Sagan Technology Metro v6.3.5.3 pre-release (Mac/Universal)

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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.


* A crash could occur when selecting a Metro output of a non-selected track in the tracks window.
* Some problems with subsections have been corrected.
* RNotes (Random Velocity Notes) are supported correctly in the new note edit dialog.
* Changing different plug-ins when in continuous efx automation views could fail to refresh properly in certain instances.
* VST plug-in editor windows would come up blank on the second edit.
* New output is now always created when loading a soft-synth as a track insert.
* Master fader VU is no longer updated for softsynths since the audio level of the softsynth is king.
* Possible crash when stopping playback while direct-recording with software audio thru on.
* Possible crash when expanding subsections with a frozen audio track contained in the subsection.
* Program names loaded from the program names dialog on soft-synths ports were not being remembered correctly since Metro version 6.3.3.
* The Jukebox was creating an internal error if certain OS errors occurred.
* The Subsection edit dialog did not refresh the color swatch after it was changed.
* New plug-in option for plug-ins that cannot be re-initialized (USB:Ultrafocus). Accessed, as usual, by a right-click or control-click on the plug-in in the plug-in's window.