Sonar vs Cubase...Can some one put me straight?
Posted on Nov 26, 2004 08:09 pm
Member Since: Oct 25, 2004
Ive been using cubase SX for about a year and probably know it inside out
yet everytime I go in to a music shop its always Sonar this Sonar that....
The last guy said that cubase was a load of crap compared to sonar but never gave me a reason why?
So can someone tell if Sonar is better or why?
would be much apreciated!
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Nov 26, 2004 08:17 pm they are both very high quality apps, the last guy probably said that because thats what he used, or thats what he sells. They both have basically the same feature set and both have high performance audio engines. If you are already using and good with CUbase, stick with it, no need to change.
That said, I am a Sonar user.
Anyone who says "Cubase is a load of crap compared to Sonar" has issues, as both apps are very good, not a load of crap in the bunch.
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Nov 27, 2004 10:39 pm I as well use Sonar for my main recording software, and have for years. I have used Cubase and still keep it on the older system for use when I get files that were done in Cubase.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
And as dB stated, they are both very high quality apps. Though Sonar has taken a huge leap ahead at the moment Cubase wont be very far behind.
Nov 28, 2004 01:39 am I have used both and I prefer Cubase myself.
There is little between them quality wise and if I am honest, Sonar may be easier to use slightly - I just prefer Cubase.
Obviously this guy was a fool as dB and Noize have said - there is no basis for such a silly comment and is probably more linked to what he sells or owns than the truth.
Nov 28, 2004 04:26 am I have tried both. I have a large number of DX and VST effects and instruments, and with this configuration Cubase have eaten extremely large amount of RAM, even I ran out of memory. But Sonar loads these plugins only when I want to use them. This is the reason, why I am useing Sonar 4.
Since: Nov 28, 2004
Nov 28, 2004 06:59 am Quote:
Though Sonar has taken a huge leap ahead at the moment Cubase wont be very far behind.
I like Sonar, I use Sonar, but from what I know of Cubase, Sonar took a huge leap to even the race with Cubase, I don't know where you could say Sonar actually leaped ahead, Sonar now has the features that Cubase has had for quite a while.
hariel, funny you should mention that, I went to a jam session last night of some friends I used to be in various bands with and one of the guys is using Cubase and always has, and he eluded to Cubase having the same issue, RAM management is apparantly a big prob if you go loading up with massive VSTi's and such...and he runs on a 3gHz machine with 1GB RAM.
Nov 28, 2004 07:32 am Stick wit cubase no questions asked!
BleakA small pie will soon be eatenMember
Nov 28, 2004 09:42 am I am so glad i read this thread! Cubase has been chewing through my machine! and i run a 3gHZ machine with 1GB RAM!!!
Since: Aug 26, 2004
This might explain some clipping problems!
Nov 28, 2004 09:51 am It's wouldn't explain clipping, but it could explain a plethora of other issues.
Nov 28, 2004 02:21 pm I found that with virtual instruments and put it down to the Celery processor...
I dont use/need too many of these babies anyway but when I crashed the app, that was what done it.
Good to know its the app...
Nov 28, 2004 02:34 pm it really depends on the size of the samples you load into the instrument, drum machines, for example, can load many samples, and they can be quite large, using lots of RAM and lots of processing power. Some piano samples are like that as well if they have a different sample for every key (like the good ones do)...
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