If you record music full-time in a professional capacity, you may have given some thought to purchasing Apple’s Logic Pro X software.
Logic Pro is high-end music recording software used by some of the world’s most famous recording artists, however like Garageband, there is currently no version of Logic Pro for Windows.
If you’re interested in higher end music production software similar to Logic Pro, you should know up front that you’ll need a larger budget than your average, hobby home studio recorder. The little Logic Pro app from the App Store is around $200, while the actual Logic Pro software is around $500 unless you’re a student and can get the Education Store discount.
These are the closest Logic Pro for Windows alternatives on the market today:
- Ableton Live 9 Suite (with Sound Library)
- AVID Pro Tools 11
- Image Line FL Studio (Signature Bundle Edition 11)
- Sony ACID Pro 7
- Steinberg Cubase 7.5 for Advanced Music Production
Of the above options, I find Pro Tools to be the closest to Logic Pro and an all-round great piece of music production software.
Personally, I do not recommend Cakewalk Sonar as reviews of almost every version have been very mixed.
Alternatively, your other option is to try and find a version of Apple’s Logic Pro 5.5 or earlier, because back then Apple built the software for both Mac and PC users. We cannot entirely recommend this option though, as Logic Pro has developed significantly in subsequent versions, so if you’re set on Logic Pro, you’ll need to purchase or gain access to a Mac.