Claire's Voice wrote:I am a voiceover artist and a singer songwriter searching for the best DAW for my home studio. I considered Adobe audition but realised that it doesn't support midi. Most studios I've worked in have Pro Tools but it's too expensive for me and I would only use a small percentage of its features. I'm now considering Logic Pro X as it seems to cover all bases and is affordable. Does anyone use this for VO work? Is it taken seriously as a DAW for music production? Any insight would be appreciated!
Cakewalk Bandlab is as full feature as Pro Tools and free.
Reaper is very cheap and just as good as the others.
Both are very stable.
All the "major" DAWs (Pro Tools included) can do pretty much the same - the matter is only learning the interface. If you're starting from scratch there's really no reason to choose anything else - unless you have a Mac and then Logic seems to be the thing.
The reason for Pro Tools is to exchange entire sessions rather than individual files. My impression is that, if it is still so, it's mainly with cash-rich pop productions and studios, so it may be an advantage if you work in these circles.
I'd guess what makes you taken seriously is the quality of your work, not the DAW you use - at least by people who's worth be taken seriously.