When comparing SAWStudio vs Metro, the Slant community recommends SAWStudio for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs? ” SAWStudio is ranked 28th while Metro is ranked 53rd. The most important reason people chose SAWStudio is:
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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.
Metro's interface only includes essential features.
Metro has exceptional stability.
Pro Very small footprint
Metro's minimal UI and lack of bells and whistles makes it very easy on memory.
Pro Attentive support
When a user reports a bug, it is usually fixed within two days.
Pro Great MIDI editing
One of the biggest focuses of Metro is high MIDI editing capabilities.
Con Very expensive
SAWStudio is now $1200, SAWStudio Lite is $600 and SAWStudio Basic is $300.
Con GUI is outdated
Con Only works as a master
When a clip or plugin is interacting with a DAW, the master controls tempo, while the slave's tempo is dictated by the master. Metro only has master capabilities, meaning that plugins or clips with a specific tempo will not sync correctly.