Before we look at the differences and which one is right for you between the two giant software’s, let us quickly understand what Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) is.
What is A DAW?
A digital audio workstation or DAW is an electronic device or computer software application for recording, editing and producing audio files such as songs, musical pieces, human speech or sound effects.
People have always argued about which one is best. One is not better than the other. Software does not make you a better artist. You should try each one and then decide which works best for you. But before you invest serious money in any one of these packages, you should start by trying checking some of the flexibility & compatibility of music production software.
FLEXIBILITY & COMPATIBILITY
You can get good results out of all of them these days, as all the great DAWs are pretty mature. The major difference is workflow. A lot of DAWs seem to compete on the workflow aspect because that’s probably the major selling point nowadays.
FUNCTIONALITY, INTERFACE & LAYOUT
The functionality available will vary from platform to platform, but some of the essential functions such as recording and mixing are consistently provided. Both software package has a large following, and as with all equipment producers, engineers and performers all have their preferences and requirements.
Some common themes you will find among these software packages are:
• Arrange Window
• Mix Window
• Sample Editor Window
• Piano Roll Editor
• Score Editor
• Drum Editor
Apple Logic Pro has a very easy to use interface and comes with lots of plugins and instruments installed. You can jump right in and start adding drum loops, strings, brass to track, record some vocals with maybe a guitar and a bass and really get it sounding good quickly.
Long known in the audio industry Apple has been for making quality software at affordable prices for Decade.
Since Logic has grown to become one of the top DAW’s in the world, it is not compatible with Windows, Meaning you will have invest in Apple Hardware’s (IMAC or Desktop Computer)
Cubase (Steinberg) invented VST, the virtualization of instruments. Producing electronic music and scores is the hallmark of Cubase and the tracking capabilities are hands down: awesome (notation, measures, automation, drum tracks, groove tracks) it’s always been great to use when creating music.
The acquisition of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH by Yamaha as made Cubase easier to integrate into existing Yamaha Studio gears, Like Large Mixers and outboard Effects. Making it easy to have a bundled hardware and software all in one. It can be thought of as a Digital & Analog workstation.
Cubase is top-notch professional recording and production tools with incredible interface and design. It’s really the king when it comes to recording live music because it can capture such great details. The Software platform can work on both OX System and window operating system. The price factor for it’s a bit higher than Logic Pro x, which is 4 to 5 times expensive than Apple Logic Pro X.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
Both Cubase & Logic Pro X are both professional software, and mature programs. They each have a learning curve, and once you learn it there are both equally easy. If you would like to become a pro in any of this software. You can learn from the Masters. We have Masterclass logic pro X Music Production Course and Advanced Masterclass Cubase Music Production Courses Certified by Steinberg.