Best for Songwriting Inspiration? Logic v Protools v Other

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  1. zachjonesmail

    zachjonesmail Member

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    I am looking for recording tools to help me write songs using my guitar and vocals. In addition I will need to create drum beats on a midi keyboard because I can't play drums where I live.

    The goal is to write songs make more songs. I've heard a buddy say the Logic is more inspiring for this than Protools because there are more base instruments sounds to choose from and everything is relatively user friendly, making the process a bit easier.

    From a Songwriting perspective, what do you guys think is better?

    FYI I haven't used either of these before - newbie, but well versed in Garageband. Thanks.
     
  2. sahhas

    sahhas Supporting Member

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    The Roger Linn Adrenalinn from a number of years ago inspired a few songs... don’t know about the other things...
     
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    If you're just getting into it and you've used garage band, I would go with Logic. Not sure I would characterize it as a songwriting tool.
     
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    I haven’t used Pro Tools in 10 years, so unless there were big changes since then I’d say GB/Logic is waayyy better for songwriting. It comes with a massive library of instruments and loops and a virtual drummer to play along with your tracks.
     
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    none of the software you mentioned will be "songwriting inspiration". They will only be a necessary roadblock in the creative process for the DIY approach. In my opinion, creative hardware and software would be:

    Digitech Trio+
    Band in a Box
    iReal Pro
    Boomerang
    Ableton (only if you are knowledgable about midi/looping/etc)
    A zoom recorder
    Reaper (since you can try it out with no fee)
    EZ Drummer (needs a host)
    Logic (as good as reaper but costs $$$)
     
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    Apple's doing 90 day free trials for Logic and FCPX, fwiw. I'd recommend trying Logic at least, since you're versed in GarageBand.
     
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    Logic Pro X would be my choice. The drummer function is great, very good instrument sounds. Protools can be a blank page.
     
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  8. Crowder

    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    Agree.

    Logic comes with a million loops and the Drummer tool. If you're seeking some inspiration or trying to quickly create a backing track it is super easy to do.
     

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