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Likelihood to Recommend

Cubase

While Cubase is great at editing audio, and songwriting, it's a champ at creating music to video. It's easy to import the videos into a session, and syncing up the music to the video is very easy for even a beginner. And Cubase can be used all the way through the process - writing, recording, mixing and mastering, and exporting back out is practically a one-step process!
Cubase is also really adept at MIDI, something that was lacking for me in Pro Tools at the time, and allows you to render MIDI to audio in place at a high speed rate, saving you tons of downtime.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

It is very much suited to extract and create any content out of long, recorded content (I use videos most often). Transcription is really decent and that is a big bonus. For people who want advanced editing, this is a too rudimentary tool.
Jovana Vuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cubase

  • Writing music to video
  • Quick rendering
  • Easy learning curve
  • Moderately priced for anyone starting out in the industry
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

  • Super easy video editing.
  • Transcription is more accurate than other services.
  • Nice catalogued library of your videos.
Jovana Vuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cubase

  • Shortcuts aren't easy to learn
  • Can be a bit of a resource hog
  • Upgrades don't necessarily have enough features to make the worthwhile
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

  • Subtitling options could be more customized.
  • Accuracy in transcription can always be improved.
  • Name of some operations is nonsensical.
Jovana Vuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cubase

Cubase 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Any time I've had to reach out to customer support, they've been fast to respond and answered my questions to the best of their ability. Authorization of the software is easy, and the company is great about emailing you promptly. Overall, they do a great job.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

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Alternatives Considered

Cubase

While Pro Tools is the industry standard when it comes to recording and audio mixing, I've found Cubase to be superior when it comes to writing with MIDI. Also, it comes with a lot of features (MP3 exporting, time code) that Pro Tools charges you extra for. They're both about the same price to buy, but learning Cubase is much easier than Pro Tools, which can be a bit cumbersome because it does so much.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

I used the most simple editing tools because I don't need anything fancier. Descript does video and text in parallel and I could choose - exactly in a word -- what I wanted to include. Having text and audio/video in parallel is its greatest strength.
Jovana Vuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cubase

  • Overpriced upgrades
  • Can be a resource hog with RAM when you have a large session
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

  • I can do something we previously paid for -- editing.
  • Saves time for manual transcription.
  • Creates compelling content that drives traffic.
Jovana Vuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cubase

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cubase Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$579.90
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    Descript

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Descript Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

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