When comparing LMMS vs Pyramix, the Slant community recommends LMMS for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” LMMS is ranked 3rd while Pyramix is ranked 34th. The most important reason people chose LMMS is:
-Interface look like FL Studio interface. -Main workspace for composing and editing melodies and harmonies is piano roll.
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Pro Has the possibility to become a great open-source alternative to FL Studio
-Interface look like FL Studio interface.
-Main workspace for composing and editing melodies and harmonies is piano roll.
Pro Free and open source
LMMS is available for free with source code licensed under GPL and available on GitHub allowing anyone to edit and extend the software as they see fit.
LMMS works on Linux, Windows and OSX.
Pro VST Support
Uses VeSTige as the VST plugin. It has some bugs but most VSTs work with it.
Pro MIDI controllers support
Just plug in and play. Plug in the MIDI keyboard before opening LMMS and it'll automatically pick up that you've connected the keyboard.
LMMS is lightweight enough to be run off of a flash drive.
Pro VST plugins support
Pro LADSPA plugins support
Pro JACK Audio Connection Kit support
Pro Multiple languages support
Pro Works with many VSTs and effects
Pro Preloaded with basic VST instrument plugins and modifiers
LMMS comes with a triple oscillator, Gameboy sound emu, NES sound emu added into the software, which makes it easier to create sounds without the inclusion of external plugins. It is very accessible for beginners.
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 Program crashes a lot
This happens more frequently when loading VST files.
Con No merging or splicing options
There is no feature that allows you to merge or splice tracks in LMMS.
Con Pitch bending could be more native
Sometimes you can pitch bend with the Piano Roll Editor but with many instruments you cannot and are limited to the pitch knob in the main plugin interface.
Con Difficult to learn
Pyramix is feature rich and versatile, but this comes at the cost of a very steep learning curve.