Sagan Technology - Metro

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

Fixed in this version:
• Better AU and VST 2.4 compatibility.
• Dragging MIDI or audio data from certain plug-ins (namely Phatmatik Pro) was being ignored in some cases.
• Dragging MIDI or audio files from the finder or other applications could have resulted in a hang.
• Markers without any text are now ignored when Importing MIDI files.
• Errant Time signatures in MIDI files are now ignored. This may have caused a crash on Intel Macintoshes.
• Sometimes importing a MIDI file would not set the tracks length correctly.
• Clicking below the lowest drum in the graphic editor drum set view could have caused a crash.
• Changing the tempo via the section events window could cause problems with automation on audio tracks.
• Plug-in parameter values were not being endian swapped properly on Intel Macintoshes. If a plug-in has its 'Plug-in manages presets' contextual menu item checked, then plug-in parameters will now be ignored when the Metro file is loaded. This makes it possible to open saved 'PianoTeq' documents.
• Deleting the first plug-in in a chain of plug-ins could, in certain cases, make the track output silence.
• Automation would occasionally occur on a wrong track and the mixers contextual menu item 'store automation at start' could have caused a crash.
• Using the mixers contextual menu items for automation now correctly places audio automation on virtual instrument tracks.
• Muting mixer channels no longer sends MIDI volume of value 0 to virtual instruments since the audio output will be muted any way.
• Rearranging the order of a chain of plug-ins and then undoing it could result in a hang.
• Using the scale time dialog could have caused problems with automation on audio tracks.
• The maximum number of outputs a VST plug-in can have to be supported by Metro has been raised from 20 to 24.
• When auto-assigning a mixer channel and finding an unused one, Metro now resets the volume and pan of that channel.
• When starting Metro and with no visible windows, recent menu items would not appear.
• Video Thumbnails were broken in version (full version only).

6.x to 6.2 upgrades are free. All new purchases include access to the latest version. There is an upgrade price of $34.99 to upgrade any flavor of Metro 6.x to

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