Originally Posted by PQleyR
I feel I should interject on behalf of us Cubase users...
Cubase has always worked fine for me. I spent over a year trying to get a pleasant sound out of Logic Pro 7.2 and I never managed to get anything satisfactory. My workflow only improved after I went back to cubase.
I am running it on a mac at the moment, but I have had plenty of decent experience on PCs as well. There are actually many aspects of Cubase that are more intuitive than Logic, as anyone who's tried to get the Environment organised in Logic 7 may be able to symphathise with.
Just thought I should put across an alternative point of view, as the discussion here seems to be against the use of Cubase 100%! I think perhaps a few bad experiences have prejudiced you against what is actually quite a nice little program.
Cubase and I have never gotten on well at all. I suspect it's a combination of being given particularly bad versions to work with and the fact that I (personally) DO find Logic much more intuitive. Personally, I never had a problem with the Environment in Logic 5, 6, 7 or 8 (although 5 could be a bit fiddly and 6 was a bit limited) and Logic 8's environment is incredibly simple; although ReWire can cause problems. Simple solution there: use Soundflower instead!
The only downside to using Logic is the number of free plug-ins available. AU formats are harder to come across than VST but SoundHack is available as a free plug-in as well as CamelCrusher and a few other good ones - plus the included plug-ins are generally superb. Particularly fond of the drum machine and modelling synthesiser ones.
I guess Cubase and Logic are basically equivalent. They're both very similar in terms of layout and functionality, but I just find Logic to be like Cubase without the hassle or fiddling. For me, it just works. Cubase I had to tweak with for ages to get to go my way. But if you're happy with Cubase, plenty of people still use it!