An old post from the past:
Re: Pro Tools 10
Postby Chris Beuermann » 22 Dec 2011 09:20
No, we are not getting nervous:
Feature wise, Pro Tools 10 (€606,-) could be compared to Cubase Artist 6 (€299), having in mind that some features aren’t available in Cubase and others are not in Pro Tools. In order to reach a comparable scope of functionality as in Cubase 6 or Nuendo 5.5, the “Complete Production Toolkit 2” has to be purchased in addition to Pro Tools 10. That is another €1784,-. Total of € 2390,-
The whole “native” strategy is based on Steinberg technology (ASIO), which they do not promote publicly.
Almost all of the new functionality in Pro Tools 10 has been available in Cubase/Nuendo for a long time:
Multiple audio formats - Since Cubase SX 1 / Nuendo 1 (approx 10 years ago)
32-bit floating point recording and mixing - Since Cubase SX 1 / Nuendo 1 (Even Cubase VST had a 32-bit floating-point audio engine)
Extra long-format projects - It is nice to know that Pro Tools can now handle projects longer than 24 hours. Cubase and Nuendo support projects with a total length of up to 30 days.
Low Latency direct monitoring - Direct monitoring is implemented by using our ASIO technology. Cubase and Nuendo have direct monitoring support since Cubase SX 1 / Nuendo 1 (approx 10 years ago), it was available before in Cubase VST.
Clip Gain - Again, Cubase and Nuendo have this feature since Cubase SX 1 / Nuendo 1
Real-time fades - The ability to create real-time fades has been in our software for 10 years.
The list goes even longer.
Ofcourse we need and will improve certain areas of our software like for example the mixer. These are things we are working on.
“consolidation” is sometimes also good…