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Sorry guys, I'm not sure what to toss into the OP, so have some wikipedia:
FL Studio is a pattern-based music sequencer, which allows the artist to create songs in pieces (patterns) using the Step Sequencer and the Piano Roll view, then merge those pieces together using the Playlist window. The Effects Panel provides access to a wide range of software effects that can be automated for dynamic sweeps, rolling bass lines and texture changes.
The program is especially well known within the hobbyist music community as a relatively low-cost, user-friendly platform for the creation of hip hop, electronica and dance music, although the complete version contains a sufficient amount of features for handling the production of songs in many different genres.
Image-Line Software changed the name from Fruityloops to FL Studio in 2002. According to the FAQ section on their website, the reasons were avoiding potentional trademark infringment issues with Kelloggs (over their breakfast cereal product named Froot Loops), word "fruity" having a colloquial meaning of "gay" to a lot of (US based) users, and an association of the term "loops" with making music using only pre-canned loops (while FL Studio has changed to faciliate the whole music creation process since the first versions).
This is probably my third thread or so on FLStudio, which is a bit silly. The reason I made this is that I'm looking for someone who knows how to use FLStudio well and could give me some advice to making things simply sound better. I've been toying around with it for maybe a year now, probably less. However, I'm still not content with what I'm able to create and feel that I'm missing some very basic things.
Links to video tutorials welcome, and please send me a message on AIM if you would be willing to help out; I'd rather not post stuff in here due to the poor quality of it.