Is there a program like Fruity Loops available for Macs?

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  1. theroan

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    I need a good alternative.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I am not totally sure what exactly Fruitsy Loops does well but I am surmising from the name that it is loop based composing so what about programs like Ableton Live or Native Instruments Maschine?
     
  4. theroan

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    No it's pretty much a very straight up step sequencer.
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    You can run fruity loops on a recent Mac under Windows (newer Macs will run windows).
     
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    But can I use it as a plug-in with say Logic?
     
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    >>But can I use it as a plug-in with say Logic?<<

    I don't think so. I believe it's a host and needs to run under Windows. I could be wrong, but I use other Image Line instruments as AU plugs in Logic, and the website implies the rest of their stuff won't work on a Mac.
     
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    Boo-urns. I found this one called idrum, it may fit the bill.
     
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    I really like iDrum for its simplicity and UI, but i wish it was a little more flexible. For instance, it can't do anything other than standard 4/4..2/4 time! :horse
     
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    boo, that sucks.
     
  12. yellowecho

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    Wait, there's been an update!
    http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/idrum/update.html
    You may actually like this... I enjoy using iDrum but the song editing features were a little weak and the lack of time signature support sucked.. but the update says it fixed that! I cant wait to get home and DL it...:)!
     
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    Since you mentioned Logic and appear to be looking for a drum pattern based sequencer.

    Logic's-Ultrabeat?
     
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    I'm going to try and explore it more and see what I can come up with.
     

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