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  • skankster
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    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 12:43
    Logic vs Cubase
    Any users out there have used both? My quick story: I have used Cubase for MANY years (way before VST, even). I liked it, for the most part - but I was never crazy about their customer support. The main thing that bugged me was that there were always features that never quite worked right -they even acknowledged it - but instead of fixing those bugs, they were (are) forever releasing upgrades and new versions with new features that you had to pay extra for - but quit supporting (never fixed the bugs) the old versions. But stll - I was pretty comfortable with the interface. i.e. - Their idea of a default was pretty close to mine. Fast forward to now - I finally bit the bullet and switched to Mac (not real happy with that, either - but that's a different rant}, and since Logic was also made by Apple, I figured it would be the most compatible. Plus - I got a GREAT deal on having Logic Express pre-installed on my Mac Pro. Anyway, I am having a really difficult time getting comfortable with it. I'm willing to chalk it up to growing pains, but I wonder if it's a matter of a difference in mind-set. Which brings me to: Now Logic Studio has come out at a fantastic price, just at the same time as Steinberg is offering some very attractive upgrade offers for users of Cubase LE (which I have), and I'm trying to sort out which way to go - so if any of you have experience with both platforms, I would really appreciate your input. Is Cubase as stable and well integrated on the Mac platform as Logic - because if not, that would probably be the deal killer. However, if it's mostly just a difference in interface, I might be more comfortable going back with Steinberg. Sorry for the long-winded tome. Ken
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  • heimi
    Posts: 72
    Joined: Apr 13th, 2007, 12:15
    Re: Logic vs Cubase
    Hi Ken I'm using Logic, cubase and nuendo for several years. If you're working with both sequencers you see exactly the difference. And all I can say is that for me Logic is the better way to go now. I saw the new videos from Nuendo 4 and i'ts always the same: new features, too much things inside one screen, unusable workflow (for me),....and always this Toys'R'Us skin which makes eyestrain. Just compare the skins of logic 8 and cubase 4 and you know what I mean. At the moment I'm working 95% with logic and 5% with steinberg if I have to (compatibility). Another thing is the price and what you get for the price. Just compare this product. And why not take Nuendo 4 (protools killer ;-) ) which price is 6 times higher than logic: ES2 - Prologue SpaceDesigner - Roomworks Ultrabeat - LM-1 EXS24 - HALion One etc. I think Nuendo 4 has one big advance, the 32-bit audio engine and the audio editor. I hope in this area logic 8.1 or 8.5 will deliver this in addition on Christmas or NAMM 08. Heimi
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  • skankster
    Posts: 9
    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 12:43
    Re: Logic vs Cubase
    Heimi - Thanks for the response. For some reason - I've never been affected one way or another by the skin of an app. But - workflow and stability are everything, I figure you are right about Logic, because - being made by Apple - it has to be more integrated with Mac. I think Cubase was developed on PC and ported to Mac. Ken
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  • heimi
    Posts: 72
    Joined: Apr 13th, 2007, 12:15
    Re: Logic vs Cubase
    If you're sitting hours per day in front of the sequencer the GUI becomes important I think. Hmmmm....diffcult point. I think at the moment it's not so easy for Steinberg to find new customers on apple plattform. The price of Logic 8 is really a challenge. And I think you're not wrong when you say that most of the Steinberg users are PC users. For me it doesn't matter if I work on PC or Mac. I need both, because Steinberg Wavelab is only working on a PC plattform. I've never worked with Waveburner....and I'm still waiting for Steve or Martin's Waverburner tutorial, because I've no time to read the user guide....I think there is no waveburner userguide. I think (and hope) that one day you will see the advantage of the mac-logic combination comparing with other solutions. Maybe another point is that only Logic is supporting Protools TDM. Nuendo doesn't support it. Heimi
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