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  • Miles
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    Joined: Apr 12th, 2011
    Cubase on a MAC vs Logic Pro
    I am going to be switching to a MAC this year (Macbook Pro Retinal Display version with an i7 processor)... I have used Cubase for years and love it - I have Steinberg compatible hardware as well. Should I be considering switching to Logic or should I stick with Cubase. I personally would like to stick with it but I am wondering how Cubase runs on a MAC and how Cubase compares to Logic? Is it just a matter of preference? Thanks - I would appreciate your constructive comments! P.S. It seems that most of the people I know personally are using Logic (just because they are using a MAC and have not had any experience with Cubase)
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Cubase on a MAC vs Logic Pro
    Hi Miles, A lot of this decision making will be down to taste... and I say that as a Certified Logic trainer! I personally love Logic. It's excellent value for money right now (via the Mac App Store) and comes bundled with a huge amount of content. There are a few, small long standing bugs, as there are with most DAWs, but all-in-all it's a platform that really suits my workflow and helps me to express my creativity - and comes with some awesome instruments and effects. Cubase used to get bad press on the Mac platform. But the last couple of versions have been very solid, by all accounts, and perform well on Mac and Windows. If you decide to try Logic out then be prepared to learn some slightly different workflows and ways to operate. If you're open to that I think the time spent learning Logic is well worth it. The free articles here (and of course the video courses) will get you up to speed in no time. Logic is a deep program, and it just depends how far you want to go down the rabbit hole. Cubase has plenty of advantages too... so it'd be a good idea to list what your mainly use Cubase to do (e.g. MIDI, audio editing, tracking, mixing, scoring to film, etc) and whether you use 3rd party plug-ins or not... and perhaps even the style of music you produce. Both are excellent DAWs, IMHO... and at the end of the day if you already have Cubase, then investing in Logic won't break the bank and might give you other options for composing/arranging/mixing, etc. Hope this helps R
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  • GaryHiebner
    Posts: 1434
    Joined: May 6th, 2007
    Re: Cubase on a MAC vs Logic Pro
    I agree with Rounik. Both are excellent DAWs and I am a devoted Logic user as well. But each DAW has something special it offers. Learning Logic will definitely be time well spent, it has a different workflow which you may quite like, and it is always handy knowing how to use more than one DAW. I jump between Logic and Ableton as each has something different to offer. Ableton has great plugin tools and utilities that are not in other DAWs, and Logic's Environment is something unique which is not in other DAWs. I am actually thinking of learning Cubase next. It has a great interface, and has been used by many computer musicians for many years.
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