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 […]
Making music on the Surface Go Episode 5 in which we look at how to get low latency performance out of the onboard audio using ASIO4ALL and WASAPI.
Want to use the onboard audio on your Surface Pro 6 for music making? I can show you how to get the best performance and latency out of the headphone socket – no audio interface required!
I have a go at the new Pigments soft synth from Arturia. It’s all wavetable and virtual analogue coupled to a fabulous modulation engine and interesting sequencer. In this video I’m ignoring the presets and getting it to messing with the basics – how easy is it to use, to forge your own sounds and […]
Can you record multi-track audio into the Microsoft Surface Go? In this video I’ll demonstrate how to record multi channel audio into the Surface Go from a Eurorack modular synth via ADAT through the Arturia Audiofuse. But this applies to any multi-channel audio interface. So this is about the Surface Go, modular, Audiofuse and multi-track […]