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45995, the closest thing to fruity loops for a mac
Posted by wiluva, Tue Dec-20-05 02:46 AM
i'm under the impression it's reason. any confirmation or other suggestions folks? thanks, william
46004, what about logic
Posted by Nabs, Tue Dec-20-05 06:17 AM

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46033, There should be about 18x more programs available for
Posted by InstruMental, Tue Dec-20-05 12:24 PM
Mac than for PC, honestly. I'm surprised there's no FL Studio for Mac.


You oughta have a wealth of things to choose from.


Try http://www.ardour.org

I think they have a Mac port, without checking. It's only audio recording, no sequencing, but it's freeski.


46037, RE: There should be about 18x more programs available for
Posted by PoppaGeorge, Tue Dec-20-05 12:59 PM
The guys at Imageline have stated in the past that they have no interest in porting FL to the Mac. Nowadays, though, there's a more PC reason for it:

"FL Studio was developed in Delphi and contains a lot of assembly (machine language), coded tightly to the Pentium CPU. Therefor it's impossible to port FL Studio to the Mac OS (or any other OS) without a complete rewrite."

Taken from their FAQ.
46039, RE: There should be about 18x more programs available for
Posted by PoppaGeorge, Tue Dec-20-05 01:14 PM
Naw. The Mac is now in the position that the Atari ST was in years ago. At one point, the ST was the premier sequencing platform until Macs started making inroads on that territory. Eventually, the Mac took over and ST's faded. Now, the Mac is on the verge of fading from the music scene. Every version of ProTools has a PC counterpart, Logic, DP, and Garage Band are all Mac only, but no one cares because PC users have Sonar and Cubase/Nuendo. Reason is dual platform. Nearly every VSTi has a PC version and there's a shitload of apps that are PC only (FL Studio, Orion, n-Track Studio, etc...).

The only real reason that Macs still have a foothold in music is ProTools and Logic users are reluctant to switch platforms.
46063, never used fruity loops....i use garageband and peak for audio.
Posted by jetblack, Tue Dec-20-05 03:31 PM
46083, the closest thing is Ableton Live 5
Posted by los79, Tue Dec-20-05 05:59 PM
I read somewhere that FL would never be available on a mac OS. The reason? I don't know.
46095, oh yeah, that too, but any, CUBASE ALL DA WAY BIOTCH!
Posted by Allah, Tue Dec-20-05 06:36 PM
46094, Logic, NOT reason
Posted by Allah, Tue Dec-20-05 06:35 PM
reason can't host vst/vsti