When comparing Cubase 10 vs Logic Pro X, the Slant community recommends Cubase 10 for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs? ” Cubase 10 is ranked 4th while Logic Pro X is ranked 6th.
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Pro Great MIDI editing options
Pro Powerful range of audio editing tools
Pro Supports chord tracks
Pro All takes can be shown in a single track
When in stacked mode, all of your takes can be shown in a single track side by side. You can then select what parts of which take you need. If you are recording MIDI, the Cubase DAW allows creating a pattern that can overlap and be re-used as many times as needed.
Pro Large selection of time stretching methods
The Cubase DAW offers 11 different kinds of time stretching methods.
Pro Great summing engine
The summing engine is responsible for processing tracks and combining them into the correct output. In comparison to other DAWs, Cubase's summing engine is excellent.
Pro Quantize can automatically tighten MIDI inputs
Automatically tightens your MIDI inputs to be on time. Quantize has two modes. Hard Quantize will adjust based on strict settings (precisely on beat by default) and Iterative Quantize will adjust in increments. Excellent for keeping the human element in recordings.
Pro Powerful, time-saving Logical Editor
Logical Editor allows customizing MIDI data according, in order to set rules to save time.
Pro Recent updates have added some great features
Pro Batch export
You can pick separate tracks to export in one pass. You can even have them open up a new project or drop in the same project automatically. Huge time saver and DSP Saver.
Pro Allows changing a pattern in one place to effect each instance of it
Using Parts, the Cubase DAW allows creating patterns that can be re-used as many times as needed, and can be edited in a single place.
Pro Incredible and well integrated EQ
Pro Pro edition is exellent for audio mixing also.
It provides all the industry requirements and features an optimized workflow for mixing
Pro Sampler Track
Has an awesome and easy to use sampler.
Pro The industry standard for MIDI sequencing and arranging
Pro Superior sample editing
Lot's of options to edit samples on the fly with direct offline processing you can apply effects without sacrificing performance. You can even use Wavelab as an external wave editor.
Pro More features than any other DAW
Pro Comes with 57gb content
The initial download of Logic Pro X gives users 2gb of samples, but the DAW automatically downloads 57gb of samples once the Logic Pro X DAW is installed.
Pro Cheaper than similar programs
This program costs US$200 and must be bought from the app store.
Pro High quality instruments and effects
Good range of high quality synths: analog, FM, wavetable, string modulation, sampler, organ, clarinet, epiano.
Pro Free update from Logic
As of 1/21/2015, Apple has released an update that allows users to upgrade from Logic to Logic Pro X.
Pro UI designed for ease of use
The Logic Pro X DAW has made an effort to keep clutter out of the equation so producers can focus on the music.
Pro Free corresponding iPad app
In order to allow more control, the Logic Pro X DAW has added a free iPad app called Logic Remote.
Logic Remote is available in several different views, and is capable of MIDI input and parameter adjustment. It comes with a full library and browser. Navigation is easy as well via the navigation bar along the top of the screen.
Many interesting views are available, such as chord strips. This view allows users to play a series of preset chords that are already in the right key. Gestures are supported with this app, so loop speed and other properties can quickly be adjusted.
This app connects to Logic through WiFi, so the app and program should be running on the same network.
Pro Allows users to program their own tools
Pro Uses minimum amount of CPU
The Logic Pro X DAW is optimized for CPU usage, which makes the DAW more stable.
Pro Studio standard
If you take music production seriously then one day maybe you'll enter professional studio, where you will most likely find the Logic DAW along with Pro Tools.
Pro Supports expressive MIDI - MPE
Works with new controllers like Seaboard Rise, Linnstrument, Continuum Board, etc.
Pro Easy to learn, makes writing easy, and keeps technical in the background
It is easy, intuitive, and easy-to-implement.
Pro Full external MIDI support
Poly aftertouch, sysex and two modes of controlling external midi instruments.
Pro Many instrument
Different kind of instrument all around.
Pro Many plug-ins
Pro Does a lot of work for you
Switch in to Alchemy on the synth and you get an intuitive template to adjust wavetables and eq visually, plus various modes and styles. Handy tool
Pro Used by celebrities
This includes: Prodigy - Invaders Must Die (everything except guitars), John Powell - How to train your dragon, other works, and Tycho (until 2011 when he switched to Reaper to finish his album).
Con Annoying dongle
Not unlike Pro Tools, you have to have a dongle containing your license plugged into your computer or you can't use the software.
Con Quite expensive
This costs significantly more compared to other DAWs.
Con Installs third-party software on your computer (e-licenser)
Con Confusing pages
The Cubase DAW displays pages that tend to confuse users.
Con Runs poorly
Con Not what it used to be
The new updates kind of ruin the old classy feel.
Con Poor sample editing
The sample editor isn't too great and there's no option to launch external sample editors.
Con Lack of built-in noise reduction
There's no built-in noise reduction FFT profiler like you might see in some other DAWs. There's noise gate but it's not the same. If you're on Windows, then you can get around this by downloading ReaFir.
Con No sampler
To many producers, sampler is one of the most important tools in a DAW. Cubase does not come with a sampler tool.
Con Not the DAW for tech savvy users
Con Only compatible with Mac
No Windows or Linux versions are available.
Con Lags or crashes often
This happens usually when there is a lot going on in the track.
Con It is next to impossible to organize your mixer channels
There are lots of work arounds, but a straight rearrange the mixing channel would be appreciated.
Con Unusable with lots of plugins: stutters and clicks
Con Too big
The app is too big!
Con Rarely updated
Since Apple purchased this software, the updates are rare and none. The latest update was less than great and has forced users to look elsewhere, especially the Pro community.
Con Poor audio editor
Audio editor is a lot less intuitive and accessible than other DAWs