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How to Run FL Studio on a Mac

So you want to join the Fruity Loops Hype, or you’ve recently upgraded to a Mac but you weren’t expecting not to run FL Studio on there.

No worries we are here to help.

 

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There are three ways to get this done;

 

Method 1

Run FL Studio using Boot Camp on your Mac

Method 2

Run the FL Studio OS X Crossover custom wrapped version

Method 3

Run the FL Studio native OS X Alpha version

 

Method 1

Mac Bootcamp

This is pretty quick to do if you have not already installed Bootcamp.

CLICK HERE 

The above link will take you to Apple’s website which gives you clear straight forward instructions to installing BootCamp.

Once BootCamp is installed, locate the source of the FL Studio installation files. From there treat this as any other install and proceed to use the software.

This will allow you to use the program on your mac but you will need to open up BootCamp every time you wish to use the software, and the window will have to stay inside Bootcamp.

 

Pro’s/ Cons

Using Bootcamp is a perfect way to port FL studio over but this does require an official Microsoft boot CD.

 

 

Method 2

Mac Bootcamp

To install FL Studio OS X CrossOver, download the file HERE.

You may have to log in in order to get this file, but when you download it you should be ale to drag this over into your applications folder to install.

Bear in mind this is BETA version so there could possibly be bugs, but it is safe to download to your mac. The file is a demo version but if you use your license key then you can easily unlock the full version using that.

 

Pro’s/ Cons

Running the FL Studio OS X crossover is a smooth port of FL Studio 11 I believe, but you lose the functionality of using third party Plugins and VST’s so your stuck using stock VST’s. You win some, you lose some.

 

 

Method 3

If you have already purchased FL Studio, then click HERE and you will be directed to the official link to downloading the .dmg file direct from Image Line.

OSX Aplha Crossover

Please do remember this is an Alpha version so they will be updating this all the time with fixes so it is not recommended for music production.

 

Pro’s/ Cons

Running the FL Studio OS X Alpha which is built for OSX, should work just as the windows would however, this is still under development so somethings aren’t working such as random plugins which is something Image Line are working on daily and updating the software so things are getting fixed all the time. But I’ve not ran into anything that’s stopped me from making music yet.

 

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