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FL Studio, as well many of its plugins are Windows only software. It will not natively run on Mac OS X right now.
Will there ever be a native Mac OS X release of FL Studio ?

We do have a FL Studio Mac OS X BETA (Crossover Wrapped) program available. This runs FL Studio for Windows wrapped in a custom CrossOver version directly on Mac OS X.

Alternatively you can run the official release of FL Studio on an Intel Mac with Boot Camp (running XP, Vista or Windows 7/8.1) or running Parallels or VMWare Fusion.

Full system requirements of FL Studio:

  • 2Ghz Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 (or later) compatible CPU with full SSE2 support. The faster your CPU and more cores it has the more you will be able to do simultaneously. Download and test the demo!
  • 32 or 64 Bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP (with service pack 3)
  • (or) Intel Mac with Boot Camp / Windows. Running XP (with service pack 3), Vista or Windows 7 (32 or 64 Bit), Windows 8 (32 or 64 Bit)
  • (or) Intel Mac with OS X 10.8 or 10.9 for the FL Studio Mac OS X BETA (Crossover Wrapped)
    Attention: Yosemite not supported.
  • 1 Gb or more RAM recommended
  • 1 Gb free disk space
  • Soundcard with DirectSound drivers. ASIO/ASIO2 compatible required for audio recording (FL Studio installs with generic ASIO4ALL drivers)

If your system meets the minimum system requirements your actual system resources (memory, CPU speed) that will impose limits on your FL Studio projects. See here for more information on choosing good PC for FL Studio.

The faster your CPU the more channels you will be able to run simultaneously and/or the more effects you will be able to use. The more memory you have the larger the samples you will be able to load.

To find out how FL Studio behaves on your machine please download the demo and try it out for yourself.

As we have several products that run on Mac (eg. Morphine, Toxic Biohazard, Sawer, Sakura, Drumaxx, ...) you will also find an indication in our online shop on which OS the software runs (indicated with Windows and/or Mac icons).

The Image Line Support Team.