I hate "vs." threads but I'm curious about one aspect of these 2 DAWs...
For those of you that have used both programs, which program do you feel includes better instruments and why?
Just updated ptmp to v8. after using logic for the last year i have gotten pretty used to it. I must admit that I like the look of pt and after playing on logic for a year I was surprised on how easy ptmp was to use. I still think the instruments in Logic are slightly better but that is just my opinion. Either way you can't go wrong.
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It does...but I never relied on PT for my sounds anyway. The instruments in 8 is a great addition though.
As soon as Digidesing comes out with their new line of hardware (I know its coming soon) but its gotten to the point where, nearly everybody I work with asks for PT files.
Plus, I want something with better mixing capabilities, routing, busses, panning, etc.
Acid Pro has let me down, which sucks because I backed that DAW with a passion.
PT is the way to go. Get either LE or M-Powered. The M-Box Kit would do you justice to get started.
If for nothing else but easy portability from your home to whereever else.
Last edited by youngregin; 01-02-2009 at 12:47 PM.
I'll prolly go the LE route.
Logic is a hard act to follow when it comes to the instruments. Especially the sample based instruments. I think also, from watching the Boom video, it's not nearly as powerful as Ultrabeat. It's just a basic drum machine when Ultrabeat is a whole lot more. Logic will also be hard to touch with the midi since Logic is so far ahead of the game, but maybe the Pro Tools midi is at least more usable now. Pro Tools always was stronger with audio tools than Logic and they just extended that lead with version 8. Logic's efficiency can only be compared to Reason. Pro Tools is infamous for being inefficient. Both have about 70 effects and I have to believe that Pro Tools' effects are really good. Logic's are also really good. Pro Tools has thoroughly copied Logic's interface and improved it So Pro Tools wins the beauty contest.
I need audio tools, I use primarily hardware, with the ocassionally (read rare) midi sequence, midi isn't my concern. That's what swayed me towards PT. Also, I don't have a mac.
You definitely made the best A/B comparisson of the two though.
Close thread. Lol
Last edited by Beats_BANG!; 01-02-2009 at 04:55 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Ive used both. I own PT 8 and use Logic 8 occasionally.
1. both instrument plugins in them sound very very good. they kinda even each other out. for bread and butter stuff, Logic has EXS24, PT has Structure and Xpand2. both plugins in PT are multittimbral and can easily layer big sounds. Logic has more synth plugins. Ultrabeat can load .wavs, Boom cant. Boom has better sounding drumkits. PT also gives you the Digidesign version of Ableton Live 7 AND Reason so you can use those via rewire which works great. that gives you even more sounds and a drum sampler. you can at least upgrade to the full version of Live for around $300 and thatll put the PT setup over Logic's IMO. PT also comes with a ton of loops to compete with apple loops, i havent bothered to DL them yet. theres more, but i dont feel like typing.
2. midi in PT 8 is as good as logic's now. PT has akai MPC, Logic, & Cubase-style quantize/groove templates which are really good.
3. Logic gives you more tracks. PT has a 48 track limit.
4. FX i cant give you a comparison on because I didnt use much in Logics aside from the reverb.
all in all, it really depends on what interface you want to use. If you currently dont own an audio interface I would probably go with either the Mbox mini 2 setup + ableton upgrade or if you need more longterm hardware performance and inputs go m-powered + Profire 610. Otherwise, if you dont feel like being locked to these and you hate dongles, go with Logic + any soundcard of your choosing.
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