FL Studio Linux Installation Guide

How Can You Get FL Studio Linux Working?
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There is no specific FL Studio Linux install available for Ubuntu as FL Studio only supports Windows/Mac. However, you can get FL Studio Linux working using a program called Wine for Ubuntu. Wine lets you install Windows applications on Linux operating systems.

How to Install FL Studio Linux

The following guide will help you to install FL Studio on a Linux operating system.

1. Install Wine and the Wine-dev packages - http://www.winehq.org/ - Wine FL Studio Linux page

2. Install jackd, libjack, qjackctl, and jack dev packages - JACK

3. You will need to have build essentials installed. (Only if you plan to compile the latest WineASIO. It is not needed if you’re just downloading the WineASIO .deb) - WineASIO Download

4. If you are using Ubuntu you will need the WineASIO driver install package. (Register WineASIO with regsvr32 wineasio.dll by opening the terminal)

5. Open wine control panel and configure the sound to use only alsa - ALSA supported audio cards

6. Now start jack and then start FL Studio Linux!

How Well Does FL Studio Linux Perform?

According to the FL Studio support team, FL Studio Linux performs well on Ubuntu when compared with Windows XP.  The CPU meter shows exactly the same usage when the included projects are played.  The graphics and user interface are responsive as per usual. Source: http://support.image-line.com/knowledgebase/base.php?id=34&ans=140

So that’s it really, you can now have fun creating music with your favourite digital audio workstation FL studio on your favourite Linux operating system!

Oh and here’s a youtube video of Linux working on FL Studio just to prove it works.

FL Studio 11 Failed to Load DelZip190.dll Quick Fix

I just installed FL Studio 11 and got this message when trying to save a song as a zip file: Failed to load C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\Shared\DelZip190.dll 

Turns out some of the install files somehow went into the wrong shared folder. It’s a pretty simple fix.

1. Do a search for DelZip190.dll on your hard drive

2. Copy DelZip190.dll into the folder where FL Studio 11 says it’s missing from.

3. Done you can now open and save zip files again in FL Studio 11!

How to Link a Midi Keyboard Controller to any Knob in FL Studio

You can link any slider or knob on your midi keyboard to basically any slider or knob in FL Studio. To do so right click on the knob in FL Studio and select “Link to Controller”.

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Now slide the desired knob or fader on your midi controller and it will automatically be assigned to the fader or knob in FL Studio!

It is also possible to link a midi controller knob to any knob on a third party VST plugin in FL Studio.Somet VST plugins may not have the option to Link to Controller however there is another way you can do this. Go here: http://www.flstudio.org/index.php/automating-buttons-on-vst-plugins/