C'mon man, ONLY basic features compare? You can do things in other hosts that Samplitude can't do as well. And sure, Samplitude may do things they don't. But it goes WAY beyond basic features. And MANY hosts can do front to back, creation to mastering and burning. Samplitude isn't the only host to have the full feature set. Actually, is there a major host that can NOT do every step of the chain?siriusbliss wrote:IF you use only the same basic features in the other hosts, then it's a direct comparison, and possibly worthy of a cost-only comparison.Muzik 4 Machines wrote:its a combination of the 2 actually, make it 150 or less and i'll accept those limitations, but logic studio costs less and is not limited, cubase costs about the same for the full version, idem for sonarsiriusbliss wrote:geez, if it's not the price, it's the 8 VST 'limit'.
Magix just can't win with you guys
It's Samplitude without the dongle (that people also like to complain about) for crissakes!
p.s. and yes, the included plugins are pretty amazing for the price.
Samplitude does other things quicker and easier IME than the others, and has very well integrated native plugins and full front-to-back mix/master/burn capabilities that are somewhat distinct from the other hosts. IMO Logic studio is not a direct correlation feature-for-price-wise.
As for plugins, the download version doesn't even include the full suite. They may be the best in the world, but they don't outnumber or outperform hands-down any other host. Have you seen the stuff added to Sonar lately? Logic? Pretty stellar stuff.
It's one thing to love the program, and it might be faster for you. But let's not try and suggest that a cut down Samplitude is a better value than other hosts in it's price range that aren't limited in any way. It's rather expensive to buy a cut down version when other hosts are not limited in the same range.