How similar/different is Pro tools to logic

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by dam, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. dam

    dam Guest

    How similar/different is Pro tools to logic
    im a novice and have been advised that for live recording pro tools is the way to go.

    there is a Logic course in my area and i wanted to know whether it is worth me going on the course and then ending up buying pro tools or is it better to wait to buy pt

    How similar are they and by learning one will it be like the other

    i have only used garageband so far

    thank u
  2. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    if you're already familiar with Garage Band (logic's retarded younger sibling), then logic would probably be an easier move for you.

    the difference is mostly visual. they both do the same things.

    the catch with protools is that you need to buy all their hardware too $$$$$$$

    the catch with logic is that... um... it's really freaking sweet.

    on second thought, get logic.
  3. Drewslum

    Drewslum Active Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Seattle, WA
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    I agree with Rockstardave. I hear a lot of people say that Logic is only good for music synthesis and MIDI, but I record live just as much as I mess around with MIDI and Logic does both very well. Apple is definitely stepping up there game in wave editing to compete with Pro-Tools. Another cool thing about the new Logic 8 is that you can customize it so much. It's $500 for Logic Studio which comes with Logic 8 and a couple more programs that are great. Deals. The only downfall is that you'll probably have to learn how to use Pro Tools in the future because that is the standard DAW in the industry.
  4. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    only because we all talk about how it's the standard. there's a zillion studios that use other programs like logic, sequoia, etc. i think that, as of right now, i will never again use "protools" and "industry standard" in the same sentence.
  5. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    To answer your question directly, learning any DAW (or any other computer program that I can think of) deeply makes the next one easier to learn the next one. So taking the logic course would be valuable even if you planed to move on to PT soon. (How valuable would depend on how good the course was, how much it cost, etc.)

    To join in on the question of whether to go with PT - I'm a PT user, and while it has a lot of features, I can't think of any particular thing that makes it "the way to go" for live recording. If you have a course on Logic in your area, people who can talk to you and discuss the program, that's a HUGE factor in the favor of using Logic. I'd talk to the person who recommended PT and see what they meant specifically about its advantages over logic for live recording.
  6. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Logic is better (more friendly) for music.

    ProTools is favorable to audio for video.

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