When comparing Digital Performer 8 vs SAWStudio, the Slant community recommends SAWStudio for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” SAWStudio is ranked 36th while Digital Performer 8 is ranked 52nd. The most important reason people chose SAWStudio is:
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Pro Made for small screens
Digital Performer is made to accommodate laptop screens so mixing can be done on the go.
Pro Easy organization
Chunks and Takes lets users record multiple projects within a single session file, and Takes allows users to save multiple recordings of a single instrument that can easily be switched.
Pro Incredibly fast and small since much of the code is written in assembly
It weighs just over 5 MB while sill being full-featured.
Con Unreliable plugin compatibility
Many AU and VST plugins don't load well with Digital Performer 8.
Con Very expensive
SAWStudio is now $1200, SAWStudio Lite is $600 and SAWStudio Basic is $300