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GRAHAM99
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Cubase or Pro Tools
      #1039515 - 23/03/13 02:52 PM
I am replacing my music pc.I currently have Cubase SX3.
Not sure if I should get Cubase 7 or Pro Tools.
Will be using system mostly for band recording etc
I have an Echo Layla interface, I assume this can still be used?


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Re: Cubase or Pro Tools new [Re: GRAHAM99]
      #1039529 - 23/03/13 04:46 PM
Ferrari or Lambo?
Fender or Gibson?
Tesco or Asda?

There's no correct answer!

I'd suggest you get a demo on Protools, (I don't think they do a demo version, but could be wrong?), but there is a download demo version of Cubase 7 that should give you an idea if it suits your workflow.

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Re: Cubase or Pro Tools new [Re: GRAHAM99]
      #1039535 - 23/03/13 06:00 PM
Hi! I use both PT 10, Cubase 6 and Logic 9. I would go with Cubase, especially as you are used to it. PT have some editing features and workflow things that are very good if you want to work real fast, but nothing really that Cubase can't do... But on the other hand, there are lots of things I find Cubase to be better on, especially with the MIDI programming, I like the folders and comping facilities in Cubase. One thing that I really hate on non HD PT is the delay compensation. It sucks!!

I only use Logic when sending projects back and forth to clients that use Logic.


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Re: Cubase or Pro Tools new [Re: GRAHAM99]
      #1039539 - 23/03/13 06:46 PM
If you're comfortable with Cubase SX, then you will likely find Cubase 7 more familiar and friendly.

If you want to pass work around, especially with pro studios, then Pro Tools might make life easier.

I use both, but prefer Cubase.

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Re: Cubase or Pro Tools new [Re: GRAHAM99]
      #1039542 - 23/03/13 07:12 PM
If you don't know, you should save some cash and try Reaper instead.


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Re: Cubase or Pro Tools new [Re: GRAHAM99]
      #1039605 - 24/03/13 12:21 PM
For mainly audio based stuff like recording, editing and mixing I personally lean slightly towards Pro Tools. It has a fantastically powerful yet simple set of grouping and editing tools which make editing multitrack recordings simple. Cubase has improved massively in that respect over the years but doesn't feel quite as intuitive to me. For instance, if you're working with lots of tracks, PT consistently lets you apply almost any operation to all tracks (Shift) or all selected tracks (Shift + Alt), which is a great timesaver. But really, as others have said, you need to try both and see what works for you.


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Re: Cubase or Pro Tools new [Re: BJG145]
      #1039683 - 24/03/13 10:26 PM
Quote BJG145:

If you don't know, you should save some cash and try Reaper instead.




+1. Reaper is excellent for band recording and mixing.

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Re: Cubase or Pro Tools new [Re: GRAHAM99]
      #1039687 - 24/03/13 10:45 PM
Setting aside the issue of your DAW software... how old is your Echo Layla?

If it's the original Layla it probably won't work in a modern mainboard. You also won't be able to get drivers for Windows 7 or 8.


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Re: Cubase or Pro Tools new [Re: twotoedsloth]
      #1039693 - 24/03/13 11:37 PM
I use an Echo Layla 3G - works fine with Cubase 7 and has updated drivers for 32 bit and 64 bit.
Some have acknowledged processing gliches when using limited 32 bit memory.


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Re: Cubase or Pro Tools new [Re: Richard Graham]
      #1039812 - 25/03/13 09:21 PM
Downloaded trial version of Reaper.Very impressed - what is the catch? Seems too good to be true!


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Re: Cubase or Pro Tools new [Re: GRAHAM99]
      #1039972 - 26/03/13 06:08 PM
There is no catch, except that various users have found that some tasks that are easy to find on other sequencers are just as easy to carry out on Reaper...

...but only once you've tracked down where they are (there are LOADS of functions tucked away in there), and got your head around Reaper's slightly different approach.

A search here should find a few threads on this tack


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