When comparing Ardour vs Magix Sequoia, the Slant community recommends Ardour for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” Ardour is ranked 10th while Magix Sequoia is ranked 36th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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.
Pro Very easy and fast workflow
Able to work through most projects very quickly, everything can be on screen without feeling cluttered at all.
Pro Easy Automation
The automation in Sequoia is similar to Ableton's automation, but is just a bit simpler to use and navigate.
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 Not user friendly
Ardour is very difficult to install and use.
Con Missing compatibility
Ardour isn't compatible with Windows.
Con Rather expensive
At $2970, it's one of the most expensive DAWs in the market.