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Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 01:19 AM Reply

Which is all around best?

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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 04:35 AM Reply

At 8/25/12 01:19 AM, Omegeist wrote: Which is all around best?

inb4 it's how you use it


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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 04:44 AM Reply

At 8/25/12 04:35 AM, Birdinator99 wrote:
At 8/25/12 01:19 AM, Omegeist wrote: Which is all around best?
inb4 it's how you use it

Been ninja'ed I see.

In any case, he's right. It's completely retarded to compare one with the other, as each of them are constructed in function of one particular aspect, and therefore excel at their respective specialization, and possibly suck at the others.

It's like comparing a 100 meters racer with a 3000 meters racer, even though they're the same discipline, the competitors on each sport are specialized in different aspects of the run, and therefore couldn't be expected to rivalise with the other sport.

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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 05:20 AM Reply

They each have their own ups and downs but in the end none of them will necessarily make your music sound any better.

I don't know much about Logic, all I know is that it's relatively cheap and I think it's only for Mac.

I've used FL Studio for nearly four years however, so naturally I recommend it. It's not too expensive (you can even get it here for a 10% discount), has what is, in my opinion, a brilliant and user-friendly interface, a very impressive piano roll and most people use it so it's always incredibly easy to find tutorials, people who might be able to help you if you have any issues or people to collaborate with. Best of all, if you buy it you've got lifetime free updates. That means when they launch FL Studio 11, 12, etc... they'll be all for free. Do note that FL is only compatible with Windows though.

However, if you're more into live playing/recording, then Ableton Live is your program. As its name implies, it's great for live stuff and while it doesn't have lifetime free updates, I haven't heard anything bad about it. I know my Physics teacher uses it and I'm sure he'd recommend it.

But do remember that like the above people said, you can't call one program better than the other with these high-end DAWs. And even if you can, they will not improve your music. They might make certain things easier than others, but they will not improve your music since you are the only one who can do that.


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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 05:57 AM Reply

Since FL is Windows exclusive and Logic is Mac OS exclusive, the question is really Live vs FL Studio, or Live vs Logic Pro, depending on your operating system. For the standard versions of each program, FL and Logic both cost around $200, Live costs about twice that. FL and Logic are standard sequencer-based DAWs, Live has that and the option to use a more live/DJ-oriented interface based around a grid where you place samples and clips. FL and Live have free demo/trial versions that you can try out and see if you like. Logic doesn't but since you need to have a Mac for it to be an option, you could try GarageBand, which is based on Logic but is a vastly inferior program.

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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 08:01 AM Reply

FL Studio for new producers.

Ableton Live for Windows users who want to move on from FL Studio.

Logic Pro for MAC users who want to move on from FL Studio.

FL Studio for experienced users who still love FL Studio.

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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 08:18 AM Reply

Renoise


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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 12:53 PM Reply

At 8/25/12 08:18 AM, midimachine wrote: Renoise

Please be joking


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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 01:10 PM Reply

At 8/25/12 12:53 PM, Cabbster wrote:
At 8/25/12 08:18 AM, midimachine wrote: Renoise
Please be joking

Someone else said Garageband and you think I'm joking? :v


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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 02:13 PM Reply

At 8/25/12 04:35 AM, Birdinator99 wrote:
At 8/25/12 01:19 AM, Omegeist wrote: Which is all around best?
inb4 it's how you use it

we have a winner!


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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 02:25 PM Reply

At 8/25/12 01:10 PM, midimachine wrote:
At 8/25/12 12:53 PM, Cabbster wrote:
At 8/25/12 08:18 AM, midimachine wrote: Renoise
Please be joking
Someone else said Garageband and you think I'm joking? :v

If I wasn't being clear, I only offered it as an alternative to a free demo version, which FL and Live have but Logic doesn't.

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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 02:26 PM Reply

Yep like everyone explained. In my personal experience I used FL Studio and its a really good DAW but its more focused on elecronic music and midi. That doesn't mean that you can't do orchestra because many people do awesome orchestra songs on it but in my opinion the pattern system doesn't fit quite well for orchestra. If you want to do electronic music then this is all you need. Now, if you want to expand yourself in the recording section then Ableton is what you are looking for but if you want to have more freedom in the midi part then Cubase is your DAW. Right now that is what I am using and I just love it. It has pros and contras of course but in the whole composition freedom that you have is excellent. When it comes to workflow it is kind of slow but in everything else is a really good, totally recommend it.

Sorry for my English.

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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 07:18 PM Reply

Pshhh. I make all of my music with my mouth and organize it in Windows Movie Maker, followed by Flash. Noobs.


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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 07:46 PM Reply

At 8/25/12 12:53 PM, Cabbster wrote:
At 8/25/12 08:18 AM, midimachine wrote: Renoise
Please be joking

At least Renoise has free version, just like FL Studio. It's a good comparison.


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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 07:50 PM Reply

Pro Tools beats all.

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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 07:54 PM Reply

At 8/25/12 07:50 PM, JulesGatz wrote: Pro Tools beats all.

I haven't tried it, but Pro Tools is the world's renowned DAW for working with recorded instruments, I believe. Many professional pop producers use Pro Tools.

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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 08:34 PM Reply

At 8/25/12 07:54 PM, The-iMortal wrote:
At 8/25/12 07:50 PM, JulesGatz wrote: Pro Tools beats all.
I haven't tried it, but Pro Tools is the world's renowned DAW for working with recorded instruments, I believe. Many professional pop producers use Pro Tools.

It's a bit overrated due to that fact that it's the only DAW that has a dedicated and accredited professional formation, called the Pro Tools Formation. It's actually a prerequisite in most industries nowadays to have this accreditation, and you'll rarely see a professional sound recording studio without one.

I'd call that a bit more than "many", though, once again, it doesn't mean that the DAW is the best, simply that it's the only one which comes with a certified paper stating you're good enough to use it.

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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 25th, 2012 @ 09:27 PM Reply

At 8/25/12 02:25 PM, Buoy wrote: If I wasn't being clear, I only offered it as an alternative to a free demo version, which FL and Live have but Logic doesn't.

I know, I was just being funny :v

Also ProTools is literally the worst. I'd rather use DubTURBO®.


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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Aug. 27th, 2012 @ 10:52 AM Reply

At 8/25/12 01:19 AM, Omegeist wrote: Which is all around best?

The winner is you. :)


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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Sep. 1st, 2012 @ 10:50 PM Reply

I've been using FL to create my music 2 years ago.

That's FL Studio is the simplest software programs of DAWs for making music.

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Response to Ableton vs FL studio vs Logic Sep. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:50 AM Reply

I use 'em all!


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