analogobsession wrote:I will use Pyramix for mostly mastering.But i wonder if anyone using Pyramix for rock/indie music production/mixing.
I don't think the genre of music matters much, unless you require something like Pro Tools' "Beat Detective" for aligning drum parts to a tempo map. (That said, Pyramix has full tempo map creation functions, along with a built-in metronome/click-track.)
In terms of sound quality, I think current versions of Pro Tools have caught up, but for a long time the internal math used by Digidesign/Avid would degrade the audio quality of mixes done "in the box", so many big-name engineers would habitually send all individual tracks' outputs to an analog mixer. Pyramix has been using 32 bit floating point math internally almost from its inception (nearly twenty years ago), and for some internal processes, bumps that up to 64 bit. As such, I think you'll find some subtle, and maybe some not so subtle improvement in the sound quality of your "in the box" mixes.
My main DAW is Pro Tools.But i want all in one DAW for mixing,mastering,CD mastering.Pyramix is good for that?
I often read in the DAW-MAC maillist, which is made up of Pro Tools users mostly, how they need to use various third party programs for things like file format conversion, sample-rate conversion, two track editing, CD mastering, DDP creation, etc. - all of which can be done from within Pyramix. About the only thing you might miss is side-chain compression, and even that can be worked around in a couple of ways: https://confluence.merging.com/display/ ... Side-Chain
. With the "Album Publishing" feature, you can mixdown to a CD image, and sets of WAV, FLAC, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis files, in various word lengths and sample rates - all in one operation, directly from your multi-track session.
Also i can't find any info about using outboard gears with Pyramix. Any insert plugin or routing example for this?
Yes, there is a plug-in which comes with all versions of Pyramix, designed to facilitate the use of "in-line"(out and return) outboard equipment such as a compressor. The various Busses and Auxes available allow you to route various mixes to various destinations, such as reverb devices, or headphones for performers.
I'm totally newbie.
You should expect a somewhat steep learning curve to get up to speed. I sometimes think that the various DAW companies inspire brand loyalty by each having their own set of menu locations, names and terminology for everything, so you will find many new names and locations for the various settings and functions.
I often refer to Pyramix as the "stretch-pants of DAWs" in that it is almost completely user-configurable, as most of the various functions found in menus can be displayed as buttons on a tool-bar. This extends to the point where you can choose to have most individual menu commands and functions made invisible, should you find you never use them.
Unlike Pro-Tools, there is a distinction between Tracks and Mixer Strips - in Pyramix they are not necessarily "joined at the hip", allowing you to route multiple Tracks to the same mixer Strip, which is very useful when it comes time to do Source-Destination editing. Of course, if you would prefer to have new Tracks and Strips created at the same time - there is a simple toggle which makes that happen.
If you do much editing, you'll find that the subtlety and finesse with which you can tweak edits is quite extensive, much more-so than what is found in Pro Tools.
For any and all questions, this forum is an excellent resource and many people here are quite experienced and helpful, as is the online Knowledge Base at https://confluence.merging.com/
Of course, if there is someone in your area who is a Pyramix user, spending a little one-on-one time with them could allow you to familiarize yourself with all the hows and wheres.