Photoshop version of a recording program?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by ghostchild, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. ghostchild macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2007
    What is the "Adobe Photoshop" for music recordings/editing on a MAC? Logic?
  2. Elektroakoustik macrumors member


    Jan 12, 2008
    Unlike the image editing software, the music DAW software has no clear leader that has toppled everyone else. There are many programs out there and each do the job well. The main difference between all of them is interface, and yet, most of them have similar interfaces. As far as the most common I've seen while in the business, there are a few:

    Digidesign's Pro Tools
    Apple's Logic
    Steinberg's Cubase
    MOTU's Digital Performer
    Ableton Live

    Out of those I see Pro Tools to be the most common in recording. Logic, Cubase, and Digital Performer are all great for recording but more aimed at the sequencing crowd.

    If you're looking for a music recording software. Check all those out. They're all great programs.
  3. ghostchild thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2007
    Thanks! Does Digidesign's Pro Tools require their hardware though?
  4. faintember macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2005
    the ruins of the Cherokee nation
    Wintermute posted this in another thread, but basically it goes a long way towards describing/comparing PT/Logic/others. Generally speaking for non-pro applications, PT requires either Digi hardware or M-Audio hardware (when running PT M-powered).

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