When comparing SAWStudio vs Mixcraft 8, the Slant community recommends Mixcraft 8 for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs? ” Mixcraft 8 is ranked 24th while SAWStudio is ranked 26th.
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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.
Pro Same feel to Mixcraft as Logic Pro - if you're a migrant from Mac to Windows 10, this would be a good program to start with.
Pro Direct access to gigantic sound (loop) online databases - direct drag and drop in editor
Pro Alternative instruments and effects
Pro Easy MIDI and sample editing
Pro Melodyne included
Pro Easy to use
Pro Intuitive to use and does the job well
Pro Comes with VSTs and synths
Con Very expensive
SAWStudio is now $1200, SAWStudio Lite is $600 and SAWStudio Basic is $300.
Con GUI is outdated
Con No autoplay in online or local sample navigation
You have to press the play button with the mouse.
Con Some of the effects are a bit too basic
fx, you can't set the delay by sync and BPM.