "Don't show this in the future" option breaks "Make unique as sample"
11364 Setting a MIDI Out channel as an instrument track shows a track assignment message
11359 "Make unique" and "Merge pattern" options in the playlist close the piano roll
11350 Edison: Spectrum view crashes
11347 Wrapper: VST3 plugins can't receive MIDI program change messages
11342 ZGE Visualizer: editing and saving the .zgeproj file does not always refresh automatically
11338 Tuner, Frequency Splitter and Frequency Shifter: logo isn't shown
11336 Limiter: safety menu doesn't reflect actual value
11300 Audible glitches when changing the song position after playback with delay compensation
11280 The macro 'Select unused channels' is very slow
11271 Passwords containing some specific characters can't unlock the program
11269 Replacing an instrument track's channel doesn't always update the color in the playlist and mixer
11268 Morphine: selecting the noise preset "Dusty Vinyl" in the morph/mix tab will cause a freeze
11263 Adding an instrument track in the playlist focuses the mixer window
11250 Playlist: right-click on sub items of "Mini playlist preview" closes the popup menu
11247 Crash when undoing channel deletion from "Unsorted"
11246 PPQ control in project settings doesn't revert to original value when the user cancels the change
11228 Key selector in the PR limit tool window shows a "0" octave for note names
11220 Generic links defined in controller presets can't be overridden
11213 Scripting: repeatMidiEvent sets status of message to 32 instead of its expected value
11212 FLEX: any/all selector for tags does not look like a button
11186 DirectWave: visual position of sample start in the sample display is not updated on automation
11182 Using "Quick Legato" on an empty piano roll crashes
11179 DirectWave: nothing happens when a FLAC file is dropped onto the plugin
11177 "Export all playlist tracks" extends the exported audio files to the longest track length
11163 dB Meter: label for lowest value shows -34 instead of -36
11159 Diagnostic: shows "0" result for tests that weren't executed
11158 Changing the project's PPQ doesn't update the time markers of all arrangements
11157 "Fast declick on cut groups" in Project settings never turns off once it's turned on
11156 Sample start knob in sample settings shows as enabled for 3x Osc
11154 Control surface: the "Stay down" property of a button isn't preserved when it's duplicated
11145 Control Surface: cloned keyboard controls don't work correctly
11144 Control surface: duplicating controls between instances of the plugin doesn't copy all properties
11141 FPC: drag and drop from bank B to A doesn't work
11140 ZGE Visualizer: unable to save a still image
11139 "Export all playlist tracks" ignores the playlist time selection
11134 ZGE Visualizer: crash rendering a video
11131 FLEX: clicking on presets while downloading a pack shows an error message
11122 Patcher: error when rendering ZGE Visualizer
11120 Sytrus: incorrect hints for oversampling controls
11103 Control Surface: the digits control isn't precise with large values
11102 Control Surface: controls act as though they're endless when large changes are made
11080 Wave Traveller: difficult to set precise values by tweaking controls
11075 DirectWave: report the preset size to the host so it can show a "large file size" warning
11073 Generator plugins are not removed when the user chooses this in the file size warning window
11064 Pressing escape on the make unique window confirms the action instead of cancelling it
11058 Color of playlist and mixer instrument tracks doesn't change when the channel preset changes
11049 The size estimate in the render window is wrong when "Split mixer tracks" is enabled
11046 Quick legato tool in the piano roll doesn't extend the last note to the end of the bar
11025 Diagnostic: plugin search paths aren't shown
10975 "Enable master effects" in the render window processes effects even when they're disabled
10812 "Track already in use" error when assigning an empty instrument track in a new arrangement
10807 / 10330 Wrapper: parameters changed by the Console 1 plugin don't show up right on its OSD
10735 Diagnostic: invalid information for audio devices
10357 Note properties window sometimes closes immediately if you double click a note in the piano roll
10238 Cloning an instrument track channel doesn't assign it to a free mixer track
10039 Graph editor shows up and sticks to the wrong position when there are multiple screens

(macOS)

11582 Parametric EQ 2: heatmap doesn't work on Apple Silicon
11520 FL Studio AU: no sound when the plugin is used in FL Studio
11496 Diagnostic: FL Studio version number is shown as 0.0
11486 Control Creator: native ARM version crashes on termination
11468 Minimize button doesn't work on native ARM build
11353 Filenames with special characters are displayed incorrectly
11330 Intel only VST and AU plugins aren't found when FL Studio is running in Rosetta mode
11314 Wrapper: crash opening Slate Digital plugins
11292 Edison: "Rename all" crashes
11264 Stereo Shaper: the left and right speaker icons are not shown
11207 Incorrect memory usage number shown on Big Sur
11109 Mini playlist preview in the channel rack doesn't always update correctly
11068 Pianoroll: graphical glitch when stretching and resizing notes
11037 Mini pianoroll preview in the channel rack doesn't update correctly
11000 Newtime and Newtone: crash when deleting one instance on macOS Big Sur
10879 Diagnostic: version shown for Big Sur is 10.16 instead of 11.x
10829 Graphical glitches when closing the program
10460 Crash when clicking OK on the "beta has expired" message

(Windows)

11110 Program doesn't function correctly after the "beta will expire" message was shown
11511 DirectWave: the selection window is not shown when opening a multi-instrument soundfont file
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