Flimingo Productions: I’ve used cubase 4,pro tools le and sonar 8 producer edition to record and i was wondering in your opinion,which is the most user friendly and best program to use?
Thanks for your question! Deciding which DAW is more “user-friendly” is really a matter of preference and application. They are all worthy recording applications. When used with high end audio conversion, each one can produce professional results. The type of music you produce can also play a big part in which program is “best.” Pro Tools is usually favored for sessions where extensive arrangement and editing is needed. Their editing capabilities are very user friendly and fast. For sessions with a lot of midi programming, Logic is often a first choice. Their sound engine is designed to support a ton of virtual processing and their bussing system (how each track is combined into the main stereo track) is believed by many to be far superior of most DAW’s. Sonar, Neuendo, and Cubase were once considered the “consumer” DAW’s by most professionals. However, these programs have stepped their game up and offer a great all around recording platform. Some engineers prefer these applications due to their comprehensive support of third party products, plug-in stability, and console/analog “feel.”
We use Pro Tools HD and Logic Pro, powered by Apogee Converters. I have worked in studios that utilize every DAW and these are the two that I personally prefer. While other DAW’s have become more popular, Pro Tools is still widely considered the “industry standard” In order to accommodate the majority of the market, it is necessary for a major recording studio to offer a Pro Tools HD rig. The ability to edit and arrange quickly using quick keys (no pun intended) is another big reason I prefer the program. I use Logic as my main sequencing/programming DAW. It has a great selection of built in sounds, supports all of my virtual instruments, and is very stable. Logic has recently improved their editing and drum quantization processes. Combined with a revered bussing system, they are really giving Pro Tools a run for their money.
It’s great browse google and review everyones opinion on their favorite DAW. You could listen to me talk for days on what I prefer. But in the end, the only way to really judge which program is most “user-friendly” for you is by learning how to use each one and deciding for yourself.
I hope this article provided you with the information you need to take the next step in choosing the recording program that is best for you. . We would love to hear your questions, comments, and feedback! If we can be of any assistance, feel free to drop us a line!
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