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Re: OT: New MBP... or not? (Firewire still necessary?)

louie, did you tested garageband that comes preinstalled with the imac? as you may know, you can later import gb projects into logic, if upgrading. easy! ...

2010/4/18 Louie Angulo <louie.angulo@googlemail.com>
thanx Rainer, you know i did try cubase a while ago and liked the way it looked but found it not so intuitive compared to cakewalks Sonar.Sonar also seems more advanced in the loop department,it seems to borrow cool features from Acid like the "groove clip looping" function which i love and is a snap to do.I also remember using previous versions before the SX and didnt seem too stable and was more CPU hungry than cakewalk and thats why i ended up using Sonar which i still love.Too bad they dont work with Apple really though they have recently released the VS-100 which is hardware compatible but no software,buuuuu!

2010/4/18 Rainer Straschill <moinsound@googlemail.com>

Louie Angulo schrieb:

now i have to decide on a recording software for my i mac.As far as i know the contenders are:

Pro tools
Logic Pro
I can only comment on Nuendo and Cubase here, which I have been both using for some time (actually, Cubase, through various version jumps, about since 1996 - before that, guess what, Cakewalk ;). Currently, I'm using Cubase 5.

Historically, Cubase was the MIDI sequencer from the early 80s, which had audio functionality added successively, while Nuendo was a DAW/harddisc recording tool which successively got MIDI added. That meant that in the earlier versions of Cubase, you would fall short of some required functionality regarding audio use.

This has changed through the recent versions: the features exclusive to Nuendo are generally more in the workflow/studio integration area, as well as features more specific to advanced applications (the first thing coming to my mind is support for busses more complex than 5.1, e.g. 10.3, while Cubase only supports surround configurations up to 5.1). On the other hand, Nuendo has no score editor (but can be upgraded to include one using the expansion pack). Furthermore, as far as I remember, Nuendo is a bit pricier.

For included plugins, it seems to me that Cubase for some reason has the edge here, even including REVerence (convolution reverb) that Nuendo seems not to include. And Cubase also features some VSTis which are only coming with Nuendo Expansion Pack for the Nuendo platform.

One noteworthy thing are the various different variants of Cubase: Cubase, Cubase Studio and Cubase Essential (in decreasing order of price and functionality). Personally, I've found that some of those features available only to the "big" version are very important to me (e.g. control room functionality, panners on the sends, dual panners etc.), but depending on your application, it's very vell possible that you can be happy with Cubase Studio or even Essential.

Finally, Cubase also offers a free 30-day trial version.


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