Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by joecollegeband1, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. I am new to the computer recording thing and I need some advice. Can somebody lay it down for me? Logic Pro Seven looks great but is it worth the price? is there that much of a difference between logic and Cubase? I will be using a firepod.
    any help would be great
  2. Adore

    Adore Guest

    If you ask 100 persons what's their favorite fruit you will get different answers: apples, strawberry, oranges etc...

    The same with music software... just get the demos, try them and see what works for you
  3. yeah i realize after surfing the site more. sorry for the wasted post guys
  4. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    The biggest difference are the plugs included with Logic Pro, if bought seperately would cost over $2,000.

    The next issue is performance Logic is the most cpu friendly of the Mac DAWs.

    SX is more effecient on the PC side, it has the highest minumum requirements of all the Mac DAWs. Anything short of dual G5 will choke on SX.

    I use Logic after being a logtime Cubase user, SX would not function properly on my current Mac hardware. So I moved it to my PC to tranfer my previous work.

    Logic worked fine on even my retired G4/400.

    Currently I have a 1Ghz Powerbook and 1.42 GHz mini. Most of my sessions are 32-48 tracks, using soft synths exclusively.

  5. axel

    axel Guest

    i second gdoubleyou, logic is the king on macs,
    (in my opinion it's the ultimate king sequencer anyway!!! and it comes with a bucket load of beautifull plugs and soft synths!! and is shurely worth every single penny IMO)

    but best is to try it out for yourself!!

    logic is especially good in terms of CPU optimisation on macs...
    i also know guys who still run 400mhz G4s with express... tutty fruitty
    and by the way i have recently used express a few times and i am absolut AMAZED!! about how much it delivers for the price... when it comes to bang for the buck, then i think logic express is by far the ultimate winner...
    and shurely if you are on mac then stay far, far away from steinberg.

    if you are on PC then sequia is also well worth a look...
  6. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    I never used Logic so I cant sh!t on it (I wouldnt anyway). I am a Base head (no pun) and it never gave me any lip.

    Each has its ups and downs as this thread seems to stipulate. It boils down to preference, which GUI you feel better working with. I like the Cubase GUI as well as its features and functions. And yes people I want the graphincs to look good too, just like the girl in my bed has to appeal to me.

    Choice is yours man, dont take our word for it, go to places and see both in action and try to get some hands on use as well before you go and drop $500+ on app you may not like.
  7. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    a nice thing about logic pro is the ability to use nodes....

    just connect more computers for more power....

    it rocks!!
  8. axel

    axel Guest

    MR-NICE wrote:

    yes you are right, but don't forget that there are MASSIVE differences in CPU friendliness appart from the "matter of taste issue"

    Logic is not on PCs anymore and Cubase is the worst apps on Macs when it comes to CPU power
  9. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    I understand and thats fair enough, so now the only logical thing to do now is get a computer that would be beneficial to what recording app you would like to use. :)
  10. axel

    axel Guest

    :wink: yupp, even if for me the whole stability and OS issue does play a major part in the decision making as well. but that will just lead into an endless discussion again...

    i PERSONALLY dig a Logic / Mac combo...
  11. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    The OS plays a part as to what recording app you want to use as far as a few recording apps, but I dont think it plays a MAJOR role either.

    I think one should decide what OS to get and then check the stability/availability of what programs can run on it.

    I said this in a mere joking way (not to you). I dont think you should decide what app then get an OS to run it. Especially if recording isnt the only thing your computer is going to do. But.... if your set on a specific app then by all means build around the app.

    I guess it depends on the person and the situation as what to use and get. Some like digital and some like analog, just like some are avid PC fans and some are strictly Mac. Do what works for you, and if it works continue on. The basic goal for all of us is to create music and my motto is:

    "Doesnt matter what you use to work as long as it gets you to where you want to be!"
  12. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004

    but i want to get there in one piece! :lol:

    and with style..... 8)
  13. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    LOL, then you better save up for an SSL board! :)
  14. axel

    axel Guest

    LOL :D :D :D
  15. midislut

    midislut Guest

    go to a studio and work yourself on both for a few will get a feel very soon

    i know logic and cubase well and prefer sx3 but there are thousands of others saying the opposite
  16. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
    Home Page:
    From my experience Logic and DP can use 40% to 60% more instances of effects, and virtual instruments, when compared to SX.

    In my world that is significant.

  17. Logic 7.1 vs Cubase

    Sound Quality: It's the same they both use 32 bit floating point math

    Editing: Cubase is "easyer", not more powerful
    Soft Instruments: Logic is the winner over all other DAWs
    Plugins: Logic has a larger palette.
    Freeze: In Logic it's more... logical
    Average: Logic is my favorite, hands on.
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