Novation releases FLkey v1.2 Firmware Update – introducing new features and enhanced FL Studio Integration

Novation is excited to announce the release of the FLkey 1.2 firmware update, bringing enhanced workflow and control capabilities to the award-winning FLkey range. This update significantly improves the control of mixing plugins, introduces parameters for FL Studio’s new Kepler instrument, and adds several user-friendly features to elevate the FL Studio hands-on integration experience.

FLkey v1.2: FL Studio Integration Enhancements:

  • Direct Control of Mixer Plugins: Users can now control built-in mixer plugin parameters directly from their FLkey. This enhancement allows for hands-on adjustments to EQ, delays, compressors, and other favourite effects without the need for a mouse.
  • Streamlined Plugin Navigation: Navigate through track plugins using the ‘Shift’ and Channel Rack ‘Up/Down’ buttons. The selected plugin is highlighted in FL Studio for easy visual reference.
  • Mixer Track Navigation for Full-Size Models: FLkey 37, 49, and 61 users can navigate individual mixer tracks using ‘Shift’ and the Mixer ‘Left/Right’ buttons, reducing the need for mouse interaction.
  • Kepler Instrument Control: Take control of Image-Line’s new synthesiser, Kepler, with FLkey’s pots, allowing for intuitive, hands-on manipulation of sound parameters.

    Additional FLkey v1.2 updates:

  • Enhanced Play/Stop Functionality: The Play and Stop buttons now transmit Start/Stop real-time messages via USB and MIDI when operating outside of any DAW. This feature is particularly beneficial for users with external gear like sequencers and grooveboxes.
  • Custom Modes with External MIDI Feedback: The FLkey’s 16 velocity-sensitive pads now illuminate in response to incoming MIDI on/off messages, providing real-time visual feedback.

Availability and Installation:

The FLkey 1.2 firmware update is available now as a free download for all registered FLkey users. To access these updates:

  • Download and install FLkey firmware v1.2 via Components.
  • Ensure the latest version of FL Studio is installed.

    Novation encourages all users to upgrade to the latest firmware to take full advantage of these new features and improvements.

    Discover more about the FLkey range and explore the new features here:

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