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 […]
The Joué is a fascinating touchy, tactile, flappy and elegant MIDI controller that can be all sorts of things. I go through the functions, the modules, the editor and hopefully demonstrate the potential of the Joué to do interesting and creative things. Note: regarding the MIDI mapping of the Bubbles you can use the “axis […]
Can the Surface Pro 6 handle real-time low latency audio? In this video I test the new i5/8GB SP6 with Cubase, Pro Tools and Ableton Live and investigate the potential for stable, glitch free music making. We’re looking at CPU behaviour and applying tweaks to give us the best, stable audio production environment. Feel free […]
How well does the Native Instruments Maschine Mikro Mk3 run with the Surface Go? How many tracks can you run, how many instruments and samples can you load before you max it out? Let’s find out shall we?
Getting ready to shoot my first video on the SP6 which will be trying to establish whether it can handle a low latency stream of audio. I’ll be showing how it works with Cubase/Live/Pro Tools untweaked and then tweaked. When testing it this morning with latencyMon it seemed to be a bit of a disaster […]