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Protools Vs the Native World

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by maintiger, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    I use Digital Performer and have never have the desire to learn protools or deal with it- other than a lotta people use it is there any real advantage to protools over say DP, Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, etc
     
  2. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    I guess nobody has an opinion on this topic
     
  3. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    sorry- duplicate
     
  4. golli

    golli Active Member

    I think it's becoming a less of an issue. Transfaring files, between programs is becoming better and better. Everyone has their favorite but the die hard engineers need to know how to operate more then one program. PT got ahead in the game because they developed the hardware to go with their software (espesially in the multitracking game). Although I use PTLE myself, I dont think it is better than Cubase or the new version of ACID. If you have a good/low latency audio card to go with either one, then you are ahead of PT, in many ways. I'm not familiar with Steinberg products but a friend of mine has ACID (dont remember wich version) and I quite envy him how quick it is to operate. But all theplug-insthat go with it are crap, but so are many of the stock DIGI plug's, to.
    If you get an idea for a song or a riff you can develop that idea quickly into a full blown demo with all the loops and stuff in ACID. But it just sounds lame (or should I say lamer)than PTLE.
    I have ranted off topic here, sorry.
    About the native processing power vs. TDM. I, to think TDM will become obsolete in few years. Mainly because of its price tag. I would love to see a better development on digital outboard equippment to coexist with DAW's. You can get much better use of outbaoard gear than throwing money onplug-ins wich are only of use in studios. But those digital mixers are resolving that issue.
    Maybe this SACD technology is something to look to, in the future. I'm trying to grasp that idea, 1 bit/2.8mhz vs. 24/48-96-192, if I understand correctly.
     
  5. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    I love DP and used it exclusively for many years. However, I had to become a PT wiz in order to get work as a freelancer. I also have a PT LE set-up to go along with DP in my personal studio for my sound design work. Although recently it has become less of an issue, you can't beat PT for cross platform compatability and the ability to work in almost any studio, as most of them, at least in the NY Tri-State area, use PT TDM systems almost exclusively.

    :p:
     
  6. doctorfish

    doctorfish Guest

    I agree that it's becoming less and less of an issue. There are a number of programs and soundcards that can equal PT in every way. I'm also very curious to see where TDM/HD will be in a few years. I just can't imagine spending the cash for that. Whenever, I think about it, I simply start thinking about the smoking system I could set up with all that cash and still have money leftover for awesome pre amps, compressors, mics . . . That said, I may buy into an LE system for the sole reason that most of the studios I share work with have it.

    Acid can be made to sound good. It is good for just throwing a few loops together to get an idea, but you can also record into it, edit the loops, use third party plugs . . . In conjuction with a multitrack recording program, it's awesome. Hope Sony updates those plugins in version 5 though.

    Dave
     
  7. Our Religion

    Our Religion Guest

    I use Nuendo with a rack of Delta 1010s for I/O and a UAD-1 DSP card.

    I have no need or desire to deal with anything digidesign...... :)
     
  8. Aloha

    Aloha Guest

    Sounds like my kinda thing, how many delta's are you using?
     
  9. Our Religion

    Our Religion Guest

    Well, I just added my 3rd delta 1010......so I now have 24 channels of 24/96 I/O.

    I know there are a lot of better sounding, high end A/D/A's out there, but for the price I don't think you can beat the deltas. They sound pretty warm and musical to me and mixes translate well.

    I also have heard that the mix bus (algorhythm) in Nuendo is far better sounding than the PT mix bus, though I don't have any direct experience on this.

    Ric
     

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