I received the Surface Pro 6 today – in black! Thought I would share some ramblings while I opened it. Of course I will be putting it through my usual spread of audio and music production testing. Stay tuned for my detailed analysis and messing about.
How well does the Surface Go run Cubase, Pro Tools and Ableton Live – the industry standard of music production software? Intro – 0:04 Windows 10 S Mode vs Windows 10 performance – 03:23 Running a demo project in each DAW – 6:25 DPC Latency testing – 15:13 Tweaking the Surface Go for music production […]
A new series of videos on the Surface Go beings right here. Can you make music on the Surface Go? Is it powerful enough to be a little recording studio or virtual instrument machine? That’s what this series of videos aims to find out. In Episode 1 I’m looking at how it comes out of […]
Use the Microsoft Surface Dial to control your MIDI software, virtual instruments and DAW. Elephant is a little app that will give you instant knob control and MIDI mapping to any parameter you like so you can use the Surface Dial for music making. Please note – other knob controllers designed for MIDI control are […]
2 channels of grooving awesomeness pours out of Native Instruments TRK-01 Kick and Bass machine. Simple, powerful, intoxicating and running perfectly on the Surface Pro. Check this out.
Here’s my first look at the beta version of Voltage Modular from Cherry Audio. From initial audio driver hiccups to some pretty cool patching in Ableton Live this is looking very interesting. More videos to come! Update: ASIO will arrive in the next build! http://www.cherryaudio.com
A deep dive into the Arturia AudioFuse investigating the driver and latency performance with playback, input monitoring and VST Instrument performance. I discuss the pros and cons, the hardware, the connections, the software control and get into how useful that ADAT port is for recording multi-channel audio like my Eurorack. You won’t find a review […]
An epic dive into ROLI Seaboard Block MPE controller. Looking at the hardware, the control, the data, the included software and how well it works with other things. How do you edit MPE information in DAWs? How well does the Seaboard work with Bitwig Studio, with non-MPE virtual instruments and synthesizer and modular hardware. I […]
Or – how to use touch in Ableton Live 10. Oh yes, in the bad old days of version 9 if you wanted to use touch or a digital pen with Ableton on a Surface Pro or other touchscreen computer you had to faff around in the Options.txt file and enable AbsoluteMouseMode. Not any more! […]
I’ll show you how to get low latency audio out of your Surface Pro using both the on-board sound and a USB audio interface. Featuring ASIO4ALL and the Surface Pro 2017 i5/8GB. This is taken from my larger video on Cubase but it will work in any DAW with similar settings.