Image-Line Deckadance: The DJ App/Plug-in To End All DJ Apps ?

The creators of Fruity Loops aka FL Studio (Image Line software) have just announced a new DJ application called DeckaDance, and this thing looks like the answers to our prayers. We here at CDM love applications that don’t tie you into a specific controller/hardware/control vinyl solution. DeckaDance seems to have everything we’ve ever wanted in a DJ application, and not only does it support several different types of control vinyl, it actually has a learn mode to adapt itself to new types! Add the fact that it’s a VST host capable of hosting both effects AND instruments, and is capable …

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Image Line and the Mac: Not Quite Mac Zealots

Yes, Image Line, maker of FL Studio, hates Macs, so it is a reasonably big deal that they’ve just announced they’ll be porting a newly-ported plug-in to Mac. Well, sort of a big deal, anyway. Technically, porting plug-ins between platforms is not an enormous issue; it’s primarily an issue of testing. Testing, though, means hauling Macs into your office. (I knew something was up with Cakewalk, for instance, when I saw a shiny Power Mac G5 in their testing studio.) And Windows users who touch Macs generally have to find a way to make their peace. In Image Line’s FAQ …

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Image Line Acquires Toxic III Hybrid Synth; Mac Version Coming

First, long-time Windows developer Cakewalk went cross-platform with their soft synth line. Now, FL Studio (Fruity Loops) creators Image Line are developing a Mac plug-in: KVR reports they’ve acquired hybrid FM/subtractive synth Toxic III and are planning a Mac port. As our resident Windows expert Adrian Anders puts it, “I guess hell is starting to get a little bit colder, if you get my drift.” Toxic III [Image Line] Before you get your hopes up, though, I don’t think this necessarily means you’ll see a port of Image Line’s flagship FL Studio, nice as that might be. Plug-ins are far …

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