Sagan Technology - Metro

This Mac sequencer has been updated. Please see the new System requirements.

IMPORTANT: The official system requirements have changed as of 6.1.

IMPORTANT: Metro Documents written with this version will NOT be readable in any version prior to Metro/Metro SE version 6.3.6.

IMPORTANT: OS 9 support has been removed.

IMPORTANT: This is a release candidate, meaning it has been fairly well tested and will most like be the final 6.3 version.

We want our software to be bug free. If you find any bugs please report them here.

New in this version:
• Holding control while closing an effects edit window will now close the editor completely. This works around a problem with Arturia's Moog Modular whereby the editor uses up much of the processor time even when the edit window was hidden.
• Recording MIDI from a plug-in is now disabled unless the user explicitly selects 'Record MIDI' from the effects window's contextual menu popup accessed by control-clicking on the name of the plug-in. Previously, since recording was always enabled, this could cause seemingly spurious MIDI events to be sent in MIDI through.
• A new option in the plug-ins window contextual menu, adds support for AudioUnit plug-ins which do not support sample accurate automation (namely PSP's).

Fixed in this version:
• Better VST 2.4 compatibility.
• Metro was not reading/converting old Metro 4 data files correctly on Intel Macintoshes.
• In very rare cases it was possible that an operation on section events (time/key sigs or master volume) could cause automation on other tracks to become messed up.
• Importing a MIDI file was leaving the file open in some cases.
• Inserting Master volume events via the continuous data dialog during playback would likely fail.
• Audio scrubbing was not working correctly.
• Setting the selection filter to the first n of m notes, could cause a crash.
• In rare cases, when working with an aggregate audio device, it was possible that the device would stop responding requiring an audio reset to get the device back.
• Transpose was changing the selected notes in some rare cases.
• Entering text via the keyboard was causing crashes in older carbon based VST plug-ins (PPC only).
• Software audio through was broken on Intel Macs when the recording bit depth was set to 32.
• Software audio through would not restart after clearing an entire record-enabled track.
• If audio glitches occurred, the play bar would be out of sync with the audio.
• If a key signature event occurred at the same exact time as a Tempo change event, the tempo could be messed up for virtual instruments.
• Selecting a new folder or adding files to the existing Jukebox while the Jukebox was playing could have failed.
• Selecting a new track output would not mark the document as changed.

System requirements: *

* Apple Macintosh PowerPC (>200Mhz processor recommended). G4 processor required for G4 Version. To use the software audio through feature a 450 MHz G4 processor or equivalent and a full duplex audio driver (a driver with synchronized input and output) is required.
* Mac OS 9.1 to 9.2.x, 9.2.2 recommended.
* Under OS X, 10.2 or higher required.
* 64 MB RAM minimum.
* 10 MB available hard disk space.
* For recording/playback at greater than 16 bit and 44.1 khz third party audio hardware required.
* Core Audio or ASIO support may require compatible hardware and/or drivers.
* Fast hard disk (7200 rpm) strongly recommended.
* Internet connection required for registration. Optional for web help.

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.

Price from: 70 dollar