When comparing Digital Performer 8 vs SADie 6, the Slant community recommends SADie 6 for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs? ” SADie 6 is ranked 55th while Digital Performer 8 is ranked 56th.
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Pro Notation support
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 The Trim Editor enables impossible edits
Pro Easy to learn
Pro An exellent Mastering DAW
Very intuitive. Crazy to learn. They continually upgrade the system since 1995.
Pro The MasterWAV function is a game changer
Makes making individual WAS stupidly simple. Helps ease the workflow.
Pro Good for multiple inputs
This DAW supports multitrack editing, which allows the recording of many inputs simultaneously.
Pro Customized iZotope bundle
iZotope is a very respected audio tech company that makes great plugins. SADie 6 is now bundled with a customized iZotope program that has 9 functions. Many of these functions are standard, but other are harder to find, such as pitch-shift, exciter, widener,and analogue delay.
Con Unreliable plugin compatibility
Many AU and VST plugins don't load well with Digital Performer 8.
Con Windows only
SADie 6 is only compatible with Windows OS.
Con No MIDI functionality
SADie 6 is geared towards mastering and radio/TV production, so there is no MIDI input.