Sagan Technology Metro pre-release v6.3.5.1 (Mac/Universal)

Metro is a fast-operating, easy-to-learn high-powered sequencer for the design of professional audio projects. It stands alone as a complete and integrated MIDI, audio and video production system.

The audio system supports up to 64 audio tracks. Each track can have its own effect chain. Eight aux busses are also supported. Each with their own chain. Chains can be made up of VST effects and/or AudioUnits (OS X only). VST 2.0 is supported. All effects can be automated. Real-time editing is encouraged. Software audio play-thru allows the original audio to be recorded regardless of what plug-ins are currently in use.

The MIDI system has been around since the 1980's and is the most versatile and stable product of its kind on any platform. Metro combines all the functionality expected from a professional Macintosh MIDI sequencer with a simplified interface and innovative ideas, such as the Rhythm Explorer™ and the algorithmic Note Spray Paint tool.This MIDI system has been updated to support CoreMIDI and VST technologies.

The video system uses Apple's QuickTime technology for recording, applying video effects and overlaying text.

Complex projects can now be completed simply and elegantly.


* New: Support for externally syncing devices via MIDI clock that do not support 'Song Position'. This option has been added to the MIDI Setup dialog. If a section is played back starting from a non-measure boundary external MIDI clocks will not be sent until the following measure.
* Fixed: A problem with plug-ins of the wrong type being loaded. This could occur for VST plug-ins only in very rare circumstances.
* Fixed: A problem whereby the installer would leave the files 'installer_resources, 'welcome.rtf' and 'license.rtf' on the root of the hard drive. These files can safely be deleted.
* Fixed: A bug that could affect the display when using various VST effects or could cause a crash.
* Fixed: A bug that could cause a soft-synth plug-in to become inexplicably silent.
* Fixed: When sending external MIDI sync, the first tempo could be a bit slow.