I ran some tests before and after the Windows 10 anniversary update dropped to see if anything had changed. Here’s the results from my Surface Pro 4 and my desktop running Cubase, Pro Tools, Reason, FL Studio, Bitwig and Ableton Live.
I’ve been working on getting deeper into Reaktor Blocks and integrating it with external gear. I want to show how great touch works with the modular parts of Reaktor. It becomes it’s own instrument. You don’t have to mess about with a mouse, just get your fingers in there. The Circuit feels like a great […]
Featuring the Arturia V Collection here’s some in depth testing on how well virtual instruments run on the Surface Pro 4.
Shortly after finishing the videos on setting up the Surface Pro 4 for music I started to hit some problems. And so for the last couple of months I’ve been working on these issues, trying every tweak and hack and workaround. I’ve tried gentle persuasion, coaxing, shouting, and poking with sharp sticks to try to […]
Sorry for the long gap since my last post but it’s been a bumpy ride. When I got the Surface Pro 4 back in January I absolutely assumed that this was going to be an awesome music making machine. The Surface Pro 3 had shown itself to be very capable and I’d had 18 months […]
The key tweaks you need to do to Windows 10 on your Surface to give you the best performance. Applies to all models and is even handy on your desktop. I’ll write this out at some point some but for now it’s all on the video.
So when you think about making music on a Surface, or on any computer, it’s very easy to assume that we’re talking about electronic music – about beats and loops and wotnot. Well it certainly can be but it can also be this: – notation or this – live music! Note: I did most of […]
While I was shooting the video about setting up the Surface Pro 4 for music production I hit an unexpected problem with the ASIO4ALL driver. We use ASIO4ALL to wrap up regular windows drivers into a form that works better and with lower latency with music software – it still does this on the SP4 […]
Welcome to the beginning of our Surface Pro 4 journey. I wanted to let you know what the plan is, rough out a bit of a schedule and introduce you to my first impressions of the Surface Pro 4. I started this project because I believed the Microsoft Surface was the portable music making computer […]
When I first glimpsed this device in some of the NAMM show coverage I was immediately taken with it. The image of an iPad with what looked like patch cables coming off it was very striking and rings all the bells of my personal interest in creative control of computers. Using a foot controller with […]