When comparing Numerology 4 vs Ardour, the Slant community recommends Ardour for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” Ardour is ranked 10th while Numerology 4 is ranked 43rd.
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Pro Easy to use browser
The new browser in Numerology 4 utilizes drag and drop for samples, and has an auto play mode for quick browsing.
Pro Great compatibility with controllers
Numerology 4 has made it possible for users to use several grid controllers at once. This can be useful when one controller is set up specifically for FX and the other is specifically for note input.
Pro Clean linear interface
Pro Open source
Ardour is open source, so it can be downloaded and modified without restriction.
Pro Compatible with Linux, Windows 7/8.1/19 and OS X
Pro Free version with minimal limitations
Unlike some other DAW's which often limit saving, exporting, or advanced features, Ardour permits you to try all the features for free, with the only limitation being ten minutes of project length maximum.
Con Mac only
Numerology 4 is only compatible with Mac OS.
Con Not user friendly
Ardour is very difficult to install and use.
Con No support for VST plugins for OS X
Plugins can be used on OS X only if they are downloaded in AU format, which is supported.
Con Missing compatibility
Ardour isn't compatible with Windows.