Originally Posted by Synergy Media
Could anyone tell me the advantages of Sadie and areas in which it's primarily used?
It's main areas of use are in radio production and post production (also TV post, but to a lesser extent), and in mastering -- it virtually dominates the mastering market and has done for years. Also used extensively for multitrack location recording and is very popular with the classical recording guys for recording and editing/post-production.
Disadvantages -- really only that it doesn't do MIDI at all.
Advantages -- no rendering. Everything is done live -- live crossfades, live level changes etc. All totally non-destructive. No filling up hard drives with rendered file shrapnel!
Virtually unlimited undo. And if the power goes out nothing is lost. When the system reboots it asks if you want to continue from where it stopped, and everything is restored just as you left it!
Ability to run multiple EDLs (playlists) within the same project and move material between them instantly.
Most accurate, most flexible, fastest and most intuitive editing in the TRIM window of any DAW I've ever used (and I've used all of them). Three further edit modes in the EDL (playlist) too (playlist editing, region editing and 3/4point editing modes).
Superb track slip and lock functions. Excellent timecode sync and autoconform modes. Full mixer automation modes and remote hardware control options (both SADiE and third party controllers are supported).
Integrated video options.
Cost options to integrate CEDAR resoration processes and bundled Izotope functions in the new Native version.
Ability to run native using any audio interface (including built in hardware) or with the existing SADiE and Prism Sound hardware platforms (like the superb LRX or the Orpheus).
Background recording, allowing work to continue independently on other material, or to start editing the incoming material while the recording continues unaffected.
It's PC software (currently 32 bit but expanding to 64 bit imminently), but plenty of people are running it without problems on Macs through bootcamp etc.
I can't recommend it highly enough for anyone that wants a pure audio editing and recording platform of the highest calibre and greatest ease of use.