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Any1 here make the move from PT to CuBase/Nuendo?

I am currently researching makeing a move from my PT LE rig to Cubase. I like the way PT is set up, I find it intuitive and easy to use. I can't stand the limiting and monopolisitic nature of Digidesign. Needless to say any change in my software choice will require a bit of learning curve.

Just wondering if anyone can give me a heads up on what to expect or any advice. How long did it take you to get up and running and learn the software etc..?



anonymous Thu, 10/27/2005 - 08:43
i did it about a year ago. to me it felt like steinberg was looking at pro tools when the designed SX. It just felt very natural to make the switch YMMV.

I just couldn't take being limited to Digidesigns hardware, and the 32 track limitation was like trying to win a nascar race driving with no hands. There's no way we could be doing the level of work we're doing now if we had stuck with pro tools.

Now if we were coming from a Mix or an HD system it might have been different, but if you're using LE and can stand to not have the right to say "i have pro tools" then swtiching to Cubase or ANY of the other software solutions out there is a duh decision. really. 32 tracks ain't enough. especially when you do hiphop and r&b where the vocals alone are easily 20-20 tracks.

just my opinion...

anonymous Thu, 11/03/2005 - 18:39
Hey there Digger,

Firstly, I totally agree with you when you say you feel limited by Digidesign's monopolistic approach. Their aggressive marketing and the way they completely eliminate any decision-making by the consumer forced me to seek better alternatives years ago.

Do you have any previous experience using Cubase? It's true it has a very easy learning curve, but I personally find the interface cluttered, disfunctional and draining of my energy. To each their own, of course, it is probably the most widely used semi-pro sequencer out there, so it certainly could be suitable to your working methods. Although, if you are interested more in how your sequencer deals with pure audio arranging and not so much MIDI, you might find 'Tools' serves you better in that domain.

Samplitude from Magix is a great ProTools alternative for the PC. It might appeal to you because it supports native processing, which means you can use almost any audio interface on the planet. It has surround mixing, well integrated MIDI and everything else you would expect from a modern DAW, plus some more. For instance, from within Samplitude you can burn a redbook standard CD, and it has a wonderful object based editing system. Well worth a look if you haven't already.