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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Audacity and FL Studio are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Audacity

86%
22 Ratings
8.6

FL Studio

86%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Audacity

77%
19 Ratings

FL Studio

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Audacity

For just a quick down and dirty audio recording from computer source, Audacity is a no-frills solution that any user can get up and running with quickly without the intimidating functions seen in most standard DAWs. This would be a great tool to start with to record church services, or basic live performances where someone wouldn't want to use a full DAW like Ableton Live or Studio One.
Carey Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

FL Studio

I would recommend FL Studio for anyone who wants to get their hands on music making or even just recording audio for videos. I would suggest making the somewhat small investment and trying it out, you could end up with a career from it. For beginners I would definitely suggest watching online courses/tutorials as they helped me a lot and it will for you as well. Also, I would recommend using third party plugins which will help in fine tuning your projects and overall produce much better music/recordings.FL Studio is well suited for businesses and personal use to make music. I would confidently say that its one of the best DAW to start making music.
Musab Nismy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Audacity

  • Audacity has a wide variety of controls and capabilities for editing, making it a very robust tool for audio editing.
  • Even though it's a robust tool, it is very easy to use to get many basic things done in audio editing. The learning curve is small.
  • Love that audacity is free! What else could you ask for? There really is no reason not to use it.
Jarem Atkinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

FL Studio

  • Midi sequencing
  • Built in audio processing and VST instruments
  • Audio mixing
  • Music creation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Audacity

  • The user interface theme has only two options, light and dark. It would be better if it was more customizable.
  • Sometimes there is a lag or break when opening the software.
  • There is no option to listen to the audio live with effects while you are recording.
Musab Nismy | TrustRadius Reviewer

FL Studio

  • The recording process can somewhat be confusing and inefficient.
  • FL Studio has a confusing routing, for example to use return tracks for reverbs, you will have to click numerous buttons to get that done.
  • FL Studio has a somewhat steep learning curve, which can demotivate beginners.
  • FL Studio's auto-saving feature is a bit late, which can ruin your project if you rely on it.
Musab Nismy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Audacity

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Audacity Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

FL Studio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$99 Per License

FL Studio Editions & Modules

Edition
Fruity$99.001
Producer$199.001
Signature Bundle$299.001
All Plugins$899.001
  1. Per License
Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

Audacity

Audacity 7.7
Based on 19 answers
We have not used direct support for Audacity, other than using the information available on their website, which resolved the issues we were experiencing so we had a good experience in that regard.As this is Open Source FREE software, I don't believe there is direct support available. In saying that, it has the following great support options:
  • Online documentation and FAQ
  • Online tutorials covering all functions
  • Online user forums where questions are asked and answered by other users
  • Online wiki with more information
With these options most issues should be able to be resolved to get full use from Audacity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FL Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Audacity

All of the DAW's listed above are great for scoring to picture, which is something Audacity doesn't do. But it's an excellent standalone audio editor, which is a vital tool in any studio. It's very easy to transfer the clip, make the changes, and import it back into your session.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

FL Studio

In selecting this software, we investigated and considered others. We found that FL Studio had a good price point and the life time free version updates made it a one time purchase.
In terms of functionality, the most similar software solutions are Ableton Live, Logic Pro X and Propellerhead Reason.
Of these the most cost effective for us was Ableton Live and FL Studio with Propellerhead Reason being a slightly different product.
We found that FL studio had a wider feature set and was more suited to our use, where as Ableton Live would be better if live music performance was a requirement, in our case it was not.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Audacity

  • I was able to make loops of my music to sell on royalty-free music sites years before I had my Mac Pro.
  • Able to quickly edit music and other audio tracks on a PC without having to purchase a separate program, allowing us to upload more creative videos without having to spend extra money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FL Studio

  • It has definitely reduced costs, because it is slightly cheaper than other software.
  • It has decreased the efficiency in workflow because of its poor routing.
  • Has helped me grow by letting me create high quality music.
  • Helps me record high quality audio.
Musab Nismy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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