Logic Pro X is one of the best recording studio programs on the market. The editing power of Logic Pro is astonishing. Though it might be a little pricey, it’s worth the shot.
But unfortunately, it’s only available for Mac platform. That means you won’t be able to use this program if you are on Windows. So, how can you get the similar experience on Windows?
There have been numerous alternative programs developed after Logic Pro, and some of them are even flashier than Logic Pro itself. If you are searching for the best options for Logic Pro on Windows 10, then your search ends here.
Today, I’ll be telling you about the five best alternatives to Logic Pro on Windows 10. So, let’s get on with it!
Alternative 1: REAPER
REAPER is an entry-level program. The price is quite low for an entry-level studio program. In the beginning, it was free, but now you have to pay up a little bit to get access to the full software. But if you ask me it’s worth the money.
Another major factor is that it’s an open-source program with lots of plugins. It’s compatible with almost every plugin available on the market. You can try out any tools with this one.
It usually has one track type in it which you will not find in most DAWs. You can use audio, MIDI and mono audio data in a single track! That’s insane, right?
You can also group up any types of audio data together, and that makes it easier to play them all together. You can even adjust them separately according to your need.
Look at some of the features of REAPER given below, and you’ll know why it’s on this list.
- Supports multi-track recording, all professional quality of course
- Has editing tools such as splitting, moving, time stretching, trimming, pitch shifting, fading and crossfading; all in one you don’t have to switch tools for this
- Have extensive options for automating volume, panning and effects plug-ins
- It supports Lua, EEL, and Python languages. So, if you are a coding expert, you can even customize it further
Alternative 2: Ableton Live
Ableton Live is next on the list. This digital audio workstation can create, produce and even perform music. It is different than most of the DAWs as you can also use it as a live performance instrument.
You can also use it for looping, MIDI control with effects of your own! It’s a program that you should invest. Though What I thought was a drawback is that the interface looks like a bit scrambled.
Like there are too many things in one place. But once you get the hang of it it’s going to be easy peasy for you.
There are two types of view or arrangements in Ableton Live. One is the vertically within the Session View, and another is in the Arrangement View. It also has a clip view where you can tune the clip properties according to your needs.
- Unique Session View for flexible performance and improvisation.
- Multi-track recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz.
- Unlimited undo settings.
- Powerful MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments.
- Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching.
- Unlimited Instruments, Audio effects, and MIDI effects.
- Group tracks, VST and Audio Unit support.
- Time signature changes, Multiple automation lanes.
- Track Freeze, Automatic plug-in delay compensation
Alternative 3: Cubase
Cubase is one of the professional cutting edge technologies. It’s full of features, and they develop it with the suggestion of users! And this makes it different from the rest of them.
It has three packages called Pro, Artist, and Element. All three packages have a different level of functionality making them distinct from each other.
There are some additional functions added in the latest version such as GUI changes, handy Lower Zone for easy feature access, changes in the plugin handling, changes and addition to Cubase’s on board plugin collection.
- It has a 32-bit floating audio engine of 192 kHz with 5.1 surround and flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
- Unlimited audio, instrument, and MIDI track up to 256 physical inputs and outputs
- MixConsole for a pro mixing-desk experience, integrated channel strip, VCA faders, Loudness meter, and Wave meters
- VariAudio for Melodyne-style editing of monophonic audio tracks, automatic voicing harmonization, and auto-tuning effects
- Eight unusual instruments with over 3,400 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2, Groove Agent SE 4, Padshop, Retrologue 2 and LoopMash 2
- Easy automation of parameters and super easy automation editing within the main project window
Alternative 4: Adobe Audition
Adobe Audition is one of the powerful tools. It has all the full functionality of an audio editing program along with multitrack recording and editing.
The interface is rather clean and highly customizable. You’ll get a toolset where you will get all you need to do any audio editing.
The payment options for the full package are flexible too! You’ll have monthly, annual lump sum or annual plan paid plans to carry out the payments.
- It will let you work in a two track setup which is highly beneficial.
- Fade configuration options. Handles it way better than other DAWs.
- Supports batch processing. Easy to edit the same configuration from a bunch of audio files.
- Dedicated audio filter selection. You can add favorite audio classification and work from there
- Supports MP3 editing formats without a fuss, no need for import or export process
Alternative 5: FL Studio
FL Studio is a digital audio workstation designed for both Windows and Mac. It has been on the market for more than 17 years! So, you know they have a long way.
It has three types of editions named: Fruity, Producer, and Signature. They are all similar but with a few tweaks. Producer and Signature seem to have more feature than Fruity. Well, professionals use the latter two.
Fruity appears to be the basic one here with few tools of audio editing. Overall, It seems to come with great features that will take you to a whole new level. So, if creativity is your choice, then you should defiantly go for FL Studio.
- Clean interface and very user-friendly settings. No need for extra tutorial guides.
- Works well with even 1GB RAM and 2 GHz Intel Processor, the Higher specification will get better outputs.
- Supports batch processing.
- Multiple automation lanes.
- VST Plugins, Step sequences are now interchangeable with Piano rolls.
- Multiple drag and drop for audio files onto Playlist
So, these are the 5 best alternatives you can use on Logic Pro on Windows 10. Though, I would recommend REAPER and Ableton live, as they have better features than the rest of the DAWs. But at the end, the decision is entirely yours.
Hasib is a born geek and loves tweaking his computer and gadgets for effectiveness and productivity. At WindowsChimp, he specializes in writing Tutorial guides and discovering new hacks to share.