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5. Re: Recording Software Question

Subject: 5. Re: Recording Software Question
From: "Aaron Ximm" aaron_gmail
Date: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:38 pm ((PST))
> Anyway, Pro Tools is far and away the most versatile, powerful and
> intuitive multitrack audio software for Mac or otherwise.


I too must challenge this claim. :)

The PC-only multitrack environment I use, Samplitude -- and its professional
sibling Sequoia -- are much more flexible and have always stayed a
generation ahead or more of ProTools in terms of feature set and especially,
in terms of flexibility and the power of most editing features. And it comes
with a very rich and excellent-sounding set of native tools and plugins.

Every package has faults, of course, but I would take Samplitude over
ProTools any day! I am sure there are others who feel the same way about
Samplitude's various host-based competitors like Vegas.

There are a very few very narrow reasons I would ever recommend a newcomer
pursue ProTools:
(a) a need to work in professional environments where it is the lingua
(b) a need to work with systems tapping out its proprietary hardware to
handle enormous numbers of high-resolution tracks,
(eg 96 tracks of 24/96 or more)
(c) a need to use one of the very expensive plugins that is inexplicably
available only for the system, because it is a standard.

Me, I think it's a terrible choice for a home studio unless you need to move
projects back and forth to pro environments, or are doing client work with
people who are used to it being the only acceptable flavor.

My highly opinionated  $.02, of course... YMMV.



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