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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

Reason

When I started out in 2005, I used Reason inside Pro Tools as my sole sampler - I used to write everything from synth to full orchestral scores with ease. As someone with no prior knowledge of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation), it was very easy to jump into Reason and record music, and it really helped me a someone starting out in the industry feel like I know what I was doing:)
Rob Gokee | 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

Reason

  • Huge variety of sounds
  • Easy to jump in
  • Works on it's own, so you don't need another DAW
Rob Gokee | 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

Reason

  • While I get that it's not it's forté, I wish the orchestral sounds were a bit better
  • Wish new versions were released faster
  • Shortcuts could be a bit easier to figure out
Rob Gokee | 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

Reason

Reason 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've had to reach out to them very few times over the years, but Propellerhead is prompt and professional when they provide support. The manual and videos for using the product are top notch, and that goes a long way in helping you learn how to use it to its full capacity
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Reason

One thing that sets Reason apart from other DAWs is its ability to be both a DAW and a sampler. Most other DAWs, Ableton included, need a third part sampler in order to actually write music, something akin to Kontakt, for example. Reason is all-in-one - you can do everything with one product and a single purchase.
Rob Gokee | 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

Reason

  • Instrumental at helping me score films & television, which is the core of my business
  • Cost effective, so I save on equipment
  • Doesn't necessarily depreciate over time, you're not forced to upgrade
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cubase

General

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

Reason

General

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

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