FL Studio VS Ableton & Logic Pro

First off let me tell you this right now, I am not a producer myself. But what I am is a writer and sometimes rapper, whose main project for the last 10 months is this very blog that you are reading this post on. If you aren’t familiar with this blog it is a hip hop/rap blog that tends to focus on hip hop production. It’s like any other blog that focuses on hip hop/rap but instead of having my main focus on rappers, I focus more on producers. I do this by highlighting lesser known producers with amazing beats and then also interviewing producers who are making a brand out of their name by racking up millions of views on YouTube and/or by having produced tracks for notable rappers.

Fl Studio’s popularity and ease of use:

In the 10 months this blog has been around, I have interviewed over 60 producers that span the hip hop world in terms of genre and location, and one of the things I have learned is that the overwhelming majority say that they use FL Studio. The following is just a quick example of just 3 of the notable producers that use FL Studio that I have personally interviewed;

  • Birdie Bands – 12.7 Million views on YouTube | prod. for Trill Sammy, Ski Mask, Wiz Khalifa and more.
  • TreOnTheBeat – 2.6 million views on YouTube | prod. for Tee Grizzley, Famous Dex, DDG, and more.
  • Godlikepariah – 3.2 million views on YouTube | prod. for Lil Yachty, Matt Ox, Comethazine and more.

Taken from the wikipedia page for Fl Studio here is an example of more producers that rep Fl Gang

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One of the reasons I think it has such an overwhelming popularity is because it seems to have the easiest learning curve compared to the other production software’s. This is something to keep in mind when wondering what production software to buy.  And if you buy FL Studio, you will have a lot of information available to you on how to use it because of the wealth of tutorials available on YouTube.

The amount of tutorials on YouTube for Fl Studio compared to the other DAW’s isn’t even a close race;

  • FL Studio – 1,900,000 results
  • Logic Pro – 1, 370,000 results
  • Ableton  – 1, 100,000 results

Speaking of tutorials, in the interview with TreOnTheBeat when asked “how long he’s been producing?” he replied

I’ve been producing for 4-5 years. After I seen Lex Luger’s “Secret Formula” video on YouTube in 2012, I immediately downloaded FL Studio and started using it. Shortly after that I sold my first exclusive beat on SoundCloud for $15.

All I am saying is, if you want to make beats. Get FL Studio today! and start watching tutorials!

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