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Shootout: 7 Music Production Software Products RatedDigiDesign Pro Tools, Cakewalk Sonar, Steinberg Cubase & Sony Acid Pro Compared (October 04, 2005)
The Digital Music Doctor has released a new analysis which compares seven of the most popular music production software products from DigiDesign, Steinberg, Cakewalk, and Sony. The analysis evaluates 130 different factors on a scale of 0-5 (5 being best) which are combined to arrive at an overall rating. Steinberg Cubase SX 3 achieves the highest rating followed closely by Cakewalk Sonar 5 Producer Edition.
Cubase SX 3 (4.6)
Sonar 5 Producer Edition (4.4)
Cubase SL 3 (4.0)
Sonar 5 Studio Edition (3.9)
Pro Tools LE 6.9 (3.2)
Pro Tools M-Powered 6.8 (3.0)
Acid Pro 5 (3.0)
The 130 individual functions are summarized into four main categories, each with several subcategories which provide overall ratings for such functions as mixing, MIDI editors, recording, and track management:
-General: User Interface, Track Management, Recording, Operating Environment
-Audio: Audio Environment, Editing & Processing, Mixing, Audio File Management
-MIDI: Setup, Processing, Editors
-Special Functions: Surround Mixing, Video, Soft Synths & Rewire, Loops & Remix
The analysis also includes an explanation for each rating as well as a description of what a particular function is and why it is important.
This study is based on the training materials used in the interactive video courses produced by Digital Music Doctor, Pro Tools LE-MP?Know It All!, Sonar 5?Know It All!, Cubase SX 3?Know It All!, and Acid Pro 5?Know It All!
The complete analysis is available at the Digital Music Doctor web site, http://www.digitalmusicdoctor.com/shootout.htm
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