FL STUDIO VS CUBASE (Which one do you prefer) - ISONG BEAT

FL STUDIO VS CUBASE (Which one do you prefer)

FL Studio and Cubase (Steinberg) are widely used  music production software in Nigeria. Even top and known producers from the likes of Major Bangz, Masterkraft, Xino J, I-song, etc. uses these software for their projects.
This Image-line software has been developed into different Edition and versions; Starting from version 1.0.0 released in December 1997 to version 12.0.1 released on 22 April 2015. There has been massive improvement from its first release till date. We have each of these versions with additional plugins, tweaks and interfaces. If you use this software for your production you can categorically say that you have a particular edition/version that gives you exactly what you want for your music production.
  • FL Studio Fruity Edition - Is aimed at those people who need Piano roll and Pattern Clips in the Playlist for sequencing, but don't need Audio Clips, Audio Recording, Slicex or Edison.
  • FL Studio Producer Edition - Provides the highest level of functions in FL Studio. It gives you access to ALL Clip types in the Playlist, Audio Recording, Automation Clips, Slicex, Edison and more!
  • FL Studio Signature Bundle - Signature Bundle is a 'bundle' including Producer Edition + a collection of Image-Line 'signature' (most advanced) plugins. It's the cost effective way to get your hands on the developer’s best gear. If you already own some of the plugins in the Signature Bundle, the Image-Line store will automatically deduct these from the upgrade price. 

Cubase is another powerful music production software from Stein-berg used for both recording and making instrumental. It is also one of the most used software by producers in Nigeria, reviews has it that it comes very handy when making a contemporary sound or a typical Afro-pop sound. It is developed also into different Editions/Versions just like FL Studio. Starting from the Cubase 1.0 Atari (April 1989) to Cubase 8.5 which was released 2nd December 2015.

Cubase creates projects, which allow the operator to edit MIDI files, raw audio tracks, and other associated information like lyrics, and to present them in a range of formats including musical scores, editing console, event lists, etc. The operator can also mix the various tracks down into a stereo .wav file ready to be burned to a compact disc (CD) in Red Book format, or .mp3 burned to CD or DVD as files.
Mixing and mastering with either of the two software may not give you the same output. You might experience some cons when exporting your sounds using any of these two software. So it all comes down to what you really want as your output. 

In Nigeria, some producers will say they choose their software depending on the type of genre of music project they want to make, Some even say FL Studio is good when making a hip-hop track while Cubase is good when making an Afro-pop sound. but does it really matter?

My experiences with both software has been absolutely awesome, but i still have my options. I personally make use of FL Studio when it comes to making all my beats, irrespective of the genre while I use Cubase for recording vocals.

So which one do you use? Feel free to share below on the comments box


  1. Let me start by asking you this question: Which is better? Apple or Banana? Either is better. They are two different kinds of fruit with different taste. Anyone can prefer either, that doesn't mean the preferred one is better. Its simply the preferred. Therefore, both FL Studio and Cubase are good. Each has its own unique functionality. If you need Cubase LE AI Elements 9.0.30, simply call +2348138663140

    1. I agree with you, both are good, but the outputs can never be the same.


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