When comparing Cubase vs Pyramix, the Slant community recommends Cubase for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” Cubase is ranked 7th while Pyramix is ranked 34th.
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Pro Great MIDI editing options
Pro All takes can be shown in a single track
When in stacked mode, all of your takes can be shown in a single track side by side. You can then select what parts of which take you need. If you are recording MIDI, the Cubase DAW allows creating a pattern that can overlap and be re-used as many times as needed.
Pro Powerful, time-saving Logical Editor
Logical Editor allows customizing MIDI data according, in order to set rules to save time.
Pro Great summing engine
The summing engine is responsible for processing tracks and combining them into the correct output. In comparison to other DAWs, Cubase's summing engine is excellent.
Pro Allows changing a pattern in one place to effect each instance of it
Using Parts, the Cubase DAW allows creating patterns that can be re-used as many times as needed, and can be edited in a single place.
Pro Powerful range of audio editing tools
Pro Supports chord tracks
Pro Recent updates have added some great features
Pro Quantize can automatically tighten MIDI inputs
Automatically tightens your MIDI inputs to be on time. Quantize has two modes. Hard Quantize will adjust based on strict settings (precisely on beat by default) and Iterative Quantize will adjust in increments. Excellent for keeping the human element in recordings.
Pro Batch export
You can pick separate tracks to export in one pass. You can even have them open up a new project or drop in the same project automatically. Huge time saver and DSP Saver.
Pro Large selection of time stretching methods
The Cubase DAW offers 11 different kinds of time stretching methods.
Pro More features than any other DAW
Pro Optimized for multiple screens
With a dual monitor setup, Pyramix fills the main monitor with the Project Window, and the secondary monitor with secondary editing tools, VSTs, or any other features that are run separately from the main interface.
Pro Plays well with audio files
When importing an audio clip, Pyramix adjusts the tempo using a built in sample-rate conversion facility so that the clip will sound ideal.
Pro Great for editing fades
The fade editor and cross-fade editor is a feature in Pyramix that is difficult to find in other DAWs. This editor lets users apply different envelopes to fades. This creates interesting effects for ambient sounds or clips that have been split and should fade in/out slowly.
Pro Easier to undo edits
Pyramix keeps a log if which actions have taken place, so instead of seeing "undo action", users can see exactly which edits they are modifying.
Pro Ultra low latency
Pyramix uses the audio engine MassCore, which allows the program to reach ultra low latencies.
Con Annoying dongle
Not unlike Pro Tools, you have to have a dongle containing your license plugged into your computer or you can't use the software.
Con Confusing pages
The Cubase DAW displays pages that tend to confuse users.
Con Lack of built-in noise reduction
There's no built-in noise reduction FFT profiler like you might see in some other DAWs. There's noise gate but it's not the same. If you're on Windows, then you can get around this by downloading ReaFir.
Con Not what it used to be
The new updates kind of ruin the old classy feel.
Con Poor sample editing
The sample editor isn't too great and there's no option to launch external sample editors.
Con Runs poorly
Con No sampler
To many producers, sampler is one of the most important tools in a DAW. Cubase does not come with a sampler tool.
Con Difficult to learn
Pyramix is feature rich and versatile, but this comes at the cost of a very steep learning curve.