I would argue that they are both fine programs and you need to
examine your needs more closely before anyone can answer that for
you. I'm not going to repeat all the marketing and tech stuff -
there's other places for that, but here's my take...
The big things in the Vegas camp - INTERFACE. Vegas is elegant, a
pleasure to use and a breeze to learn. It has many of the powerful
features you need and can handle complex projects with ease. I bought
Vegas over SAW because I actually had FUN using Vegas! The screen
layout of Vegas is the best of any app yet, and as I'll spend days on
end looking at it - being able to shape it to fit my needs is a big
SAW loses on the interface side in a substansial way - totally non-
standard and a lot less flexible. The advantages of SAW - VST plug-in
support - something I'd like to see in future versions of Vegas as
well as 20-bit native format which is useful if you've got an ADAT.
In my experience both programs 1) run well under NT 2) are very fast
3) are also stable under stress. So both are well coded overall.
I don't care about 20 bit support, and am hoping for future VST plug-
in support, so I got Vegas - for a lot less than the version of SAW
that I would've wanted for a comporable # of tracks, etc. I'm very
happy with Vegas and wouldn't swap now if I could.
Eric H. Harada wrote:
>>I am curently pricing Vegas and Saw Pro from another
>>company. Does anyone know why I should buy this program?
I am happy to second your comments. We use it primarily as a mixing
tool. I've run a commercial recording facility for 20 years and
consider Vegas to be the finest mixing tool we've ever had in the
studio, bar none!
After years of fader jockeying and dealing with expensive, automated
systems that *almost* got you back to where you were at the last
session, it is nice to be able to sit with a client and go through
individual tracks until they are completely satisfied with the
arrangement and then be able to go back to the .veg file next week
and have everything remain EXACTLY the same.
At the end of the client's scheduled time they can now leave knowing
that all that hard work that they just paid for can be recalled the
next session without having to rebuild the wheel.
This is in itself, IMO, worth the price of Vegas many times over.
We are still having a bit of trouble with it on the recording side,
but nothing that can't be finessed.
F. Paul Lembo III wrote:
>>in support, so I got Vegas - for a lot less than the version of SAW
>>that I would've wanted for a comporable # of tracks, etc. I'm very
>>happy with Vegas and wouldn't swap now if I could.