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Protools Vs Cubase

Discussion in 'Cubase' started by Alikit, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Alikit

    Alikit Guest

    Hi all,
    This is the first post for me,and i would like to know what is better for mixing protools or Cubase with all the respect for all the DAW,i have both and most of the plugins i have on both but i use more the UAD plugins on cubase only because there is a huge compensation with protools ,i cannot find that difference,but honestly the mix is more fat on cubase (32 bit floating).
    Please advice ,i would like to get more opinion about this so i can work only on 1 Daw for mixing.

    Thanks in advance :oops:
  2. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    I would say that if you think Cubase sounds better and your workflow is better with it, use that.

    I don't completely understand it, but doesn't Pro Tools HD have a 48 bit mixer? I don't know if it's all marketing hype or not, though.

    Doesn't PT HD have auto delay compensation, too?
  3. jordy

    jordy Active Member

    yeah...i'd agree. if you like cubase better, then use it. you can get just as good quality mixes. however, it's interesting to me that you say cubase is giving you a fatter sound. i understand the bit difference that cubase has 32 and protools has 24...but would that make enough difference to where you'd get a noticeably fatter sound...let alone different at all?
  4. hackenslash

    hackenslash Active Member

    No, PT doesn't have PDC. Bit depth doesn't have any impact on sound quality.

    Use what you feel most comfortable with. You'll probably find that they sound exactly the same, although there wil always be a little placebo effect in the one you feel the most comfort with.
  5. Alikit

    Alikit Guest

    Well Fourone3/jordi,
    Thanks for ur post reply,i am only asking to see if any 1 agree with this ,and as i said before i have both,mind you that i never knew that PT mixer 48 Bit and if it is ,so why its clipping when i capture a signal that doesn't clip on cubase 32 bit (exactly same input),and about the delay compensation yeah u r right but the UAD plugins has more and more then 2048 sample. and the auto compensation in PT its 1024 max i believe,and also i doubt to find an accurate plugins like the UAD, with respect for the rest.
    while Cubase has auto delay compensation even if its larger then 4000 samples.

    Cheers, :)
  6. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Clipping has nothing to do with bit depth
  7. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    I don't understand why digidesign doesn't have automatic delay compensation on all of their versions of Pro Tools. Perhaps it is to leave more control in the hands of the operator? Maybe something about keeping everything "real time" ?

    It is easy to compensate for delay in Pro Tools. Just Ctrl-Click on the green text below the faders to display the track delay, then add time adjusters to make them all the same amount of delay.
  8. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    We do not even know up to this point what versions we are talking about here. Is it PT-HD or LE. Is it Cubase 3 or 4. There is one big difference between the two in general.

    ProTools has a fixed number of bits in the masterbus. This limits trackcount the hard way.
    Cubase, like many other DAWs works with 32bit floating point calculations, hence the track count is either limited by the rest of the software or the capacity of your computer.

    Neither makes it more or less suited for mixing. It's just the way the software is setup.

    I think I'd use Cubase if a lot of midi is involved. If it is all audio, it doesn't really matter, except perhaps for your workflow. Use the one you have the appropriate plugins with. Cubase didn't have side chaining before release 4. That's all settled now.
  9. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    I assumed HD since the signature indicates such.
  10. hackenslash

    hackenslash Active Member

    Except that sidechaining is possible in SX3, as well, although it's a bit fiddly, not being native.

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