Pyramix is a Digital Audio Workstation used
by professional studios and engineers the world over for post-production
TV and film, music production, CD/SACD mastering and may more audio
-related industries where advanced tools and flexibility, combined with
astounding sonic precision is required.
- Edit / Mix / Master During Recording.
being able to stop your timeline and let your recording continue. This
simple difference from standard DAW recording allows users to play over
material, scrub, edit, automate, render add and edit CD markers and
generally treat the entire timeline as though it were filled with
previously recorded sounds. This is an indispensable tool for almost
every single Pyramix workflow:
automatic keyboard lockout for long uninterruptable takes (a live
concert such as the British Royal Jubilee celebration) and multi-track
interleaving to create less mess on drives to backup media paths for
every recorder (allowing two distinct media sets to be created for each
recording), Pyramix is the most trusted DAW when it comes to reliably
capturing even the most critical of performances:
- Ultra-Large Track Count Recording.
single Pyramix MassCore system is capable of recording up to 384
discreet audio channels at once. This has huge implications at 44.1/48
kHz, but is even more interesting when samplerates start to increase:
- 192 track recording @ 88.2/96 kHz.
- 96 track recording @ 176.4/192 kHz.
- 48 track recording @ DXD/384 kHz.
- 32 track recording @ DSD64/DSD128/DSD256.
- Comprehensive Interchange Support.
your sounds need to come from another workstation, then Pyramix offers a
complete set of interchange format support. This ensures that no matter
where your project is starting or finishing, you can use your Pyramix
without fear of compatibility:
- DAR Reel/Segments.
- Sonic Solutions.
- FCP XML.
- AKAI DD/DR.
- Advanced Editing for the Professional.
editors need an advanced and flexible toolset to be able to work at the
pace that today's industry requires. Using Macro Editors, a tool-free
editing paradigm and layers of keyboard assignable edit functions means
that editors have everything they need to create the ultimate custom
- The First Real-Time Timeline.
DAW's today can live up to what most consider to be a "real-time"
timeline. Adding Clip Gains, Envelopes and real-time fades are common
nowadays. But, Pyramix also boasts the ability to be able to place any
file (mixed samplerates, file types, bit depths, codecs and track
widths) on a single timeline with no rendering required whatsoever:
combination of optimized sound effects search database, sound design
edit storage, mixer parameter presets creator and inter-Pyramix sharing
tool, the Global libraries are an essential part of Pyramix workflows.
Users can drag and drop any information from a Pyramix project into a
library and instantly share that info between projects and even between
Pyramix systems residing on the same network. Included in the library is
a comprehensive search tool with Boolean options:
access to each fade in a project, allowing for sample accurate curve
adjustment, in and out trimming and a slew of auditioning features means
that even the most complex crossfades are easy to achieve. The Fade
editor works on single track edits and any size of multi-track edit and
is able to perform asymmetric crossfades with completely user definable
- Source and Destination Editing Model.
and Destination editing might not be the most common of editing models,
but it is by far one of the most powerful. When editing take after take
of multi-channel performance, being able to quickly compile numerous
"source" takes into a destination timeline is incredibly powerful. If
you are editing take-based recordings, source and destination will
become indispensable the moment you begin to use it.
- All the Tools a Mixer Needs.
features a comprehensive mixing interface with all the tools needed to
make even the most complex of mixes come together. The mixer has VCAs,
Subgroups, Multi-Mono, Multi-Stereo and Stem-Surround busses and
Auxiliaries and includes VS3 and VST support along with a range of
plugins covering any type of workflow. Pyramix even features over
23000ms of delay compensation to allow for almost limitless plugin use
without any effect on timeline sync:
single parameter of the Pyramix mixer can be automated with full
control over touch, latch and isolate modes. Pyramix also offers a
comprehensive Automation Versions window, which allows users to scroll
through the automation history, even while in playback. Save automation
versions for a single timeline, create easy to achieve A/B comparisons
during listen-back sessions and generally be able to move through the
automating of your project with ease:
- Complete, in-the-box Monitoring.
Speaker sets, complete control over speaker mutes and phase, and a
comprehensive talkback section are just a few of the features in the
integrated monitor section. Also able to be addressed using any remote
protocol makes this an indispensable tool for any mix room:
- Professional Metering for Professional Users.
fully configurable peak meters on the mixer are just the beginning of
what Pyramix users enjoy when keeping an eye on levels. Pyramix also
includes a meter bridge with user definable VU and peak metering for all
strips and busses. As well, the Final Check Metering tool allows users
to simultaneously meter a stereo and surround buss of their choosing
with a host of standards including VU, PPM, Intersample Peak, Loudness
(LuFS), Phase / Spatialization. All of these standards can also be shown
in a time-based graph, allowing users to simply and easily check the
changes in each over any duration.
Swiss, Merging do their best to remain as neutral as possible. When
that desire is applied to audio engines, Pyramix users around the world
benefit from what has been called "the most transparent workstation on
the market today:
- Master at any Samplerate and Bitdepth.
a workflow demands that a master be delivered at a certain samplerate,
doesn't have to mean that your work has to be at the same one. Mastering
projects in Pyramix can be run at any samplerate and Bitdepth so that
all of your gain structures, dynamics adjustments and effects are
applied with the highest resolution possible. All SRC and dithering
occurs using HEPTA, the SRC used by the world's top mastering engineers:
- Simultaneous Album Publishing and CD Masters.
the era of digital downloads, delivering a CD master is becoming less
and less necessary. At the same time, the need for a multitude of files,
each of different type/samplerate/bitdepth is needed for various
archive and download uses. Album publishing with Pyramix means that all
of this happens, faster than real-time with the single click of a
When working on
project from beginning to end, being able to keep all of your options
open creates a huge improvement in what engineers are able to achieve.
Mastering directly from your multi-track project means that if there is
something wrong with your mix that is affecting what mastering can
achieve, then you can fix it instantaneously.