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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
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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