Digital Music Doctor, a site that sells 2-3 hour video courses for music product software packages, reviewed Sonar 5, Cubase 3, Pro Tools 7, and Acid Pro 5 to compare price, audio features, MIDI features, and special functions in an "Ultimate Shootout".
Who won? Cubase, with Sonar a close 2nd (on a 5 pt scale)
Granted, this is leaving out a LOT of more affordable software packages, including free, open source options. Many home recordists would agree — Sonar and Cubase are often considered tops, while Pro Tools is not (despite being a standard in many pro studios).
However, wars are waged over this issue… Duck!]]>