When comparing GarageBand vs Metro, the Slant community recommends GarageBand for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” GarageBand is ranked 32nd while Metro is ranked 41st.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Good MIDI editing with quantization, piano roll and notation
Pro Easy automated drummer
Pro Great sounding instruments
Pro Free if you have a Mac
Pro Extremely easy
GarageBand is one of the most basic and user friendly DAWs, making it very easy to learn.
Metro's interface only includes essential features.
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.
Metro has exceptional stability.
Con Platform dependant
Only for Mac
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.