These are the latest tweaks for Windows November 2020. Since the May “2004” Windows update certain settings were removed from Windows concerning a specific “CSEnabled” tweak which gave us access to advanced power settings. In this video I’ll show how to restore the access to those settings and set your computer or laptop to Ultimate […]
The Microsoft Surface Pro X runs on an ARM processor, is super thin and super snazzy but can it run audio and music production software and hardware? That’s what I’m here to find out in this deep level dive to getting DAWs, virtual instruments and audio recording working on this very cool new Windows-based hybrid. […]
Is the Surface Pro 7 suitable for music production and how far can you go? This video aims to answer that question and demonstrates virtual instrument and plug-in performance on the i5 8GB Microsoft Surface Pro 7. Featuring Cubase, Bitwig, Ableton Live, Studio One, Kontakt, Massive X, Arturia Synths and VCV Rack. Sorry about the […]
So you’ve got your SP7, updated Windows, installed your music software and your USB audio interface – does it work? Well, yes and no. In this video I’ll show you the problems you may encounter when you first run your SP7 and what you can do about it. This is not a deep dive into […]
It’s here! The new Surface Pro 7 and I take you through my first thoughts and impressions and run Ableton Live to see if it works. No deep analysis, just a first run – lots more proper testing to come…
Will the Surface Pro 7 or Surface Pro X be any good for music production? We won’t know until we can test it out! Here’s my first thoughts on these two new Surface machines and what the plan is for testing them out.
Here’s a quick demonstration of using the Poly Grid in Bitwig Studio 3 to drive some Eurorack via the Komplete Audio 6.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]