BEST software for recording? (Logic vs Pro Tools)

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Tokun-B One 1 says:

Respectfully, you seem to have an inherent bias towards Pro Tools, as evidenced by the fact that you relegated Logic to the ranks of home/personal/non-professional media-based production. In other words, you have indirectly stated that Pro Tools is the only serious and professional DAW, when it is, in fact, not. As one who has a couple of decades on you, and has been doing this since before you were born (4 track cassettes, et al) and made the transition from hardware -based media production to DAW, I can confidently claim to have a perspective on this that you don’t.

The whole idea of the DAW -based studio, was to try to emulate as closely as possible, all the benefits of hardware -based recording, minus some of its caveats, such as the relatively high expenses, need for additional manpower, and the inconvenience of having to rewind/forward/wear out with multiple passes and edit analog tape. With its needlessly complex, computer-centric workflow, Pro Tools largely failed at this, because of, among other things, its unnatural and inorganic interface and unintuitive processes. It almost literally required a specialized education and training to execute even basic tasks. It also required a relatively large investment in specialized hardware, in order to get anywhere near the sound quality of an analog studio session. Between its notorious instability and comparatively high price of entry, most artists/recordists were better off saving their money and paying for studio time at an analog console based facility, or just working with their 4/8 track cassette, digital hardware sequencer/keyboard workstation -based home studios (which, if done right, sounded hands-down much better than a Pro Tools session).

The only reason why Pro Tools enjoyed the initial notoriety and popularity and that it did, was because, like AOL, they did it ‘first’, which is not synonymous with ‘they did it well’. Their window of exclusivity would only last for a few short years, as with the rapid increases in computing power, affordability and availability, platforms such as Logic, Cubase/Nuendo, Cakewalk and others, not only quickly closed the gap, but also began to surge head in popularity, on account of their more organic, user friendly work flows, higher quality built in processes, native platform operation, overall processor efficiency, nonproprietary hardware compatibility, and perhaps most important of all, affordability and accessibility. Do you remember how many audio professionals jumped ship, when Steinberg released Nuendo? With its native 32 bit floating point processing, it sounded head and shoulders better than ProTools, and users could hear the difference. The stock plug-ins were also vastly better then any of ProTools’s severely limited, RTAS plug-ins. It was also extremely processor efficient, and scalable, able to configure itself to take advantage of a computer’s available processing power, yield a usable and realistic number of tracks (minimum of 16, with EQ, dynamics and a couple of multi fx, on a consumer Pentium II PC, with minimal memory), all while running smoothly, reliably and dependably. In addition to having these very same aforementioned characteristics, Logic upped the ante even further, by also having unrivaled songwriting and composition infrastructure, interactivity with hardware midi-based equipment, high quality native plug-ins and virtual instruments, etc. I shouldn’t have to remind you of how many hit records were composed ‘and’ mixed in Logic, or just how many major media facilities (such as Air Lyndhurst, in London) adopted it as their primary DAW.

When you factor in that increasing numbers of artists, professional recordists/engineers/film scorers, audio post production engineers, etc., have been abandoning ProTools, in favor of Logic Pro X (most recently, Rod Stewart, Greg Kurstin, of Adele fame, to name but a few), any attempt to define Logic as a ‘less than professional’ platform, particularly when compared to ProTools, is completely unfounded. Though I respect one’s right to an opinion, the proof speaks very loudly. Oh, and thx for the vid.

Diego Satori says:

Pro tools is better for mastering right?

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