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Hey Dave. I know you got rid of the digi 001 so what took its place. I am curious on what you decided to go with. Last I heard you where leaning away from Protools.
 

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I haven't decided yet. I'm waiting to see what comes out at Namm. I still have PT up and running on an Mbox to do small recording projects, but I've also been testing Nuendo, DP and Logic to see how I like working with them. We'll see.
 

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I keep hearing, from more and more, that LOGIC is THE way to go, especially if you've already bought good Pre's. I just don't have a new mac to run it & try it out. Though I've also heard, the learning curve on it is HUGE!
 

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Almost all of us here we'll do fine with Logic Express and ProTools LE, only if you are thinking in a BIG formal project moving to ProTools or Logic would be a yes, so, the curve will be not so steep.
 

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I keep hearing, from more and more, that LOGIC is THE way to go, especially if you've already bought good Pre's. I just don't have a new mac to run it & try it out. Though I've also heard, the learning curve on it is HUGE!
I'm not digging Logic Pro so far.. the idea of connecting multiple computers to share CPU is great, but the functionality of it is a bit cumbersome. So far, nothing is as user-friendly as PT.
 

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Correct me if I am wrong but isn't Protools the industry standard? If this be the case doesn't it make good since to master it since the majority of the studios use it? And your right Dave. I have tried most all of them except logic, and PT is the most user friendly. Must be why they are number one in the studios. Less training time.
 

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Yeah PT is the industry standard but many engineers criticize the quality of the mix buss. These days, HD is vastly improved and has satisfied most engineers' sonic standards. But the buss in LE still stucks. That (and track count) is why more people are going to Nuendo, Cubase, DP, Logic, etc.

But, if you can get around the buss in LE, it's still great and so user-friendly. Whenever I use it, I never use the "Bounce To Disc" function.
 

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In the instance I was talking about, the stereo mix buss is the path that all of your tracks within a session go down to be put into a stereo (left-right) output. In many DAW's, the "Master Fader" controls the output of the summed tracks. To get all your tracks into a stereo file to be put onto a cd, they must be "bounced." In lower end DAW's, the Bounce path causes sonic degradations. Luckily, DAW's bounce/master fader paths are becoming sonically better and better.
 

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Hello Dave,

I've been recording for the last few years with either SONAR 3 or SONAR 4.
I think it works pretty well.
Is there a huge difference between SONAR and Pro Tools?
Should I upgrade?

Thank you.
 

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I personally dont like Sonar really, and only one major studio uses Pro Tools in the cities around me, and its not even fully built yet.

Pro Tools really is top of the range though, even if a little pricey. Logic is cool too, but I found that if I added too many tracks it would crash, usually a PC problem but one I havent experienced using other software.

If you're new to recording I'd say try your hand at Cubase. Its not the best, but its a great way to get started and you can still do some great stuff on it.
 

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Mart2005 said:
Hello Dave,

I've been recording for the last few years with either SONAR 3 or SONAR 4.
I think it works pretty well.
Is there a huge difference between SONAR and Pro Tools?
Should I upgrade?

Thank you.
I haven't tried Sonar. PT is cake to use and to most people's ears, sounds as good and better than anything else. Most people don't know what to listen for anyway. Try it and see if you like it better than Sonar.
 

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I personally dont like Sonar really, and only one major studio uses Pro Tools in the cities around me, and its not even fully built yet.

Pro Tools really is top of the range though, even if a little pricey. Logic is cool too, but I found that if I added too many tracks it would crash, usually a PC problem but one I havent experienced using other software.

If you're new to recording I'd say try your hand at Cubase. Its not the best, but its a great way to get started and you can still do some great stuff on it.
Hi, why are you saying that Cubase isn't a good choice?? My guitar teacher used it before Nuendo came. And if I say that my guitar teacher is Ihsahn from Emperor, it speaks for itself that you definitely can make som great stuff on it!!
 

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Funny that no one is mentioning Mackie Tracktion? Yeah, it's only $150, but it's super easy to use, comes with some really nice plug-ins, and sounds as good as any DAW software (nothing beats analog, but it's sooooo expensive to run and maintain). For the record, I am running on a PC and also have Logic Platinum 4.8 on it, didn't see any reason to upgrade after Apple bought them. The learning curve on Logic is pretty steep and, while it's is a great program, it can also be very frustrating to figure out when you just want to do something NOW. Haven't tried PT, never bought any of Digi's hardware, it always seemed to be a little overpriced compared to other hw out there IMHO, so I can't comment on it. Tracktion does seem to take a similar approach as PT, 3 screens that you do everything in vs many different screens in Logic.

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