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

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
> Nuendo
> Cubase
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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