I'm a Cubase user and I like it, but I recently went through a rather painful process of using another studio to add some vocals to a project I had started in my studio. Since they were on ProTools, I had to export sub-mixes to WAV files, making sure all files started at 0:00:00, send them off, and the reverse for the WAV files that I got back from them. It ended up taking quite a lot of time and got me wondering about integrating with other ProTools studios in the future. Now a good friend of mine is building a pretty big-time studio facility that's going to use a HD system, and I'll probably be doing a fair amount of work there, and I'm wondering if I'd be best off making the jump to a ProTools LE system so that I can more easily make round trips between my studio and his. This would be a good time to make the switch if it makes sense, but I've heard that while ProTools is the best for integrating with other studios, it's not the best for composing, working with MIDI and doing soundtrack work - all of which I'm focused on.
I'm wondering what people's opinions are out there with regard to using ProTools LE for soundtrack work. Not asking so much about Cubase vs. LE specifically, but more on how good LE can do the things I need to do, like sync'ing midi bars with video hitpoints, maybe some of the fancier midi features like groove quantization etc., and how I can use a 2nd/3rd computer for orchestral work (I can't use FxTeleport or VST System Link like I do now).
I have Vienna SE and Chamber Strings, Colossus, Absynth, GVI, FM7, Altiverb, etc.
Any opinions are greatly appreciated!