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Re: Recording Programs?

So let me get this straight,does the software itself
has an effect also on the sound quality? all these
software claim to be used in professional
studios,Sonar,Cubase,Logic,Nuendo,Protools i was
always under the impression that it was the hardware
that matter as far as sound qualitiy,so does cubase or
logic sound better that sonar indepedently from

--- Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 25 jun 2007, at 11.53, Stephen Goodman wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I'm an old, old Cool Edit Pro user, and while I've
> been quite happy  
> > with its multitracking etc., I look around and see
> what everyone  
> > else is using once in a while.
> >
> > A look at the TapeOp (now available in the UK,
> thanks!) mentions  
> > Pro Tools quite a lot.  But a look at the product
> tells me that  
> > this is the kind of full-on hardware-software
> system sales bit that  
> > Avid has been getting people to pay too much for,
> for some time -  
> > if not also an efficient barrier to keep the
> so-called 'amateurs'  
> > out of the mainstream of studio works.  (Hell, it
> didn't work for  
> > the reel-to-reel, cassette, DAT, VHS, CD or DVD -
> so now it's done  
> > with a software-hardware combo)
> >
> > So much for my attitude!  But it does beg the
> questions:
> >
> > 1. What recording program do you use?
> > 2. Why?  Is there something you get from your
> program that you  
> > can't anywhere else?
> --> My first choice is Logic Pro.
> What I get from Logic is an application that is made
> for people that  
> do not only edit audio but also compose. Logic has
> been the leading  
> application for MIDI sequencing since its birth
> somewhere back in -93  
> and I think it gives more bang for the bucks than
> andy other DAW. It  
> is a system for composing and producing music that
> is working very  
> well on its own, so you don't need to buy any extra
> third party plug- 
> ins. Logic has all the audio effect plug-ins and
> software instruments  
> you'll ever need for production work (FM synthesis,
> Subtractive  
> Synthesis, Modular Synthesis and a great sampler).
> It also has some  
> Max-like functionality for routing and transforming
> both real-time  
> MIDI streams and recorded MIDI events (the
> Environment). I left  
> Cubase for Logic back at version 2.0 (we're now
> waiting for 8.0)  
> mainly because of the better MIDI timing. When Apple
> bought Emagic  
> (that developed Logic) and killed the Windows
> version, I bought  
> Cubase SX to see if it would be a good way to stay
> with the Windows  
> PC platform. However, Cubase felt like a very bad
> tool in comparison,  
> so I decided to buy my next PC from Apple and stick
> with Logic. This  
> was also a decision I made after checking out the
> specifications for  
> OS X; it was pretty obvious that OS X would be a
> better audio and  
> music operating system for PC's. A final option of
> Logic's that means  
> a lot to me is the built-in global micro tonal
> tuning system. Since  
> all the synths and the sampler are part of the
> application they all  
> adapt to whatever micro scale you chose in the
> global preferences.  
> When using synths I definitely want to go micro
> tonal. With guitars  
> and wind instruments that doesn't matter much
> because intonation of  
> pitch is  done while playing.
> --> My second choice is Ableton Live.
> I like Live because it works the same on OS X and
> Window XP (I  
> wouldn't dare to get Vista for at least another
> year, until all audio  
> software manage to catch up). Live has easy routing
> possibilities and  
> if you run it on a Mac you can open the OS X
> built-in MIDI pipes  
> directly in Lives mixer to send MIDI data to, or
> fetch from, other  
> parallel applications. Or just send controller data
> into some plug-in  
> on a different channel in Live. Under Windows you
> can achieve the  
> same routing capability by installing the
> third-party OS Hack MIDI  
> Yoke. I'm not very keen on the audio fidelity of
> Live though. When I  
> make music in Live I move the audio files over to
> Logic ASAP because  
> everything sounds better there. One powerful combo
> is to run Live as  
> a ReWire slave to Logic. Live is in many ways a kind
> of music  
> instrument with its own sound and powerful audio
> mangling capability.  
> I just don't see it as a high end finalizing tool.
> --> The recording program I use most is Mobius.
> It has a function that renders a stereo file of the
> merged audio  
> processes going on in the looper. You simply push
> record and make  
> music for a while and there you have an almost
> finished recording in  
> pristine 32 bit floating point wave format waiting
> for you on the  
> hard drive.
> I don't own the latest version, but I have been
> checking out Protools  
> a bit. If you don't mind being locked into using
> audio interfaces  
> from Digidesign that's a good recording application.
> At least as far  
> as audio matters. Cubase is also good in the audio
> department these  
> days. And if you need good surround mixing tools and
> will work with  
> soundtracks Nuendo is a good choice.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> www.looproom.com (international)


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