For my podcast editing needs, I tend to stick with Logic Pro. I’ve been using it for a few years, and I’ve grown accustomed to it’s tools and features. I love the plugins that came with it, which was part of the reason I got it in the first place.I am fairly comfortable using it, even though I have yet to delve into some of it’s deeper functions. When I am ready, I know it’s got plenty of tricks up it’s sleeve to play with.
But for some reason, I have an overwhelming number of audio tools on my studio computer. Such as:
- Logic Pro (which has Mainstage and Soundtrack Pro as part of the package)
- Pro Tools 8
- Propellerhead’s Record
- Live 8.2
- Studio One Artist (bought this cheap, and have yet to install it)
(not to mention Cubase LE and several Live lite CDs kicking around on free CDs that came with hardware)
- Wiretap Studio
Playback and other:
- TorqLE (came with Pro Tools 8)
Do I really need all this software? No, not really. It’s more than I can effectively use. I still don’t know why I bought Record, other than it looked cool, and it integrates well with Reason. I have barely touched Reason, and probably won’t get to it for a while. Live I hardly ever open, and Studio One is just waiting for me to get around to it.
The point is, I have all these tools at my disposal, but I really don’t need them. Maybe in the future, when I have the time to create some more shows with a broader scale of production, it may come in handy. But I really am satisfied with what I am using. Logic Pro is deep enough, user friendly enough, and the plugins are great. Being happy with what you have, rather than being envious of other tools, or the latest, greatest audio mangling update, can save a lot of money, and time spent relearning what you already know.
If you aren’t happy with what you are using, well, I like using Logic. You might too. But if you are happy, then you are ahead of the curve.