11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2006 1:15 AM by Apple Certified Trainer
Nova Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
I'm sure this has come up before, and I don't want to start a fresh string on this topic - but what I do want is a nice chart that compares/contrasts the features of Logic Pro and Pro Tools. Anyone seen one that they could point me to?

Thanks!

Well - I 'have' about 120 Macs... take your pick., Mac OS X (10.4.7), still wishin' for dual G5 in my powerbook - boo to rosetta: memory hog
  • 1. Re: Logic Pro vs. Pro Tools - a comparison chart of sorts?
    Justin C Level 6 Level 6 (8,700 points)
    The search field --->

    Beyond that, ask.
  • 2. Re: Logic Pro vs. Pro Tools - a comparison chart of sorts?
    xs4is Level 4 Level 4 (2,800 points)
    That's what I was going to say!!!

    X
  • 3. Re: Logic Pro vs. Pro Tools - a comparison chart of sorts?
    Nova Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
    oh you're both sooo clever.
  • 4. Re: Logic Pro vs. Pro Tools - a comparison chart of sorts?
    Justin C Level 6 Level 6 (8,700 points)
    You must have thought I was joking(?)
  • 5. Re: Logic Pro vs. Pro Tools - a comparison chart of sorts?
    John Rhone Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    I'm sure this has come up before, and I don't want to
    start a fresh string on this topic - but what I do
    want is a nice chart that compares/contrasts the
    features of Logic Pro and Pro Tools. Anyone seen one
    that they could point me to?

    Thanks!


    To be honest they both can do the exact same things....the main differences is the hardware...With Pro Tools you are forced to use Digidesign or M Audio....With Logic you can use pretty much anything. Are you looking at Pro Tools LE or Pro Tools HD? LE is limited to 32 or 48 audio tracks...Logic has a 256 track limit....I like Logic because I do NOT like the way Digidesign does things....Apple seems a little better with compatibility issues....
  • 6. Re: Logic Pro vs. Pro Tools - a comparison chart of sorts?
    Nova Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
    hi justin - just being a bit sarcastic. i know how to search the discussions... my question is if there is an actual comparison chart - that's all.
  • 7. Re: Logic Pro vs. Pro Tools - a comparison chart of sorts?
    Justin C Level 6 Level 6 (8,700 points)
    OK, it's hard to read sarcasm through text. : ^)

    Some people just haven't realized how useful the search function can be - I have created very very few topics. Plus, the LP vs PT question comes up every few weeks.

    As far as a chart, no - I haven't seen one. If you do have remaining questions, many of us use PT regularly. I even use it sometimes. shhhh : ^)
  • 8. Re: Logic Pro vs. Pro Tools - a comparison chart of sorts?
    linuxuser Level 3 Level 3 (680 points)
    Pro Tools' main focus in the past (and perhaps currently) is hardware recording.

    Logic's (more current) focus is more about music creation.

    Though you can do both in both programs of course. Pro Tools' website and current documentation is boasting its midi and music creation abilities now, to push it in that market.

    I find Pro Tools' hardware to be way overpriced.
  • 9. Re: Logic Pro vs. Pro Tools - a comparison chart of sorts?
    john hope1 Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)
    CPU Power/price:
     Logic Pro: 175 SSL Channel strips and 175 URS A series EQ's use only 3/4 CPU's power on a MacPro.
    • Pro Tools: would need some $ 30.000 in order to achieve the same power


    Mixing architecture:
     Logic Pro has a dynamic of 1500 dB. Using 32bit floating point from IN to OUT, you have exactly the SAME RESOLUTION no matter what level changes/processing you apply.
    • Pro Tools uses a 10 years old architecture, 24 bit fixed point. Only the summing stage is 48 bit fixed point. Any level change/processing means data loss.

    Soft Instrument tracks:
     Logic Pro: The composing process is even: create an instrument track, instantiate an instrument (or choose a channel strip!!) then play and record.
    • Pro Tools: the process is uneven and cumbersome, incomplete

    Bundled goodies:
     Logic Pro: Almost all plugins and soft instruments bundled in Logic are pristine, high end highly professional tools. You really don't need anything in order to produce.
    • Pro Tools: Digirack plugins are toys. Bundled plugins vary and are simply the worse anyway. You must pay other K$ in order to have a professional processing basis.
  • 10. Re: Logic Pro vs. Pro Tools - a comparison chart of sorts?
    David Slater Level 6 Level 6 (18,770 points)
    on top of that

     Logic updates are under $50
    • protools updates are over $100 in some cases and disable other digi programs or plugins you might have - - PT 7 ->7.1 is over $300 if you have the DVtoolkit option

     doesn't limit you to specific hardware
    • limites you to limited hardware that fail repeatedly (power harness issue)

    DAVE
  • 11. Re: Logic Pro vs. Pro Tools - a comparison chart of sorts?
    Apple Certified Trainer Level 4 Level 4 (1,335 points)
    And when we have twin quads, all chugging away handling all inserts, sound treatments, synthesis etc, what future for expensive external hardware? Nope, I'll stick to my Apple/LP setup, thanks very much. Mind you, I'd like to see Apple do a serious makeover of Logic but who wouldn't.

    Pete