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FL Studio Groove: touch-based music-making app for Windows 8

We haven't exactly been overburdened with touch-based Windows 8 music-making apps, but the market has just got some heavy-hitting support from Image-Line with the release of FL Studio Groove.

Designed for both production and live performance, this features a 10-pad sample-based drum machine and five polyphonic synth channels. There's a piano roll, mixer and effects, and you can create both loops and complete songs. Most parameters can be automated.

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You can get an overview of FL Studio Groove in the video above or watch a getting started tutorial below. The app runs on Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT compatible devices (x86, x64, ARM processors) and is currently available for the discounted price of $4.99 on the Windows App Store. This price will rise to $11.99 at the start of October.