Surface Dial controlling synths with Elephant 1.92

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The remarkably named Elephant software turns the Surface Dial into a knob twirling controller of software synthesizers, plug-ins and audio software. This new version brings instant mouse-over control, MIDI control and Mackie Control support. UPDATE: The knob jump issue when using tap can be resolved in Reaktor and Reason by enabling “Touchpad/Trackball” in the settings. […]

Surface Pro Audio Performance Comparison – SP6 – SP2017 – SP4

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  Three generations of the Surface Pro’s pitted together in this comparison of audio performance, plug-in counts and virtual instrument polyphony. These are i5, 8GB versions of the Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 2017 and Surface Pro 6. What’s the difference in real-world music production terms? I’m using Cubase 10, Ableton Live 10 and Reason […]

Surface Pro 6 Audio Performance Testing

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A deep dive into the music production performance and capabilities of the Microsoft Surface Pro 6. I’ll be testing plug-in counts on multi-track audio, VSTi virtual instruments, polyphony and live performance. I’ll be using Cubase 10, Ableton Live 10, Studio One 4 and instruments from Arturia, Native Instruments, Tracktion and Serum. The audio interface is […]