Making instrumentals or recorded mixes with FL Studio 12 will also be a great learner product, as the whole program is smoother and it helps that the “hint” bar has been added back in, so you can request hints from the program when in certain windows.
The sound bank with FL Studio 12 has aslo been updated and features a lot more stock samples that I think a first time producer will be happy to use.
FL Studio 12 will be a great program for the FL Studio pros also, even though it has been given a makeover, you will still recognize all the controls that you are used to, although the piano roll feature has been moved down. Here are the full list of new features:
Browser - The Browser has changed (now with category tabs and the ability to delete content on right-click)
Channel Menu - The Channel Options Menu has moved from the Toolbar Menus to the Channel rack.
Channel Settings - Have been integrated into the Plugin Wrapper.
Interface - Vectorial user interface. See Options > General Settings > GUI display.
Per Channel Swing - The Channel Settings now has a 'swing multiplier' amount.
Pattern Menu - The Pattern Menu has moved from the Channel rack to the Toolbar Menu and Pattern Selector.
Piano Roll - Piano roll Auto-zoom can now we deselected from Settings > General > Auto zoom in piano roll
Playlist - Multiple drag and drop for audio files onto Playlist (from a Windows file browser).
Stepsequencer - Stepsequences are now interchangable with Piano rolls.