FL Studio has been given its final update before version 13, adding a host of usability, performance and functional features.
The UI is now fully re-sizeable, including all of ImageLine’s native plugins, with Panel Picker allowing users to quickly render patterns to audio, as well as other managing tools and virtual MIDI controllers to mimic real world drum pads and keys. Fruity Delay 3 adds ‘analogue’ functionality with varying tempo-sync recreating drift on older hardware and DWP files are now compatible with FL Studio Mobile.
EXIT Festival has announced the full Dance Area line-up for its 2016 edition, which includes a performance of Richie Hawtin’s new live show after it debuts at Sónar Barcelona in June.
The Serbian festival runs between Thursday 7th and Sunday 10th July and will also welcome Hot Since 82, Marco Carola, Nina Kraviz and Solomun.
In January Hawtin revealed that he won’t be taking ENTER. back to Ibiza this year, and this live show is the first major news of his summer plans.
From the moment Richie Hawtin crossed the river from Windsor, Ontario, to the techno heartland of Detroit, Michigan, the techno savant set in motion a journey that would see the British-born producer rise to the top of his field and become one of the most respected artists in electronic music.
Whether it’s at his ENTER. residency at Space, Ibiza that truly offers something different to the brash, bright lights of Ushuaïa et al, or bringing his love of Japanese sake to the dancefloors of the world — Hawtin has become something of a cultural vanguard in electronic music. Where he goes others tend to follow.
Hawtin — who is renowned as a performer that really embraces technological change — was the first DJ to stream tracklists live during his performances, and this year was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music Technology by the University of Huddersfield from none other than Star Trek’s Patrick Stewart.
2015 also saw Hawtin re-launch his US college tour — after the hugely successful 2012 edition — where he returned to the US with an expanded itinerary that saw him hit eight colleges for a feast of master classes and all-star parties.