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Pro Tools 9, Cubase 6 and Logic Pro 9 - A Short Review.

  • On 05/26/2011

The Top 3 Digital Audio Workstations.We always thought that music were only for people that had the money and time, but thanks to the digital world we now have affortable digital audio workstations (DAW) like Pro Tools 9, Cubase 6 or Logic Pro 9.

Nowadays creating your own brand of music has become widely accessible. Internet has become the no. 1 provider on programs that will help you produce your own music.

But there is one thing that we must keep in mind; there are programs that are high-quality while some are those that mostly give you low quality synthesizers.

So how will you know which programs to choose from out of all the sea of digital audio workstations?

Well there are those that stood out from all of them.

Pro Tools 9

Pro Tools 9 - Mix Window

Pro Tools 9 for lack of better words is a digital audio workstation by Avid Technology.

Pro tools are actually quite expensive for producers who are still on a tight budget; though it is a little bit costly it is also one of the best systems to work on.

Avid stopped forcing users to buy their soundcards what means there is no external hardware needed to run Pro Tools 9. Awesome!

Another thing about the Pro Tools program is that it is very easy to use and not like those other programs that are complex and troubling. It works on a very straight forward manner.
Pro Tools is trouble-free and is the best professional system out in the market but as I said earlier it is not quite that affordable.

Visit Avid to learn more about Pro Tools 9.

This brings me to the second program I will review.

Logic Pro 9

Logic Pro 9

This program is called Logic Pro 9 and it is by the very famous company, Apple.
As we all know, Apple is one of the pioneering companies in the computer world.
They also have programs that have very high quality performance; one of this is the Logic pro.
Logic Pro 9 is a very good system to use, though I find it quite hard to use but nevertheless when you try and produce music with Logic Pro you are sure to get yourself very good and high quality music.

All in all it is a very good professional system to use.

Learn more about Logic Pro 9.

Cubase 6

Cubase 6

Cubase 6 is one of the best software to use when it comes to song loops.

Cubase is highly recommended for the younger generation, it has very easy and very straightforward systems just like Pro Tools.
Cubase is also upgrading its system the same as Logic Pro.
I think Cubase 6 is a very good system to work on, very easy to use and very easy to access.

Visit Steinberg to learn more about Cubase 6.

All of the programs said above are up to par with that of any recording studio.
They give you good quality beats and are painless to use.


  1. stevo

    Any of these DAWs will enable the development of quality musical productions. At this point there is a significant degree of overlap in terms of features (e.g. Flex time) though each DAW implements functionality differently. Its largely a subjective decision as to which is better. It used to be that if recording audio was the priority then Pro Tools was “the” way to go though , again, that is no longer true in my opinion.

    I started out with Cubase which at that point was mostly optimized towards MIDI based musicians who needed tight sequencing capabilities, which the program did well. One of my favorite editing views in Cubase was/is the Drum Editor, which I’ve always found to be great for programming drum loops. I’ve always wondered why PT and Logic don’t have something comparable though it all comes down to what it is you are used to. Logic, like Cubase had its roots in MIDI sequencing so for the longest time had this edge over Pro Tools, which traditionally has always had less than impressive MIDI capabilities. I have PT 9 and while the MIDI sequencing has greatly improved I can do the job much faster in Cubase or Logic.

    As far as Logic its the only one of these programs that does NOT require you to have a dongle, which for a laptop based musician is great though If you are running at home on a desktop then this probably doesn’t make much difference. Older versions of Logic could be a pain due to the admittedly complex “environment” setup, which scared off a lot of people though it was always a powerful program if you could get past this. And certainly the recent versions of Logic don’t have this problem so the complaint that Logic is “hard” doesn’t continue to apply – at least in my view.

    At this point I tend to use Cubase or Logic for song development and the move over to Pro Tools once its time to mix since thats the mixing setup I know best. I have been getting more comfortable with Cubase version 6 and have found that its got a cool tool called “Loop Mash”, which is great fun in addition to being a fantastic way to generate new loops.
    Frankly I think that all the major DAW vendors will have to start introducing cool things like this to make their product stick out from the other.

    I’ve also been using Reason for many things since it now has audio recording but I would definitely not consider it as a serious competitor to any of the “real” DAWs. As long as Reason doesn’t accommodate third-party plugins it can’t call it self a full-fledged DAW. Don’t get me wrong – using ReWire to get Reason into your DAW is fantastic and in my mind this is the best way to use it.

    These days I’m steering newcomers to Reaper since its a very, very cheap way to get started with music production. Its mature enough to do all the things that a newcomer (and even intermediate users) would need.And once you “outgrow” Reaper, which could take a while, then you could move to one of the other programs.

    • Joel

      Hi stevo,

      I own Cubase, but am far from proficient in all its features, and I noticed that you mentioned reaper as a viable daw, but I also noticed that you mentioned outgrowing it. I know there is a big controversy as to whether reaper is “professional” or not. What features might a person outgrow in reaper?

  2. So, what’s the conclusion about cons and pro for those three products, Tom ?
    We’ll know about it ..

    • Whatever you go for all mentioned DAW’s are great!

  3. ARYAN

    PL REPLY SIR,,,,,

  4. G. Audrey

    To test this, I used the same midi sequence and the same third-party vsti’s (native instruments) as sound sources. No additional plug-ins were used. When I a-b’d the results in both Cubase 6 and Logic Pro 9, I noticed “No Difference” in the audio.

  5. “Protools is easy to use”?
    stop trying to be funny :)

    • I grew up with Pro Tools, that’s why I find it easy but powerful.

      But you are right for newbies it’s difficult to learn to use it.

  6. carlo

    Anybody who’s anybody in recording knows how easy it is to use pro tools. It’s a fact of life, like gravity and electromagnetism.

  7. Mike

    So honestly, which is easy to use for a beginner? Reaper or Pro-Tools. I want to start doing my own music. as a matter of fact, if u was on a budget how would u build your first beginners music computer & software?

    • Pro-Tools is not easier but it’s studio standard. You may go for it.

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