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Online chrisNova777

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Metro 3.5 (mac)
« on: December 24, 2014, 02:00:35 PM »
http://web.archive.org/web/19990501223343/http://edirol.com/music_equipment/audio_music_software/metro.html



i read that this product used to be called "Beyond" and was once sold/marketted by DR T's

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Re: Metro 3.5 (mac)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 08:00:10 PM »
I was very fond of this product versions 3- 4 of which I used on my old Macs to do MIDI sequencing.
The copy protection was interesting; you needed to go to page 10 of the (brown covered) manual where the developer listed 43 names under "METRO Credits". When you started an instance of the program, it would present a window saying "Enter the name next to line [e.g.] 34 page 10 of the manual". Once you entered the name the program would run.
I eventually switched over to Opcode sequencers, Galaxy and Max but that's a story for another time.
If anyone needs that list of names to run an old copy of Metro, let me know and I'll scan and upload it.
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Re: Metro 3.5 (mac)
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2018, 10:04:26 AM »
...in fact, for that matter, I am pretty sure I have old floppy disk (!?) copies of original media. The reason I picked Metro over Opcode stuff in my early Mac MIDI days was I was suspicious of the Opcode copy protection technique. I had a friend who swore by Vision and Galaxy and after a while I had to realize that their products were the best and I had to put up with what I considered an ugly copy protection method.
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