I've pre-ordered GS3 Orchestra, and will likely buy Sonar before GS3 arrives in the mailbox. The question is... which version to buy?
According to this web page, the only things that Studio lacks are:
* Enhanced mixing console (per-channel EQ, assignable FX controls)
* VSampler 3.0 DXi
* Sonitus fx Suite
* Professional Sample Library
* Lexicon® Pantheon™ Reverb (Studio has Lexicon LE)
Given that I will have GS3 and GigaPulse, the only thing of interest is the per-channel EQ. But I believe that I will be able to do per-channel EQ in GS3, for the sample channels anyway.
In the cases that I've just gotta have per-channel EQ, I own Vegas 5, which lets me apply per-channel effects, customize my bus routing and all of the effects are automatable. If I ever need to do this level of audio (rather than MIDI) mixing, I can always render to wave and mix in Vegas.
(BTW, does Sonar Producer let you automate effects?)
So, aside from the interrupted workflow on the occassion that I move the project to Vegas, is there any other reason that I should part with the extra $200 for Producer? From the perspective of a GS3 & Vegas 5 owner, I don't think Producer gives enough bang for the buck.
Am I missing something here?