Overall Satisfaction with Cubase
Initially, Cubase was utilized simply because a free version came with a USB audio interface that I purchased. Since then, I've upgraded because the software was so great and I just wanted to expand what I could do with it. I've been able to do record multitrack and master with ease with very little previous experience. I was also given stems recorded from other software that I was able to edit easily.
- Ease of use
- Clear, user-friendly interface
- Stable and glitch free
- Some documentation is confusing and may be different than the version you have
- Finding how to set up more complex audio environments can be cumbersome
- Audio library can be a little confusing
- Integration with Waves plugins and VSTs
- Multitrack recording
- Efficient mastering
- Ease of use minimizing learning time
- Cost effective
- Ability to quickly produce a quality product
Pro Tools is an industry standard for a reason, but does come at a cost and with a learning curve. I've found that Cubase is a great place to start, having the ability to do very advanced things, but without the need for it. While my experience has been limited with other DAWs, I think it's been worth the (small) investment.
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Unless you have a specific need for something like Pro Tools, I'd recommend Cubase every time. While some basic, initial setup stuff can be confusing at first, the overall experience is very user friendly. And where you run into issues, I've found support to be very helpful. The less expensive versions are perfect for a hobbyist, but the more advanced versions have everything you need.