Originally Posted by Ivorydom
As a user of multiple DAW's (when working in different studios), I have to say that Cubase is currently the leading DAW in terms of innovation and workflow in my opinion. All DAW's have their pros and cons but Cubase has most pros in one package.
Version 7 seems to be a wonderful surprise for all existing users as it implements features we have been waiting for a long time (although no talk for freeze in place yet...and no sampler). If it is as stable as Cubase 6.5 then Steinberg will have a big winner with this version.
The mixer seems amazing and ergonomic. If Logic does not get updated very soon I think many people will be tempted to switch.
Now, if PT were not so popular in big recording studios I think Cubase 7 would soon become the industry standard. Actually, I think this "industry standard" think is the only label that is missing from Cubase checklist.
If Cubase can't improve it's Mac efficiency, it won't replace Logic. It's just crazy how much you can get Logic to accept without balking at you.
I tried the Cubase demo on Mac and I'm sorry, I found it very PC like. I suppose this is why it's so popular on PC and more efficient. I hated the way all the dialog boxes looked, and as far as industry standard, it can't hope to replace PT as long as it is missing the features Narcoman listed as mandatory in his post a few posts back.
PT is still the easiest and clearest interface out there for getting actual audio work done, all the rest are midi programs with audio capabilities to me. PT is really only looking "long in the tooth" to people coming to it expecting Logic and Cubase compositional abilities.