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Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've been using Pro Tools for a while, but an older version that will no longer work once I upgrade to Mavericks.  I mainly do voice and effects editing rather than music.  Nothing complex, just audio tracks for films.  I know Pro Tools and I kind of like it, but feel that it might make more sense, and be cheaper, to move to the new Logic Pro X.  I'm not a sound expert, so I need something easy to use.  I need to cut up clips, sometimes retime them to make the read faster, but no EQ or fancy stuff as I am not mixing, just editing.

 

So, my question is, do Logic users out there feel that a move from Pro Tools to the new Logic, makes sense for the kind of work I do, or is Logic more suited for music production rather than voice and editing?

 

Thanks


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • 1. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)

    I will probably be ostracized for this but I think Pro Tools is the better application for what you're doing.

  • 2. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    The Art Of Sound Level 5 Level 5 (6,535 points)

    Consider yourself ostrasized Pancenter.............................

     

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    (Though actually I agree with your suggestion too!)

  • 3. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,625 points)

    +++++1!

     

    Regards

  • 4. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay, so can someone explain why?  Like could you name a few things that Pro Tools does the Logic does not do?

  • 5. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)

    In my opinion, audio editing has always been less then elegant in Logic whereas it's one of ProTools strong suits.. Logic is geared towards music production, with over 30GB of loops and and instruments as a secondary download.

     

    Guess it depends on what you're used to.

     

    Logic is only a couple hundred bucks, it may be worth it for you you to investigate.

  • 6. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is exactly the opinion I have heard, but I'm trying to get to understand the facts that back that up.  Like I can tell you why Final Draft is better than using Word for writing a script, even though they can both actually do the job.  Are they any specific things that come to mind about using Logic that makes it less elegant then Pro Tools for this kind of editing?

  • 7. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,625 points)

    Even though I have been reprimanded by operators of this forum because of applauding to the first comments Pancenter gave, I'll try to explain. It's all about workflow. If time is money, then you will loose money, it's as simple as that. Try the most easy job you did with PT (in no time) in Logic and you know what I mean. If you want to be creative, choose Logic anytime. If you want to be quick and efficient, then PT will win the race I'm afraid. But if you have the time to get used to the thing, then by all means try it and find out for your self. Eventually you'll accomplish any task in Logic like you do in PT, but your workflow will dramatically differ!

     

    My two cents

  • 8. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Right, I get what you mean.  I probably have to just try doing stuff, but so far, I find Logic very similar for manipulating clips, retiming them, dragging them here and there, adding a fade.  All normal stuff.  So for me, not exactly figuring out what the problem is, but want to avoid jumping in and then having an "aha" moment and regretting it.  So that's why I ask.  Can you give me any examples at all about the way you personally have used Logic and found it clumsier or less easy than Pro Tools in relation to the kind of work I am doing?

     

    I'll tell you one thing I notice.  When I bounce something out of Pro Tools, it does it in real time, whereas Logic does it much, much faster.  That's a good thing about Logic.  (Having said that, I don't have the latest PT, so maybe they have fixed that)

  • 9. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,625 points)

    They have fixed the RT bounce indeed in PT11. If you have worked in Logic already and didn't notice anything changing in your attitude straight away, like getting irritated during jobs, routines which differ and stuff like that, then don't worry you'll be fine.

    Giving you examples will be useless because your workflow differs from mine, I'm sure. But if you follow a certain routine in PT, this will have to be turned around 180 o. And if you don't mind then there is no problem at all!

     

    Cheers

  • 10. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Would be great if you could provide just one or two examples of how YOU find Logic more irritating.  It would not be useless at all.  Really, it wouldn't.  It would give me some perspective from a more experienced user and that would be helpful.  If you don't want to, then that's your decision, but please don't 'not explain' because you think it is of no use to me, because it would be.

     

    Thanks.

  • 11. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,625 points)

    I can't see how that will be of any use to you, but I'll try to make an example tomorrow.

    If I come up with something tomorrow, you can bet we'll get a new PT versus LPX thread and I don't fancy that at all.

     

    Regards

  • 12. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)

    Evidently you have Logic or some version of it... so what's to ask? Either it's working for you or it's not.

  • 13. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)

    kcstudio wrote:

     

    Even though I have been reprimanded by operators of this forum because of applauding to the first comments Pancenter gave,

     

    No....!!     You're kidding right?

  • 14. Re: Moving to Logic from Pro Tools
    The Art Of Sound Level 5 Level 5 (6,535 points)

    I would hope so.. as i didn't receive a reprimand so I can only assume kc is joking...

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