Hardware/Software Question

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by joshuafavela, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. joshuafavela

    joshuafavela Guest

    Hello all. I am planning on buying the MOTU 828mkII to use in conjucntion w/my Power Mac G4. I've been researching what platform to run it on. What do all of you veterans think of emagic's Logic 5 Platinum? I was considering going with the Pro Tools LE 002. After doing some research on this I found you could get the same Pro Tools software with lesser Pro Tools hardware for dirt cheap. I found (or think I found) that the Pro Tools software that comes w/the 002 does not include effects or masteringplug-ins Why then is Pro Tools so much more expensive than Logic?
    Do you think Logic is comparable to Tools. I read that Peter Gabriel and Sinead O' Connor use Logic. Anyway any feedback is appreciated! Thanx.

    Joshua - the obsessive newbie
     
  2. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

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  3. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    The Digi 002 & 002R are currently shipping with quite a fewplug-ins including the Pro-52 and Sample Tank LE, Amplitube, D-verb, D-Fi, Lo-Fi, Sci-Fi and a number of others including EQs, compressors, etc. There are not a lot of masteringplug-ins but there are one or two. With Digidesign you do not pay for Pro Tools software, but it runs only on Digidesign platforms (with a few exceptions), so you have to buy the Digidesign hardware.

    Logic is okay, I don't use it very much, but it is compatable with most Digidesign hardware, but you are paying for only the software when buying Logic (Logic Gold - $500.00, Logic Platinum - $950.00) and you will still need to buy hardware.

    By the way, don't go out and buy "product name" because "celebrity name" uses it. Get what is most comfortable for you.

    Good Luck!

    Uncle Bob

    :p:
     
  4. pandamonkey

    pandamonkey Active Member

    Hello,
    Adding to Uncle Bob's advise, the 002 also doubles as a stand alone digital mixer.. Nice extra! I have P.T.LE with an MBox for 800H. Canadian, and it's a super deal. (Unless you want more interface options etc.)
    Regards,
    mIchAEl
    (hOlY smAcks, I mAdE 100!)
     
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, well the next couple of thousand or so you tend to get jaded :D
     
  6. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Logic and pro tools interfaces are very different. Both are world class. My recommendation is that you try both in demo form or on a friends system and see which interface you prefer.

    Pro Tools is most noted for its very elegant and simple 2 window editing/mixing gui.

    Logic on the other hand provides some more specialized tools that many composers (aka midi users) find very useful.

    Both are pretty easy to get up and running in a short amount of time, and both take years to truly master.

    Pick the software you like first then buy the hardware that goes with it.

    Steve
     

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