Originally Posted by stonelark
Another thing to seriously consider .... how long will Avid (and Pro Tools) be financially viable? They are in a world of financial hurt. If you invest in Pro Tools, will they be around next year? If someone acquires them, will the new owners continue to evolve the software, or will it flounder.
People have been killing off PT since the late 90's. Logic is great for composition, minus the workarounds and same bugs since v8
. But I would be much more worried about the future of Logic than PT. Apple is selling it as a $199 app. They haven't fixed the show stopping bugs and after 4 years don't seem too interested in that. With the super profitable iphone, ipad, itunes, ifamily that built the billions how much does apple really spend time on Logic development. With their focus on consumers what will become of Logic. I don't see another major Logic update coming. This one took 4 years.
Steinberg has been sold many times. So has Samplitude/Sequioa (sek'd>emagic>magix), Logic, Cakewalk. Other than Nuendo
, every other daw is useless for Post and Post is where the real money and budgets are in the audio field. The parent company may change but PT will be here.