27th August 2012
Joined: Feb 2009
Originally Posted by Roland
I'm a long time Pyramix user.
Sequioa is a good product, my only problems with it is that I hate the mixer layout, I thought it looked "clunky", and to my knowledge I have seen several reports of problems with DDP creation.
The DDP creation is an issue for me as I have mastered several thousand CD's and these have all been done with Sadie (initially) and Pyramix in recent years. Zero problems, CD text that worked perfectly. The Pyramix mixer is a pain for anything more than classical, light jazz or mastering, if you really want to mix ITB, IMHO Pro Tools and Logic are the best out there, however, there editing capabilities are limited for anything other than rock or pop stuff.
For classical edit's, Sadie, Pyramix and Sequioa are probably peerless, I love the Pyramix editing as I can configure an edit session pretty much any way I please.
Either of the systems will do the job, Pyramix is more difficult to learn, however, this translates to the powerful options it provides, once learnt, it's probably the best of them.
People are doing great work on all of these machines, so it's really a case of paying your money and making your choice, probably more high end users will go for Pyramix, sequioa seems to be a more "indie" choice.
Check out the user forums and the manufacturers websites, look at how this relates to the type of work you do and make your own mind up is probably the best way to go.
Yes, Pyramix has a personal philosophy, is more schematic, maybe less dispersive.