When comparing Pyramix vs Ardour, the Slant community recommends Ardour for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” Ardour is ranked 10th while Pyramix is ranked 30th.
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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 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 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 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 Ultra low latency
Pyramix uses the audio engine MassCore, which allows the program to reach ultra low latencies.
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 Difficult to learn
Pyramix is feature rich and versatile, but this comes at the cost of a very steep learning curve.
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.