There’s always a big discussion about sequencers, there’s the logic crowd, claiming that
logic is the very best sequencer around… on the other hand there is the cubase fraction,
complaining about the “difficult to understand and use” structure of Logic. Now there are
also people searching for alternaitves, and try new or other sequencers…
Personally I think that this discussion is not necessary. I’ve started with mod-trackers a
very long time ago, later bought cubase, then I saw logic at the studio of my friend and liked
it very much… and now I can use both in a satisfying way.Talking about Cubase and
Logic, I think they are almost the same, practically I could do the same with both.
The only main difference is the way you work with each sequencer.
So I think you should use the one you feel most comfortable with, a sequencer that
supports the way you normally work and think. You should use the sequencer which
gives you the best possible workflow, the one that is most compatible with yourself
and the realization of your ideas. For me, this would be Logic, but there is no
“Logic is best” (neither do I have a mac).
The question is, best for what? Well, for YOURSELF! I know people doing amazing stuff
with Reason and stuff like Fruityloops, it’s all a matter of taste and the way you’d like to
work. So stay true to yourself and find out what’s best for you. There’s no quality
difference in sound using nowadays major sequencers (although every sequencer has
its unique sound characteristics)...
Unfortunately I don’t have any experience with Ableton, but anyway, my opinion is just to
find out who you are, what you want and which things serve best for your needs - this
is an universal rule applicable to all things in life!
So just check it out…