I'm sure this is asked before, but I am lazy and didn't search before posting. I apologize. But I also want to get people's current opinions on this stuff.
I want to get started producing, but I'm at a small roadblock in terms of what sequencer app to use.
I've tried Logic Express 6, and it was good once I got the hang of it, but it was only for PowerPC Mac and I own an Intel Mac now (Please, no Mac vs PC flames). I'm not sure if springing for Logic Pro is the best way to start though, especially since it's $999 and I don't want to spend that kind of money without having really used it, but as far as I understand version 7 is much better than version 6 was.
I'm also familiar with Reason. But I have to be honest, and no disrespect to Reason-heads, but I find it cludgy and annoying. Plus I don't think it sounds very good, to be honest. It just feels like a toy. Should I be so quick to dismiss it? What's it real redeeming values?
I'm curious about Cubase SX, and have heard some good things about it, but have never tried it. One nice thing is that Cubase is cheaper than Logic, but does that mean it lacks in some areas? I know that Logic comes with a software sampler (EXS24), does Cubase as well?
There's also Pro Tools, but I dont know anything about it. Anyone out there using it? What's your thoughts?
So, my laziness aside, I'd like to get people's current opinions on the matter. What would be the best sequencer app to go with? I understand that any one of these could meet the needs of production, but I'd like to know what people use and why, and what their actual opinions are.
Thanks for indulging me.