Originally Posted by Oldone
I moved to Protools where I get more immediate results and competitive sounding mixes because overall the plugins sound richer. For years I sensed I was buying more eye candy and whiz-bang features than rich audio tools with Cakewalk. It felt like watching a magician waving his hand frantically to distract my seeing what the other hand was doing. In this case nothing was happening and no magic was actually happening i.e. visual changes but fundamentally no improvement to the overall sound performance of the platform. I think your examples bear that out.
Statements like this always give me a chuckle. I bet you a case a beer if you were to mix a tune on Pro Tools and Sonar using the same exact plugins you would get the same results.
By the way, I would like to hear one of your mixes.