Originally Posted by samicide
I love it. I've been using Cubase for years but S12 is winning me over. The included loop content is ok but not that great, I don't use too much of it because I have my own plugs and sounds, but some of the included effects are very good. The melodyne integration is the greatest innovation I've seen in a daw in many years, instant drag and drop audio to midi is a lot of fun. Another great thing about s1 is their alternative to freeze, you just drag and drop something into the trash bin and drag it back if you need to edit it later. One of the only bad things I see about S1 is the performance is not as good as Cubase but maybe it will get better.
I agree completely.
Long-time Logic user here + DP. For mix jobs I now use Studio One 2 exclusively. It's much faster that both Logic 9 & DP7 for that in every possible way. However, for composing I am still using Logic, mainly because it has, imo, really great soft synths, and thus far S1 doesn't match it in that department.
Also, at the moment I feel "more comfortable" composing in Logic, particularly when the pressure's on to complete a film project - "no rush - tomorrow morning's fine" is sadly, more often than not the usual think I hear from clients. I do though intend, when I have time, to do a complete project in S1 and see how it goes. I'm sure also that I can find reasonably priced alternatives for the Logic synths. Same for any loops I might need.
For tracking & mixing I can't see me using anything else but S1. I also have a lot of 3rd party plugs but, from what I've found, the S1 bundled plugs are pretty damn good. Until now I've generally not done my own mastering, but the mastering options in S1 may cause me to re-think that. Something else to check-out when I have time...
Performance-wise S1 (here at least) is easier on my Mac than Logic - I'm using a dual quad 2.8 Harpertown w/16gb RAM.
Good luck. Mike