If you want to try FL Studio before purchasing it, you can download the trial version from the Image-Line website.
In this article, I’ll explore what you can do with the FL Studio trial version and how you can use it for educational purposes.
FL Studio Trial Version Features
The FL Studio trial version is a preview of the FL Studio all plugins edition, which means that you have access to all the features and plugins available in the full version.
Here are some of the key features of the FL Studio trial version:
- You can create, edit, and save full song projects without any limitations.
- You can render your projects in audio formats such as MP3, WAV, or FLAC.
- You have access to all the built-in plugins, including synths, effects, and instruments.
- You can use the trial version for as long as you want, but you can only save projects for one session at a time.
Collaborating with FL Studio Trial Users
One of the most interesting aspects of the FL Studio trial version is that you can collaborate with other users who are also using the trial version.
While licensed sharing is not allowed, there is an educational benefit to working with the trial version in this way.
Here’s how it works:
- Your collaborator or student starts a new project in the trial version of FL Studio and saves their project as an FLP or ZIP file.
- They send the project to you, the licensed user, via instant message, cloud folder, or email.
- You work on the project and save it again. Since you saved it, they can now open it again.
- You send the project back to the collaborator, who can now open it and work on it again.
You can keep working in this cycle with a collaborator or student until the course or project is completed.
For example, teachers can open students’ homework projects, check them, and save them again.
This makes it hard to tamper with homework project files right before a lesson (learn more about the FL Studio Academic License).
With all the features and plugins available in the FL Studio trial version, you can create and edit your music just like the full version.
Additionally, the educational benefits of collaborating with trial users make it an ideal choice for teachers and students.
However, it’s important to remember that while the trial version gives you access to all the plugins, you may not have access to some from the full version.
If you plan on collaborating with other users, communicate to the other person which plugins you can access so that you can work on the project with the same tools.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the FL Studio trial? Is it unlimited?
The FL Studio trial is fully functional and time-unlimited. You can save FL Studio projects and export them to audio formats like MP3 and WAV. The only limitation is that you cannot re-open projects saved during the trial until you buy FL Studio. If you buy FL Studio, you will get lifetime free updates (learn how to update FL Studio) and access to more instruments, effects, and tools.
Does FL Studio have a free version?
FL Studio does not have a free version but a free trial that you can download from the official website. If you want to use FL Studio without limitations, you must purchase one of the available editions.
How much does FL Studio cost?
FL Studio has four editions: Fruity, Producer, Signature, and All Plugins Edition. The price of each edition depends on the features and plugins included. The Fruity edition is the cheapest at $99, followed by the Producer edition at $199, the Signature edition at $299, and the All Plugins Edition at $499. These are the prices for the digital versions of FL Studio. You can buy a boxed version of FL Studio from some online retailers, but the price may vary.