Logic Pro vs Reason vs Ableton – Which Is Best For Music Production?

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This video, via loopmasters, takes a look at Logic Pro, Propellerhead Reason and Ableton Live.

Rob Jones outlines the platform and DAW differences, both in terms of Audio and MIDI capability, as well as looking at each platforms sequencing, editing and bundled FX and instruments packages, to offer a clearer understanding of the 3 software packages.

What’s the best desktop app for music production? One of these apps, or something else?

 


88 thoughts on “Logic Pro vs Reason vs Ableton – Which Is Best For Music Production?

  1. And i’ve used nearly every DAW you can think of from cubase, protools, studio one,logic, nuendo, sampletude, digital proformer, acid pro, fruity loops and all versions of reason and record plus more and in my opinion REASON 6.5 IS THE BEST DAW EVER MADE the work flow is amazing i make hits in 5mins and have music proformed worldwide because of the workflow in reason 6.5

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  2. Logic is fantastic in a good many ways, and would be the perfect DAW for me, if it weren’t for it’s almost stone-age audio editing that makes me want to pull my hair out in frustration. I have seriously NEVER seen anything so bad.

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  3. very informative. however, dont pause after every minuscule sentence, its extremely annoying.

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    • It caught me off guard at first to, but I considered the alternative. He is laying down a lot of info for some that may not be familiar with the context. His pauses are replacing the “ummm’s and eeehh’s and aaaahhh’s” that typically occur when someone is presenting a monologue at length. A person listening needs a natural break to digest the new material. But saying uh…. to many times just makes one looks… uhhhh, like an idiot

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  4. REASON 7 ALL THE WAY AND I’VE GOT PROTOOLS 10 HD AND I HAVE USED CUBASE, LOGIC 9, STUDIO ONE V2 and alot more AND THE WORK FLOW ON REASON IS TREMENDOUS SSL 9000K MIXING DESK WITH PARELLEL PROCESSING, SPECTRUM EQ AND VERY QUICK CHANNEL BUSSING AND OHH YEAH MIDI OUT

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  5. the only three DAWs i have ever used and each one has it merits and mares. any body heard of commix, drum and bass duo, they used reason to do their first album back when I think it was reason 3 and people said you couldn’t use it to produce a tune. But like with all things its rarely the tool but the craftsman that cuts final product.

    3 great tools for any craftsman willing to learn how to master them!

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  6. It isn’t about which DAW you use. It is about how you use that particular DAW.
    Everyone has an opinion on which DAW is the simplest to use, but all of it is based upon personal experience. In my opinion, I say Ableton is the simplest, simply because I’ve had more experience with it time-wise. But I’m almost certain if I picked up Logic or Reason like I did Ableton, they would come just as naturally to me. I don’t think anyone should hear what someone else has to say about the better DAW, I think everyone should try each one themselves (via a Trial period, most DAW’s do have those.) and work with what they feel comfortable with! Simple said.

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  7. Guys, it depends on what u are familiar, confortable and used to. I can achieve a very good quality sound in reason, cubase, fruity loops and ableton coz I know my way round them. Infact I don’t use only one app for the whole project, I take advantage of rewire too. Meaning I can switch from one project to the other depending on my needs.

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