pro tools vs Nuendo 2

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Phil Blackbourn, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. Just wondering what you you guys think?
    I use them both, but seem to be falling more and more in love with Nuendo 2. It looks great, sounds amazing, and works with every piece of hardware I throw at it. Hmmm... so why do we still use PT?
  2. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Here we go again.... :d:
  3. teleharmonic

    teleharmonic Guest


    Nuendo is great, Pro Tools is great, Logic Audio is great, Samplitude is great, Sonar is great, Cubase is great, DP is great... there are bunch of other apps that are great. Each have areas that seem a little bit better thought out or developed, each have computer platform quirks and hardware requirements, but you can do comprehensive projects on all of them. Stuff that, from an editing standpoint, would boggle the minds of those recording a mere decade ago.

    It is great that we have this wealth of selection.

    But what does liking Nuendo have to do with Protools?

    For the record i use neither.

  4. Aziel

    Aziel Guest

    I igree totally with Audiogaff, every Soft have weakness and good points...i use Protools for the single reason of being too easy to work with...the learning curve is very fast...i supose i`m a dummie... :D
  5. Thanks guys, and your right. I guess I was just having a bad PT day.
  6. teleharmonic

    teleharmonic Guest

    Ahhhh... now THAT i understand! I revise my statement to include the fact that while all this software can, indeed, be wonderful sometimes a program just won't do what it is supposed to be doing... and that, my friend, sucks.

    But show me a piece of software that never fails and... well... the prospect is too ridiculous to even continue...

  7. Bill North

    Bill North Guest

    Well... I've been reading all your PT vs Nuendo comments and I guess there is no clear answer. I am right in the middle of making my move to either Nuendo or a Digi 002. I will be recording my own projects. Just get one or the other and record good music. Right?
  8. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    Digi002 is not *real* PT!!! ;)

    Hehe...the choice between the 002 and Nu2 is clear imho...go Nuendo!
  9. BrockStapper

    BrockStapper Guest

    Or if the 002 was gonna' get you by save some bucks and go with Cubase SX.

    Same as Nuendo but lacking features you will probably never use... Not to mention quicker updates and a larger user base.

  10. stewie

    stewie Guest

    just get the 002r as you get hardware and software for a good price. you will enjoy it
  11. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    There is nothing inherently wrong with 002, but it is not the "true" is Pro Tools LE, which is native, and certainly limited compared to Nuendo.

    002 will work just fine for most apps, but compared to Nuendo...I would have to say that Nuendo is a much stronger piece of sw.
  12. PT LE is only 32 tracks. This might seem like a good number for someone who is starting out, but what happens a few projects down the road when you need 45 tracks?
    I would go for Nuendo. Or go Cubase SX.
    Both export and Import OMF files, so you can work with your Pro Tool friends without to much hassle.
    You do get some nice plugins with LE, but if you go Steinberg you have a world of free, and very good plugins to choose from. The sound of the plugins might not be as good as the Waves stuff, but then again will you be mixing radio singles?
  13. Bhennies

    Bhennies Guest's my understanding that for the same price as Nuendo software only, you can get a 002rack which already comes with PT LE. Not to mention that Nuendo will function with the 002 rack if you want to get it down the road. Personally, i wish I had Nuendo, but I just love PT and don't want to learn new interface.

    p.s. I have the Nuendo/RME 8 i/o interface and it kicks ass!
  14. BladeSG

    BladeSG Guest

    I agree with you Bhennies. The 002R sounds pretty damn good for it's price, and with the inclusion of ASIO drivers is very versatile allowing use with many sequencer packages.

    But you've confused me somewhat. 'Personally, I wish I had Nuendo...... ' then you go on to say 'P.S. I have the Nuendo/RME interface......' ????????
  15. enharmonic

    enharmonic Guest


    I'm a little late to the party here, but my .02 is that it's not fair to compare Nuendo 2 to PTLE...the same as it's not really fair to compare Nuendo 2 to PTHD.

    My "new" philosophy is this...does any new piece of gear or software that I am considering do more for me or allow me to do more than I can do already?

    The problem with trying to choose one DAW platform over another is that when you start looking at all of the options of all of the platforms, if you're like start wishing that you had the preferred features from each platform in one solution.

    So the only "correct" answer is...go with the one you like the best, and the one that inspires you to get the most out of your equipment and skills. You're the one who has to work in your room and be happy 12-14 hours a day, not the opinion leaders. If you cut a track in Samplitude that ends up selling 500,000 units, are you really going to split hairs about the advantages of your software setup when you're getting interviewed by Mix? :D
  16. Hypothesis

    Hypothesis Guest

    Can any of you give any paticular comment on the story about sequencers "sounding different", and protools "sounding" better than other sequencers ? Can mixing engines be so different that we can actually perceive such big differences, and if so, where is the catch ? My friend is trying to convince me that the same stuff played from Protools sounds significantly better than from Nuendo through the same pairs of converters, amps & speakers ! Is this really possible, and if so, explain it as thorough as you can.. ? I personally think that Protools has undoubtably the worst inteface of them all, and that is lacking a huge amount of opitons that other sequencers (such as Nuendo, Sonar or Logic) have. But it all comes down to the story of habits. Anyways, CHEERS and thanks for the answers in advance ...

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