I am looking for a little bit of advice on DAWs. I am Mac-based and have exclusively used Logic Studio for my work which, so far, I have found to be sufficient. But I am beginning to wonder whether I should invest in Pro Tools as my main DAW. I cannot afford the full HD version but am looking at Pro Tools M-Powered (I already use a compatible M Audio sound card). Generally I am developing sound design for relatively small productions: editing, Foley (ADR when required) and mixing. Recently I am working more and more with production agencies who produce online content and advertising for TV.
So my questions to you guys out there are:
- Do you think Pro Tools M-Powered is a worthwhile investment?
- If not Pro Tools, what DAWs do you use?
- What is the most compatible DAW for our industry?
- Are there any obvious advantages to using Pro Tools versus Logic?
I know that most big studios are using Pro Tools HD systems but I am working independently and am not quite at that level yet. From what I can see, one advantage with Pro Tools is that all versions are inter-compatible, therefore if I run Pro Tools M Powered on my system I can open my project on another studio's HD system if required.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.